Happy Friday! We're going to get right into the Friendly Fill-Ins Challenge. If you'd like to join us, please do! Ellen of 15andmeowing came up with the first two fill-in statements, and I came up with the second two.
1. You don't have to convince me to _________.
(Social media sites really started gaining traction when I was in high school or thereabouts, and back then it seemed like an intriguing and promising idea. I still think social media does have some beneficial uses, but over the years I also have more solidly come to the opinion that it can be very toxic. This of course depends on the situation and the individuals involved, but I have seen some stories and instances of social media doing major harm. I'm also of the belief that social media simply allows for petty, superficial, and sometimes just ludicrous interactions to occur. This of course is not always the case, and it's also just my opinion. But, I've honestly become quite annoyed with how social media is used these days and so there are now only a couple forms of it that I willingly use.)
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.