Friday, August 22, 2014

Take Your Cat to The Vet Day Should Be EVERY Day!

The American Association of Feline Practitioners ( wants you to take your cat to the veterinarian. So do I. Taking Aimee to see her veterinarian is basic to her care.  As a responsible owner and someone who loves her cat to distraction, it's important for me to insure that Aimee is healthy as well as happy, that she eats well and properly. Aimee turned 15 years old this month.  She came to live with me when she was 3 1/2.  It seems as if she has always been here, an especially sweet presence in my life who gives unconditional love.

August 22nd is Take Your Cat to The Vet Day.  It's a good reminder for us.  It doesn't mean rushing for an appointment today. It means that you should take your cat to see her veterinarian at least once a year.  In Aimee's case, at her age, she goes twice a year. Why? She has Senior Wellness Visits.  At the very first one a baseline was done with every possible test. Every six months she has a check-up. If anything is wrong, we'll find out more quickly.  

When you take your cat in, be sure to take a list of questions with you. If you need to know something about your cat's care, your veterinarian is the person to ask. You will work together as a team in the best interests of your feline companion.

Part of going to the veterinarian is transporting your cat. It will be so much easier if your cat likes her carrier and is comfortable in there. He's an info graphic from The American Association of Feline Practitioners on that topic:

Courtesy of AAFP
If your cat hasn't been to the veterinarian in a long time, or if your cat has never been to the veterinarian, please pick up the phone and make an appointment - the earliest one you can get. Aimee's veterinarian not only sees dogs but is a feline practitioner. It gives me an extra feeling of confidence.  

And please hug and kiss your cat for me.

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