Because they’re worth it
Owning a cat can be one of the most wonderful, rewarding experiences there is. And as many cat owners know, bringing their cat into the veterinary hospital can be a stressful experience – for both you and your feline! And while you’re probably aware that it’s important to minimize stress for your pet’s emotional well-being, you may not be aware that it’s actually important for diagnostic purposes too! When a cat experiences stress, it alters different physiological systems – such as their blood pressure, heart rate, and body temperature. These are the same systems that we rely on to assess your pet’s overall health. We’ll do our best to manage their stress levels inside the practice, but you may find these resources helpful to reduce stress on the way!