Things That Every Cat Owner Must Know

Adopting a cat is more than just cuddles, it is a responsibility. Cat owners need to have a good understanding about:

  • how to meet a cat’s basic environmental needs
  • how to keep the cat safe and healthy
  • understanding cat’s behavior
  • the need for periodic veterinary visits for physical examination
  • understanding the cat’s health conditions, diseases and their treatments

Routine Preventive Physical Examinations is a MUST

Our Caledon vets recommend cat owners to take their cats to a reliable vet for complete physical examination once every year. However, the veterinary visits should be frequent for senior cats and for those with chronic conditions. These visits are important to determine the healthcare plan of your cat. Some of the primary things that will be assessed and discussed, include the lifestyle, nutrition, environment, disease, behavior and parasite prevention.

Preventive Care Examinations:

  • The complete physical examination helps you and your veterinarian make out an accurate plan to help your pet stay healthy and active.
  • Unlike humans, cats age more rapidly. Therefore, preventive care examinations are essential parts of a healthy lifestyle.
  • During the physical examination, your veterinarian will be able to catch the potential signs of disease or infection that may affect your cat’s health long before showing any symptoms so they can be managed or cured.
  • As your cat is one of the main members of your family, it deserves the best possible care. Make sure you talk to your vet about your cat’s health and any changes that have taken place. A good physical examination and lifestyle information will help your vet meet the medical needs of your cat.

Pet owner is considered as the important member of a pet’s healthcare team. You can help your cat live a happy and healthy life. You just need to have a proactive approach.

What Your Vet Looks for During Exams

A veterinarian examines the entire health and lifestyle of your cat during the check-up. Every organ of the body is checked carefully to ensure there is no life-threatening disease or infection developing inside your pet’s body. The following parts are examined by a vet during examination:

  • Abdomen and Body
  • Muscle Tone and Weight
  • Coat, Fur and Skin
  • Eyes and Ears
  • Mouth, Gums and Teeth
  • Heart and Lungs
  • Joints and Spine
  • Under the Tail

At North Point Vet, when you’ll bring your cat at our Caledon animal hospital, our vets will carefully examine your pet and will make every effort to ensure that your pet remains safe and healthy.