It's national take your cat to the vet day! We all know that cats can be stubborn, but they must get vaccinations on time to keep them healthy. We want our cats to live long, healthy lives with us! Give them a hug today, and make an appointment at the vet's office as soon as possible.
The 'Take your cat to the vet day' is celebrated to make owners aware of the importance of taking their cats regularly to see a veterinarian.
Why should you take your cat to the vet?
Cats need boosters to stay healthy.
Cats have exceptional immune systems, but their bodies constantly contact germs and diseases that can affect them if they don't get the necessary immunization. Vaccinations can protect cats against certain illnesses and make sure that they live long lives with their owners. Without vaccines, our beloved pets wouldn't be able to ward off common diseases such as feline leukemia or AIDS, for instance, which are not only lethal but also highly contagious among other cats.
Regular check-ups help find potential problems.
Even though vaccinations keep your cat safe from many illnesses, it doesn't mean that he is not vulnerable to all of them, and therefore you'll need a professional to check them out regularly. Taking your cat for regular check-ups enables you and the vet to identify any problem in its health before it becomes severe and harmful. Owners must keep an eye on their cats and if something seems off-kilter, get them into the vet right away.
What are some signs that indicate when it's time to take your cat in for an exam?
• The most common one is when your cat refuses to eat or drink. If it has been a day or two since you saw your cat last eating, then the first thing you should do is take him to the vet.
• They are sitting in the litter box consistently with nothing happening. Many cats like to poop in the same place where they pee because of their nature and behavior. If you start noticing that your cat has been sitting in the litter box for over 2 hours without pooping, then it's time to bring him to the vet right away.
Common Cat Illnesses
More than one-third of cats will get strangles, an upper respiratory infection, at some point in their lives. It often develops after a cat has been stressed by moving or a change in environment. Strangles can be fatal and is the most severe disease among cats today. Feline leukemia is another common illness that occurs when your pet comes into contact with other infected cats, for example, through fighting or coming into contact with infected saliva during grooming. To help control this disease, the Humane Society recommends keeping your cat indoors to prevent encounters with wild animals and free-roaming pets that could carry dangerous diseases.
How to find a good veterinarian for your pet
There are various ways to find a good vet for your cat — online research, asking friends and family members, and even searching on social media. A veterinarian is an essential part of keeping your cat healthy, so make sure that they have a good reputation in the area. More importantly, they are ready to answer any questions you might have regarding their health.
Preventative Care Tips
You love your cat dearly, and chances are that your kitty has visited the veterinarian's office more than once. As with all beloved pets, we want our cats to live a long and healthy life. Taking good care of them is vital for them to remain happy and healthy as they age. One of the best things pet parents can do for their feline friends is to get them preventive medical care annually.
Ask questions during your vet visit. The vet is there to help you get answers and make sure you are informed. Follow any advice given by the vet – they have reasons for giving you specific directions, which usually means improving the quality of life and providing proper medical attention for animals.