Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Woof Woof Wednesday

I don't believe you've seen pup Astrid pouting in the window recently. Let's remedy that.

Happy Wednesday, friends!


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Flashback Doodle of the Day


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Tip of the Day

Today's tip can relate to our own furbabies, as well as ferals, strays, and other animals who live outdoors. When ice comes into play during the winter months, be very cautious when using salt, or ice melt. Most traditional salts on the market contain ingredients that can be toxic and can irritate cats' and dogs' paw pads. Irritation can also occur in the mouth, as well as in the intestinal tract, which is a concern if the animal directly ingests the salt or licks it off of their paws after walking through it. So, for the sake of your furbabies as well as ferals and other outdoor animals, avoid using typical ice melts. Instead, do your research or ask your veterinarian for recommendations on pet-safe ice melts. There are some ice melts on the market that are far more safe than typical salt used for melting ice, but even some labeled as pet-friendly can still contain ingredients that might be questionable. For this reason, it is always important to do your research. You can also opt for other alternatives, such as tossing some sand or other other similar, safe substrate on top of ice that forms in the winter. Sand and other such materials can allow for better traction and reduced slippage on ice, while avoiding chemicals included in many ice melts.

9 comments:

Eastside Cats said...

Good to see you, Astrid!

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

So cute x

Timmy Tomcat said...

She so misses summertime

Marv, Jo Jo, Komo, Cinnamon & Angel Nellie said...

Cinnamon agrees with Astrid! Have a wonderfully Happy Day!

pilch92 said...

Nice to seeAstrid in her favorite pose. CUte flashback and great tips too. XO

Catscue said...

Pretty Astrid, what do you see out that window?

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

Happy Hump Day, Astrid!

messymimi said...

Awww, happy Wednesday to you, too.

meowmeowmans said...

Yay! In the midst of a crazy world, it sure is good to know there's still our pal Astrid pouting and looking out the window. :)