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How Often Should You Take Your Cat to the Vet?

Having a cat means being responsible for its health. Taking your cat to the vet is one of the most important things you can do as a pet parent. But how often should you really be taking your cat to the vet? This guide will provide an overview of what’s recommended for regular checkups, as well as when it’s time to seek medical attention right away.

Regular Check-Ups

For cats that are healthy and up-to-date on their vaccinations, annual wellness exams are generally recommended. During these visits, a veterinarian will perform physical examinations and any necessary tests (such as blood work). The goal is to catch any medical issues early on before they become more serious or expensive problems down the road.
It’s also important to keep track of your cat’s weight over time so that any changes can be discussed with a vet during regular check-ups or if there is reason for concern in between appointments.

When To Seek Medical Attention Right Away

Certain signs indicate that it might be time for immediate veterinary care: vomiting/diarrhea lasting more than 24 hours; coughing/wheezing; difficulty breathing; excessive drinking/urinating; unusual lumps or bumps; eye discharge or redness; limping or lameness for longer than two days without improvement after rest; not eating anything at all for three days in a row; signs of heatstroke such as panting, drooling heavily, seeking shade frequently and bright red gums/tongue).
If your cat shows any of these symptoms then you should schedule an appointment with your veterinarian right away – don’t wait until its next scheduled wellness exam! Early detection and treatment can save both money and your kitty’s life.

Overall, it’s important to make sure that cats get proper healthcare throughout their lives – this includes annual wellness exams plus prompt medical attention whenever needed. By doing so we can help ensure our furry friends stay happy and healthy long into old age!