Customer: “I was in several weeks ago for my cat who had crystals. I started him on the Chinese herbal and changed him to wet food. Now he’s peeing outside the litter box.”
Cats and dogs use urine marking as a communication tool. You post on FaceBook, dogs lift a leg and cats spray. Information is shared and territories are marked.
Standing in line at the grocery store watching customers purchase dry, bargain brand cat or dog food is very hard for me. All I want to do is grab the bag and start explaining the health risks they are taking home to their companion.
Holiday times stress our companion animals often in ways we overlook. Digestive distress, house-soiling and behavior issues can be a few of the symptoms signifying their distress. Understand many cats and dogs do not appreciate the noise and activity of guests or the interruptions to their routines. Simple things can be overwhelming to them. Often it’s not the most obvious that is upsetting them.
Founder, President, and PetSage guiding light Terri Grow offers her insights and wisdom on pet care.