Cats are very unusual animals; they are graceful, fluffy, and very beautiful. But they are also very independent and self-sufficient. It is often said about cats that we are the ones who live in their homes, not they live in ours. Despite this, we are responsible for them and their health.
Why is it important to check up on cats’ health?
Like all pets, cats need care and regular visits to the vet. You want to see your pet active, healthy, and with a beautiful coat, right? We’re sure the answer is yes. To do so, you need to give them the right conditions, which include:
- Personal space;
- The right food;
- A separate toilet;
- Toys and treats;
- And, of course, regular check-ups.
It is important to note that all of the above conditions can also be determined by the veterinarian, since each animal has different needs and preferences, depending on many factors.
Your first visit to the vet should be right after you got your kitty. At the veterinarian, you will immediately be told what you need to provide for your pet, given advice on care, and given any necessary vaccines and treatments.
Usually, if your cat is examined at the same clinic, they already have all the patient’s history, which is very convenient for future visits. A good clinic will give you a veterinary invoice right away with all the procedures and services used.
A visit to the veterinarian should take place at least once a year. This visit should include vaccinations, mandatory checkups, and consultations.
In addition to vaccinations, treatment of your pet against parasites is a must, and it should be done even if you live in an apartment because it is easy to bring unwanted residents into the house with your shoes. Treatment can be done at home yourself, but it is much more difficult in the case of cats. More often, and less stressful for you and your friend will be to visit a specialist.
Except for mandatory procedures, it is important to constantly monitor the cat’s condition, if you notice unusual behavior, sluggish appetite, decreased activity, or other deviations from the norm, urgently contact the veterinary clinic!
Give your little friends a happy life, and in return, they will please you.