Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Tonks Tuesday

Tonks is looking a little shocked today. See?


Sorry, Tonks, did I invade your personal space? How rude of me. Tonks hopes none of you have a human as invasive as hers. 

Happy Tuesday, friends!



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I'm still working on catching up on our final, belated April A to Z doodles. So, as I do that, here's another flashback doodle from 2019's A to Z Challenge. As someone who regularly falls asleep on the couch while watching TV in the evenings, like I did just last night, I feel like this is an apt enough doodle.




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Tip of the Day

We already gave a tip on the importance of keeping up with parasite preventatives, especially as the weather warms up. Similarly to this, also make sure that your kitty or pup is up-to-date with vaccines for diseases that might affect them. If spring weather means that your furbaby will be venturing outside more, interacting with other dogs and cats, or even potentially coming into contact with wildlife, then keep this in mind when it comes to vaccinations.

For example, feline calicivirus is a respiratory disease that can be somewhat easily passed from cat to cat. Canine distemper is a similar disease in dogs, affecting the respiratory and gastrointestinal systems, and being passed through direct contact between dogs or their secretions. There are vaccinations against both of these diseases, as well as other diseases, that could prevent sickness in furbabies at risk of contracting them. This is especially something to consider if your cat or dog will indeed be coming into contact with an environment or animals that might put them at risk of sickness.

There is often debate over the necessity of certain vaccinations. The important thing is to weigh out the options and risk factors. Is your cat or dog going to be traveling or boarding somewhere with other animals? If so, vaccines might perhaps be wise to prevent them from contracting anything, which is why many boarding facilities will require certain vaccinations. Of course, you also have to take your furbaby's overall health status into consideration before vaccinating them. This is when it is important to discuss all circumstances and options with your veterinarian, to discuss the safest, most healthy option for your kitty or pup.

5 comments:

Eastside Cats said...

Tonks, I'm sure all of our cats call me 'Grabby Hands', as I'm always petting them, smooching them, etc.!
Purrsonal space...nope.

Catscue said...

Who could resist you Tonks? You'll have to give your Mom a pass on that cuz you're toooooo cuuuuute!

pilch92 said...

Tonks is such a cutie. I like the drawing and your tips are always excellent. XO

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

Moms can be so rude!

Robin said...

Those eyes! Tonks you are cute even when you are surprised. Great tips about vaccinations. It's important to discuss your specific cat's risks and benefits with your veterinarian. Every kitty is different and has different risks.