August 22nd is Take Your Cat To The Vet Day. We don’t want all of our feline patients coming in that day: that would be cute but a bit chaotic! This is a reminder of the importance of regular veterinary care. In this article from Arapahoe Animal Hospital, your Boulder, CO animal clinic, serving Louisville, CO and surrounding areas, a local vet lists some reasons to bring your kitty in at least once a year.
Kitties are known for being easy keepers, but they aren’t quite as invincible as they seem to think. It’s important to get a good idea of your furball’s overall health and wellness. Keep in mind that Fluffy’s care needs will also change as she ages. This is a great time to get some advice on your feline buddy’s specific needs.
It’s both cheaper and easier to protect your kitty from dangerous parasites and diseases than it is to treat her for them. Take flea infestations, for example. There are many products that are safe, effective, and extremely easy to apply, which will keep Fluffy flea-free. Weighing that against the cost, hassle, and discomfort of battling an active infestation, and it’s easy to see the benefits of preventative care.
Keeping Kitty Comfy
Cats can’t exactly tell us if something is hurting, and Fluffy tends to hide signs of sickness until she’s very ill. Regular exams can help detect things that are causing pain or discomfort, which can keep your little buddy comfy and happy.
Just as with human medicine, many of the ailments that may affect our feline friends can be treated most effectively if they are discovered early. The sooner an issue is caught and treated, the better!
Since veterinarians are trained to diagnose and treat health issues, we often pick up clues that even the most loving owners may miss. This can be very beneficial in detecting issues!
Fluffy may not be thrilled about her appointment, but she will feel much better if she is protected from dangerous diseases and parasites. Healthy pets are happy pets!
Do you have questions or concerns about your cat’s health or care? Has it been a while since Fluffy has been to the vet? Contact Arapahoe Animal Hospital, your Boulder, CO animal clinic, serving Louisville, CO and surrounding areas!