Saturday, February 26, 2022

Caturday Art

I'm (finally) scanning a bunch of my new doodles today. That is, once my scanner finishes the updates that it's taking its sweet time on. For today, we'll share one last flashback winter doodle that I scribbled up a couple years ago. Part of me wonders if I already re-shared this one this year, but I also kind of don't think I didn't. Either way, here's a weird little something leading up to all the new doodles we'll finally be sharing starting tomorrow.

Happy Caturday, friends!

Tip of the Day

Yesterday, as part of National Cat Health Month, our tip involved food allergies. Keep in mind, though, that cats can of course be allergic to any number of things, not just food. Symptoms such as itchy skin, hair loss, rashes, and so forth can also result from seasonal and airborne allergies, allergies to fleas, and any number of other allergens. A cat can even be allergic to fragrances and other components in items such as cat litter or laundry detergent.

That all being said, if your kitty has dermatological or even respiratory signs of allergies, try to pinpoint when it started, and discuss this with your veterinarian as needed. Keep track of if your cat displays symptoms year-round, or if the symptoms are new. Does your cat have scabs or bites on their skin? Is he or she on monthly preventatives for fleas? Did you start using a new kind of cat litter? What about a new kind of laundry detergent with which you've cleaned blankets and bedding? Think back to even weeks or months ago, as allergies can take time to manifest. If the onset of symptoms can be tracked down to exposure to a new litter or other removable or remediable environmental factor, then it might be an easy fix. If your kitty is diagnosed as having seasonal or airborne allergies, though, then you can discuss with your veterinarian what might be done to help your kitty stay as itch-free and comfortable as possible.


Eastside Cats said...

Aww, so cute!

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

Trolls are everywhere lately, aren't they? This is adorable.

pilch92 said...

That is an adorable drawing. Great tips too. I wish I knew what my Sammy is allergic to. He is always snuffy and his tummy is itchy.

messymimi said...

That's a cute one!

meowmeowmans said...

That is so cute! Looking forward to your new doodles, too. :)