Cat personalities 101
Recognizing that certain feline archetypes can inform the veterinarian conducting the exam, Demos described the following scenarios:
- The “dog-cat” that starts out social but tells you when the exam is finished
- The “cat-cat,” whose apathy makes for an uneventful exam
- The “scaredy-cat” that freezes on the table, poses no threat, and runs back into the carrier after the exam
- The “serial-killer cat,” for whom eye contact can ignite a flurry of claws and teeth
- She also detailed the hyperthyroid cat, whose characteristically vertical ear carriage may answer many questions.