Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Window Whiffies, Interrupted


Astrid is not impressed with her photobomber. Windows and whiffies are sacred, and that there photobomber ruined it. At least, that's Astrid's thoughts on the matter.


Rude, huh?

Astrid hopes you all are able to avoid those photobombers today. Moreover, she hopes you get some sacred window whiffies. Happy Wednesday!



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Doodle of the Day:


And there's yet another weird and random bit of concept art I'm working on. Some of these are pure and simple experimentation.



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Tip of the Day: 

Our last tip in the parasite discussion is all about preventatives. We've already mentioned the importance of keeping up on administering parasite preventatives for your furbaby, even year round if possible. But, there's more to it than just that.

First, make sure you are administering a preventative only to the species for which it is intended. This can be crucial, and even a life or death scenario. For example, some preventatives formulated for dogs can have devastating effects on cats. This is because preventatives for dogs can contain pyrethrin/pyrethroid, which is safe for dogs. Cats, on the other hand, are highly sensitive to this compound, and it is toxic to them. This is not only something to keep in mind when purchasing or using preventatives directly on a cat, but also when using preventatives on a dog who lives with or has contact with cats. Do your research and discuss with your veterinarian the best preventatives and methods for keeping both your kitties and pups healthy and safe.

Second, keep in mind that many preventatives have age and/or weight cut-offs. Many are for cats and dogs 8 weeks and older, and are for specific weight ranges. Again, read labels, know your furbaby's age and weight, and discuss any questions or concerns with your veterinarian.

Lastly, we have a tip we just very recently gave, but we're still going to reiterate it now. And that tip is to be careful and wary of preventatives that are not recommended or sold by veterinarians. There are many preventatives out there that are off-brands and considered "cheap" options. This is in instance, though, when you don't want to go "cheap", or off-brand. There have been reports of cats and dogs who have fallen ill or who have died after being given certain off-brand preventatives. Don't risk your furbaby's life. Know the preventatives that veterinarians recommend and sell, do your research, and stick to the products that have proven the most effective and safe for kitties and pups.

11 comments:

Cleo said...

Photobomber, I know, but this is such a sweet photograph.

Zoolatry said...

No, no ... no way is this a photobomb: it is a really awesome and purr-fect photo! Love it!

The Island Cats said...

That window looks big enough to share, Astrid. :)

Timmy Tomcat said...

We finally have sun and warm so the windows are open fur whiffies today YAY You two look like something smells really really interesting

Catscue Catmom said...

That is the sweetest photo-bombed window whiffie ever!

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

Mudpie agrees - window whiffies are indeed sacred!

pilch92 said...

Such a cute photobomber. Adorable drawing too. And excellent tips, as always.

messymimi said...

Awww, but sharing is fun! At least, that’s what i tried to tell my children all of the time.

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

Being cats, we sort of think EVAN got photobombed.

On the other paw, we did have an group "AWWWW" about the picture...

meowmeowmans said...

Astrid, we think Evan loves you so much that he wanted to do what you were doing. Yup. That's what we think! :)

Robin said...

Oh, those photobombers! Sorry that you had to share your window today, Astrid. Great advice on the parasite preventatives too. Too many people try to put preventatives intended for dogs on cats. It's so sad when a pet becomes ill that way.