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Dr. Jonny's Healthcare Tips

Common feline ailments

Yo, we're no different than you: We like to keep the body clicking on all cylinders. If you suspect that your cat is suffering from any of the following or is exhibiting unusual behavior, consult a veterinarian.

Emergency Warning signs

No kidding around here. Dr. Jonny has compiled a list of emergency warning signs. If your cat displays any of these signs contact your veterinarian.

Dr Jonny shows you how to check your cat's health at home

For fun, I call myself Dr. Jonny but I'm not a real veterinarian. Shocker, huh? And unless you are, veterinary care should be sought for any feline health matter. However, you can easily check for potential health issues at home just by following these simple suggestions:

Put your own paws on your pet.

Grooming your cat provides you with an excellent opportunity to examine him or her. When you do, take a look at the following areas for scars, fleas, rashes, and other potential problems:

Report any painful spots or abnormalities to your veterinarian.

Check those ears.

Your cat's ears should be clean and odor free. The problems to watch for are:

Never insert anything into the ear and always call your veterinarian if you notice any hazards.

Examine the eyes.

Smell your cat's breath and examine his teeth.

The following are warning signs of health problems:

Trim the claws and check for redness and swelling.

Most people trust this service to veterinarians, veterinary clinic staff or professional pet groomers. However, it can be done at home. If you are unsure about trimming your cat's claws or have never done so before, ask your cat's veterinarian to do it or to show you how.

To trim your cat's claws, do the following:

Please Note: The preceding content is for informational purposes only and is not meant to be a substitute for the advice provided by your own veterinarian or other medical professional. You should not use the information contained herein for diagnosing a pet's health or fitness problem or disease. You should always consult your own veterinarian and medical advisors.

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