Sunday, August 18, 2019

Sunday Selfies

Thimble decided she wanted to snap a couple of selfies soon after returning home from her dental surgery on Thursday.

The only thing was that Thimble was still a bit drugged up, and so she couldn't quite see straight or stay awake.

If the lighting of Thimble's selfies still, yet again, seems off, you can most definitely blame this here human. Generally speaking, I feel like my new phone takes pretty decent photos. I'm still trying to figure it out in its entirety, though, and the setting for photo lighting is eluding me. I always get bested by technology.

In more important news, Thimble is doing great after her dental surgery. She had a crown amputation and has sutures in her mouth, and so she's not supposed to eat dry food. Let me tell you, that's a tough thing to ensure when there are five other cats in the house, including a hind limb paralyzed fella who needs food in readily accessible places that Thimble can also easily reach. I keep having to distract Thimble from the dry food by refilling the moist food bowls with her favorite canned food and, of course, her beloved baby food. Luckily, that usually does the trick.

On another note, Thimble does not like the taste of her antibiotics, but she takes them nonetheless. Thimble is a gagger, though, and she always has been. Even just the smell of her antibiotics now makes Thimble quite literally gag. The poor girl is such a trouper, though, and she lets me shoot those antibiotics in her mouth despite the fact that she despises them with a passion.

Of course, Thimble's sharing her selfies for the Sunday Selfie Blog Hop, hosted by the Kitties Blue over at The Cat on My Head.

Thimble and all of us here wish you a stupendous Sunday!

Doodle of the Day:

I'm indeed still in a spooky sort of mood, but now I'm also in the mood to doodle up some books. So, that means this:

Did you know?
Did you know that cats and dogs are frequently given antibiotics that are flavored like bubblegum or banana? You'd think that our kitties and pups would be prescribed antibiotics in flavors such as tuna or chicken. But, alas, amoxicillin for our furbabies often comes in a bubblegum flavor. Clavamox is another variation that often comes flavored like banana. The primary reason for this is that these medications are safe for both human and furry children, and for the sake of manufacturing and financial ease, veterinary clinics are often stocked up with antibiotics in flavors used for humans. It's often the same medication for both human and furry children, just with different packaging. If you've ever wondered why your kitty or pup's antibiotics or other medication smell or look like bubblegum or banana, therefore, that might be why.

The above being said, there are ways to get almost any prescribed medication in a flavor more palatable for your kitty or pup. There are various specialty pharmacies throughout the nation and world that are able to put various drugs in suspensions, for example, that taste like tuna, chicken, or other flavors. These options are often more expensive, but it's at least important to know it's an option. Therefore, if there's a medication you are struggling to administer to your furbaby and you're worried it's because of the taste, consider discussing other options with your veterinarian.


Catscue Catmom said...

Brave Thimble! I'm so glad your surgery went well.

meowmeowmans said...

Thimble, we are so glad your dental surgery went well. And we love your sleepy selfies. :)

We hope your antibiotics are finished soon.

Hugs to you all!

pilch92 said...

Thimble is a cutie. I am glad she is doing well. I have always wondered why they make antibiotics bubble gum flavored for cats- strange. My Prancie is a gagger too- all she needs to do is look at a dairy product and she gags, then proceeds to eat it. Cute drawing. Have a nice day! XO

Katie and The Katz said...

Hi Thimble! So glad to hear that your dental surgery went well and that you are doing your best to take your meds. I knew why antibiotics were flavored for kids vs pets but didn't know there were pet flavored options available.

We are back to blogging with KFM Newz! Hope you can stop by. Working on this new theme and not entirely happy with it - seems bulky.

Love the new header and always your wonderful art!

Purrz from Katie the Mom.

Erin the Cat Princess said...

A delightful selfie, even more so knowing that Thimble wasn't feeling quite herself at the time. We hopes she mends quickly so everyone can settle back to normal eating habits.

The Swiss Cats said...

We're glad everything went well for your dental, Thimble ! Beautiful selfie ! Purrs

Eastside Cats said...

Hoping that you heal up well, and quickly, Thimble!
I adore that ghost cat doodle! I would wear a shirt with that on it! Or earrings...

messymimi said...

Thimble, i am glad you are being such a good patient.

Scary books have no season.

When the children were little, i had to make sure i didn’t mix up their antibiotics with those of the cats, they are the same. It only happened a couple of times that i had cats and a child on meds at the same time.

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

Couldnt' quite see straight...MOL. Poor baby girl. I'm sure your human appreciates you being so brave. Love that doodle!

Pam and Teddy said...

Thimble we're glad that you're recovering from that dental surgery - not fun is it but you're being very brave. I know you make your Mom proud!

Hugs, Teddy