Taking Your Cat to the Vet

Taking Your Cat to the Vet

Did you know that August 22nd is Take Your Cat To The Vet Day? It’s also National Pecan Torte Day, but we’ll stick to our realm of expertise. Many of our feline patients don’t see us as often as they should. While Fluffy is a fairly independent pet, it is important to make sure that she is getting proper veterinary care. In this article from Arapahoe Animal Hospital, your Boulder, CO vet clinic, serving Louisville and surrounding areas, a local vet discusses taking your kitty to the doctor.

Fluffy’s Changing Needs

Your pet’s veterinary care needs will change as she grows. When Fluffy is a kitten, she’ll need to come in for exams, vaccinations, microchipping, and spay/neuter surgery. We’ll also get the little one started out on parasite control. Adult cats should visit us once or twice a year, for wellness care and routine exams. When your kitty reaches her golden years, she may need to come in a bit more often. Regular exams are very important, as they allow your vet to watch for changes that can indicate developing health problems. When caring for our animal companions, early diagnosis and treatment is always beneficial, and can have a huge impact on your pet’s health. Ask your vet to recommend an appointment schedule.

Sickness

In addition to Fluffy’s regular appointments, you’ll want to bring her in any time she shows any signs of illness. Sometimes cats try to hide symptoms, so you may not know your furball is ill until she is quite sick. Keep a close eye on your feline buddy, and watch for any unusual behavior that could indicate sickness. Some common ones are hiding, poor grooming, litterbox issues, vomiting, diarrhea, sudden weight loss or gain, and unusual vocalizations or behavior. Coughing, sneezing, and wheezing are also red flags. Contact your vet immediately if you notice any of these warning signs.

Making The Trip Comfortable

We know that visiting us isn’t exactly Fluffy’s favorite thing to do. We don’t take this purrsonally! We do everything possible to make visits easy for our furry patients. You can also help, by making sure Fluffy’s carrier is comfortable, and making the car ride smooth and quick. Ask your vet for more information.

Do you need to make an appointment for your kitty? Contact Arapahoe Animal Hospital, your Boulder, CO vet, serving Louisville and surrounding areas

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