Our blog post is a revised version of a previous post enhanced with brand new information from our friends in the cat world.
I am thankful I can celebrate with Harvey and Take Your Cat to the Vet Day as he in the best of health for his age right now.
I can hear all the dog owners scratching their heads saying WHY a special take your cat to the vet day, we just had Black Cat Appreciation Day after all. Dogs don’t seem to need these reminders do they?
Here’s the thing though…….
Many people do NOT take their cats to the vet EVER and this is seriously wrong. Why?
Because cats need regular check-ups. Even indoor cats. They need them every year, just like pups and humans do.
Without his six monthly senior checkup Dash Kitten Crew member Harvey would have been in permanent pain for months and months. I didn’t see his poor teeth, he just became more subdued and withdrawn. I felt terrible – wouldn’t you?
According to Royal Canin research, 21Royal Canin
%of cat owners said they take their cat to the vet only after it’s already showing signs of illness. However, veterinary visits should not be limited to when your cat is in pain or battling an illness.
Please book a veterinary appointment. Your cat may never have seen the vet surgery and here are some of the reasons people give;
I can’t get them in a carrier;
They hiss at me if I take them in the car * sob *
It might be expensive…
They look ‘fine’
They are only 2, 7 or whatever.
All excuses – not good reasons
“Regular feline veterinary care is crucial for the health and happiness of your cat,” said
Cat owners should identify a time throughout the year that can serve as a regular reminder for this important check-up – such as back to school or when they schedule their own annual medical appointment.”
No Excuses About Vets or Cats….
Take your cat to the vet.
TOP TIP: Make an appointment because this will give you peace of mind for another year of family love. More than one cat? Take one a month and mark it in your diary and have an annual ‘phone alarm.
There is a lot of great information on the Royal Canin site, include choosing your first cat and caring for seniors. Not:
Have you made a vet appointment yet?