Older Animals Need Extra Special Care

When To Bring Your Cat To A Veterinarian

If you recently brought a cat into your home to join your family, you want to take the necessary steps to keep it healthy. There are times when a trip to a veterinarian is best. Here are instances that require you to contact your local vet for an appointment. 

Whenever Your Cat Is Ill

It may be difficult to determine whether your cat is suffering from an illness because your pet will not be able to speak to you to alert you about their symptoms. Be aware of any behavioral changes your pet displays as this can be an indication that they are dealing with an illness. There are, however, some signs that you will be able to notice that usually require monitoring and a trip to a vet. This includes vomiting, diarrhea, change or loss of appetite, loss of interest in exercise or playtime, coughing or wheezing, eye discharge, or lethargy. If you have a concern about your cat's health at any time, it is best to bring them to a vet for an assessment immediately.

Whenever Your Cat Is Injured

If your cat sustains an injury, it is important to seek medical assistance from a business providing veterinary services without delay. If your cat yowls or hisses when you attempt to touch a part of its body, it may be an indication your cat is suffering from an internal injury. Bring your cat to a vet if it ingests a foreign substance or toxin, comes into contact with a wild animal, gets hit by a vehicle, or falls from a high distance. It is best to rely upon a vet to provide proper care for your cat. If you attempt to care for your cat on your own without medical intervention, it may suffer from discomfort or pain needlessly. The injury may also become exacerbated.

During Key Times For Routine Care

Your cat's vet will let you know when to bring your pet to their office for a visit during your first appointment. It is important to keep your pet's scheduled appointments so their doctor can monitor their overall health on a routine basis. During a checkup, your cat's nails are clipped, and its ears and teeth are cleaned. Their weight is noted and if they require dietary assistance, their vet will make food recommendations. Medication is prescribed to handle medical issues. The vet will also make recommendations regarding spaying or neutering, microchipping, and parasite prevention. Immunizations are also administered.

Contact a local veterinary service to learn more. 

About Me

Older Animals Need Extra Special Care

I have always been an animal-lover, and while my family had cats when I was growing up, after I graduated from college and had my own place, I adopted my first dog. I did a lot of research on dog care before adopting him to help make sure I care for him properly and continue to research pet health tips to this day. Now that he has reached his "golden years," I realize that is is more important than ever to monitor his health. I take him to the veterinarian every year for a wellness check-up and give him a couple of health supplements. I am proud to say that he is in amazing health for his age! I want to help others learn how to care for their pets well, especially senior dogs and cats, so I decided to start a blog to share my pet care tips on!


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