June 2016
Is Your Cat Dehydrated?
We all know that most cats hate getting wet, but did you know that many cats also avoid drinking water? When cats aren't getting enough moisture in their diet or drinking enough water, they can become dehydrated. Water helps them digest food and eliminate waste. That's why keeping hydrated is so essential for feline health.
Dehydration causes many health issues for cats. A dehydrated cat may appear lethargic with poor skin elasticity. They also have an increased risk of developing urinary tract infections or forming urinary crystals, as well as becoming constipated. Senior cats, especially, require proper hydration to help protect their kidney function.

A urinalysis is a great way to measure hydration levels and detect diseases such as diabetes, kidney disease and infections of the urinary tract. It is best used in conjunction with blood tests for kidney function. Together, the urinalysis and blood tests provide the best picture of overall health for the veterinarian.

In addition to a cat's water intake, their temperature, activity level, and type of food can all have an effect on their overall hydration. Water intake is one way to help ensure your cat is hydrated. Some cats can be very particular about the taste and type of water they drink and even the bowl it is served in. This can result in not drinking enough. Below are some suggestions on how you can increase your cat's water intake.
  • Incorporate high moisture canned food or raw food into your
    cat's diet.
  • Use an automatic water fountain as many cats prefer running water.
  • Keep fresh, clean water available and change the water frequently.
  • Try using different types of water bowls.
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To assess your cat's health, take advantage of our current specials offered when here for a physical examination. It is recommended that cats have a comprehensive set of lab test performed once a year upon reaching middle age, even if the cat appears to be healthy. This includes blood work as well as a urinalysis. For senior pets, it is recommended that this lab work be performed every six months.

30% Off
No access to outdoors
or litter box 3 hrs. prior
Blood Tests
15% Off
Any initial blood
tests if indicated

To take advantage of this special, simply mention this Mewsletter
when scheduling an appointment; must take place by July 30, 2016.

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Moving Water is Irresistible! 
In nature, cats are instinctively attracted to moving water because they associate it with clean water. Fountains are an excellent way to keep water fresh and clean. The circulating water of fountains encourage cats to drink more and get the proper hydration essential to their health.

20% Off Pioneer Pet Fountains & Filters 
  • Circulating water encourages cats to drink
  • Replaceable charcoal filters keep water clean
  • Durable and dishwasher safe
Sale ends 6/30/2016 
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Need a Relaxing Place to Board Your Cat This Summer?
Quiet nights, high-quality meals with room service, daily towel service, fastidious attention to bathroom cleanliness and spa-like add-ons such as massages, hair styling, work out sessions and pedicures. Sounds like a stay at the Westin? For cats it's a stay in the Cats Exclusive Townhouses!

If you are looking for someone to care for your feline family when you're away, then boarding at Cats Exclusive Veterinary Center is a great option. You can travel with peace of mind knowing that your cats are safe, well-supervised and tended to by gentle individuals who have insight into cat behavior and medical issues.

During the busy summer vacation and holiday seasons, boarding can fill-up quickly! Be sure to call and get your cats' townhouse reserved early.

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Cats Exclusive Veterinary Center
8 am - 6 pm
19203 Aurora Avenue North
Tue - Thur
8 am - 8 pm
Shoreline, WA 98133
8 am - 6 pm

8 am - 5 pm
(206) 546-2287 (CATS)
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