It was a great afternoon - and really impressed with the beautiful animals on display... I should have taken pictures - but I didn't... too busy talking! However, I will mention some of them at the end of this blog as they have good websites
Finding you can get oriental cats as bicolours now... thanks to the piebald gene. A friend has a Havana/White one - with vivid green eyes... you learn something new everyday!!Apologies for the picture - hers is FAR more beautiful....and brown! Gives you an idea though:
The Abyssinians... these are up there on my wish list, along with a Silver spotted Ocicat and a Cream Burmese....Just love the "ticking" and the softness of the coats... as you can see in this picture.
And of course there were dogs, and rats, and guinea pigs, and llamas, and dog clothes ( yes, costumes even...tutus, capes, sigh) , beds, food, leads.....
But forensics you ask? Spots????
Where there are pets, there is pee.
Where there is pee, there is odour... and carpets are the most unforgiving things to clean.
As we own six cats.. I have a definite interest in this. We joke about mad cat ladies... but the battle with ammonia is never ending.
Welcome to forensics... and for this, I parted with a few crisp bills to get two magic bottles and, wait for it, a pee detecting torch.
And OMG it works. Well the torch does.... I have to go rinse off the magic spray today, where it has been denaturing ammonia and uric acid crystals overnight. In the depths of the night, we explored the house by black torch light... revealing unknown areas of glowing pee... and although we were aware of the "known" problem areas, which we have actually cleaned well and hardly glowed at all, we have tracked down some we didn't know about. Christmas came early... glowing lights. Actually, I was relieved that there wasn't more...
Perhaps this black light detection of body fluids was how they trapped Bill Clinton...over "The Spot...."... and no, I haven't checked further!
Is this how CSI search for blood in buildings?... the house does not appear to have been a crime scene..
It shows up cooking splatters behind your ovens...yes, the kitchen got a once over again.
I have OOS from pumping the trigger on Bottle 1...
Bottle 2 and another reveal to check progress tonight!!!
The Magic Mixture is a Russian sounding product - "Urine-Off"... try saying it.
For vets it comes in dog pee and cat pee mixes.... I advised my friend to get both... and on reflection, should have done the same!!!!... I see it has human variations. I am cynical enough to presume they are basically all the same thing but won't care if it works.
Veterinary strength Urine-Off is formulated to destroy urine, permanently removing urine from all hard and soft surfaces. Used with the Urine Finder Mini-LED Light, pet owners can reduce the frustration of finding smelly, invisible urine deposits. Urine-Off is the #1 Veterinarian Recommended Odor and Stain Remover in the U.S. and is used and recommended by veterinarians worldwide. When asked for help with inappropriate urination, veterinarians rely on Urine-Off.
The magic Pee finding torch....
Handy little gadget... fits nicely in my pocket... I can check lots of places now!!!!!
As promised, some of the web sites for the wonderful people I saw at the Pet Expo.
Francesca's - The Pet Hub - great advice, and check out her first aid kits.
A past vet nurse student, Christine's -Pet Pics. Awesome photography and she has a new book.
Rochelle was there with her dog - she is a trained Land Search and Rescue expert.
St Alban's vet clinic... Geoff was doing talks all day
Jasmine from our local SPCA, one of our past vet nurses.
Tonya for Eukanuba, Diane for Royal Canin, Andrea for Fond Farewells, Chantal and Alana from the Rat Club, Barbara with her guinea pigs ( scroll down page to see her) ...
A great afternoon, well spent. A lot of hard work for the exhibitors, but a great outcome.