Monday, June 18, 2018

Caring for your Cat


If you have a cat as a pet, then your cat is likely treated as a member of the family. One of the ways that you probably care for your cat is by taking it to a veterinarian that offers feline services. When selecting a veterinary hospital Vancouver, WA offers, you should talk to the doctors and the staff to learn more about their background and how they interact with the animals that are treated in the facility. You should also read reviews and talk to people who use the services provided before taking your cat for any kind of routine or emergency treatment.


Most veterinarian offices offer basic services for cats, such as vaccinations and examinations to determine if your cat has heartworms or other common illnesses. The office can prescribe medications that your cat can take on a certain schedule to treat and prevent fleas and ticks as well as other illnesses that are often seen in cats. Whether your cat lives inside the house or outside, you need to take your pet to receive routine vaccinations that include a rabies shot as well as a distemper vaccine. These immunizations are important because your cat can easily contract these illnesses if they are bitten by other animals or if they visit locations where other animals are present.

When you take your cat to the veterinarian, the doctor will listen to your cat's heart and check the weight to see if your cat is healthy. The doctor will also examine the ears, eyes, and skin. If you have any concerns about your cat's health, the doctor can perform blood work to determine if there is an infection or illness that needs to be treated with medications. At times, surgery might be required for certain conditions or injuries. Develop a relationship with your veterinarian so that you feel comfortable asking any questions and taking your cat at any time there is a concern.

26 comments:

Sandee said...

We had the very best vet when we had Little Bit. It's good to have a good doctor that will listen to you and care for your baby.

Have a fabulous day. ♥

1AlwaysNYC 1 said...

Regular vet visits are a must for a pet owner. Thanks for the info.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

A cat should be considered a member of the family and treated to the best possible care.

Pat Hatt said...

Getting the right vet can sure be key. There are some only in it for the $$$ and some better with dogs than cats, vice versa, etc. When you find a good one, hold on.

Mom Knows Best said...

I dont have any pets here as kids have allergies. I imagine taking a cat to the doctor is important as taking the kids.

Nina Kasper said...

I agree with building a relationship! Also explore various vets, some are better fit for certain types of animals. It's all about making your furbaby comfortable!

Jen said...

We definitely make sure that our kitty is well taken care of.

Tara said...

Having the right vet for your pet is so important. I had an awesome veterinarian when I was raising Himalayan cats in BC, Canada, so many years ago now. They even made house calls - it is pretty rare to have that these days. Thanks for sharing :)

Theresa Mahoney said...

Finding a good vet is key to overall good health of your cat, or any pet for that matter. You just reminded me that I need to schedule an appointment with our vet for updates to the dogs before we board them while we are on vacation. Making a note to myself right now!

Rose Ann Sales said...

This is such a great post, very informative and useful most especially to those who are cat owners like me. It is really important to visit our veterinarian to know if our pet is healthy or not, thank you for sharing this with us.

Nabanita said...

I don’t have a pet but my best friend does.
She had told me similar things about selecting a veterinarian.

Yuli Armstrong said...

Aww this makes me miss my cat 🐱 great write up.

Cristina Pop said...

Having a good vet for you pet is really important!

Summer Mitch Ryan said...

I'm more of a dog lover, nevertheless, both cat and dog need care that's why choosing a good vet is essential.

Angela Ricardo Bethea said...

I don't have any cats as pets but I love them so much!

tat2gurlzrock said...

This is a great article. I have 2 indoor cats I make sure they get the best care possible.

Cindy Gordon said...

I have a friend who runs a little cat rescue. She would love to read some of this!

Sarah Camille said...

Having a good vet is so key! Sadly I had one for my dog and cat that I loved and he just retired. Finding a good one is hard but worth it!!

alissa apel said...

This is great for cat owners. I don't have a cat, but my husband would give me up for one. Ha!

The Belly Rules The Mind said...

I don't have any pets, but my neighbor does and he is very particular about his cat.

Cindy Ingalls said...

Developing a relationship with your vet is so important. You want to make sure you are both on the same page about caring for your pet's health now and in the future.

Scott Gilliland said...

My girlfriend has a cat and I have to admit that it gets taken care of better than I do! I know she takes her cat to the vet only when required which is probably a good thing!

Blue Grumpster said...

My Mongo The Fatcat needs to go to the gym. My vet blames me.

jjmon2012 said...

OH yes my billie & tabby were my babies. Heck they were Queen & Prince of the house and I was the servant. And they hated to go to the vet, they did not like to ride in the car. But I had a great vet for them .

Chatty Crone said...

Oh my gosh thank you soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much. I know I was able to comment awhile ago - and what the heck happened I have no idea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU>

Shelly Peterson said...

This is a great post. I dont have a cat but my daughter does.