I feel compelled to write this because myself as a pet owner didn't realize the full extent of health issues animals can carry, nor that their well being could be so messed up un-noticeably!
I owned 4 cats and had what i thought was a wonderful routine. In the morning I would give them all breakfast and then let them outside around 8am for the day. They would come back for lunch around 12ish and then go back out for the afternoon. I would take them back in around 7pm before dusk for the night and repeat. I ended up moving and was unable to bring my lovely extremely expensive cats with me so i gave them away to good homes.
I received a call from one of my cat takers and he said that he brought my cat to the vet (for the first time) and during her physical they scanned and found 12 ulcers lining her uterus. I was appalled and embarrassed!!! I have owned cats my whole life and I had heard throughout the years of people bringing their cats to the vet and spending the $700 a year for their up keep but in my personal opinion as long as they ate, shit, and acted normal they were fine. I HAD A RUDE AWAKENING. It makes me sick to my stomach thinking about my poor little kitty and how under my care she had severe problems and I didn't know, or TAKE ACTION AND BRING HER TO THE BET LIKE I SHOULD HAVE.
So I am writting this to all you pet owners. PLEASE, don't think like I did. Animals need vet care JUST as much as we do.... I feel awful and I should!
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