Orange County Veterinary Services
Cats can’t tell us when they’re not feeling right. We have to watch for signs that something is wrong. Since cats are creatures of routine, often the first sign of sickness is simply a change in their day-to-day habits.
Unfortunately, this subtle signal often goes unnoticed and by the time it is obvious that something is wrong, a minor problem has become a major illness. This is why it is so important to have your cat examined at least once a year, or more frequently if you have a very young or elderly cat.
The examination should be a thorough assessment of all body systems as well as behavior and age-related changes. Regular, complete physical examinations are the single most important thing you can do for the health and well-being of your cat.