National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day is Aug. 22
posted at 8/22/2013 8:37 AM EDT
Today is National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day!
We hope your kitty is healthy and well!
How often do you take your cat to see the vet? How does your cat behave? Do you have any tips for other cat owners when it comes to visiting a vet?
Re: National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day is Aug. 22
posted at 8/22/2013 8:50 AM EDT
Geriatric workups and dental exams/cleanings are important for cats and dogs too, and should not be put off.
It's one thing to skip vaccinations that are not required by law and decline recommendations, but an annual checkup for your cat or dog is the best way to establish a relationship with your vet and catch problems early on, when they might respond to treatment.
The emergency places are very expensive.
The regular vet will be more likely to fit you in for a same day appointment if your pet is a client there.
PS: Some (not many) vets make home visits, you have to do a lot of calling around to find them.