Wednesday, March 6, 2019

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday





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Our Doodle of the Day:




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Our Tip of the Day:

Next up in our National Pet Poison Awareness Month series of tips is a quick discussion on rodenticides. We rather recently mentioned these, but we'll mention them again for this month of poison prevention. These chemicals, meant to kill mice, rats, and other rodents, are dangerous all around. Depending on the type of poison, rodenticides can cause any number of potentially fatal side effects, such as internal bleeding or acute kidney failure. Ingesting the rodenticide itself is of course one way in which your furbaby can be poisoned. In addition to this, though, if a rodent ingests the rodenticide or walks through it, and then your furbaby gets a hold of that rodent, the poison can also pass into your furbaby's system this way.

To be safe, simply try to avoid the use of rodenticides completely. If rodenticides are being stored or used in your home, garage, garden, or other areas, though, absolutely ensure that your cat or dog cannot reach them. Also monitor your furbabies if you think rodents are in your house and a rodenticide is being used, to ensure your cat or dog does not catch or eat a rodent that has been poisoned. Severe side effects can result from rodenticides, for both the rodents, your furbabies, and even wildlife. So, please do all that you can to avoid their use.

14 comments:

Kinley Westie said...

Luv da nose closeups Astrid!

Julie said...

Hehe, wuz you sniff testing the flashy beast!
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Pam and Teddy said...

Only the NOSE knows!!!!

Hugs, Teddy

The Island Cats said...

Nice nosticles, Astrid!

Caren Gittleman said...

hi cutie!

Eastside Cats said...

Dog in Space!

Catscue Cats said...

Pretty girl! You've hit the wordless thing right on the nose - hehe

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

That is a great shot of Astrid. Cute drawing and excellent tips too.

The Swiss Cats said...

Lovely nose Astrid ! Purrs

World of Animals, Inc said...

Happy Wordless Wednesday, Astrid. That's such a cute closeup of your nose. We love it. Such a great doodle. We just saw the Apollo 11 movie that just came out. Thanks for the share. Have a wonderful rest of your day.
World of Animals

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

I love that snout of yours, Astrid. Has your mom ever taken your nose print?

messymimi said...

It’s Pup Day! Hooray!

meowmeowmans said...

We sure do love us some Astrid! Happy Wednesday!

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

TBT here: I avoid rodenticides completely in spite of our serious mole and vole infestation. They adore our mostly organic yard. But I an going on a mole repellent castor oil attack, starting in the centers of both the front and back yards and spreading out slowly to the edges. The rodents hate castor oil, but it isn't harmful to cats.

I read about reducing ticks by soaking cotton balls in Permethrin scaterred around the yard in cardboard tubes, but then I read it was very bad for cats. Darn.