Though this doodle was inspired by real life events, it's also a tad bit of a liar. For example, despite what this doodle might indicate, I have not hung ornaments on a Christmas tree in years. This is for obvious reasons. At our house, Christmas ornaments are hung on garland that is strung high on the wall. A cat has only managed to reach that garland once ever, and measures have been taken to hopefully prevent that from happening again.
We hope you have a merry sort of day!
Tip of the Day
Our last tip for Pet Diabetes Awareness Month is to schedule regular checkups with your veterinarian. Even if a furbaby's diabetes has been under control for a prolonged period of time, or even in a potential case of diabetic remission, it is still wise to schedule regular vet visits. Regardless of how long a cat or dog has been living with diabetes, regular bloodwork and urinalyses, for example, are very important for monitoring their overall health and status. Bloodwork in the form of frucotsamine checks can help reveal if blood sugar has indeed been staying steady over a longer period of time, as a fructosamine test can indicate the average blood glucose level over the span of the past 2 or 3 weeks. This is beneficial as it gives a broader view of diabetes regulation, far more so than just a single-moment blood glucose check. In addition, regular urinalyses can help check for glucose or ketones in the urine, or for signs of UTI, which are sometimes common in diabetic cats and dogs. As always, it is better to be safe than sorry, so never forget the importance of regular vet visits.