Your cat needs preventive care examinations or check-ups at least once a year and more often for senior cats and those with chronic conditions.
These visits are important to your cat’s specific healthcare plan. Your veterinarian will discuss and assess topics such as:
- Environmental enrichment or physical and social surroundings
- Disease and parasite prevention
Why Are Preventive Care Check-ups So Important?
- During the check-up, veterinarians can often detect conditions that may affect your cat’s health long before they become noticeable so they can be managed or cured before they become painful or more costly.
- Cats age more rapidly than we do, so preventive care check-ups are a crucial part of a healthy lifestyle.
- As a member of the family, your cat deserves the best possible care. Together, you and your veterinarian can best decide how to accomplish that by meeting at least once a year to talk about your cat and any changes that have taken place in their life.
- With the information you bring and a good physical check-up, a plan will be created to meet the needs of your cat and the family.
- You are an important member of your cat’s health care team. You can be helpful in helping your cat live a happy and healthy quality of life.
What Your Veterinarian Looks For?
Are you curious about what’s going on during your cat’s yearly check-up? It may seem like your veterinarian is just petting your cat, but she is examining your cat’s entire health and lifestyle during the checkup.
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