How often do you take a cat to the vet?
Cats are very good at enduring pain, I believe you often hear about it. Once we find that they have obvious symptoms, it is likely that the condition is already serious.
At this time, not only is it hard for each other, but also the cost of treatment will be quite high...
In order to avoid such a situation, it is very important to take the cat for regular health check-ups.
After all, prevention is better than cure is the eternal truth.
Why do we need to check the cat's health regularly?
Someone may want to ask, why does my cat look good and has to be given a health check? This is not a disguised advertisement for the vet, is it?
Back to the topic, this is because cats do not speak human language, and when they are born in the wild, in order to avoid the intrusion of natural or external enemies, they need to pretend that they are in their best condition.
Therefore, when cats are uncomfortable, they usually don’t show up and let others know.
This customary tradition also continues in domestic cats.
When your cat is uncomfortable, it may be less likely to show it to you to let you know.
Under seemingly normal daily life activities, it is very likely that a disease has quietly knock on the door. By the time you notice the anomaly, it's actually too late.
Therefore, the purpose of the health check is to detect potential diseases or early changes in some chronic diseases as early as possible.
So that good medical or home care can begin immediately, delay the deterioration of the cat’s disease, and provide you with points to be aware of when taking care of your cat.
How often should the cat be checked?
Adult cats after 1 year old should have a health check once a year;
For mature cats over 7 years old, it is best to do it once every six months if the funds are affordable. It is recommended to take at least once a year;
For cat grandparents over 10 years old, personally suggest that once every six months is better.
After the health check, will other tests be added?
Basically, the veterinarian will discuss with the owner the checks that should be done based on the information provided by the owner and the findings during the physical examination that day.
Sometimes routine examinations do not find abnormalities, but if the cat’s symptoms are clear, a more advanced examination will be done;
However, there is no standard answer to this, so if you have any questions, please communicate and learn with the veterinarian.
What should I do if the cat resists going to the hospital for examination?
Daily preparation for training in the cage. Usually, you can keep the opening of the out-going cage open, and put the cat's favorite snacks and toys inside.
When the cat feels that the cage is safe, it will increase the willingness to enter the cage.
And then you can walk around at home with the cage, take the cat out to reduce tension in the next step.
If the cat is really nervous enough to be aggressive, you can ask a vet to prescribe a relaxing medicine.
Let the cat take it 1-2 hours before seeing the doctor, which can also effectively reduce the cat's anxiety when going out.
The choice of animal hospital can pick a suitable one nearby, which can reduce traffic time. Or finding a doctor who is willing to go home is another way.