According to the American Association of Feline Practitioners, 83% of cats visit the vet at least once in their first year with their owners. However, over half of them never return to the vet in subsequent years.
While it’s true that cats seem low-maintenance compared to dogs, kitties still need regular wellness care including exams, vaccines and preventative medications to stay healthy. Plus, when we see cats regularly, we establish a baseline for their health and can often identify changes and diagnose diseases before they get too serious. However, 58% of cat owners say their cats hate going to the vet, so they take their cats less often if they can help it.
Even though your cat may despise the vet, it’s better for them (and better potentially for your wallet in the long term) to be checked annually, especially since felines are adept at hiding illness. They can be silently suffering for a long time, unbeknownst to you, and may display their pain when it could be too late. The staff at Roseway Veterinary Hospital can also help provide tips and tools to ease the difficulties associated with cat vet visits.
Don’t wait for this moment—get your feline friend checked today and take the next step to giving them a clean bill of health! To schedule your cat’s next exam at Roseway Veterinary Hospital, give us a call at 503-360-9695 or arrange an appointment online.