Minnesota Veterinary Hospital Blog
The onset of fall is always an interesting time. While there’s no denying we’ll all miss the long, hazy summer days, there’s a variety of delights to be enjoyed in the forthcoming months: Halloween, the changing color of the leaves, and the freedom from worrying about our pets and their exposure to fleas and ticks… right?
Did you know that August 22 is Take Your Cat to the Vet Day? The American Veterinary Medical Association (AMVA) established this awareness event several years ago after learning that the typical cat sees the vet just one or two times per year. Compared to dogs, this is less than half as often.
Does your dog chew, scratch, whine or bark when left alone? Or does your cat urinate in your bed or meow loudly? While more common in dogs than cats, you may be tempted to conclude your pet has separation anxiety. It's important to properly evaluate the behavior to avoid a misdiagnosis and delay in proper training or treatment to correct the issue as many of the behaviors and cues associated with separation anxiety can also be attributed to other medical or behavioral concerns.