National Take Your Cat to The Vet Day – August 22nd

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Welcome to National Take Your Cat to The Vet Day!

It’s National Take Your Cat to The Vet Day Again! Almost every household in the United States of America has pets. Cats and dogs are an integral part of our lives, and every day they make us feel more loved and better persons. That is why we have a cat and vet unofficial holiday to remind us 🙂

Cats, in comparison to dogs, are very good liars and they hide the pain like artists. That is why you, as a pet owner, should never wait until the last moment to take your cat for a veterinary check-up. It might be too late.

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National Take Your Cat To The Vet Day is one of those holidays that deserve your attention as a cat owner.

What this day actually means is that it’s time for all of us who own cats to make sure they’re up-to-date on their vaccinations and have been spayed or neutered. But since many people don’t follow these easy steps, it’s best if you just take your cat to the vet yourself.

The Importance of National Take Your Cat to The Vet Day!

Annual health exams at your local veterinary clinic are very important to ensure that your fluffy cat gets to live a long and healthy life. But some of the cats absolutely hate to go to the vet. Some cats despise their carriers, some cats despise the smell of animals at the clinic’s waiting room, and some cats absolutely do not cooperate when they are being examined.

There are several ways to help your cat feel more at ease when it comes to stressful veterinary visits. For example, turn the cat carrier into a fun zone where the cat feels comfortable. Put a cozy blanket or a bed inside and lots of treats and toys to make the cat go inside on her own.

And always make sure to have your cat safe in the carrier while in the waiting room with no way to escape and get hurt. Comfort your cat. Even if your cat still doesn’t want to cooperate, the trained veterinary professionals know their job, they will know how to handle a scared cat.

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Your job as a pet owner is to make sure that your cat is up-to-date on vaccines (even if the cat lives indoors), is being microchipped, and has a yearly health check-up.

How Often Should Cats Go to the Vet?

Cats should visit the veterinarian for regular check-ups at least once a year, even if they appear healthy. Annual wellness exams can help detect and prevent potential health problems before they become serious, and ensure that your cat receives appropriate preventative care, such as vaccinations and parasite prevention.

In addition to yearly check-ups, it is also important to take your cat to the veterinarian if you notice any changes in their behavior, appetite (such as pica), or litter box habits, as these could be signs of underlying health issues. Older cats or cats with preexisting conditions may require more frequent visits, as determined by their veterinarian.

Ultimately, the frequency of veterinary visits for your cat will depend on their age, health status, and individual needs. It is best to consult with your veterinarian to determine a personalized healthcare plan for your feline friend.

Celebrating National Take Your Cat to The Vet Day

We’ve got some helpful tips for how to celebrate National Take Your Cat To The Vet Day!

  • One time a year, take your cat in and get them checked out. Cats go through yearly checkups and vaccines at the vet’s office just like humans, it’s very important that you make sure your cats are healthy and up to date with their shots.
  • Share this information with friends – let them know what we do on this day so they can celebrate with you.
  • Take some photos of your cats. Post them to our Facebook page.
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  • Offer your cat a chance to run away from the vet. Seriously, you want the animals used in the shelters to have something positive to look forward to (and pooping on people is often a feature of good things!).
  • Sponsor a shelter cat for a month or a year. Better yet, go to a shelter and adopt one.

Take advantage of this holiday, take your cat to the vet!

We suggest you read this article about the Vaccination schedule for cats in Europe as supplementary content and for added info.

Happy National Take Your Cat to The Vet Day!

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