When is the last time your kitty visited the vet?
This past year has been crazy for everyone, but did you know - kitties should always see the vet a MINIMUM of once a year for routine wellness exams, vaccinations and preventative care! That is why we require current, up to date records from the vet for any other animals in the home when adopting a new kitty friend.
Kitties are VERY good at hiding when they don't feel good - the most common signs are behavior changes, changes in eating and drinking habits, and litter box use. The vet can also detect changes over time with regular visits and 'head to tail' examinations!
If it's been over a year, or you're not sure when your kitty last visited the vet, give them a call MEOW! And be kind - our veterinary teams have been through a LOT in the last year and most are operating with minimal staff, doing 'curbside' visits to keep everyone safe, and doing their very best to help us take the best care of our kitty friends!
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- One of the main reasons people don't take their cat to the vet is because it's hard to get them in the carrier/ride in the car to the vet! You can use these and other ways (pheromone spray/wipes, top open carriers...) to reduce stress and get your kitty to the vet!
11/29/2021 01:06:22 am
Thanks for the heads up that taking your furry friend to a vet for a checkup can help you identify and treat diseases! My friend mentioned that he's about to adopt one of his sister's extra kitties as a companion. I'll be sure to share this with him so they can give his kitten a physical exam in the future.
7/5/2022 01:11:52 am
Your point about how cats are quite good at hiding their sickness really opened my eyes. This is something I wouldn't want to experience as a first-time cat owner, so I can bet that I would need assistance with regular health checkups. I'll take my cat to a veterinarian in the area regularly from now on so I can stay aware of any health conditions it may have.
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