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Keeping Your Cat Fit By Having Fun!

Annie on the hunt

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Will You Take Your Pet’s #WholeBodyHealth Survey?

Gracey with Duck and Pea

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Why Environment is Important to Your Cat’s Health

Annie on Green ChairCats are unique complicated little creatures.

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3 Reasons Your Cat Should Have an Annual Checkup

Annie protecting Eddie at the Vet

Annie protecting Eddie

Annie and Eddie’s One Year Checkup

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How To Help Protect Your Cat From Fear of Fireworks

Annie the innocent

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Cat Symptom Checker. Is Your Cat Showing Signs of Illness?

Is Your Cat Showing Signs of Illness?

Cats are genetically wired to hide any sign of weakness. This is not a sign of arrogance, quirkiness or being stubborn. It is from thousands of years of being both predator and prey. Cats both big and small know that weakness puts their lives in danger. Even though your house cat is not in danger of being attacked by a predator, their mind is telling them to be vigilant at all times.

For this reason, we as cat parents must keep a careful watch over our little loved ones. When you are petting your cat, take the time to really look at their ears, eyes, nose.  Are their eyes clear and free of any unusual discharge?  How about their ears? Is there any redness, debris or odor?  The teeth and gum might be a bit trickier to check but in time with a gentle hand, your cat will let you look at their gums and teeth for any potential health problems.

When cats become sick, they rely on us to be on the look out and seek help. PetCareRx created this helpful chart that breaks down cat symptoms by area of the body, then tells you what each symptom could mean.  I thought you might find it helpful too.

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