Reasons to Take Your Cat to the Vet
1. Cats Age More Quickly
A kitten is not a kitten for long! After it’s second year, your cat is about at the same stage of life as a 24-year-old person. Each year after represents the amount of aging that a human being goes through in about 4 years. Waiting any longer than 1 year to see a veterinarian is a really long time!
2. Cats Hide Their Pain
Cats are experts at hiding their pain. Everything may seem fine at home, while there is actually a health problem on the horizon. Taking your cat to the veterinarian can mean finding a health problem before it gets serious, when interventions are more likely to effectively manage your pet’s health.
3. Your Cat May Be Overweight
About half of pet cats are overweight or obese. Veterinary professionals weigh your pet at every visit because it’s an important aspect of your pet’s health. Just a few extra pounds increases the risk of diabetes, heart disease, respiratory problems, and kidney disease.
4. You Should Let Your Vet Know About Any Behavior Changes
Is your cat behaving differently than they used to? Are they eating a lot more, or a lot less? Are they less active than they used to be? Have they begun doing something strange? Make a list of information about your pet’s behavior, as well as questions you may have for the vet.
5. Preventive Care is Best!
Whether you’re managing your cat’s dental health, diet, allergies, chronic conditions, or anticipating new problems with age, it is best to take a proactive approach to your pet’s health! It is less expensive, and less painful, to prevent problems than to wait until they arise to address them. Your veterinarian can help you take a proactive approach to your cat’s health and give them the best quality of life.