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February is National Cat Health Month

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Welcome to National Cat Health Month, which coincidentally is also National Pet Dental Health Month. By the way, if you don’t have one, here is a handy infographic on dental care for pets.

While it’s nice to have these yearly reminders about our cats’ health and well-being, it’s also important to make their well-being a top daily priority in our lives.

Being aware of those everyday little things with your beloved feline friend can make a world of difference in their health, well-being and longevity. For instance:

  • Has Fluffy’s weight fluctuated, indicating a change in appetite?
  • Is Kitty having a hard time eating?
  • Has Kitty been drinking more/less water?
  • Have litter box habits changed?
  • Is Tom straining in the litter box?
  • Is s/he acting different?
  • Is Fluffy walking differently?
  • Has your cat been vomiting, coughing and/or sneezing?

If you’re seeing any of the above, or anything else that concerns you about Fluffy’s well-being, it’s time to call your vet. If you’re dithering around with the ‘should I call? should I not call?’ syndrome (and we all do that from time to time, believe me) follow your gut instincts, trust your gut. A visit to the vet not only keeps Kitty healthy and happy, it can give you a lot of sleep insurance.

The Humane Society of the United States offers a Seven-Step-At-Home-Exam which helps you know what’s what with your cat’s health.

Here’s To New Beginnings,

Janet


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