Wednesday, June 14, 2017

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday


What are you looking at, Astrid?


Yikes!


I'm going to leave this to you, Astrid. I'll just, uh, be in the other room.

Does anybuddy else have eight-legged freaks spiders climbing out of the woodwork? We sure do. And it's starting to terrify this arachnophobic human.

Happy Wednesday, everybuddy! We hope your day is spider-free!



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Our Doodle of the Day:





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Our Tip of the Day:
Just as with humans, our pups and kitties can take antihistamines for the relief of allergy symptoms. In dogs, for example, diphenhydramine (Benadryl) is often recommended to alleviate itching, scratching, sneezing, and a variety of other pesky allergy issues. In other cases, a veterinarian might recommend an antihistamine such as cetirizine (Zyrtec), chlorpheniramine (Chlor-Trimeton), or another. What's more, antihistamines, often Benadryl, can be used to help combat swelling and other symptoms in reactions to things such as spider bites and bee stings, or even to a delayed vaccine reaction. For this reason, even if your furbaby does not suffer from other allergies, it might be wise to always have some antihistamine such as Benadryl on hand. A quick administration of a safe antihistamine could potentially help save a furbaby's life in the event that an allergic reaction occurs when veterinary care is not immediately available. This all being said, keep in mind that various antihistamines will require different dosages, and will have different side effects and other potential risks. For these reasons, discuss the proper use and dosaging of antihistamine for your furbaby with your veterinarian. Again, even if your furbaby does not have seasonal or other allergies, you might still want to have knowledge of antihistamines in the case of an allergic reaction emergency.

9 comments:

  1. Our Mom doesn't like spiders either but Two Two keeps them under control. Keep your eye on that one, Astrid. You all have a wonderful day.

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  2. Oh yeah. The spiders have come out of nowhere around here. We like to watch them...and play with them if they get close...but they creep the mom out.

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  3. I like spiders, but that one is too big for me. I would be scared too. Great photos of Astrid and adorable drawing of her too. Excellent tip, we always have Benadryl in the house because my hubby is always outside and gets stung by bees/wasps at least once a year.

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  4. you need Cody, he is our Master Bug Killer. He's on it...Dakota acts like a "wannabe"

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  5. Ack! No thank you. If Astrid takes care of spiders, you are very fortunate. A spider-free day is a great day indeed!

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  6. EW! I'll take the ant Mudpie was looking at today! I'm totally creeped out by spiders too.

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  7. I'm curious. Do dogs chase spiders and bugs too or do they leave it to the experts: the cats? We have store brand Benedryl and Zyrtec in the condo but my vet recommended Claritin. MOL!

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  8. We have lots of spiders, too. Ruby doesn't notice them though. Astrid you are SUCH A CUTIE. Just love your expressions.

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  9. Good jib watching that spider, Astrid. We are a little creeped out by them, but I always catch them to put them outside.

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