Throughout your cat’s life, understanding the connection between health and behavior will be important—but you can’t do it alone. In addition to partnering with your veterinarian, Zoetis Petcare is here to lend a hand in giving your furry feline a lifetime of health and happiness.
Get to know the 4 key areas of cat behavior we like to call “The Feline 4”
As a cat parent, you have a unique ability to know what normal looks like. In fact, the more familiar you are with their daily routines, favorite hiding spaces, and one-of-a-kind habits, the easier it may be to spot changes in their wellness. If you detect a change in your cat’s “normal”, remember that you’re their lifeline. Don’t hesitate to seek professional veterinary care.
Your cat’s eating and drinking habits can tell a lot. You should have a sense of how much food and water your cat consumes on a daily basis, including treats.
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Your cat puts their full trust in you. And a loving home with plenty of cozy sleeping spots is totally your thing. But when it comes to their health, there’s a world of veterinarians and cat-compassionate clinics that can help you provide a lifetime of health and happiness.
You’re not the first cat owner to wonder if you really need to make a trip to the vet - but here are some things to consider:
Veterinarians are not only experts in feline biology and medicine, but also in how a cat’s behavior relates to their health. So when you may be unsure what behavior means, they will have the answer.
Regular visits, even when your cat is healthy, have many benefits. A wellness exam helps give your veterinarian a snapshot of kitty's health, rule out potential issues, and provide preventative care such as vaccines.
You want the best for your cat and when there’s a health issue, a cat-compassionate veterinarian can be your strongest partner in providing medical help with a gentle touch.
Meeting with the veterinarian gives you an opportunity to discuss any behavioral changes you’ve noticed and how that might relate to your cat’s health.
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Did you know that your cat can be examined from the comfort and safety of their carrier? Help make the carrier less scary before your appointment with carrier training at home.
For more tips on reducing stress and finding the right veterinarian, read “Steps to a Stress-Free Vet Visit for Your Cat” in Helpful Resources below