To Be Carried In the Mouth
Indy's Pacifier Toys are Hand Made and therefore each item will be unique and vary slightly in color, size and shape from those viewed here, or purchased by others.
This also means there may be small imperfections due to human construction vs. computerized machines that we have all become so accustomed to in our modern lives.
How to Use the Pacifier Toy & Blanket
Cats and kittens find comfort in kneading and suckling and, while this may be cute, it can get annoying. Thus our products were created.
While many cats and kittens take to their Pacifier Toys and blankets quickly, some seem to need a little extra nudge. So for those that need a weeee bit of extra help here are some tips.
1) Make sure your new toy smells of YOU! These means if you enjoy working out in front of the TV dancing to the Oldies, then make sure the toy or blanket is next to your skin so that it will smell of you!
2) Gently clean the rubber nipple when you get it and make sure not to over do the soap...you do not want to make baby sick.
3) Purchase any good quality Kitten Milk Replacer, (such as KMR). Now dip the damp nipple (not soapy or dripping wet) or onto some portion of a real fur piece or baby blanket you have given to your baby for that purpose.
4) Now while you can sit reading a book or watching TV, hold the pacifier or blanket and allow baby to taste the blanket and nipple that has been dipped in the dried milk. I would suggest doing both, dipping both the nipple and a small portion of your blanket and allow them to choose their preference.
Finally, repeat this process as needed by presenting your baby with fresh dried milk, allowing them to rest on your lap with their toy and/or on their blanket.
If you have a litter? Dipping dried milk on the nipple will help ease the hunger until it is their turn to eat dinner.
Please keep me posted on how this works for you.
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Cleaning & Brushing Instructions
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Disclosures:I wish I could boast that our toys are for everyone, but common sense dictates otherwise. Kittens that are teething (chewing on everything) due to painful incoming adult teeth should not be given our products. They will sometimes chew the nipple off leaving mama with the project of replacing it.
Older cats with gum disease (chewing to help relieve painful gums) should not be given our products as this condition requires medication from your vet.
Why? The nipples used are designed for sucking and not for chewing.
Replacing Punctured Nipples: Accidents do happen and if your kitten perforates their nipple, it should be replaced to avoid sucking air into babies tummy and causing a tummy ache, just like with human babies.
Product Guarantee?Can I guarantee your kitten/cat will love my products and stop nursing on you or your clothes...etc.??? No.
I do not know the background of you or your kitten/cat. While I have rescued many, many cats/kittens and taken the time to try and understand their needs (as shown in the photos) this has taken time and patience. I simply share my findings and hope that what has worked for me will work for you.
Example: One customer presented her foundling kitten to the lambskin pacifier and was shocked when the kitten growled and snatched the toy rudely away and ran with it under the bed and refused to bring it out again.
Another customer was astonished at how quickly her kitten took to the pacifier which solved her problem of having the kitten nursing on her at night during sleep.
But even with many success stories and back up photos and videos, some kittens and cats just seem to need a bit more help, understanding and patience by their owners.
Another pet owner had her teething kitten that chew the nipple off the toy within moments of unwrapping it. (Not to worry, we offer replacement nipples and have downloadable instructions for repairing the damage...lol)
So, no, I cannot boast a 100% success rate yet, but I am working to that end for the sake of the foster parent and the orphan.
Refunds & Returns:Kittens and Cats can carry bacteria, viruses and fungus in their saliva (even when vaccinated). Therefore, health and safety concerns dictate that physical returns for a refund not be accepted. For this reason all purchases are final, and ensures that the toys you receive are new and custom made just for you and your loved one.
Making And Shipping Your Product
While we work very hard to get your item/s out within 24 business hours this goal is sometimes not always possible, particularly around the holidays. Therefore expect that it will take us 3 to 5 business days to make, package and ship your items.
A Special Note: Your toys will come shipped in various wrappers which help to protect them while shipping. However, shipping will tightly compress your item/toy making it appear several times smaller than it really is.
If this occurs, remove the toy from the wrapper and gently, with a teasing comb, lift the fur up and out until it is thick and fluffy again.
The above photo is a sample photo of our packaging and how your item should arrive.
Mailing Your Purchase
USPS Priority Mail:Once your product has been made and packaged, it is shipped via USPS Priority Mail. USPS boasts a turnaround time of 2 to 7 business days anywhere within the Continental US (approx.14 days outside the US).
We therefore ask 10 full business days before becoming concerned that your item may be lost in the mail. Do contact us and we will track down what may have caused the delay.
Tracking Your Package:Also remember you can track your package on line since all purchases are sent a confirmation email letting you know the estimated shipping date, arrival date and the tracking number.
The only exception is when we sell small products such as the nipples, catnip, Puffer Balls and Poms. In such cases, the most economical way to ship is Common US Mail; we do add tracking however.