Sunday, May 5, 2019

Sunday Selfie Photobomb

A certain tuxie named Toby decided to snap a selfie to share today. He didn't know he was going to be photobombed, though. Do you see the photobomber?

Toby is not pleased to have been so rudely interrupted during his photo shoot. He hopes you all can still focus on his handsome face despite the photobomber lurking in the background.

Of course, Toby is sharing his selfie in the Sunday Selfies Blog Hop, hosted by the Kitties Blue over at The Cat on My Head.

Wishing you all a sunny Sunday!


Doodle of the Day:

Yesterday's fruity got me in the mood to scribble up even more fruit. For today, I doodled Toby and his favorite fruit.

Tip of the Day:

We just finished our series of tips on heartworm. Since we're on the topic of pesky parasites, we're going to keep it going. We shared these tips on parasites last year as well, but this time of year, this topic can be an important one to discuss. Today, we'll be talking about fleas.

When it comes to fleas, it's important to realize that essentially any and all animals are susceptible. Even indoor-only cats and dogs can get fleas, such as if the tiny pests come into the home by hitching a ride on humans, or on other animals who go outdoors. What's more, fleas can be present even when you might think they aren't, even in the winter. If fleas have already made their ways indoors, they can thrive in the warmth of a home any time of year. Even outdoors in the winter, though, they can still potentially be present. Especially if there are warmer days here and there, and if you're starting to see some green grass outside, then there is always the chance that fleas can be present and active. So, this is just one reason to keep your furbabies on flea prevention.

To really drive home this tip, though, we're also going to remind you of just some of the side effects that can come with fleas. First, of course, fleas can cause all sorts of itchiness. In some cases, an animal can even have flea allergy dermatitis, which is of course when a cat or dog is allergic to flea bites and can therefore display significant itching, hair loss, lesions, and so forth. Itchy skin is not the only potential result of fleas, though. Fleas can also lead to a tapeworm infestation in your furbaby, something which we will further discuss tomorrow. In addition, anemia and other bloodborne and potentially dangerous diseases can result from fleas and their bites. The health and safety of your furbaby is of course, therefore, an incredibly good reason to be sure that you keep up with that flea prevention year round.

We will also note here that you should discuss with your veterinarian which flea preventative is likely to be both the safest and most effective for your furbaby. Not all preventatives are created equal. Some cheaper, generic, over-the-counter versions have even been found to cause incredibly dangerous or even life-threatening side effects. This is not something for which it's worth risking your furbaby's life, so discuss preventatives with your veterinarian, and select a quality, safe product. Also, in the event that your entire home needs to be treated for fleas, also be sure that you discuss this with your veterinarian, so that you might get tips from them on safe methods for this extensive type of treatment.


The Island Cats said...

Toby, you look very handsome today despite being photobombed.

meowmeowmans said...

Well done, Toby! Sorry you got photobombed, but your selfie is still super handsome. We hope you get some strawberries as a reward for a job well done!

Catscue Catmom said...

Toby, you are so handsome in that selfie good job! However, I couldn't stop my eye from traveling up to that cute photo bomber - MOL!

Fleas are a PLAGUE! We had them once and it was terrible for the furbabies and a lot of constant work and monitoring by the humans. Good advice for everyone, thanks!

pilch92 said...

Toby is a handsome boy. Such a cute drawing too. Excellent tips as well. I remember our flea infestation in 2014. I had to deworm everyone after too.

Reese =^..^= said...

What a handsome boy, Toby. That photobomber is too funny!

Mark's Mews (Marley, Lori, Loki, and Binq) said...

Thats the problem with selfies. Ya cant be checkin behind yourself while you take it.

messymimi said...

Great photo, of both of you!

Eastside Cats said...

One year, we ate strawberries so often, that I became allergic! The next year, the strawberry crop was much less, so I didn't eat them again for awhile. Now, I can eat strawberries without allergic reaction, but isn't that weird that it happened at all? Toby looks so cute in your doodle!