Who Done It?

Use your sleuthing skills to uncover the perpetrator of
messy accidents.

By Dusty Rainbolt

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You first may learn of your cat’s ill health by the accidental discovery of a bodily fluid — usually in the middle of the night with bare feet. If you own only one or two cats, you can easily separate and monitor them to determine the culprit. If you own a clowder of kitties, however, you may need to investigate further to learn which cat doesn’t
feel well.

Prevent Problems
You can prevent many of those gooey deposits before they even happen. In fact, prevention is key to controlling potential health problems in a multi-cat household. Take your cats for yearly veterinary exams regardless of the cats’ vaccination schedules. Monthly home exams can help ensure every cat is fit. Combine such an exam with a grooming session or a friendly massage to make the time more pleasant. Keep a log of each cat’s unique body characteristics. If you notice changes, call your veterinarian immediately.

**For the full article, pick up the March 2007 issue of CAT FANCY.**

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