If you’ve noticed your dog slowing down, limping or hesitating to jump on the couch, he could be experiencing joint pain…even if he’s young and active. That’s right. Limited mobility isn’t just reserved for aging pups. Dogs that participate in agility or sporting events, or are just really playful, can develop conditions that cause pain and inflammation.
Abbi the cat woke up her owner, Victoria Rumsey, running up and down the halls. As most kitty parents know, this behavior isn’t all that unusual. But Abbi was also growling and refused to be calmed.
That’s when Victoria looked out the window and noticed the back gate was open – definitely unusual. Upon further investigation, she discovered that the key to her back door was missing, and immediately called the police.
Taking your cat to the vet is important to ensure that she lives a long, healthy life. Because cats are true masters at hiding injury and illness – including hyperthyroidism, dental disease, kidney disease, diabetes and cancer – an annual visit is often the best way to catch and treat a medical issue before it becomes a bigger problem.
But despite this, only about 50 percent of kitties receive regular check-ups!
That’s why August 22nd has been declared National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day. If Fluffy hasn’t seen her veterinarian in a while, this is the perfect opportunity to finally make that appointment.