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I'll have Pia post the link at the end of the webinar.
is anyone else having problem with the audio? its cutting out a little
Is the audio better now?
yes, thanks Cheryl
seems to be
can you see the bottom of the screen with the person's name?
CARES in Clarksdale, Mississippi! These are great.
From Tammy Gaboury to All Panelists: 03:11 PMWhere can you purchase the hideaway, scratch post combination in the video?
They make paper straws if you are looking to move away from single use plastics
Wouldn’t the plastic straws need to be supervised?
Can grass be shared between cats? Any problems with disease spread?
For all of these ideas, try internet searches for materials! Try create wish lists for your community.
Yes, you would want to supervise the cats with the plastic straws.
I grow it in yoghurt/pudding cups so each cat gets one each..oops! Just like this!
Fun-sized: you can also use cleaned out small cat food cans to plant grass in! :D
do cats need to be supervised with a grass cup?
I use seeds from Booster Juice—a smoothie company here in Canada.
what seeds do you use to grow the cat grass? I missed that.
Wheat, barley, oats…
Reminder: this is a 90-minute webinar. It's being recorded and the recording will be posted on the webinar page tomorrow., along with the slides.
omg I love this!!!
What were the herbs planted again?\
Rachel, you can plant whatever grows in your area and that will smell nice.
Strollers can be nice for carry only puppies too.
peanut butter works too
From Evelyn Cannata to All Panelists: 03:28 PMhow is the pupsicle hanging?
It looks like there was a collar frozen into the pupsicle.
Hi, Nicholas, I'm going to pose that question for Pia in the Q&A.
Is that a Kinder egg?
Love the Easter Eggs! I do an egg hunt every Easter with my own dogs.
Egg dispensing toy- is the wet food frozen in the plastic egg
Good question, Sarah! I believe it is.
I was thinking it looked like the egg the Kinder toys come in (not the chocolate part!!!)
Does anyone make snuffle mats for dogs and cats?
Does anyone have restrictions on the use of catnip at their organization?
The egg enrichment toy could totally be a Kinder surprise piece but you can also buy them from the dollar store around Easter time!
Great idea, Jessica!
Ask for donations! I know I have hundreds of those eggs.
We also use plastic eggs filled with some cattnip and a feather or pipecleaner poking out of the little air hole
Donations would be best yes! Sometimes we have difficulty getting donations from our wish list here so employees or volunteers will buy some things out of pocket if need be!
We drill holes in the eggs too and make puzzle feeders.
You can also use the tiny kongs for cats as well with wet food.
Wonderful ideas, Sarah, Nancy, and Sarah!
We use paper towel tubes stuck in the kennel door for people to drop treats down for the dogs that are scared of people
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From Sherry Butler to All Panelists: 03:42 PMTreadmill training is also a confidence builder for dogs.
From Laura Garber to All Panelists: 03:46 PMIs there catnip in the bubbles somehow?
From Debbie Christian to All Panelists: 03:46 PMhow does catnip get incorporated into the bubbles?
They make a bacon scented bubbles for dogs.
Good question, Debbie. I'll pose that question to Pia during the Q&A.
Thanks for answering that, Alina!
From Alina Matskevich to All Panelists: 03:47 PMits sold as catnip bubbles, we have a bacon one for dogs
Lavender rags are a GREAT idea! Love that!
From Sherry Butler to All Panelists: 03:53 PMI would highly recommend using a therapeutic grade essential oil. I use doTerra.
Thanks for the recommendation, Sherry!
How are the cat scent rubbers secured and removed to the kennels?
Great point, Sherry. With any of these ideas, please check with your veterinarian.
The pipe insulation has a cut in the side so they just slide right on the kennel.
Thanks for fielding that question, Nancy!
If the scent rubbers are glued to pipe insulation, the insulation comes with a slit for fitting around pipes.
I have six cats and they love Through A Cat’s Ear (and even the canine version!).
The fan idea is amazing!
"Unused poop bags" that statement has me rolling!
You know what you could use instead of poop bags? Those air bags in shipment boxes :)
love the fan!!!
Wonderful idea, Melinda!
what are those truffula trees made of? from an art store?
that’s what I thought, too!
Fluffy bit of feathers or polyester shredded up?
From Belinda Lewis to All Panelists: 04:03 PMFor the scent rubbers, was it felt fabric hot glued to the insulation pipe?
I find it easy to throw the ball pit balls in a mesh laundry bag and place them i the dishwasher
mesh bag in the dishwasher
After the last webinar I searched online for prey scent from hunting supply sites to use for cat enrichment. I couldn't find anything but deer. Is deer scent enriching for cats? Does anyone know where can I get more appropriate prey scents for cats?
Stretch and Scratch
Hennesey et al - The group who did the research on cortisol levels
From Lisa Pearce to All Panelists: 04:11 PMGarden supply have coyote urine but not sure about using something like this for cats. It may be disturbing.
i think coyote urine would scare cats :D
there are rabbit and squirrel scents available if you search online for hunting dog training scents
From Kristin Russell to All Panelists: 04:12 PMWe make these snuffle mats, you can buy larger mats at home depot/lowes and cut them to size for cats :) https://www.thehonestkitchen.com/blog/diy-make-your-dog-or-cat-a-snuffle-matt/
Can you tell me who had the enrichment calendar that was shown in the video?...we are looking for a great template to start this program at our shelter.
Perfect. thank you
My email address is susan@LostOurHome.org
I make snuffle mats—just cut up fleece and tie it to plastic dish mats. Can get donated fleece or it’s inexpensive to purchase. Amazon has lots of mats in different sizes that can be cut up to suit. These can also stay with the cat throughout their stay as well…
I'd like a copy of the enrichment schedule: Volunteer@pawworks.org
Thank you from Wannda at Northeast Arkansans for Animals. This has been very informative.
You got it, Patricia!
There's a Canine Enrichment facebook group
Well done, all. Martha Stewart has nothing on this group. :-)
That's right, Shari!
firstname.lastname@example.org would also like a copy of the enrichment schedule.
You got it, Wannda!
Thank you very much for this delighfult and USEFUL program.
Thank you so much! Great information!
Thank you. Love all the creative ideas. Super helpful!