It's the belly rub shuffle!
With that belly all rubbed and happy, we'll move on to today's doodle. When Astrid learned that her kitty bro Evan got to show off his love for buttery goodness on Monday, she asked that I help her demonstrate her love for all things...beef! So, here you go, pup.
This one is also destined to be a refrigerator magnet, just like Evan and his stack of buttered pancakes. I guess this means I'm making a series of foodie furbaby magnets. Stay tuned, as Thimble will unveil hers tomorrow.
Our Tip of the Day:
Ground beef can serve as a nice little treat for your pup or even your kitty, and it also can serve well as an appetite booster in furbabies who are not feeling well. Beef is a nutrient-rich protein, serving as a great source of the likes of iron and zinc and vitamin B12. That being said, though, please do be careful when selecting and preparing beef as a treat for your dog or cat. First of all, it is best to go with lean beef. The leaner, the better, because too much fat in a food, including that which can be found in beef, can lead to digestive upset for your furbaby. When preparing the meat, do not add any seasonings or other additives for flavoring. Beef itself is well received by many a dog or cat nose and palate, and so it is not necessary to add flavoring. What's more, many seasonings, such as those with onion and garlic, can be toxic to your furbaby and should be avoided altogether. In some cases, especially when a dog or cat is having a spell of digestive distress or otherwise needs a boost in their appetite and food intake, beef can be mixed and fed with plain rice to help get the furbaby back on track. All in all, though, although it can make for a nice treat, beef should not be fed as a large proportion of your furbaby's diet, unless instructed by a veterinarian. Of course, when in doubt, ask your veterinarian.