Thursday, August 04, 2011

Indoor Cats Need Attention too.....

Recently Dr Uyede was thinking about all the times he (and other veterinarians) have heard "my cat stays indoors and is very healthy"...and that inspired him to write this little post about indoor cats.

Although indoor cats are less likely to be exposed to the same risks that an outdoor cat would, this does not mean that they are exempt from developing any health problems. Often we will see a kitten for their initial vaccination series, but then not see them again until several years later when they become ill. To equate this in human terms, this would be similar to a child seeing their doctor when they are young, but not again until they are in their 60's or 70's and quite possibly having been sick for some time. Cats, as a prey species, are a master of disguise and often won't show any clinical signs until the disease is fairly advanced. Annual Health exams can help pick up these subtle clues leading to early disease detection saving you money in the long run, and allowing your furry companion to lead a long and healthy life.

If you have any concerns about your pets health care, or if your 'indoor' cat has not been to see a veterinarian in some time, please call to schedule an appointment so that we can help co-ordinate a plan for your cat.
Rita enjoying some rays.

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