We're feeling pretty festive today. Why? Because, with Thanksgiving said and done, it's all about Christmas these days. Our tree is up, our halls are decked, and the Christmas music is playing nonstop.
That all being said, of course we had to go festive for today's doodle. Then again, you'll probably be seeing lots of Christmas doodles from us these days.
Ten Days of Tortie: Day 7
Have a beautiful day!
Our Tip of the Day:
Continuing on with our tips for National Pet Diabetes Awareness Month, today we're here to say that, of course, always give insulin and other treatments as discussed with your veterinarian. The amount, frequency, and timing of insulin administered to a diabetic furbaby is very important for getting blood glucose under control. For this reason, be sure that you understand how to administer the insulin, which is injected beneath the skin, and have your veterinarian give explanations and demonstrations as needed. Also make sure that you understand the proper storage and preparation of insulin. In most cases, insulin needs to be refrigerated, and before administration it is often suggested that the bottle of insulin be rolled between the hands in order to prepare it for administration. Then there is also the important step of pulling up the insulin into the syringe for administration. If you have any questions or concerns with any of these steps, never hesitate to ask your veterinarian. And, of course, immediately let your veterinarian know if you notice any changes in behavior that might indicate that an adjustment to the insulin dosage is needed. Keep a close eye on your diabetic kitty or pup's water intake, eating habits, bathroom habits, activity level, and other such factors, as all of these can be affected by either high or low blood glucose levels. You know your furbaby best and spend the most time with them, so do be sure to keep a close on them and inform your veterinarian of any concerns you have.