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5 Reasons To Take Your Pet To The Vet

When was the last time you took your cat or dog to the vet?

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), 38% of dogs and 58% of cats are fearful of vet visits, even more fearful than kids are of going to the dentist. Even 38% of cat owners and 26% of dog owners are stressed just thinking about it. (Footnote 1)

This month is National Immunization Awareness Month, and August 22 was National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day. So, even if you have a fearful pet, it is imperative for your pet’s welfare, well-being, and health to take your pet for routine vet visits.

5 reasons why you should take your pet for routine vet visits

  1. Cats are masters at hiding pain. Even subtle changes in your cat’s behavior can be an indication of an underlying and undiagnosed medical condition

  2. Over 80% of dogs over the age of 3 have active dental disease. While over 50 50 90% of cats over the age of 4 suffer from some form of dental disease

  3. Over 50% of cats and dogs are obese or overweight, which can lead to serious health conditions

  4. 80% of dogs over the age of 8 and over 90% of cats over 10 years old have some form of arthritis, which causes them significant pain

  5. Preventative vet care prevents costly emergency vet visits and ensures that your pet has a great quality of life and health! Preventative care includes yearly vaccines, parasitic applications such as fleas, ticks, and worms, and spaying and neutering your pet.

If your pet is fearful of going to the vet or you’re stressed just thinking about it, talk to your vet to see how they can help reduce your and your pet's stress or fear.

We hope you take your pet to the vet at least once a year to help them live a long, happy, and healthy life.


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