Monday, June 5, 2023

Mancat Monday: The Horror!

It's Monday, and Evan had plans of getting in some good naps to help him recover from his full night of sleep.

But, something else happened. And that something else is really quite horrible

Evan found out that instead of getting to spend his Mancat Monday in his beloved kitty bed, this morning he'll be snatched up, shoved into a carrier, and during this abduction taken to the vet. 

The horror!

Evan is not only due for his regular sanitary shave at the vet to help combat the side effects of his urinary incontinence, but his urine is also going to be stolen. Evan has a history of many UTIs, and one of his symptoms of those is increased urination, which seems to be mildly happening lately. So, a urine check it is.

Evan hopes you all have a better Monday than his!

Flashback Doodle of the Day

Tip of the Day

Let's continue on with our food tips. There is sometimes debate over the health benefits of a dry versus a moist food diet for our furbabies. In some cases, dry food can potentially help keep teeth free of tartar and other such issues. This is not a guarantee, however, as animals on a dry food diet can still end up needing dental cleanings. Nevertheless, in some cases, a dry versus a moist food diet can very well affect the teeth. For example, does your furbaby have painful teeth, or no teeth at all? In this case, a moist food diet is often recommended. There are also special diets formulated for dental health, in the case that a cat or dog might benefit from this.

Not only are the teeth affected by dry versus moist food, though, but also other parts of the body. Moist food, for example, is obviously high in moisture content, and so it is often recommended in the diet of any furbaby who might benefit from taking in plenty of moisture. This would include animals with kidney disease, as well as those prone to UTIs, crystals, and so forth.

It's also important to think of the foods that cats and dogs eat in the wild. They often eat the meat of prey, which is not all that crunchy and which is high in moisture, and which therefore might indicate that moist food is more in line with how they would eat in the wild. Of course, though, sometimes it all comes down to the cat or dog's preference. Some cats and dogs refuse to eat dry food, and some refuse to eat moist food. In such cases, we have to take this into consideration and select foods that they will consume, as food intake is of course crucial.


Eastside Cats said...

Evan, it's just another day at the office, no?
And why not have MORE people fawn upon your handsomeness?

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

Poor baby! You can't catch a break :(

Lone Star Cats said...

Hope the vet check went well!

pilch92 said...

Poor Evan. I hope his urine is OK. Nice drawing and great tips. XO

messymimi said...

Evan, i hope all is good with your systems and you don't have to go back until the next shave time.