Saturday, January 29, 2022

Caturday Art

We'll be doing yet another stint of bookish doodles very soon, but for now here's another snowy scene.

Warm wishes to all!

Tip of the Day

Our series of winter safety tips has already covered wiping off those paws when they've been in contact with snow, ice, ice melts, and so forth. Today's tip relates to all of that, and is to regularly check your furbaby's cute little toes. It is of course important to always ensure that your furbaby and his or her paws are free or injury, but this is something that is especially important in the winter. The cold and dry air, as well as the cold ground that might be covered in snow, ice, ice melts, and other substrate in the winter, can potentially lead to dry, cracked, bleeding, and overall uncomfortable paw pads. This is why it is important for you to regularly check your pup or kitty's paws in the winter, and of course year round. Be especially vigilant of the condition of paws that frequently go outdoors.

If you do notice your furbaby's paw pads are dry, cracking, or bleeding, or if they are displaying any discomfort when walking, consider options for treating and combating paw pad dryness and discomfort. There are pet paw salves on the market that are intended to combat dryness and to protect paws pads that often go outdoors. In some cases, petroleum jelly might be deemed safe to wipe onto the paw pads before they head outdoors, but this is sometimes a debated option. More importantly, when it comes to the health, safety, and comfort of your furbaby and their paws, it is of course always recommended to discuss the matter with a veterinarian. A veterinarian can check for any damage to the paws, and can also best recommend treatment for or prevention of dryness, cracking, and other injury to the paw pads. So, do be observant of the state of your kitty or pup's paws, and seek veterinary care if you have any concerns.


Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

Beautiful snowy art!

The Island Cats said...

That is such a fun snowy scene!

pilch92 said...

I LOVE the drawing. It reminds me of my house. Great tips too. XO

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

Love it! Very timely weekend for this doodle too :) We haven't gotten a flake though.

messymimi said...

Stay warm and safe!

meowmeowmans said...

We love that snowy drawing. Even more than the actual snowy scene at our place today. :)

Erin the Cat Princess said...

Your wintery pictures are always so lovely. Youe snow scenes are definitely better than the real thing too. :)