Monday, May 13, 2019

Mancat Monday

Evan always knows where to find the best sun puddles.

Do you know what makes that sunshine extra fun and fantastic? The fact that it makes lights and reflections on the wall. Duh! Evan loves chasing lights, which is exactly what he was doing in this here photo.

Who else chases lights? Evan knows he can't be the only one. After all, it's such a fun way to pass the time.

Happy Monday!

Doodle of the Day:

You might notice a confusing mixture of doodles over the next weeks, or more like months. (Honestly, though, is this any different than usual?) This is because I'm working on a good deal of concept art for some writing projects I've mentioned here on our blog before. Eventually, I'll shed more light on all of this, but for now, I hope you all enjoy at least some of the weird and wacky concept art I'm scribbling up. We'll start with this one here.

Tip of the Day:

A few days ago we gave a tip relating to intestinal worms, including roundworms. We failed to mention lungworms, though, which are actually a type of roundworm. Slugs and snails are the common carriers of lungworm larvae. Dogs, therefore, can end up with a lungworm infestation if they eat a slug or snail that is carrying the larvae. It is also possible for cats to acquire lungworms, such as if they eat a slug or snail, or if they eat a bird or other prey that has eaten a slug or snail that is carrying lungworm larvae.

Lungworms, obviously, affect the lungs. Signs of lungworm infection can include coughing and difficulty breathing. In some cases, respiratory failure can occur. Needless to say, if you notice any respiratory distress in your kitty or pup, always have them seen by a veterinarian as quickly as possible. Diagnosis and treatment of any respiratory disorder, including lungworms, should not be delayed.

To help prevent any potential lungworm infection in your furbabies, be aware of their surroundings. Do you have slugs and snails in your yard, or in any areas where your furbaby visits? If so, keep an eye on them and try to prevent their ingestion of such critters. Also, do not leave toys or bowls outside where snails or slugs might be able to inhabit them, as this could result in even accidental ingestion of these critters that can carry lungworms. And, of course, if you have any concerns regarding the risk, prevention, or treatment of lungworms, discuss this with your veterinarian.


Marg said...

Evan, you sure are looking mighty good in that sunshine. Have a fantastic day.

The Island Cats said...

Could you come find some sunpuddles for us, Evan? All we have are clouds and rain.

Catscue Catmom said...

Evan, you are beautiful in sunshine! Our Ebby likes to 'chase the fairy lights' that reflect off of the dishwasher when I open it to empty or fill - more time is spent opening and shutting that door for Ebby than any dishes getting done - MOL!

pilch92 said...

Evan is such a cutie. I wish we had some sunpuddles, all we have lately is rain. I love the drawing and can't wait to see more. Great tips too- so many icky kinds of worms.

Eastside Cats said...

Sometimes, the light coming in the front window, catches my iPhone, and the reflection makes Manny and CB jump and chase!

Timmy Tomcat said...

We love when we get some interesting sunlight on our walls too Evan. You sure are handsome and we love the doodle. Now we are curious

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

That sounds like fun, Evan! Love the doodle, and I'm intrigued :)

messymimi said...

Chasing lights is fun, our cats prefer the red dot light, though.

Cats and libraries are a great combo!