Today's Mancat Monday stars Evan...and his toesies!
These toesies belong to Evan's paralyzed back legs, and I love them so much. My specially abled boy is my little hero.
Happy Monday, friends!
Flashback Doodle of the Day
For the next week or so, we'll be sharing mostly flashback doodles. After the craziness that was April, with nearly daily doodles and lots of technical difficulties, I think I'd like to use this week to a bit more leisurely work on new doodles that I can start sharing again next week. May should not be even remotely as wild as April was at our house and on our blog, and I'm looking forward to getting back to regular programming.
Anyway. A lot of the flashback doodles for this week will come from last year's April A to Z Challenge, during which calico angel Rosie turned into a bit of a chef, ran her own restaurant, and shared her kitchen concoctions with us all. So, how about some donuts today?
Tip of the Day:
Yesterday we discussed some of the potential symptoms of heartworm disease. Today's tip is a simple one grounded in a bit of common sense. And that is, if your kitty or pup is showing signs of potential heartworm disease, or if you have any concern regarding the disease for any reason, of course schedule an appointment for your furbaby to be seen by their veterinarian as soon as possible. Furthermore, this is the time to discuss heartworm testing with your veterinarian, and of course to ask questions as needed to understand the process.
That being said, keep in mind that there is a relatively simple heartworm blood test for dogs. It is recommended that this testing be done at least annually, or as needed. On the other hand, testing for heartworms is not as easily done in cats. We will discuss this a bit further tomorrow, but typical blood tests for heartworms do not always offer as definitive results in cats as they do in dogs. In cats, a heartworm antigen or heartworm antibody test can be done. Another option is to have imaging done, such as chest x-rays. Though not always simple or easy, as long as you and your veterinarian work together, it is possible to determine if your kitty has heartworms. So, if you have any concern whatsoever that your kitty, or your pup, might be at risk of heartworm disease, do not hesitate to schedule a vet visit for testing.