No one adopts or purchases a cat with the hope that it will misbehave, destroy the house or hide under the bed. Whenever you enter into a relationship with a cat you have expectations about sharing a wonderful life together. So what goes wrong? Well, all-too-often we’re the ones who mess things up. We’re quick to blame the cat, but we don’t follow through on our part of the bargain.
So here’s a little reminder list of ten things you shouldn’t forget:
All cats need regular veterinary care. Don’t assume a problem is behavioral without first having your cat checked by the veterinarian. Many behavior issues are actually the result of an underlying medical problem. Cats, regardless of whether they ever step one paw outside or not, should be seen for annual veterinary exams. Older cats should be seen at least twice a year.
8. Pay Attention to What Your Cat is Communicating
Don’t forget to read more about Cat, Cats, Cats this month in the June 2018 V.E.T. News.