Sunday, November 29, 2020

Sunday Selfie With a Sleepy Boy

Thank you all for the purrs and prayers for Evan yesterday! He is doing very well. The vet discovered that Evan has a UTI. The UTI has likely caused his incontinence to worsen, which is why he's been leaking urine nearly every time he sleeps. In turn, it was all that urine leakage, on top of his obsessive licking of the area, that caused the skin near Evan's urethra to become so irritated. Since Evan is not all that cooperative for me when it comes to cleaning him up back there, the vet cleaned him up really well. The vet even shaved away the fur that was catching all the urine from his incontinence so that it wouldn't cause the skin to get further irritated. Evan looks like a little baboon now, but the area already looks so much less irritated, and I'm better able to help him keep it clean and dry now, and that makes me happy. Evan was given some antibiotics and is already acting like he feels much better. He hasn't licked the irritated area even once since we returned home from the vet, and given that he was obsessed with licking the area before, that's already a great sign.

Evan has a selfie to share that he snapped while happily snoozing after returning home from the vet yesterday. He was cuddled up next to his this mom of his, it was pretty dark in the room, and it's just generally not great quality, but it shows how sleepy yet cute he is and so it's the selfie he's sharing.

Happy Sunday, friends!


Festive Flashback Doodle of the Day

We'll finally be back on track with our new Christmas doodles tomorrow, which is when we'll finally share our festive poem and its festive doodle for last week's Thoroughly Poetic Thursday challenge. For today, though, we have a festive flashback that relates to yesterday's festive flashback doodle. Like yesterday's doodle, this is one is from last year and includes some Christmas pudding.


Tip of the Day

We're continuing our discussion on Thanksgiving food through to the end of November. For today, keep in mind that food safety around pets isn't just related to food preparation and eating. Safety precautions should continue even after you've finished your meal. What are we getting at? We're reminding you to be aware of dishes in the sink and food scraps or wrappers in the trash. Illness and emergencies can result if your furbaby licks off of plates in the sink that contain remnants of dangerous foods, or if they find their way into the trashcan where scraps or bones reside. So, be aware and take precautions to keep your pup or kitty safe from dangerous foods even after the feast is over. Immediately rinse or wash plates and keep the sink clear of dangerous food debris. Also take out the trash if it contains dangerous food items, or keep it securely hidden away from your furbaby.


Catscue said...

Sweet Evan, I am so glad you were diagnosed and helped get better. We're sending purrs, pawsitives and POTP your way. Hugs.

catladymac said...

He looks like he feels so much better ! Getting some much-needed rest no doubt. Purrs !

pilch92 said...

I am glad Evan is doing better already. He looks very content snoozing. I like the drawing, your tortie ones are some of my favorites. Great tips too.

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

Precious selfie, Evan. And you know your tortie and plum pudding doodles are some of my favorites!

The Island Cats said...

We are so glad that Evan is doing better now and that it was something as simple as a UTI...though we know UTIs aren’t really pleasant but we’re glad it wasn’t something more serious.

messymimi said...

Praying Evan has a speedy recovery!

Erin the Cat Princess said...

Awww! What a great shot! I do lots of that sortof selfie these days, vet or not. Heres hoping all Evan's little problems go away very soon, and in time for Christmas.
Lots of purrs

meowmeowmans said...

We're so happy that Evan is on his way to being better. Thank goodness it is something that is treatable.

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

Great news about Evan. Such a sweet selfie!

Pam and Teddy said...

Mom and I have happy hearts hearing that our friend Evan is better already....we are sure he's resting easier now!

Hugs, Teddy