Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Toesies Tuesday

I asked Astrid to let me snap a shot of some of her toesies, in honor of the fact that she's having the tumor on her paw pad removed today. After she realized what was going on, though, she refused and kept her paws to herself. Evan stepped up for his puppy sister Astrid, though, and so he has some toesies to share with you today.


We want to thank everyone who has been sending us purrs, barks, thoughts, and prayers for Astrid! The veterinarian is optimistic about the removal, and though we will not know for absolute certain until the biopsy is done, we are pretty sure the tumor is benign. Though I trust our vet's office completely, I know I will be a nervous wreck until Astrid is out of surgery and all is well.

Happy Tuesday to all!



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Our Doodle of the Day:




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Our Tip of the Day:
Continuing on with our discussion on protein yesterday, today's tip is about how protein in pet food plays a role in food allergies. Food allergies are often in response to a particular protein in a cat or dog's food. Such a food allergy typically manifests as itchy skin, sores on the skin, hair loss, and other dermatological issues. This type of food allergy will develop after an animal has already previously been exposed to a certain type of protein found in food, as it is the resulting antibodies that lead to the allergic reaction. This is why, in order to help treat or prevent food allergies, a novel protein diet is often recommended. In other words, if an animal has food allergies, it is often suggested that they be put on a type of food made with a protein to which they have never before been exposed. This might be duck, venison, rabbit, or another novel protein. In many cases, this will help to alleviate the symptoms of food allergies. Of course, though, it is always best to discuss these options with a veterinarian!

13 comments:

  1. Sending lots of prayers and purrs for Astrid today.........it was nice of Evan to show us his toesies though. We'll be anxious to hear how Astrid's surgery goes.

    Hugs, Teddy

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  2. Purrs for Astrid that all goes well today.

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  3. Very nice toes Evan. I am praying for Astrid. I know it is stressful for you to, anytime a person or pet is going to be under anesthesia it is impossible not to worry. Great calico doodle. And excellent tip, Stinky used to get ear infections when she ate food she was allergic to.

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  4. We love your toesies, Evan. We're hoping everything with Astrid goes well. It's hard to wait and deal with uncertainty - but hopefully you'll find peace soon and be able to snuggle up with Astrid and the kitties and relax.

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  5. Taking one for the team, eh Evan? Good boy!
    Sending hugs and purrs for Astrid's surgery today.

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  6. Lovely toesies, Evan ! We send tons of healing purrs to Astrid, and wish her a good recovery.

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  7. astrid....we hope ewe iz outta sir jerry bye now N de nooze iz grate N yur eatin steak samiches !~~~~~~♥♥♥

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  8. Cute photo. We hope that Astrid is doing okay, now. XO! Love your header!

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  9. Good job stepping in for Astrid, Evan! We saw on FB that Astrid is home, and did well. We're so happy! :)

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  10. Evan you were so nice to step in for Astrid and share your lovely ginger paws. We know Astrid came through surgery just fine, but we will keep praying until those biopsy results come in and she is completely healed. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy

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