How Do I Know to Take My Cat to the Veterinarian?


If your cat generally loves food, and then for a few days doesn’t eat – we often say, “my cat is just being a finicky cat.” Dr. Colleen Currigan tells me on my national radio Steve Dale’s Pet World, ‘Cats are masters at hiding their illness. It may indicative of a medical problem.”

Cat expert Steve Dale and Dr. Colleen Currigan of American Association of Feline Practitioners Listen HERE to Dr. Colleen Currigan, president of the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP). 

Behavior changes, sleeping in different places, not using the litter box – all examples of potential medical problems. Currigan says, “If it’s different it has the potential to be significant.”

The best thing you can do is to train your cat to the carrier – it will eliminate stress, and increase veterinary visits – on both accounts you win, and the cat wins.

We also talk about AAFP Cat Friendly Practices – and why that might be advantageous.