Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Woof Woof Wednesday

We've almost reached October. Things are getting spookier by the day around here.

Happy Wednesday!

Doodle of the Day

As we mentioned above, it's almost October. Feeling spooky yet?

Tip of the Day

As we mentioned yesterday, September is Animal Pain Awareness Month, and so the last days of this month will include tips relating to that very topic. Yesterday's tip was about some of the signs and symptoms you might notice if your furbaby is in pain. Today's tip relates to, of course, taking your kitty in for a veterinary exam should they be showing signs of pain. By way of examination and other potential diagnostic tests, a reason for any pain your furbaby is feeling might be deduced.

Moreover, if or when your veterinarian describes medications to treat or regulate your furbaby's pain, always monitor them closely. This is often especially important after the first doses of a new medication. Depending on the reason for pain, as well as depending on the individual animal, different medications can vary in their efficacy and side effects. Of course, some pain medications will, by nature, cause drowsiness or other such side effects. In some cases, though, there are other things to look out for. For example, some animals have noticeably adverse reactions to certain drugs, such as respiratory distress, hives or swelling, vomiting, or diarrhea. There are also cases when an animal might have a hypersensitivity to certain medications, making typical side effects, such as drowsiness, even more pronounced than anticipated or safe. Therefore, after giving your kitty or pup a pain medication (or, in truth, any medication), be sure to observe them carefully. If you notice any concerning or abnormal side effects in your cat or dog, of course do not hesitate to contact your veterinarian.


The Island Cats said...

Your spooky friends are taking over, Astrid.

meowmeowmans said...

No matter how spooky things are, Astrid just keeps on being adorable. :)

Love that doodle, especially the one "ghost" holding it's good jack o' lantern with its tail.

Catscue said...

Precious Astrid! I love the doodle too, ghost furbabies, darling. A very good tip today as well.

pilch92 said...

Astrid is a cutie and I love the drawing. Great tips too. Sammy is going to the vet today, not for pain, but for 3 weeks of sneezing.

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

You have the sweetest face, Astrid!

messymimi said...

That looks like plenty of spooky to me!

Timmy Tomcat said...

Come on Astrid perk up pup