Apparently we're sharing lots of flashback photos this week. I mentioned yesterday how I recently went through old images from our blog, and I was reminded of some oldie but goodie photos we've shared over the past couple years. Yesterday we shared flashback photos of Tonks and Evan, so how about today we share some flashbacks of Astrid? These flashbacks come from a couple years ago, when we wanted to prove to you all that Astrid doesn't spend every second of her day pouting in the window. Sometimes she smiles. Especially when she gets to go for her daily walk.
Happy Wednesday, friends!
Though rare, did you know that our furbabies can get lice? The lice our kitties and pups can get, though, are not the same that we humans get. In fact, lice are species-specific. Humans get a certain kind of lice, dogs can become infested with a different kind of lice, and yet a different type of lice affects cats. In other words, we cannot get lice from our furbabies, and they cannot get it from us. Again, though, lice in our furbabies is not terribly common. Still, it is important to know that it's not impossible.
Signs of lice might include your furbaby itching, scratching, or biting at affected areas of their body. You also might even be able to see the lice or their eggs, more or less white in color, on your furbaby. A lice infestation and its symptoms will likely more heavily affect cats or dogs who are sick, elderly, or have a compromised immune system.
Just as we have noted with all of the parasites we've previously discussed, if you have any concern that your kitty or pup is infested with lice, of course have them seen by your veterinarian as soon as possible. Your veterinarian will be able to prescribe a treatment for eradicating lice. In addition, don't forget that with parasites such as lice, your furbaby's environment might also need to be rid of the infestation. As always, discuss any and all concerns with your veterinarian.