Who else has some tabby stripes to show off? We bet there are other stunning stripes out there amongst you friends of ours!
On another note, Thimble is a little worried that this shot makes her ear look a tad bit big. Does it? Do any of you friends of ours have, well, ears of an unusual size? Can you tie them in a knot? Can you tie them in a bow? Okay, we'll stop there.
Whether it be a Tabby Tuesday, Toesies Tuesday, Tummy Tuesday, Tortie Tuesday, or just a plain ol' Tuesday, we hope it's a great one for you!
Our Doodle of the Day:
Our Tip of the Day:
In yesterday's tip on diet, we made a comment on the fact that weight will indeed help determine the best diet for you kitty. Today's tip is a continuation of that topic of weight. If your cat is overweight, for example, then portion control is of course important, as is the type of food. There are weight loss cat foods on the market, these often focusing on high protein intake, but do be sure to discuss with a veterinarian your kitty's weight and the best diet to help them live a healthy, fit life. Similarly, if a kitty is underweight, such as following an illness, diet will play a large role in increasing their weight and overall health. Again, discuss with a veterinarian what type and quantity of food to feed your cat in order to assist in their weight.
Moving on from diet, though, we'll now briefly discuss activity level. We'll primarily discuss this in terms of overweight cats, as activity level indeed affects this greatly. So, especially if your cat is overweight, engage them in various activities and games each day. You can grab a toy and play chase or catch with them. Wand toys, as you all certainly know, are often great at getting cats up and moving. You can also enlist the help of more advanced interactive toys, which will keep your cat busy without you having to do all the work. Anything that is safe yet that also keeps your kitty's interest and prompts them to move around and participate in daily activity can be a great benefit to their body condition and overall health.
The above being said, if your cat is in any way ill or injured, such as with asthma or a leg injury, do be sure to discuss with a veterinarian what types of activity are safe for them. Diet and activity level will both of course play a large roll in keeping your cat's weight in a healthy range, but not all diets and activity levels are suited for all cats. So, if your cat is overweight, or even underweight, perhaps do some research, discuss your individual kitty's condition with a veterinarian, and then remain motivated and optimistic about getting your kitty healthy and fit.