Sounds obvious but many cat parents (myself included) sometimes wait too long between trips to the vet.
When you consider that a year in a cat’s life is about the same as 7 for people, the importance of regular checkups becomes apparent.
A CATalyst Council study found cat care lagged behind that for dogs. It’s not because cats are less loved but one factor is that felines are often better at hiding symptoms until they become critical.
The need for regular checkups is paramount when cat get older. Early detection of common conditions such as arthritis, diabetes and digestive issues are more treatable when caught before they become life-threatening.
Feline Pine — in a wonderful combination of PR and public service — created National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day. The eco-friendly cat-litter manufacturer will also send you a reminder when it’s time for kitty’s checkup. (Note: You have to register on the site).
The University of Illinois Chicago Center for Veterinary Medicine partnered with Feline Pine and Dr. Michele Gaspar for the campaign.