The Importance Of Regular Veterinary Care For Cats

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This post is sponsored by Royal Canin® and the BlogPaws® Pet Influencer Network™. I am being compensated to help share information about National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day, but Making Time For Mommy only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Royal Canin is not responsible for the content of this article.

Two years ago I became a cat mom when we brought two tabby kittens home. Peaches and Boomer have added a lot of love to our home over the past couple years (along with plenty of fun and mischief). We do our best to take care of them, from feeding them quality food to playing with them so they stay active. Our cats get plenty of cuddles and have numerous soft spots to settle into for long naps in the warm sunlight streaming through the windows.

I thought I was being the perfect cat mom, and doing everything I needed to do, but recently I learned of one important thing I hadn’t been doing- taking them for regular check-ups at the vet. As dumb as it may sound, I honestly never realized this was something that had to be done. Since cats are so low maintenance most of the time I assumed that a vet visit was only necessary if they seemed sick but it turns out that making time for the annual well-pet visit is as important for cats as it is for our kids. Since cats can hide illnesses easily, preventive health care is vital in making sure our cats are healthy.

Apparently I’m not alone in this lack of knowledge because, in the United States, less than half of cats see the veterinarian on a regular basis. Because of this, I’m proud to be partnering with Royal Canin to share about “National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day“, which is August 22, 2017. This day was created to build awareness among cat owners for the need of regular veterinary care for our fur babies.

If you are a cat parent, I encourage you to make a vet appointment for your cats right now (before your forget or get sidetracked). When you go, share a photo on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram of your cat at the vet -or tips on taking your cat to the vet- with the campaign hashtag, #Cat2VetDay. For each social media share on one of those channels during the month of August, Royal Canin will donate $5 to Frankie’s Friends, which provides grants to help with the cost of life-saving or life-enhancing emergency or specialty care for pets whose families cannot afford the full cost of treatment.

If you are a pet parent, do you take your pet to the veterinarian for regular check-ups?

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

Comments

  1. I love this. Cats are such stoic creatures, and it’s hard to tell if they have anything wrong with them. They need regular checkups just like dogs.

  2. We have two cats and they are so important to us. They need to have regular vet care just like we need regular visits with our doctor.

  3. Autumn Reo says:

    Thanks for the reminder! We love our pets and need to remember they need their stuff kept up to date!

  4. Stacie says:

    We have three cats and I take them every year for their check-ups. Thankfully they have all been given a clean bill of health this year.

  5. Kathy says:

    I think this is very important as well. I’ve got three cats right now. I make sure they all get their check ups when needed.

  6. Lisa B says:

    Royal Canin is a great pet food brand. A lot of cat owners don’t see the vet as often as they should. Regular check-ups for all pets is very important.

  7. Sadie says:

    Your cats are toooooo cute! I love the pics. Regular vet care is super important, I’m happy to see others posting about it.

  8. Randa says:

    Your cats are so sweet! It’s so important to keep up with vet appointments and monitor them to ensure you don’t miss anything. Cats are good at hiding symptoms!

  9. Kitty says:

    I take my Rosebud for regular checkups…❤️

  10. I also love pets especially cats and they are so cute. Personally speaking, we should be responsible for them once they are adopted.

  11. Sapana V says:

    Pets are like babies. They need special attention and care. Hence regular veterinary care is must.

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