Why Routine Vet Visits Matter To Your Cat
Routine vet visits do matter when it comes to your cat. Cats are the experts when it comes to hiding illness and the like. Cat owners are often surprised when they take their cats in to a vet and to learn that an illness has been lurking. Often times a little medicine, and your cat will be on to better health.
Did you know that a cat reaches the approximate human age of 15 during its frst year, and then 24 at age 2? Each year thereafter, they age approximately four “cat years” for every calendar year. So your 8-year-old cat would be 48 in cat years. Veterinary care is crucial because a lot can happen in four “cat years,” which is why yearly visits are so important. Do you know how old your cat is and recall the last time you made a trip to the vet with your cat?
Here’s another reason your cat probably needs to make a visit to the vet, your cats weight! Then toss in the fact that 50% of cats are overweight. 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 3 pounds can put cats at risk for diabetes; heart, respiratory, and kidney disease; and more health problems. And as we talked earlier, cats are great at hiding illness.
Information discussed, along with a thorough physical examination, provides you and your veterinarian with a plan to help your cat remain healthy. Regular vet visits 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.
We love cats and would love to get to know your cat. If you need a cat sitter or someone who can give your cat a ride to the vet, we may be your answer. We know that life is busy and we can be there for you and your cat. Give us a call at 321- 794-4477.