Dear Ms. Kitty: Act early to prevent 'vetphobia' with your cats

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In this photo provided by Brittney Barton, Barton, a veterinarian, poses for a photo with Skinny the cat Friday, March 8, 2013 in Dallas.The obese stray cat found wandering six months ago near Dallas has slimmed down from 41 to 34 pounds and has been adopted by the Barton, who has been overseeing his care. (AP Photo/Todd Barton)