According to Jane Harrell, Petfinder.com Associate Producer: " (The American Veterinary Medical Association recommends cats go to the vet twice a year for checkups.)
Why is there a need for Take Your Cat to the Vet Week? Even though pet cats outnumber dogs in the U.S. by 15 million, CATalyst Council and the American Humane Association estimate that cats go to the vet only half as often as dogs.
In fact, Feline Pine, which founded the event, surveyed cat parents in 2009 and found that fewer than half took their cats to the vet unless the cat was sick. "
Mom is a huge advocate (actually that should be "advoCAT") of preventive care for cats as well as all pets. Mom knows that often if a pet sees the vet on a regular basis a possible problem can be averted.
As much as I don't love going to the vet I know it is important for me so I do my very best to try and be a good kitty when I am there! My Mom says I do a great job and so does "Dr.Smiley"
When you are done with that sit back, put your paws up and enjoy some photos from one of my most recent vet visits!
|"This is the fireplace at the vet.|
I like it cause they always
have cans of food there."
|"This is "Ajax". I met him at the vet|
on July 13, 2011"
|"Ajax has some reservations about being here"|
|"Ajax thought he could make a run for it.|
He thought wrong"
|"Mom is getting a little too much|
enjoyment out of this!!"
|"I see they left the door open|
maybe when no one is looking...."
|"Instead of running|
do you think "playing dead" will help?
If I crouch down real low
maybe "Dr.Smiley" won't see me"
|"Oh c'mon! Just get it over with!"|
|"Yeah I like you,|
but let's not get overly friendly now,
got it Dr.Smiley?"