Why Regular Checkups Are Important for Your Cat
There is nothing like the steady presence of a family cat. She is always there, either sunning in the window or purring in someone’s lap. Cats can seem so constant, though, that we can sometimes take them for granted. Things like regular checkups might even slip our minds. If you got your kitten immunized when you got him, you might not think of regular well-cat visits with your veterinarian as necessary. But just like with your kids, yourself, and your dog, regular checkups play an important role in staying healthy.
A well-cat visit with your vet will accomplish a number of important things. You can make sure your cat is all caught up on important vaccines, you can see if your cat’s weight is in the healthy range, and you can make sure everything, from head to tail, checks out as normal. As we all know, it is better to catch things early than too late.
Regular visits with your vet also help to develop a relationship between your cat and your veterinarian. This is important when health issues do occur. It can also make trips to the vet a little less traumatic.
You can expect your pet’s checkup to include:
- A wellness physical examination
- An intestinal parasite exam (fecal exam)
- Anal gland expression
- Nutritional counseling
- Bloodwork and urinalysis
- Flea & parasite prevention
- Dental cleaning
- And more
Keep your cat’s health purring along by staying in touch with your veterinarian. Regular checkups are so important to helping your beloved pet stay healthy.
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