At PenBay Vets, we are serious about keeping cats healthy. A big part of that is making veterinary care less stressful for both the cat and the pet owner. The article below from the American Animal Health Association, PetsMatter Newsletter contains some great tips on how to provide a healthy life for your feline friend. Did you know Maine is one of the States with the highest "cats-per-capita" in the US? Even though that is true - we still see many more dogs than cats at our hospital. That's why we strive for making our practice cat-friendly! Remember, cats aren't as social as dogs - so they don't always "tell us" when things are wrong. A preventive care exam by a veterinarian can add years to a cat's life, and save worry and money in the long-term. Continue reading below to see how veterinarians and cat owners can work together to provide a healthy life for the #1 pet in America!
Written by Terri Johnson, CVT
Did you know that more people have cats as pets than dogs? And, did you know that cats are much less likely to be taken to the veterinarian than dogs? Preventing diseases in our pets and keeping them as healthy as possible is actually cheaper and healthier in the long run than treating disease. Taking your cat to your veterinarian regularly is important for preventing disease and helping them to stay happy and healthy.
Cats often seem quite independent. And, even though they may appear to not need or want our help, they really do need it to be healthy and safe. AAHA-accredited veterinary practices incorporate individualized wellness and preventive care plans for cats based on lifestyle, age, and various other factors. These plans begin with your cat’s first visit to the veterinarian. While some preventive processes for different species (dogs and cats) will be similar, your cat has specific needs. And, preventive care for cats is a lifelong process, beginning with decisions made for them while they’re kittens.