This little booger is turning my mission into one seemingly impossible task. But, I will prevail!
Today is Send a Card to a Friend Day. We actually meant to send some snail mail cards out to you friends of ours. But, alas, we did not accomplish that. So, we hope you'll accept this virtual card instead!
In case you were wondering, that there doodle was actually inspired by Astrid and one of my parents' cats, Trapper. I have shared Trapper here on our blog before.
Trapper is one of the litter mates of Thimble, as well as housemate Toby. He is more or less Thimble's look-alike, even if he is quite literally twice her size. Trapper is also one friendly and totally cool cat, and he also just so happens to be 110% in love with pup Astrid. So, that is how we got to that doodle up there.
We are wishing all of you friends of ours a beautiful day!
Our Tip of the Day:As part of our series of tips for National Pet Dental Health Month, today we'll be discussing some of the symptoms to look out for related to dental disease. First up, of course, is halitosis, or bad breath. This can signify any number of issues, including an infected tooth or gum disease. Of course, bad breath can also come with certain diseases, such as oral cancer or even kidney disease. For these reasons and more, never ignore abnormally rank breath in your cat or dog. Moving on from bad breath, though, if your kitty or pup is suffering from certain dental issues, they may also of course have a decreased appetite, or seem pained or have difficulties when eating. In some dental cases, you also might notice blood or excess drool coming from their mouth. There is also the chance you might visibly notice broken teeth, loose teeth, discolored teeth, or even tartar buildup. Also don't forget that the teeth are in close proximity to and therefore often linked to the eyes and nasal cavity, and so discharge from either of these can also potentially signify an oral concern. All in all, if you smell, see, or in any way notice concerns relating to your furbaby's mouth, or any part of their body, do be sure to have them examined by a veterinarian. Dental health can even be linked to other systems of the body, such as the heart, so this is again one of those cases in which it is always better to be safe than sorry.