Take Your Cat To The Vet Day

August 22nd is National Take Your Cat To The Vet Day! Here are the top 5 reasons routine vet visits are a vital part for your cat to live a long, healthy life.

  1. Cats age more rapidly than humans
    
A cat reaches approximate human age of 15 during its first year, and then 24 at age 2. Each year thereafter, they age approximately four “cat years” for every calendar year. So an 8-year-old cat would be 48 in cat years. Veterinary care is crucial because a lot can happen in those four “cat years,” which is why yearly visits are so important.
  2. Cats are masters at hiding illness

    Cat’s natural behaviors make them excellent at hiding how they feel when they are sick or in pain. Your cat could be developing a health condition long before you notice anything is wrong. Veterinarians are trained to spot changes or abnormalities that could be overlooked and detect many problems before they advance or become to difficult to treat.
  3. Over 50% of cats are overweight or obese

    Your veterinarian will check your cat’s weight at every visit and provide nutritional and enrichment recommendations to help keep your cat at an ideal weight. Just a few extra pounds can put your cat at risk for diabetes; heart, respiratory and kidney disease; and more.
  4. Preventative care is better than reactive care

    Information discussed, along with a thorough physical examination, provides you and your veterinarian with a plan to help your cat remain healthy. Regular exams can help avoid medical emergencies since veterinarians can often detect conditions or diseases that may affect your cat’s health long before they become significant, painful, or more costly to treat.
  5. Kittens have 26 teeth, while adult cats have 30

    That equates to a lot of dental care! Periodontal disease is considered the most prevalent disease in cats three years of age or older. Often there are no obvious signs of dental disease. Most cats with dental disease still eat without a noticeable change in appetite! Discuss your cat’s teeth at their routine preventative care veterinary visit.

Have you made your appointment for your cat’s annual wellness exam? Preventative care is important for felines, so don’t wait until your cat is sick. Call your veterinarian today.

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  1. Great reminder ! We have a yearly check up at the vet. Mum loves the last point on your list ! Purrs

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