Monday, November 27, 2017

Mancat Monday

Today is Mancat Monday, and Evan just wanted to pop in to show you all his handsome mancat whiskers.



Evan is quite proud of his whiskers, as they are quite photogenic. Do any of our furiends have photogenic whiskers? We bet you do!

Happy Monday!

P.S. This week we will be participating in the Sparks blog hop, hosted by Annie of McGuffy's Reader, but we will hold off on sharing ours until a tad bit later this week. The reason is that we like to try to match our daily doodles with our Sparks, and we have a doodle coming up later this week that better matches the Sparks we've chosen.



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Our Tortie Doodle of the Day:

Ten Days of Tortie: Day 9

Has anyone else been seeing all of the festive images these days starring red trucks like this one? We have been seeing them all over the place. I must admit that I quite like rustic images like that, and so I had to create one myself, only of course starring some torties.

Also, we hope you don't mind all of the festive doodles we've been creating. We can feel Christmas in the air already, so you'll probably be seeing lots and lots and lots of Christmas doodles from us these days. That being said, we do plan on doing another Ten Days of Tortie in a couple of months, without the influence of Christmas.



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Our Tip of the Day:
Today's Pet Diabetes Awareness Month tip is to know and understand what blood glucose levels mean, especially if you are monitoring a diabetic cat or dog's blood glucose at home. What's more, in case a diabetic furbaby ever has an emergency case of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), be sure to have honey, maple syrup, corn syrup, or some form of sugar syrup available. Rubbing a sugary substance such as one of these on a hypoglycemic animal's gum line or in their cheeks can help to raise their glucose to a safer level. Of course, discuss with your veterinarian any questions you have regarding hypoglycemia and reversing it. Also be sure to alert your veterinarian of any hypoglycemic events your furbaby has, so that better diabetes management can be achieved.

The above being said, also make sure you understand the factors that can affect blood glucose. Food intake, of course, largely affects blood glucose levels. For example, if your furbaby has a decreased appetite and is not eating, administering insulin can potentially lead to hypoglycemia. This is because an animal gets glucose from their food. If your furbaby is not eating and is therefore not taking in food as a source of glucose, then administering insulin, which lowers blood glucose, can lead to even lower levels of glucose. So, be sure to discuss all such factors with your veterinarian, and be sure to hold off on administering insulin if your furbaby is not eating so that hypoglycemia does not result.

11 comments:

Sandee said...

He has some really good looking mancat whiskers. I linked this post to Awww Mondays as well.

Have a purrfect Mancat and Awww Monday. ☺

Eastside Cats said...

Mighty nice whiskers, Evan!

messymimi said...

That is certainly a handsome face, and great tips for owners of diabetic pets.

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

I love those red trucks with the trees in the bed! It looks so Vermonty :

Marv Marvelous said...

A Double Tortie picture! I LOVE it! and Evan, you do have magnificent whiskers!
Purrs
Marv!

Julie said...

They are very impressive whiskers!!!
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Marg said...

Evan, you do have fabulous whiskers. We love your Christmas doodles and double the Toties. How great is that?? Have a Terrific Tuesday.

The Island Cats said...

Evan, we see you have some curvy whiskers, too. Looking good!

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Sorry I am so late, I just got this post in my email. Evan is as handsome as always, so cute. I love the tortie drawing. Excellent tip too.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

dood....ewe due haz sum awesum whiskerz.....make sure if one falz out mom saves it for ya; course they iz hard ta put bak in but.... ~ ☺☺♥♥

Laila and Minchie said...

Oh, and don't forget that adorable pink nose! Squee!