For now, though, this pup is resting.
The hardest part is that Astrid's walks and other activities will be reduced while her sutured paw heals. We'll be removing her bandage tomorrow, and after that we wait two weeks and then take her in for the removal of her sutures. For these next two weeks, Astrid will have to continue wearing her boot, especially when going outside. Luckily, she is already used to wearing a protective boot on the affected foot, as she has been wearing one since the stubborn tumor first made an appearance many moons ago.
Our Artsy Fartsy Endeavor of the Day:
Our Tip of the Day:Our food talk continues today with a little something known as fiber. Fiber is a very important nutrient that, for one, aids in digestion for not only us humans but also kitties and pups. In terms of digestion, fiber can play more than one role. Depending on the circumstances and the particular type of fiber consumed, it can assist with both constipation and diarrhea. That's not all, though, as fiber can also play a beneficial role in weight loss. Fiber can make food more bulky, and in turn can help a kitty or pup feel full, which can then lead to less gorging and therefore aid in weight loss. Still, though, fiber's roles in a cat or dog's health does not end there. Studies have also indicated that high fiber diets can benefit those with diabetes, such as by helping to control blood sugar. For all of these reasons and more, be sure to educate yourself on your furbaby's health and diet, and of course discuss options with your veterinarian.