For good health cats require annual check up.
A national poll conducted by cat litter manufacturer Feline Pine indicated that fewer than 50 percent of cat owners take in their cats for annual check-ups. In an effort to boost that number, the company in partnerships with veterinarians across the county created “National Take Your Cat to the Vet Week,” celebrated this week from August 16-22.
Dr. Michele Gaspar, Feline Pine’s in house veterinarian, said in the company’s announcement about the event, “Cats are often subtle in their signs of discomfort or illness. As a result, many owners miss early warning signs of a problem. When caught early enough, many diseases can be treated so that a cat enjos a good quality of life. When left too long, many illnesses progress and so does the intensity – and cost – of treatment.”
Launched in 2000 as a one-day event, National Take Your Cat to the Vet was extended to a full week this year due to the positive feedback from cat owners who agreed that they didn’t realize the importance of annual check ups, Feline Pine said.
This year there are veterinary clinics across the United States promoting and raising awareness about the week in 15 cities including Miami; Fort Lauderdale; San Diego; San Francisco; Boston; New York City; Chicago; Seattle; Tampa, Fla.; Charlotte, N.C.; Philadelphia; Portland; Maine; Atlanta; Phoenix, and Little Rock, Ark.
So, to keep your furball in meow’in good health, take you kitty to the vet this week. Preventative health care is just what it means…it prevents health problems and will keep you kitty in kissin’ kitty shape!
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