It seems fitting that Toby snapped our selfie, because the doodle we're sharing today also stars a fuzzy black kitty. If you visited us on Thursday, you might remember reading our most recent poem for Angel Sammy and Teddy's Thoroughly Poetic Thursday challenge. You also might remember us saying that we would share an illustration for that poem today, since we wouldn't have an A to Z Challenge doodle to share.
So, below is our doodle to match our poem from Thursday. In summary, the poem was about a young amateur witch named Tilly and her kitty Havoc taking a train to seek the aid of a wizard who lives in a treehouse. Weird, huh? If you want to read the poem, you can find it here. And now, here is its illustration:
Toby of course wants to remind everybuddy to visit the Kitties Blue over at The Cat on My Head! They are, after all, the fantastic hosts of the Sunday Selfies blog hope!
Wishing you all a stupendous Sunday!
Our Tip of the Day:
Depending on the worm, cats and dogs can potentially become infected with the aforementioned worms as kittens or puppies, such as in utero or from their mother's milk. Worms can also find their way to a cat or dog's intestines by the ingestion of a rodent or other carrier of the parasite, or by ingesting the parasite in certain stages of its life cycle elsewhere in the environment. Symptoms of such an infestation can include diarrhea, vomiting, weight loss, a potbellied appearance, and sometimes even sight of the worms in your furbaby's feces.
If you think your kitty or pup might have intestinal worms, such as if they are a young puppy or kitty with a potbelly, if you see worms in their feces, or if you see any other potential signs, of course take your furbaby and a stool sample to be examined by a veterinarian. Parasiticides can be used to eradicate these intestinal parasites. Just as with tapeworms, though, it is important to use preventative measures to keep your kitty or pup clear of them from then on. Keep their environment clean in order to prevent growth of the worms in the environment. In addition, if your furbaby goes outdoors, monitor them and try to ensure that they are not ingesting prey that are potential carriers of intestinal parasites, such as rodents. If needed, such as if your cat or dog is largely outdoors, discuss with your veterinarian the potential for keeping your furbaby on regular preventatives that cover intestinal parasites such as roundworms, hookworms, and whipworms.