Dr. Zeltzman: 10 Things I Wish Every Cat Parent Would Do
AJ Debiasse, a technician in Stroudsburg, PA, contributed to this article.
Most cat parents are prepared to do whatever it takes to help their cat. Sadly, too many also rely on misconceptions and erroneous advice that can be misleading at best, and dangerous at worst. This worries me as a veterinarian and AJ as my wonderful technician. Speaking candidly, here are 10 things we do our best to tell every client, but many clients still may not understand.
Most cats are extraordinarily stoic. It can be extremely difficult, but is very important to recognize when cats are suffering. If they are limping, they hurt. If they are vomiting, something is wrong. If they skip several meals, there is a reason. If they have difficulty breathing, they may be, in fact, suffocating, and it's terrifying for them. Seek help immediately. Procrastination is heartbreaking for us.
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