Dogs and cats were created to be stoic--not showing weakness/sickness is a survival instinct passed down by their less-domesticated ancestors. Many behaviors that some owners consider "normal" or "part of aging" may actually be a sign of an underlying medical issue!
A dog or cat that starts urinating on the floor, for example, may in fact be harboring a urinary tract infection (UTI), bladder stones (uroliths) or may be diabetic or have Cushing's disease.
What you see as your cat being "grumpy" may actually be a result of arthritis or a metabolic disease such as hyperthyroidism.
We're here to help! Regular wellness exams and bloodwork can help us hone in on many diseases before they become a bigger problem. Let us know anything you notice that's different about your pet's behavior, however small you think it may be. Letting us know that your cat has been drinking more water may lead us to discovering that he or she has developed an illness that we can help resolve!
Call us anytime to schedule an appointment for your pet; we would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have regarding their health and behavior! :)