Our pets take care of us just as much as we take care of them. No matter how old your cat is, is what shape they are in, you need to do your best to take proper care of them. This means discouraging bad behaviors like eating too fast or clawing up the furniture. Here is a look at why it’s so important to care for all of the cats in your life.
Is Your Cat Sick?
It’s difficult to tell when something is wrong with your cat. Part of their instinctive programming is to avoid showing weakness. If they display signs of vulnerability, then they could become the victims of predators. That’s why they need to hide when they are feeling uncomfortable. If you are worried about your feline friend, you should bring them in for a checkup at your vet and go to the animal hospital if needed.
How Preventative Care Works
One of the major parts of preventative care is making sure that your cat gets a checkup. This might be necessary more than once a year. A physical for a cat wouldn’t be the same as for a human. The biggest reason for that is because cats age so much faster than people do.
Keeping Them Healthy
Another part of keeping your cat healthy is keeping an eye on their behavior with their personal behavior in mind. Two physicals a year can reveal any hidden problems that may not be obvious to the average pet owner. Diagnostic tests, dental exams, parasite treatments, and getting shots caught up are all part of preventative care for your kitty, and so is managing their weight. This may involve changing their diet or activity levels based on what could be ailing them.
We Would Love the Opportunity to Care for Your Furry Friends!
Alexander Animal Hospital is a full-service animal hospital located in Severna Park, Maryland, serving the Severna Park, Pasadena, and Arnold Areas. Our goal is educating clients on the needs of their pets and understanding the importance of individualized veterinary care in order to strengthen the human-animal bond between owners and their pets.
We understand you have a choice when deciding on the care for your pets, and we strive to provide you with unparalleled services including wellness exams, vaccines, lost pet microchip ID, dental care, surgical services, digital radiography, and in-hospital laboratory services and diagnostics. Other highlights of Alexander Animal Hospital are the separate cat and dog waiting and exam rooms, as well as after-hours on-call emergency services.
Please take a look around our website and then give us a call at 410-777-8678 to set up an appointment.