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By Tanya Fyfe DVM
Associate veterinarian at Clark Fork Veterinary Clinic 

Cat health

Pet Lyfe with Dr. Fyfe

 

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Tanya Fyfe, DVM, Associate veterinarian at Clark Fork Veterinary Clinic tanyafyfe.com • tanyafyfe@outlook.com

T.S. Eliot wrote in The Ad-dressing of Cats that "A cat is not a dog." While most of us agree, there are more than just the obvious reasons why cats are unique creatures in their own right.

Within lithe, compact bodies full of powerful muscles, cats are incredibly resourceful and famously self-reliant. Their ability to live as solitary creatures underscores just how well they can hide illness or disease. Often times it looks like a cat has suddenly developed a limp when, in actuality, a fight wound has been present for a couple of days.

Wounds in cats from fights and bites are common presen...



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