Monday, August 22, 2011

Take Your Cat to the Vet Week

via - August 22-28 is Take Your Cat to the Vet Week, and throughout the week will be reminding you to schedule a vet visit for your cat. (The American Veterinary Medical Association recommends cats go to the vet twice a year for checkups.)

Why is there a need for Take Your Cat to the Vet Week? Even though pet cats outnumber dogs in the U.S. by 15 million, CATalyst Council and the American Humane Association estimate that cats go to the vet only half as often as dogs.

In fact, Feline Pine, which founded the event, surveyed cat parents in 2009 and found that fewer than half took their cats to the vet unless the cat was sick.

But cats need preventive care just as much as dogs, and regular vet checkups can help you catch health issues before they become major illnesses that are painful for your cat and more difficult (and expensive) to treat.

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Written by Jane Harrell
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  1. A good reminder for all of us - even for doggies. (shudder) M says my appointment isn't for a couple of months yet, but she won't forget! Darn!

  2. Hmmm, I definitely need to take my cat to a vet. I sense like he needs to take a walk and have a exercise also. I hope the vet can help me with this one.

  3. I sense my own cats are not happy with me for this post, but regular vet check ups are an important part of maintaining your cat's health.

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