As the owner of a cat, you probably already know that these little family members can be quite tricky to understand at times. They can’t always communicate in ways that make sense to us, yet we are responsible for their wellbeing. It’s vital you are pro-active where your cat’s health is concerned.
Regular visits to the veterinarian will help to ensure that your cat is living its best life. Let’s look at five reasons why you should keep on top of these vet appointments.
1. Cats hide ailments
Cats can become ill, and their owners may not be aware of it. When cats don’t feel well, they will go to extremes to hide their symptoms. This is an innate behaviour because, in the wild, a sick cat becomes easy prey. If your cat hasn’t seen the vet in a while, it’s a good idea to have them checked out.
2. Many ailments can be controlled or cured if caught early
Should your cat become sick, the earlier the ailment is detected, the better the outcome may be. Routine visits to your vet may be what catches a problem before it’s too late to get it under control or cured.
3. It’s important to stay up to date on vaccinations
Keeping your cat up-to-date on its vaccines is one way you can be on top of the health of your pet. Many diseases can be prevented by having your cat vaccinated on a regular schedule. Have your vet help you plan vaccination schedules.
4. Cats’ teeth need to be checked, and cleaned if necessary
Cats teeth build tartar and can become decayed just like yours. During your pets routine check-up, the vet will examine their teeth and make any necessary recommendations for cleaning or other dental work.
5. Having regular chats with the vet helps cat parents keep their pet healthy
It’s not only good to have your cat checked by your veterinarian, but it’s beneficial for you to check-in too. This gives you a chance to ask questions and learn about what to expect from your pet as it continues to age.
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