Over 20% of cat parents aren’t taking their cat into the vet in Broward. Thirty-five percent of cat owner’s don’t believe that their indoor cat’s need to come into the veterinary office as often as a cat that goes outdoors.
Once a cat has been given their initial vaccinations, and been spayed or neutered, many cat owners think that’s it, unless there’s a problem.
Here are 5 reasons that you should bring your cat into the vet.
Cat’s age more rapidly than people. While your cat acts like a kitten, and often thinks they're a kitten, your 9 year old cat is actually around 50 years old. If you’ve made sure to take your cat to the vet regularly, you have decreased their anxiety, allowed the veterinary staff to keep an accurate record of your cat’s health, and likely been able to circumvent many major problems that could arise.
Occasionally your cat will just decide it’s not in the mood to eat. It may be because you’ve changed their food, or they know you have the wet food and are trying to guilt you into feeding it to them. Weather can also affect your cat’s eating, however, if your cat has begun to gain or lose weight, if they are continually eating less or eating the same amount and seem to get larger or smaller, or if they aren’t drinking enough water, you need to take your cat to the vet.
There are times where your cat just checks out. They hide under the bed, or the counter, and sometimes it takes you hours to make sure that you didn’t accidentally let them outside. Sometimes they just need to recharge. But if this is also combined with a change in appetite or water intake, scratching and itching or they are exhibiting more anti-social behavior than normal, you may want to make an appointment.
Cat’s are going to throw up. Either from eating gas or cleaning themselves to the point of furball. But if your cat is vomiting excessively, especially if this is combined with diarrhea, it’s time to call.
You’ve scooped enough litter to know what your cat’s habits are. You know how much they are likely to urinate and what their stool looks like. So, if you notice a sudden change in consistency, or amount of what you’re scooping, that’s a sign there may be trouble.
There are a variety of other reasons you may want to take your cat to the vet in Broward. Give us a call at (305)515-MEOW to make an appointment.