Monday, August 22, 2011

Take Your Cat to the Vet Week 2011

Today, August 22, through August 28 is Take Your Cat to the Vet Week. Did you know that cats only get taken to the vet about half as often as dogs? As much as I don't enjoy going to the V-E-T, it has to be done. In fact, I'm set up to go for a routine exam every 6 months.

Today was the day that I went in for my routine exam, including bloodwork. Mom had to drop me off and leave me at the V-E-T for a little while so that they could wait for the results. When the V-E-T called Mom about an hour later, she said that everything looked good and Mom could pick me up any time. Mom and Dad came right over to get me because they know I don't like it there (the staff says I get pretty "angry" the longer I'm there) plus they missed having my handsome face around the house.

When they got there, the vet tech gave Mom my "report card" for the visit.
It listed all the things they checked on me and if I needed to have anything done. It showed I was in good health, with only some tartar on my toofers. The vet tech reminded Mom that at my next exam in 6 months, I would get my vaccinations, have more bloodwork and would have my dental cleaning.

It's important to make sure you're a healthy kitty, especially as you get older. I would encourage all my kitty anipals to check out the Facebook event that Petfinder created for Take Your Cat to the Vet Week and pledge to go to the V-E-T for a check-up. There's lots of good information and tips on their Facebook page about making the trip to the V-E-T easier for you and your human.


  1. Good reminder pal. I always has to go around the time of my Gotccha Day, which is in October. Whew - reprieve for a few months.

  2. we posted about it today too and are so happy that you did as well. This is an important cause and glad to see some kitties participating!

  3. My cats go to the vet, but they're never happy about it :)

  4. It's about time for my yearly physical. The peeps keep discussing whether it's wise to keep getting me vaccinated since that can cause problems and I'm an indoor kitty. The healthiest cat they ever had never went to the vet after she was about 3.

  5. i recently took my kitty ("kat khamir") to the vet and found out that she is in really bad shape. Im raising funds to help her if anyone can help by visiting the site and reposting it where animal lovers will see it, we would really appreciate it! thanks so much :)