The holidays are coming! There are people to see, presents to wrap, and cookies to bake! Sure, some pets like to wait out the winter underneath the bed or at the back of the closet, but others are excited to jump into the holiday chaos and revelry.
Whatever your pet’s point of view, winter pet safety must never be relegated to the back burner. We know you have a lot going on this month, but take time to set your pet up for success with the following tips and tricks.
People who share their homes with cats are definitely a lucky bunch, but not because they have to visit the vet less. Alarmingly, however, the prevailing perception is that indoor cats require less veterinary attention. Sure, certain risk factors associated with outdoor exploration are significantly reduced, but indoor cat care should still include disease prevention on numerous fronts.
We know well that cats generally dislike the travel kennel, driving in the car, and leaving their territory. It can be extremely threatening for cats to smell, hear, and see other cats and/or dogs in the waiting room. Now add to this the cost of wellness visits – especially when cats are otherwise healthy – and the draw of the internet to diagnose possible problems.
What’s the result? Fewer cats receiving the support and care necessary to sustain lifelong health and wellness.
Cats not only age much faster than their human owners, but they’re also notoriously skilled at hiding symptoms of illness or injury. In fact, subtle shifts in feline behavior or habits commonly escape the notice of even the most involved owner. Many cats end up suffering from a problem long before they’re actually seen by a vet, but we’re determined to stop this trend.
Have you noticed Fido scratching a lot more than usual? Are Fluffy’s ears particularly itchy? Or have you noticed skin issues, such as inflammation, in your pet? Allergies in pets is one of the most common problems our patients deal with, particularly our canine friends. Not unlike us, pets do suffer from allergies, which can wreak havoc on their quality of life when left untreated.
The team at Maywood wants pet owners to know more about this problem – which affects many of our fur-bearing friends, and how we can help your pet feel much better.