Guess what? It suddenly feels like spring here these days!
How's the weather in your corner of the world? Are you still in the midst of winter? Does spring feel like it's on the horizon? Or are you like us and already experiencing weather suited for spring?
I've been working on a couple of new spring series of doodles for this month of March. I want to make a bit more headway on them before I start sharing them, though. In addition, while I'm working on these spring doodles for March, I'm also already planning out and intend to get a head start on the doodles I'll be sharing for this year's April A to Z Challenge. My theme for this year's A to Z Challenge is going to be a bit odd, but what's new around here. Anyway, my point is that if I share new doodles less frequently and a bit sporadically in March, it's because I'm also trying to get ahead on the fact that I'll be sharing a brand new doodle every single day in April. There will still certainly be a doodle shared every day in March, though, because in addition to new ones, we have a ton of flashback doodles to share. Like this one:
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.