Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Woof Woof Wednseday

Last week Astrid celebrated her birthday and showed off her birthday cookies. Remember seeing these?

Now, do you want to know what Astrid thought of her birthday cookies?

She thought they were lip-licking good! That photo above is pretty much a blooper, but it gets Astrid's point across. Speaking of bloopers, though, do you want to see another one from this pup?

Yikes. That was probably Astrid's face when she realized she had eaten the last birthday cookie. That was a devastating moment for her.

Happy Wednesday, friends!

Doodle of the Day

Tip of the Day

Yesterday, as part of National Cat Health Month, our tip involved food allergies. Keep in mind, though, that cats can of course be allergic to any number of things, not just food. Symptoms such as itchy skin, hair loss, rashes, and so forth can also result from seasonal and airborne allergies, allergies to fleas, and any number of other allergens. A cat can even be allergic to fragrances and other components in items such as cat litter or laundry detergent.

That all being said, if your kitty has dermatological or even respiratory signs of allergies, try to pinpoint when it started, and discuss this with your veterinarian as needed. Keep track of if your cat displays symptoms year-round, or if the symptoms are new. Does your cat have scabs or bites on their skin? Is he or she on monthly preventatives for fleas? Did you start using a new kind of cat litter? What about a new kind of laundry detergent with which you've cleaned blankets and bedding? Think back to even weeks or months ago, as allergies can take time to manifest. If the onset of symptoms can be tracked down to exposure to a new litter or other removable or remediable environmental factor, then it might be an easy fix. If your kitty is diagnosed as having seasonal or airborne allergies, though, then you can discuss with your veterinarian what might be done to help your kitty stay as itch-free and comfortable as possible.


The Island Cats said...

Those cookies were almost too pretty to eat...almost. We're glad you enjoyed them, Astrid.

Eastside Cats said...

One pet store that we frequent, Astrid, has the dog cookies right at the check-out, and they look so good that I want to eat them!

Marg said...

Oh Astrid, those cookies look yummy. Bet they were tasty. You all have a great day.

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

Glad you enjoyed your cookies, Astrid! What's behind the bookcase? Mysterious :)

pilch92 said...

Cute photos of Astrid. Glad she has a nice birthday. I like the drawing too. And as always, excellent tips.

meowmeowmans said...

Wow, those are some delicious looking cookies, Astrid. We don't blame you for being bummed when they ran out. We're glad you had a nice b-day!

messymimi said...

Yep, i'd be upset if i had no more cookies, too. Hope you all have a great day!