Today Is National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day! #Cat2VetDay #ad

Pledge to Take Your Cat to the Vet Today! #Cat2VetDay #ad

 

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August 22 is National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day. Pledge to take your cat to the vet today and donate a bowl of food to a shelter in need.

Did you know that dog owners are six times more likely than cat owners to take their pet to the vet this year? Sadly, this is true. Perhaps it’s because cats seem to be more self-sufficient than other pets. They groom themselves, eat when they want and even use the bathroom on their terms, not ours. They can be super independent, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t need vet visits and check-ups like our other furry friends. Cat health checks are super important.

Royal Canin® has created the Curiosity Saved the Cat campaign with the goal of raising awareness about the importance of preventive health care for cats. Just like humans, cats need to have a wellness check yearly to make sure they are healthy. After all, you want them to live as long as they can and be healthy to boot!

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Royal Canin recently commissioned a survey to better understand how pet owners feel about cat health, especially compared to dogs and learned some interesting things:

• Compared to dog owners, six times as many cat owners have not taken their cat to the vet this year and don’t plan to

• Two-thirds of cat owners simply believe cats have fewer health issues than dogs

• The older a cat gets, the more likely the owner is to take her to the vet only when she is sick. Thirtyone percent of those with a senior cat only take her to the vet when she is sick, compared to 20% for adult cats, 18% for adolescents and 17% for kittens

If you have never taken your pet to the vet, then you need to make an appointment for a first check-up. This first visit allows your vet to get to know your cat and record important information to compare it to upon future visits. Just like your Doctor would do for you. These visits are usually around 15 and 30 minutes and become fairly routine as long as nothing serious is wrong.

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As your pet ages and goes through life, it is your job as a pet parent to keep an eye on certain changes, such as:

  • Diet changes
  • Mobility changes
  • Changes to the eyes, ears, mouth and body
  • Behavioral changes

Basically, just keeping an eye on any changes that seem bothersome or out of character. For instance, when Cheeto went in to be fixed he came home seemingly okay, until a day later when he developed an infection from the surgery. If it wasn’t for me watching him 24/7 and noticing how much his behavior had changed, we may have lost him. It gives me chills every time I think about it but being aware can mean life or death in some cases.

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Here’s a tip, make your pets visits around the same time you make your children’s appointments or your own. This way, it will become a habit and something you will always remember. They are our fur children and should be treated as such.

So, will you make the pledge today?

 

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Royal Canin®. The opinions and text are all mine.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Royal Canin®. The opinions and text are all mine.