After reading a comment we left for Momo about Walnut toxicology, Jan posed a very interesting question, we'd like to answer "[does walnut toxicology] apply to all nuts, such as pecans and acorns too?"
The answer to that would be, any nut which contains a husk aka shell, that can be cracked open when it falls from a tree, carries a risk of poisoning your outdoor family pet. Husks, aka shells from nuts which fall from trees, when left unattended during the rainy season can grow Penitrem A, which is a type of mold. While the husk aka shell itself is often not poisonous to your pet, the Penitrem A growing inside unattended husks aka shells can be. So in an effort to keep your family pet safe, it is best to always remove any type of nut which contains an outter shell aka husk, that has fallen to the ground, from your yard, before allowing your pet to go outdoors.
On that note, we would like to introduce you to an article written by UC Davis. This is a very good article, and we believe you may find it useful, when navigating the world of toxicology and your pet! http://www.vmth.ucdavis.edu/vmth/admin/pharmacy/Pharmacy%20Newsletter%20Vol%202-2%208-04.pdf
Now to answer a question posed by The Cat Realm, in regards to our "Recycle Your Used Electronics Drive." The Cat Realm was wondering how we where going to raise money to help kitties in need, by recycling used electronics. The answer is simple. We are working with a fundraising company called Phoneraiser. Phoneraiser is able to make a profit, and pass along part of the profit to us, by refurbishing some of the used electronics they receive. These electronics, once refurbished, are then reintroduced into the world market, in what is commonly known as "used," or refurbished condition. This process allows people the world over to obtain inexpensive forms of technology, many of which they may be unable to afford otherwise...
On a side note, everyone, inside and outside of the U.S. is welcomed to participate, as long as those located outside of the U.S. dont mind covering the shipping costs associated with sending the items into Phoneraiser. (Unfortunately, at this time Phoneraiser will only pay for the shipping of electronics inside of the U.S., they will however accept electronics from all over the world!)
Lastly, we would like to give you all an update on Moki. Moki's coughing has once again started to become more frequent. We are almost out of antibiotics to treat the cough, and will therefore be speaking with Moki's doctor tomorrow. Normally we would just pick up more medicine, but this time around, we think we may have to switch his prescription. We where well aware of the fact that Moki would eventually build up a tolerance to the medication he's been on, but we had hoped that we had a little more time, before having to make the switch...thus we are more than likely about to begin the process of trying to find a new medicine to treat Moki's cough which he will respond to. I will update everyone as to where we stand after I speak with Moki's doctor tomorrow!