Ask the vet
Your vet can also be relied upon for great advice on cat behavior, diet, environmental issues (particularly regarding toxic substances), how to bathe a cat or clip its nails, and even information on acquiring a new pet.
Finally, rely on your vet to keep accurate records of every interaction he or she has had with your cat. Doing so could be a big help in diagnosing a chronic condition that might otherwise be difficult to spot. Accurate records kept over a long period, when analyzed, can reveal a pattern not easily seen in one or two visits.
Excerpted from The K.I.S.S. Guide to Cat Care by Steve Duno
Copyright 2001 by Steve Duno.
Excerpted by permission of Dorling Kindersley Publishing Inc.
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