Sunday, January 30, 2022

Happy Munday?

There are some technical difficulties going on over here in our corner of the world, which is nothing new and which my technologically challenged self is trying to sort out. With that said, we're going to have this late Sunday post count as both our Sunday and Monday post. Does that mean this is our Munday post? Yeah? Well then, let's just get right on to some selfies from a handsome mancat for this Munday post.

Does that count as a blooper? What about these next two?

Bloopers or not, Evan hopes you all enjoyed seeing him!

We're sending you all warm wishes!

Doodle of the Day

Can you believe we have yet another red truck doodle to share?


Tip of the Day

Today is likely our last tip in our winter safety series. For this last tip, we're going to do an overview of winter weather concerns, and remind you of some of the signs to look out for that might indicate a furbaby is struggling with the winter elements. To begin, when outdoors in the cold winter months, closely observe your kitty or pup and watch for shivering, a hunched up position, restlessness, whining, lifting paws off of the ground, redness of the ears, and other signs that the furbaby is becoming too cold. On extremely cold days, frostbite and hypothermia can happen fast, which is why it is not only important to closely monitor a furbaby who might need to venture outdoors even for a short time, but to also reduce time outdoors as much as possible. Also monitor your kitties and pups indoors, and ensure that they are remaining warm with sufficient heating and bedding.

Coldness, frostbite, and hypothermia are not the only issues that can arise in the winter, though. Injury to the paws, for example, is another potential. Pups and kitties who go outdoors can be affected by the cold ground, and by the snow, ice, and ice melts that might cover the ground in the winter. For this reason, be watchful for paw pads that are dry, cracking, bleeding, or otherwise injured, and monitor for lifting of the paws or altered ambulation.

The winter issues don't end there, though, as many more potential concerns can arise from the harsh cold of winter. For example, dryness of winter air and heated homes can lead to dryness of the coat and skin  When it comes to this, be on the lookout for itching, scratching, dander, and a dull coat. Yet another system of the body that can be affected by the winter months is the respiratory system. Dry, cold air can affect asthma and other such ailments, so be on the alert for coughing and other similar signs.

Winter can be a harsh time of the year, as you all certainly know. It can be hard on us, and also of course our furbabies. For this reason, always monitor your furbaby when outdoors but also when indoors. Over the past couple of weeks we've discussed some of the potential ways to combat the various issues that might arise due to the harsh winter weather. What it comes down to, though, is that it is important to monitor your furbaby, and if you have any concerns regarding their health and comfort, to never hesitate discussing this with your veterinarian in order to keep your kitty or pup as cozy as possible even on those cold winter days.


Eastside Cats said...

Cutie pie, Evan!

pilch92 said...

I love the first shot of Evan. He is such a cutie. Nice drawing and excellent tips too. XO

Kinley Westie said...

Too cute Evan!

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

Hello, cutie! Good luck with your tech difficulties :)

meowmeowmans said...

Your Munday post turned out great. Hope you get those technical difficulties sorted out soon.

Hi, handsome Evan!

messymimi said...

Evan, you are very entertaining. Stay warm!

The Island Cats said...

Evan, you're too cute to be a blooper.