Claus Paws, your experienced Vancouver WA cat vet:
As every cat owner knows, there is no such thing as a cat owner. We don’t own them, they allow us to care for them. And cats have some special requirements that are different from other kinds of pets.
Cats bring so much joy to our lives, and it is up to us to make sure their lives are happy and healthy too. When you adopt a new cat, it’s important to ensure that it gets off to a healthy start. A complete veterinary exam is the first order of business. An exam will rule out or treat any intestinal parasites, mites, fungal or bacterial infections, or viral diseases.
When you share life with a cat it’s also important to have a veterinarian who understands the special needs of cats. They have social-emotional needs that are very different than those of dogs, unique behavioral issues, nutritional needs, and diseases and physical conditions that are found only in cats.
Cats are known for hiding their symptoms, and it can be very challenging to know when he or she is sick. It helps to have a veterinarian who knows cats and their ways. Contact Claus Paws, your Vancouver WA cat vet, right away if you suspect that your cat may be ill or suffering.