Happy Tuesday everyone! Today’s health topic isn’t happy, but I wanted to write about it because awareness of so many diseases can lead to treatment and full recovery.
As you know, I brought Joanie to the vet on Wednesday because of a small bump. She will have it removed for safety on Nov. 7th during a teeth cleaning. The reason I worried about it and took action was because of something that happened to Lucy ( the kitty that recommends books every Friday).
Back in 2010, I was trimming her nails and noticed a small bump between them. I figured it was a wart or something, but got it checked. It was actually a mast cell tumor and her toe had to be removed to be sure everything was caught. She recovered quickly and was stomping around like a peg legged pirate the same night. Here is some information in more detail: http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2012/03/05/common-cancer-for-pet-dogs-and-cats-mast-cell-tumors.aspx . If your cat develops any kind of growth, it is best to have it checked out by a veterinarian.
Today is also Tortie Tuesdayso here is Penny in her butterfly costume with a little help from her dad: Do you like my Scream guy in the background? I haven’t had a giveaway in a while, but I will be doing a small one on Thursday and another starting November 1st.