A couple of days ago, a new Simon’s Cat video hit the airwaves, or social media, or whatever the correct phrase is these days.
Simon Tofield, creator of Simon’s Cat, must be channeling the southern hemisphere! He lives in England, but this latest video is more reminiscent of what’s happening down under.
As always, Simon’s Cat is very cute. I don’t want to spoil it for you, but at the end, just what is making that tissue stay there?
On with the show.
Simon’s Cat: Bed Head
Simon Tofield has been asking fans to send in videos of their cat’s doing the same thing as Simon’s Cat. He’s put some into a short video on Facebook. I think there’s a longer video coming out, but here’s the result so far.
Household Items Hazardous to Cats
The website for our favourite cartoon cat has a blog section. Recently they wrote a post: ‘Household Items that are Hazardous to Cats’. Part of the post was about human medications, which I reproduce here.
According to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA), and its American counterpart, the ASPCA, human medicines consistently top the list of items responsible for poisoning cats.
With curious cats at risk of popping pills that they find on bedside cabinets, bathroom counter, or just on the floor, owners should be careful to close their medicine bottles tightly and to store medication in hard-to-reach cupboards.
Some of the most hazardous medicines for cats include:
• Cancer medicines
• Cold medicines
• Diet pills
• Pain relievers (acetaminophen, paracetamol, aspirin, ibuprofen)
• Vitamins and other supplements
Never be tempted to medicate your cat if he’s ill or in pain, for example, after surgery. According to DVM veterinary medicine magazine, cats have difficulty metabolising certain drugs, so what seems like a tiny dose to you can do irreparable damage to your feline friend. If your cat needs any kind of medication, always talk to your vet.
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