Why schedule regular check-ups?
- Cats age MUCH more rapidly than humans: A cat reaches the human age of 15 during its first year, and then 24 at age 2. Each year, they age four “cat years” for every year. An 8-year-old cat would be 48 in cat years. Veterinary care is crucial because a lot can happen in four “cat years,” which is why yearly visits are so important.
- Cats are masters at hiding sickness and pain: Cat’s natural behaviors make them excellent at hiding how they feel when they are sick or in pain. Your cat could be developing a health condition long before you notice anything is wrong.
- Over 50% of cats are overweight or obese: Your veterinarian will check your cat’s weight at every visit and provide nutritional advice to help keep your cat at an ideal weight. Just a few extra 3 pounds can put cats at risk for diabetes; heart, respiratory, and kidney disease; and more.
- Preventive care is better than reactive care: Regular exams can help avoid medical emergencies since veterinarians can often detect conditions or diseases that may affect your cat’s health long before they become significant, painful, or more costly to treat.
- Kittens have 26 teeth, while adult cats have 30. That’s a lot of dental care! Periodontal disease is the most prevalent disease in cats over three years old. Most cats with dental disease still eat without a noticeable change in appetite! Discuss your cat’s teeth at their routine preventive care veterinary visit.
Schedule your cat exam with one of our Veterinarians; Dr. Kalissa Grabowski or Dr. Bruce Zellmer by calling 954-975-8349