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'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.