Your kitten's first vet visit typically involves more injections and observations than later ones. Once a cat reaches adulthood, the parts of a physical typically look like this:
How often should indoor cats go to the vet?
House cats should get the same level of veterinary care that pet dogs do. According to the American Humane Society, though, the average cat goes to the vet only half as often as the average dog. One in ten cats never goes, and 27% of cats only go when they’re sick.
It shouldn’t be that way. Instead, most adult cats should visit the vet once every 6-12 months. Kittens should see the vet monthly until they are four months old and go back again to be spayed or neutered at six months. Senior cats - those with ten years or more of life behind them - should see the vet once every three months.
Regular vet visits can help your cat feel less stressed about the experience, get regular booster vaccinations, and reveal early warning symptoms of serious feline illnesses.
Regular vet visits are critical to keeping your cat healthy and happy. If you haven’t yet chosen a vet, take a look at some of Catster’s ideas for selecting a cat-friendly professional to help prevent or eliminate your cat’s pain or illnesses.
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