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