Cats were once revered as gods; a fact that our modern-day domesticated felines have not forgotten. They strut around as if they own everything, demanding doors be opened while never walking through them, knocking things off counters, and waking us up at 5 in the morning for their breakfast platter. Social media is filled with cat memes, cat videos, and cat-themed products. We love our cats and want them to be healthy and happy.
In the wild, cats are considered prey animals. As such, they naturally hide any illnesses and injuries. If they were to reveal these weaknesses in the wild, it would make them an easy catch. Cats will often start showing behavior issues before they will show any physical symptoms of an illness (but some are so tolerant and stoic, that you may not notice any changes!). For instance, a kidney or urinary tract issue will often present as urinating in inappropriate places. It may seem that your kitty urinating in your shoes is a way of getting back at you for staying out late, but it could be their way of showing you that they don't feel well.
Some ailments are not detected by physical exam, and your vet may recommend labwork to ensure that they get a clear picture of your cat's health. This is why it is important to have your cat examined by a veterinarian at least once yearly, even if they seem well to you.
At MASH, we support your feline friend through nutritional enhancement tailored for different stages of life and health.
We recognize that your pet is an important member of your family and our caring, compassionate team is focused on optimizing your pet’s health. From well visits to chronic disease, we assess the whole pet so we can offer therapies that respect the integrity of your pet’s mind, body, and spirit.
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