Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Toofie Tuesday

Guess who decided they wanted to star in today's post? Eddy! This active girl has been more amenable to photos shoots these days. Well, sometimes.

Anyway, this little lady wanted to show off how, as many of you know, her facial nerve paralysis gives her a stunning little smirk that shows off her lovely tooth. See?


You even get double the toofie, thanks to the reflection in Eddy's beloved fish aquarium! She is also quite proud of her whiskers in this shot as well.

Eddy tried to snap another shot that showed off her toofie and whiskers, but she had an itch to scratch and sort of missed the shot.


Eddy and all of us here hope that you have a beautiful day!


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Our Doodle of the Day:

(Any pastel tabbies out there?)


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Our Tuesday Tip of the Week:
For cats as well as dogs, the most susceptible teeth for breaks or other similar damage are often the canines (aka, the fangs). This is because, as I'm sure you already know, these are the most prominent teeth that stick out the farthest. Teeth can be damaged by rough play with other animals in the home or toys, by the animal running into something, or other similar events. Other teeth besides the canines can also become broken or damaged, of course, even sometimes simply by the furbaby chewing on a hard treat or toy. For example, especially if a dog is older or has compromised teeth, a dog might crack a tooth while chewing on a hard chew bone. For reasons such as these, not only ensure that your furbabies have toys safe for their dentition and overall health, but also, if possible, try to do regular checks of your cat or dog's teeth to stay on top of any possible issues. Try to keep an eye out for any obvious breaks or missing parts of teeth, and also of course for issues such as tartar. Oftentimes, dental issues such as breaks will also involve other symptoms, such as a decrease in appetite, an aversion to chewing, or yelping or other signs of pain when the mouth or nearby areas are touched. If you notice any such issues, contact your veterinarian, as dental issues as well as resulting inappetance can lead to further problems.

12 comments:

Marg said...

Eddy, that is a great toofie look. Great picture. You all have a fantastic day.

Cat Chat With Caren and Cody (Caren Gittleman) said...

Great photos and I love that mirror you have! catchatwithcarenandcody

pilch92 said...

Eddy is adorable and how nice of her to pose for us and not be a blur. I like the drawing too. And excellent tips about dental care. Joanie just got her teeth done last week, she was lucky, no extractions.

Eastside Cats said...

Dental health is so very important for our kitties! I am ready to schedule an exam for Angel soon; she had a full dental less than 2 years ago. I had full dentals done on both Sweetie and Patty O'Malley, and they were both missing (or had broken) teeth! You can tell that they feel so much better once they were fixed up.

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

Eddy certainly knows how to be the star! Bear's jealous of her aquarium :)

da tabbies o trout towne said...

eddy....sew...what did ya get ta snax on two day !!!!! uh, we meen, what fish did ya watch two day ! :) ☺☺♥♥

The Island Cats said...

Eddy, we love your toofy grin. :)

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

You're so adorable, Eddy. Angel Tara lost a fang and I found it on the living room floor! I was horrified. I'm pretty sure it happened after she noshed on some Greenies too.

Lone Star Cats said...

Luv your toofies!

meowmeowmans said...

Eddy, we love seeing you and your awesome toofie!

Cathy Keisha said...

Whoa! I didn't know you had a snaggle tooth, Eddy. Our Autumn broke off part of her fang.

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Marley, and Laz) said...

We love love love seeing the tooth...