Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Déjà Vu Wednesday

Here's a pouty puppy in the window. Yet again.

I was hoping I'd at least get a different angle of Astrid pouting in the window. But, alas, I did not. So, you all get to see this stick-in-the-mud pup in same old, same old natural habitat. Yet again.

Happy Wednesday, friends!

Doodle of the Day:

We have one last fruity feline doodle to share with you all. This series simply wouldn't be complete without, well, a cat juggling oranges. Obviously.

Tip of the Day:

After yesterday's discussion on tapeworms, we thought we'd briefly discuss a couple of other similar intestinal parasites, these being roundworms, hookworms, and whipworms. We won't go into all of the science for each of these worms, but we will touch on the basics of such infestations. So, if you're interested in these wormy parasites, read on.

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.


Pam and Teddy said...

Astrid has her favorite window, with her favorite view, and her favorite way of enjoying it with her chin on the windowsill. You have to admire someone who has found their "window nirvana" !!

Hugs, Pam and Teddy too

Eastside Cats said...

Astrid, you non-conformist, you!
The Hubby can juggle. He says it's because he played tennis a lot. I've tried, and I'm no good at it...juggling OR tennis!

The Swiss Cats said...

We love your lovely profile, Astrid ! Purrs

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

We love you, Astrid!

pilch92 said...

I never tire of seeing Astrid's sweet face. Cute drawing and excellent tips too.

Anonymous said...

Hi Guys!
We NEVER get tired of Astrid! Or your art! We LOVE the cat juggling oranges (and the writing cat in the header)

messymimi said...

Astrid is worth seeing from any angle.

All cats are just automatically wormed at the shelter, and whenever we have kittens to bottle raise, i bring the wormer home for them and give it to all of my cats as well. After all, they share everything, just like children.

meowmeowmans said...

Don't you worry, Astrid. We never, ever get tired of seeing your profile. :)

And yes, of course a cat juggling oranges!

Kinley Westie said...

I guess if it ain't broke, ya don't need to fix it!

Zoolatry said...

Not at all stick-in-the-mud look to us! More like dreamy-eyed-beautiful
we think ...

Marg said...

We are always happy to see Astrid. You do love looking out that window Astrid. You all have a super duper day.

The Island Cats said...

That's quite the pouty snout!