Wednesday, November 10, 2021

A Windowless Woof Woof Wednesday

Now, why on earth isn't pup Astrid pouting in the window like she usually does? Oh, that's right. She lost the window to a certain little tabby. Again.

Happy Wednesday, friends!


Flashback Doodle of the Day

I found another flashback doodle that's sort of a holiday mashup. At the very least it's a seasonal mashup. This one's from 2018, and I'm pretty sure this sort of thing actually happened that year.

And while we're at the whole raking thing, how about this one also from 2018?

Our new series of holiday mashup doodles starts tomorrow, with one to go along with this week's poem for Angel Sammy's Thoroughly Poetic Thursday challenge.

Tip of the Day

Continuing on with our tips for National Pet Diabetes Awareness Month, today we're here to say that, of course, always administer a diabetic cat or dog's insulin and other treatments as discussed with your veterinarian. The amount, frequency, and sometimes even timing of insulin administered to a diabetic furbaby is very important for getting blood glucose under control. For this reason, be sure that you understand how to administer the insulin, which is injected beneath the skin, and have your veterinarian give explanations and demonstrations as needed. Also make sure that you understand the proper storage and preparation of insulin. In most cases, insulin needs to be refrigerated, and before administration it is often suggested that the bottle of insulin be rolled between the hands in order to prepare it for administration. Then there is also the important step of pulling up the insulin into the syringe for administration. If you have any questions or concerns with any of these steps, never hesitate to ask your veterinarian. And, of course, immediately let your veterinarian know if you notice any changes in behavior that might indicate that an adjustment to the insulin dosage is needed. Keep a close eye on your diabetic kitty or pup's water intake, eating habits, bathroom habits, activity level, and other such factors, as all of these can be affected by either high or low blood glucose levels. You know your furbaby best and spend the most time with them, so do be sure to keep a close eye on them and inform your veterinarian of any concerns you have.


Eastside Cats said...

It's not the size of the cat, but the size of the cat's attitude!
Otherwise, Astrid would just use her size to take over.

pilch92 said...

Very cute photos and drawings. I hope to never need insulin for my cats, but I often go to my niece's in-laws to give their cat insulin when they are not going to be home. I am lucky Gizmo is a sweet boy.

The Island Cats said...

Thimble doesn't like to share, does she Astrid???

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

Astrid is so understanding!

messymimi said...

Sometimes i wish the window was big enough for the both of you.