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