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Bringing Your Cat to the Vet

Many of us have cats sharing our lives and homes. They provide love, companionship, entertainment, and in some cases much-needed rodent control! In fact, almost half of the households in Vermont have at least one cat (the highest percentage of cat ownership in the country).

Most cats are happy and healthy living with their human families – but did you know that your cat is leading a secret double life?

It’s true (but probably not as an FBI agent). What they show you on a daily basis may only be a small fraction of how they are feeling. How well do you know your cat? Would you know if he was sick? Would she tell you if she had an ear infection or a broken tooth?

The truth is, no matter how good of a cat owner you are, you are likely to miss some of the most common cat ailments. Cats hide signs of illness in order to not appear vulnerable. Vulnerability to a cat means that they are more likely to be easy prey for a predator. Your cat could be sick for days, weeks, or months – and you simply wouldn’t know it because they are very good at hiding it from you.

Luckily, there is a local expert in the area who can help you figure out if your cat is healthy or sick. The veterinarians at Ryegate Small Animal Hospital are trained to recognize the early signs of illness and have the tools necessary to make your feline friend well again.

In order for us to help you, we need to see your cat on a regular basis. Did you know that cats age 7-10 years for every calendar year that goes by? Even if you don’t like doctors, you probably schedule a visit at least once every 10 years.

Please call or email us today to schedule your cats appointment. Your cat will thank you for helping to keep him happy and healthy.

Need some tips on getting your cat to the veterinarian with the least amount of stress involved (for everyone)? Click on the picture above to visit the site of the American Association of Feline Practitioners.