Cats are often seen as independent animals who don’t need to visit the vet if they aren’t showing any symptoms, but this is not always true.
One cat to every five dogs are being taken to the vet on this belief. Unfortunately, cats are good at hiding illness and in many cases it can be too late by the time you’ve noticed anything unusual in your cat’s behaviour.
Minimal to no vet visits means those issues can go undiscovered and untreated for much longer.
Completing an annual checkup, which can include a blood test for a wellness screen, can help us identify any problems before they have done silent, irreversible damage.
The main concern for a lot of pet owners is that their cat experiences so much stress when visiting the vet that the negative effects of going often outweigh the benefits.
Top tips to help reduce the stress of your visit: