There are more cats than dogs in the U.S. yet they are getting less than half the veterinary care of canines. There are a variety of factors that contribute to this phenomenon including: the ability of cats to hide signs of illness, difficulty getting cats into carriers, and the myth of feline self-sufficiency.

veterinarian

You should schedule semi-annual (2 times per year) vet appointments for your cats

There are many health considerations for cats and it is important that a qualified veterinarian does a check-up on your feline friend on a regular basis. Your vet will want to check on nutrition, weight issues, behavioral issues, dental care, parasites, vaccinations, and many other common cat concerns. Without regular check-ups, many of these issues can turn into problems resulting in chronic diseases that have a long term affect on both you and your fluffy family member.

So, how often should you take your cat to the veterinarian? Vets recommend semi-annual appointments for cats. While this may seem overly cautious, it is important in order to detect issues early on when the options for resolution are much better. Also, cats often do not show signs of illness and your vet is best suited to detect when there is a problem. Vet’s also recommend at-home exams and can provide you with the tools you need to keep a close eye on your cat. Always ask your vet and animal technicians for the most common things to check for at home.

Facebooktwittergoogle_pluslinkedinmailFacebooktwittergoogle_pluslinkedinmail
Tagged on:     

Related Posts

Ashley Goes Pet Myth Busting – Part 1 – What is ... You should check the ingredients in your pet food and only use food companies that meet the strictest guidelines. The Internet is amazing! I certa...
Prevent arthritis in cats and keep your kitties pain free In the last few weeks I have stressed the importance of maintaining a healthy weight for your pet and that pet obesity can lead to several healthy iss...
Cat obesity prevention should be your number one priority One of the most challenging tasks for cat owners is trying to get your kitty to drop a few pounds. My own cats struggle with weight management and unf...
Pet Adoption – At Least Think About It Pets don't belong in cages; they belong in loving homes The number of cats and dogs in shelters continues to rise but each one of us can make a di...
What are the differences between pet medications and human m... Mobile apps like Good RX help you find the lowest prices for medications Did you know that most of the pet medications we use for cats and dogs ar...
6 Cool IoT Pet Products The Internet of Things (IoT) market is exploding with futuristic products that enable homeowners to control just about everything in the home from lig...
Need to Lose Weight? Get a Pet Being overweight or obese is one of the biggest health issues that Americans face today. There are many options to help people fight this epidemic inc...