Sunday, February 9, 2020

Nosy Sunday Selfie

Evan agreed to snap a selfie for you all today. He decided to make it a nosy one.

Evan hopes you all enjoy seeing his nose and its freckles today. He's quite proud of them.

Happy Sunday!

Flashback Doodle of the Day

I misspoke yesterday. We're not sharing our first doodle in our new Valentine's series today. Today we're sharing our last flashback doodle from last year's Valentine's Day series of doodles. Then, the rest of this week will be all new Valentine's doodles. Even our poem and its illustration on Thursday will have Valentine's Day vibes going on. For today, though, here's a special little doodle I scribbled up last year as a special Valentine's message.

Tip of the Day

February is not only Spay/Neuter Awareness Month and Pet Dental Health Care Month, but also National Cat Health Month. We've already given tips on the first two, so now we're of course moving on to some tips for keeping those kitties healthy. Our first such tip is to take your cat to the veterinarian for a checkup on an annual basis at the least. In general, a health check is recommended at least every 6 to 12 months. More regular vet visits are of course recommended for any cats with known illnesses, such as kidney disease, hyperthyroidism, diabetes, and cancer, among others.

Visits with the veterinarian do not always just simply mean a quick exam, though. Depending on your furbaby's health, lifestyle, and any other important factors, you will of course have to take into consideration vaccinations, blood work, urinalyses, fecal exams, and so forth. Your veterinarian will be able to discuss and offer recommendations on how and when to proceed with these. For example, discuss with your veterinarian your cat's risk for certain illnesses, and discuss any related vaccinations. When it comes to blood work and urinalyses, these are often recommended at least yearly for seniors cats, such as those who have reached 7 or so years of age. This could allow for early detection of certain diseases. More frequent blood work is of course recommended for those with known kidney disease, diabetes, and a variety of other diseases.

The long and short of this tip is that your cat should be seen by a veterinarian at least once a year, or more frequently if needed. A veterinarian's exam, as well as blood work and other tests, can help reveal any issues that might be arising, whether or not your kitty is showing any signs of illness. Cats are professionals at hiding disease, so exams and tests could, quite literally, be lifesavers.


Marg said...

Thanks Evan. We enjoy seeing your cute nose. You all have a fantastic day.

The Island Cats said...

The mom wants to kiss that cute nose of yours, Evan.

Pam and Teddy said...

Love that nose sniffs out the best napping spots in the whole house!

Hugs, Teddy

meowmeowmans said...

Evan, you are so handsome! May we smooch your nosie?

Catscue Catmom said...

Evan, you are so handsome! I love that nose with it's freckles and your eyes are beautiful!

Erin the Cat Princess said...

Can't beat a few freckles here and there to make the day seem rosier.
Throw in a few whiskers and some feline fur and it is downright perfect ;)

The Swiss Cats said...

Lovely selfie, Evan ! Purrs

Eastside Cats said...

Purrfect, Evan!
Taking Da Boyz to the vet is top on my to-do list!

pilch92 said...

Evan is a handsome boy. I love the drawing. Excellent tips too. XO

Dash Kitten Crew said...

Even is the cutest nose out there. Have a good Sunday;:-)

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

I'd love to boop that nose! And there's no greater love story than a pet adoption :)

Lone Star Cats said...

Cute selfie!

messymimi said...

Awww! Love the selfie and the doodle.