Do any of our friends have some tongue to show off today? Evan would love to see it!
Happy Tuesday, friends!
As per usual, we are now moving on to the A to Z Challenge
Does everyone remember what our theme is? I'm thinking you might, since we've sort of been shoving it down your throat nearly every day this month. Well, for anyone who might have so far been spared, this year we are putting animal-inspired twists on classic story titles. For today, we took advantage of Shakespeare's Othello. What I ended up doing to this classic is kind of weird, I think, but it is what it is.
What do you think of Othelephant? A bit of a mouthful, huh? We're thinking it might be best to stick with the original on this one.
We hope all of you friends of ours are have a lovely day!
Our Tip of the Day:
Some cats with toxoplasmosis will display symptoms such as fever, lethargy, respiratory distress, or neurological disturbances. Symptoms are most often seen in cats who are immunocompromised, such as young kittens or the geriatric and sick. In most cases, though, especially in grown, healthy cats, no symptoms are noticed. It is even possible for a cat to indeed have toxoplasmosis for years, but to simply never display symptoms. This can also be the case in other animals, including humans. That being said, developing babies in utero can be at high risk for toxoplasmosis. This is why it is often recommended that women refrain from scooping their cat's litter box when pregnant.
To help prevent the transmission of toxoplasmosis, you can keep your kitty indoors, where they are less likely to come into contact with the feces of an infected animal or to ingest infected tissue from prey. Also ensure that any meat you feed your cat is cooked. Also keep all litter boxes scooped and cleaned. To protect yourself, always wash your hands well after scooping the litter box. Accidental transmission can occur simply from a person scooping the litter, not thoroughly washing their hands, and then touching their mouths or food. Dogs can also acquire toxoplasmosis by ingesting fecal matter, so keep your dogs away the litter box and fecal material they might find outdoors.
We're sure you all know this by now, but if you notice any concerning symptoms in your kitty, of course always have them examined by a veterinarian. Any questions or concerns regarding your cat's risk for diseases such as toxoplasmosis can of course be discussed with your vet as well. Even diseases such as toxoplasmosis, which often give off no symptoms at all, can be lethal in a compromised, untreated furbaby. So, as always, it's always better to be safe than sorry.