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Wisdom From a Furry Friend: Benny - a loving charcoal gray and white shorthair

Wisdom From a Furry Friend
Benny - a loving charcoal gray and white shorthair

Hello!! My name is Benny. I'm a four-year-old domestic shorthair with soft charcoal gray and white fur. I've been told that my big bright green eyes are stunning. My family could not care for me anymore so I've been relaxing here in my own little kitty condo at the Humane Society of Washington County. I'm getting lots of love and attention from my new friends here but I'm ready to stretch my legs in a new home. If you have room in your heart and home for a handsome guy like me that loves to snuggle, then I would be perfect for you.
I'm a happy, healthy fellow but I know sometimes kitties like me can get sick. It can be hard for us felines to tell our two legged friends when we are sick so it's very important to look for any unusual behavior or signs that we are not feeling well.
Here are some tips to follow to help you look for signs that your cat could be getting sick:
Make sure you know your cat's regular behavior and be aware of any deviation in that behavior, it could indicate that there is a potential health problem.
Here are some signs to look for: (Courtesy of the Humane Society of the United States).
Some symptoms are obvious: diarrhea, vomiting, coughing, sneezing, runny nose or eyes, and trouble using the litter box.
Other signs are more subtle. Take note if your cat does any of the following:
* Misses more than one meal
* Drinks more water than usual
* Has no energy
* Stops using the litter box or strains when he's using the litter box
* Develops puffiness or a lump under the skin
* Hides for more than a day
* Becomes suddenly short-tempered or doesn't want to be touched
* Frequently shakes his head
* Changes his routine or loses interest in his favorite games
* Stops grooming
* The "third eyelid" (nictitating membrane) emerges from the corner of his eye
Don't hesitate to take your cat to the veterinarian if you suspect something's wrong.
For more information about Benny ID #10798405 visit the Humane Society of Washington County at 13011 Maugansville Road in Hagerstown, MD or call 301-733-2060. You can also see all of our pets available for adoption by visiting our website, www.hswcmd.org.

The Humane Society of Washington County is located at 13011 Maugansville Road in Hagerstown www.hswcmd.org. Ph: 301-733-2060. Fax: 301-733-0248.

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