Vet 101- Video: Give Your Cat a Wellness Exam in 5 Minutes


We have a special treat today courtesy of our vet, Dr. Rich Goldstein. This is an easy to follow exam he suggests doing monthly on your cats. The intro is by Layla Morgan Wilde with an impromptu cameo appearance by Odin.

Cats are masters of hiding pain and symptoms but they don’t need to suffer in silence. In five minutes, this video will give you a “leg up” on what physical signs to look out for. By regularly examining your cat, you’ll be better equipped to know when something is amiss and see your vet sooner. Five minutes just might save a life.

Always respect your cat and their limitations. This can be a fun way to bond but for cats that don’t enjoy being touched or held, reduce the time and reward them with a treat. Never force a cat against their will or you may be bitten or scratched. Our model in the video is Gris Gris who normally hates being held. He’d had most of his teeth removed by a previous owner and still resists being examined in his mouth. Resistance to being examined or touchiness in certain areas may point to an underlying condition and warrants a visit to a vet for a full examination.

22 thoughts on “Vet 101- Video: Give Your Cat a Wellness Exam in 5 Minutes”

  1. Gaaah! I was on the desk when my human saw this, so she grabbed me and followed along. I was annoyed. I bailed around the time he said to “check the backend.” Is there some way to cut this down to two minutes? I don’t have all day, you know – there is kitty business to do! Or maybe next time she can do this checkup when I’ve been napping and a little sleepy instead of grouchy and a little hungry.

  2. Gris Gris you were an excellent model patient!
    Great info and we will start doing this.
    purrs
    >^,,^<
    ✿•*¨`*•. ♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥✿•*¨`*•.

  3. Wow! Dr. G is a real kitty cutie! Gris Gris was such a good patient! Thank you Layla for continuing to enlighten us on our feline health and well being.
    Purrs to Dr. G for the loving,gentle hands. Luvs Skeeter and Izzy >^%^< (googoo eyes for Dr. G)

  4. Thanks so much for that video. I’ve bookmarked it so I can use it again and again on the kids, especially Joel who is still falling backwards and doesn’t understand his place spatially in the universe. I’m always afraid of broken bones with him and this will be a source of less worry for me if I can examine him myself will some confidence.

  5. dood !!! it wuz nice ta see ewe…..

    N there ewe go

    Ok then, hay this iz a grate mewvie N we give it 107 paws up, thanx for sharin theez tips….we think…coz now R mom iz gonna be usin them 🙂 peace out N rock on 🙂

  6. What a great video!!! Super informative…I’m going to start doing this with Katie. …not that she’ll be as cooperative as sweet Gris Gris! You have a wonderful Vet too. So thorough, so kind. Thank you so much for sharing this with us!
    : ) Glogirly

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