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.