Like you, we love our feline friends and wish them a lengthy and enjoyable life. At Foster Animal Hospital, we emphasize preventive medicine and cat wellness visits.
Annual wellness exams can catch early warning signs of disease and are critical to ensuring the health of your cat. Felines are masters at hiding illness or discomfort, since in the wild appearing sick made them more vulnerable to predators. Particularly with cats, behavior issues are often linked to illness. For example, litter box issues can signal urinary tract issues or marked thirst can indicate diabetes.
An annual wellness exam is well worth the time and expense, since it can nip problems in the bud and ensure better health and a longer life for your cat.
At home “self-checks” are also valuable as a way to monitor your cat’s health. To see how, view this video on “Performing a Basic Pet Check”.