Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Come Hither

Tonks has something to tell you all. What does she have to say, you ask? Well, she's obviously saying, "Come hither."

Don't you just love Tonks' seductive look there? I happen to find this calico irresistible. Can you blame me?

Happy Tuesday, friends!

Flashback Doodle of the Day

It's time for another flashback doodle. Since we're still in a cats and books sort of mood, how about yet another doodle from last year starring none other than a cat and some books? You could say this one in particular stars our house panther Winky, who happens to be the sister of the aforementioned calico Tonks.

Our Tip of the Day:

And so continue our tips for National Pet Poison Awareness Month. We've mentioned before the benefits of having a first aid kit for your furbaby. What's more, a first aid kit would do well to take the potential for poisoning into consideration. For example, it could be beneficial to have 3% hydrogen peroxide as part of a pet first aid kit, as this can be used to induce vomiting, most commonly in dogs. For poisons that involve skin contact, dish soap could potentially be used to help remove the offending agent, and so even that could be included in a pet first aid kit.

All of the above being said, though, it is most wise to never try to treat a poisoned cat or dog without first contacting a veterinarian. This is because, depending on the type of toxic substance involved in a poison event, and even sometimes depending on the particular animal's overall health status, certain treatments could do more harm than good. For example, if your furbaby ingested a corrosive agent, inducing vomiting could cause even more damage. For reasons such as these, always contact a veterinarian immediately when poisoning is known or suspected. A veterinarian can inform you if or what first aid you can perform, and you can then use items from your pet first aid kit to offer immediate care as recommended. Of course, getting your furbaby to a veterinarian in an emergency is still crucial. But, first aid treatment can certainly help stall or treat the effects of a toxicity.


The Island Cats said...

Tonks, we would definitely come hither.

Eastside Cats said...

Are you sure that's a 'come hither' look, or rather, "I have half a mind to bite you!" glare instead?

World of Animals, Inc said...

Happy Tuesday, Tonks!! We just love your lovely look into the camera. We hope that you are having a wonderful day. Thanks for sharing the flashback doodle. Nothing like a beautiful quiet day for some book reading. Have a great day.
World of Animals

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

I'd be tickling that tummy in a heartbeat!

pilch92 said...

Tonks is such a cutie. I like the drawing too. And excellent tips.

messymimi said...

It is certainly time for skritches!