Taking your cat to the vet for annual checkups and vaccinations is one of the most important things you can do as a pet owner. Just like humans, cats require preventative care to stay happy and healthy.
During your cat’s yearly veterinary visit, the vet will do a complete physical exam to check their overall health. They will also administer core vaccines to protect your cat from dangerous and potentially deadly illnesses like rabies, feline leukemia and distemper. Your vet can also screen for common issues like dental disease, heart disease and hyperthyroidism – catching any problems early on makes them much easier to treat!
Regular preventative care is shown to add years to a cat’s life. It prevents minor issues from becoming major ones over time. It can keep chronic conditions well-managed so your cat stays comfortable in their older years. Investing in vet care is truly investing in the long-term wellness and happiness of your feline companion.
Scheduling that annual checkup might slip your mind amidst the busyness of life. So put it directly in your calendar at the start of each year! Or sign up for reminder alerts from your veterinary office. Your cat is counting on you to be proactive about preventative care. Going to the vet might stress them out temporarily, but ultimately it keeps them by your side longer – pouncing, purring and filling your days with joy. Their health is well worth the investment for all the unconditional love they give!