Monday, February 17, 2020

The Calm Before the Storm

Evan is here today to show you all the calm before the storm.

You are indeed seeing Evan snoozing in a sea of blankets on the couch. Relaxation doesn't always last long at our house, though. A certain little sister of Evan's showed up during the nap you see him taking above. That little sister stirred up the storm that broke Evan's calm. If you're hoping to see the storm that shattered Evan's calm, you'll have to wait until tomorrow. To be continued.

Evan and all of us here hope you have a magnificent Monday!

Doodle of the Day

Tip of the Day

We have a couple more tips related to this National Cat Health Care Month. These last ones are some random bits and pieces to help keep your kitty as happy and healthy as possible. Today it's all about those ears. Just as with humans, our kitties' ears can get a bit dirty. Wax can accumulate in a cat's ears, and can even become impacted. Your vet will likely check your cat's ears during their regular exams, but in between those times, if needed, you can help keep your kitty's ears clean at home. The safest thing to do is to ask your veterinarian not only if and how often your kitty needs those ears washed, but also what ear cleanser to use. Many veterinary offices will have pet-friendly ear cleaning solutions available. Some of these simply require that you drip some in the cat's ear and then rub the base of the ear. It can often be as simple and easy as that, if that is something your veterinarian thinks is of benefit to your kitty.

Also related to ear health is allergies. Airborne allergies can lead to itchy ears, just as can food allergies. Ear infections can result from such allergies, or from other potential causes. No matter the reason, always be sure to keep an eye on those ears. Does your kitty hold one or both ears down? Does he or she scratch at them? Are there scabs or hair loss around the ears? Are the ears warm to the touch? Do they have a strange odor to them? Ear infections, or other issues of the ear, can of course manifest in a variety of ways. So, if you have any concerns, do discuss the topic with a veterinarian. If there is an infection, antibiotics for the affected ear or ears will be necessary to treat the infection. Infections in the ear can lead to permanent damage if left untreated, so though it may seem like a small concern, that's not necessarily the case.

The ears are just one of the many parts of your kitty that can affect their overall health and happiness. So, keep an eye on those ears!


Lone Star Cats said...

MOL, sounds like our house - it don't stay calm for long!

Pam and Teddy said...

Poor Evan.....a guy grabs a nice snooze spot and goes to dreamyland then a little sister comes along and...........well............I guess we'll find that out tomorrow!

Hugs, Teddy

The Island Cats said...

Oh no. Sounds like Evan's purrfect nap got interrupted.

Catscue Catmom said...

Enjoy that nap while you can Evan!

World of Animals, Inc said...

Happy Monday, Evan!! We wish we were still in that position in bed still. We have to wait until tomorrow for the storm that accorded when disturbing your nap. Have a fantastic rest of your day.
World of Animals

Marg said...

That happens around our house too. Evan, hope you were able to get another nap. Have a fantastic day.

Eastside Cats said...

Evan, sorry to hear that your easy was interrupted!

pilch92 said...

Evan is such a cutie. I hope his sister wasn't mean to him. Very cute drawing. And excellent tips. I am always cleaning kitty ears.

The Swiss Cats said...

MOL ! Enjoy the calm before being disturbed, Evan ! Purrs

messymimi said...

There is always something brewing, cats just cannot let other sleeping cats lie for long.

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

Nothing worse than an interrupted nap!