Monday, January 30, 2023

Mancat Monday: Snow TV

Today is Monday, which of course translates to Mancat Monday. That means mancat Evan is here today to grace you with his handsome presence. He'd say hello, but he's having far too much fun watching snow fall outside.

Do our kitty friends out there also enjoy watching the snowflakes float to the ground? The kitties here sure do. They certainly won't go as far as pup Astrid and play in the snow, but through the window it's quite nice. Snow TV is becoming one of the kitties' favorite stations.

Happy Monday, friends!

Flashback Doodle of the Day

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.


pilch92 said...

Evan is a cutie. Nice drawing and great tips too.

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

We love Snow TV too!

Eastside Cats said...

We are purring that Evan continues to do well; he's so darling, that we only want him to be happy!

messymimi said...

He's got the right idea, watching the snow from indoors. He's so handsome!