Monday, February 21, 2022

Mancat Monday

That glowing thing in the sky has actually made an appearance for the past two days, and Evan is basking in its glory.

Don't get too used to it, though, Evan. We're expecting lots of clouds and something along the lines of another half a foot of snow later this week. 'Tis the season.

Happy Monday, friends!

Flashback Doodle of the Day

Tip of the Day

Yesterday, as part of our National Cat Health Care Month series of tips, we mentioned the importance of providing your kitty with fresh, easily accessible water at all times. Similar to this, today we're here to remind you of the importance of ensuring that your kitty is fed fresh food on a regular basis. To begin, as you all certainly know, moist food can spoil if left out for too long. It won't go rancid right away, but if left out for long periods of time, there is a concern for spoilage and consequential gastrointestinal issues if eaten. For this reason, refrigerate any unused portions of moist food (which can be reheated for a short amount of time in the microwave), and do not leave moist food out in your kitty's bowls for too long. While far less likely, it is not impossible for dry food to spoil, not to mention the possibility of it becoming stale, or even ants helping themselves to food that is sitting out. So, try to ensure that uneaten old food is not left at the bottom of a bowl for too long. Also try to make sure that your kitty's dry food is stored in some form of an air-tight container, or at least that the bag is securely sealed.

Continuing on with the importance of fresh food, many cats are indeed picky eaters, which means it is quite possible that some kitties may not eat food that has been sitting out for a certain amount of time. In addition to this, as some cats age, their senses, including smell, start to diminish. Similarly, cats with certain ailments might need food with a fresh, strong odor in order to feel tempted to eat. This is another reason to offer food that is fresh and therefore enticing, so that the kitty will indeed have a desire to eat it.

All of this being said, also keep in mind your individual cat's weight, diet, and overall health. It is of course important to ensure that your kitty has sufficient access to food. Food allowance or scheduling will be different for an underweight cat versus an overweight cat, so all such considerations have to be made. If you have any concerns regarding your cat's food situation, of course discuss this with a veterinarian.


Catscue said...

Enjoy sweet boy! Sorry about the snow - stay warm and cozy all.

Eastside Cats said...

Evan, you just enjoy yourself!
Even if there is snow and cold a'coming, we know it's beginning to be the end of such things; this time of year is when I shed my Winter Blues in hopeful anticipation!

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

Soak it up, Evan!

pilch92 said...

Evan look happy. Cute drawing and excellent tips. No food ever gets old around here. :)

messymimi said...

Ah, but always remember, the sun will come back out sooner or later. Meanwhile, maybe there's a spot in front of the fireplace or snuggled with a sibling.

The Island Cats said...

We had sun too! But now it's back to clouds...and rain today.