Monday, February 25, 2019

Mancat Monday

Mondays are tiring. That's probably why Evan couldn't manage to keep his eyes open for his glamour shot.



Are you friends of ours tired today? Or, are you wide awake and ready to go? Evan is happily napping away his Monday morning, and he hopes all of you friends of ours have a nap-filled Monday as well!



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Our Doodle of the Day:




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Our Tip of the Day:

Yesterday, as part of National Cat Health Month, our tip involved food allergies. Keep in mind, though, that cats can of course be allergic to any number of things, not just food. Symptoms such as itchy skin, hair loss, rashes, and so forth can also result from seasonal and airborne allergies, allergies to fleas, and any number of other allergens. A cat can even be allergic to fragrances and other components in items such as cat litter or laundry detergent.

That all being said, if your kitty has dermatological or even respiratory signs of allergies, try to pinpoint when it started, and discuss this with your veterinarian as needed. Keep track of if your cat displays symptoms year-round, or if the symptoms are new. Does your cat have scabs or bites on their skin? Is he or she on monthly preventatives for fleas? Did you start using a new kind of cat litter? What about a new kind of laundry detergent with which you've cleaned blankets and bedding? Think back to even weeks or months ago, as allergies can take time to manifest. If the onset of symptoms can be tracked down to exposure to a new litter or other removable or remediable environmental factor, then it might be an easy fix. If your kitty is diagnosed as having seasonal or airborne allergies, though, then you can discuss with your veterinarian what might be done to help your kitty stay as itch-free and comfortable as possible.

10 comments:

Eastside Cats said...

Evan, we've been suffering through an intense wind storm for the last 24 hours, and I was awakened often during the night, as stuff flying around hit the house! So, I'm a bit sleepy today, but am happy that Sweetie and The PO'M seem purrfectly fine this morning; the wind and cold didn't stop them from gobbling down their breakfast! Thankfully, no branches fell to cut off our electricity, but I've heard that many places are without today; so scary.

pilch92 said...

Eyes open or closed either way Evan is adorable. Cute drawing- cats and books go together so well. And excellent tips.

Catscue Cat Mom said...

WHat an adorable napper Evan! I would rather be napping, that's for sure!

Jennifer said...

A beautiful cat even with the closed eyes. I am feeling much the same today.

Cathy Keisha said...

We're having lots of wind too but TW slept like a lot but still she's sleepy. I want to play and she doesn't.

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

You're making me feel like a looooong nap! (Mudpie has a head start on me.)

messymimi said...

There are times when you just have no choice but to sleep. My time is coming up soon. Hope you had a great Monday!

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Marley, and Laz) said...

TBT loves to watch our eyes drift closed in sunpuddles...

The Swiss Cats said...

You're adorable anyway, Evan ! Purrs

Pam and Teddy said...

Oh Evan.....isn't it just awful to have a camera shoved in your face just when you're settling in for a snoozer????

Hugs, Teddy