August 22nd is Take Your Cat To The Vet Day! We know, Fluffy would much rather be celebrating Get Your Cat A New Toy Day, or Give Your Kitty Tuna Day. Of course, cats don’t really understand why those appointments are so important for them. Your feline pal probably won’t learn much from the experience either. However, you may find taking your furball to the doctor quite enlightening. Here, a local Rochester, NY veterinarian lists a few things people often learn when they take their kitties to the vet.
Fluffy Can Be A Drama Queen
Many of our feline patients hate car rides. In fact, Fluffy is often more upset and distressed about the trip into the clinic than she is about the appointment itself! Your pet may cry all the way over, and all the way home. She may also shed heavily in the car; cats sometimes do this when they are feeling very stressed or anxious. If your furry friend is extremely upset about car rides, ask your vet for advice on using cat-calming products, such as treats or sprays. Adding comfy bedding to her carrier may help as well.
Cats Are Unique
Kitties can approach their appointments many different ways. Some will curl up into balls, while others respond unkindly to being taken out of the carriers they didn’t want to be put into in the first place. And then some are more interested in exploring the exam rooms. Even if you’ve had cats all your life, you may find your pet acting completely different than your last furball did!
A Great Vet Is A Great Ally
We recommend the same basic care for every kitty. That entails microchipping, spay/neuter surgery, vaccines, and parasite control. Exams are also important. However, you can also get some specific care tips for your feline pal, that are customized to fit her breed, age, health, and lifestyle. For instance, a kitten has different needs than a senior cat, and an obese cat will have different dietary needs than a pregnant one. Don’t be afraid to ask questions! We’re here to help, and we’re happy to offer information that helps you keep your cute pet healthy and happy.
Do you need to make an appointment for your cat? We’re here to help! Contact us, your local Rochester, NY animal clinic, today!