August 16 – 22, 2010 is National Take Your Cat to the Vet Week. This campaign is an effort to raise awareness about the importance of annual feline checkups to keep your cat healthy. Dr. Michele Gaspar, DVM DABVP (Feline) and National Veterinary Consultant to Feline Pine company, says, “Cats are often subtle in their signs of discomfort or illness. As a result, many owners miss early warning signs of a problem. When caught early enough, many diseases can be treated so that a cat enjoys a good quality of life. When left too long, many illnesses progress and so does the intensity – and cost – of treatment.”
People often consider cats as low maintenance, but they still need to be checked up on to catch any underlying issues that may be causing them pain or discomfort. In a national survey conducted by the company Feline Pine, they found that less than 50 percent of cat owners take their cats for annual checkups and they wanted to help improve this. This week is sponsored by Feline Pine; America’s best selling all-natural cat litter available at vetdepot.com. Veterinarian offices and cat specialists have joined in promoting the week in 15 cities across the nation from NYC to Miami to San Francisco.