A Great Resource for Cat Owners: CATegorical Care: An Owner’s Guide to America’s #1 Companion

However, there is a decline in how often cats see a veterinarian, especially compared to dogs. In fact, cats – on average – see a veterinarian less than half as often as dogs. And unfortunately when cats are sick, they may act in ways that owners don’t recognize as sickness, such as becoming finicky about food or missing their litter box, which means cats may not be receiving the care they need. Another major problem for cat owners is getting the cat to the veterinarian. For dogs, it’s usually a matter of opening the car door and saying: “Let’s go.” For cats, the technique is usually very different.

However, there is a decline in how often cats see a veterinarian, especially compared to dogs. In fact, cats – on average – see a veterinarian less than half as often as dogs. And unfortunately when cats are sick, they may act in ways that owners don’t recognize as sickness, such as becoming finicky about food or missing their litter box, which means cats may not be receiving the care they need. Another major problem for cat owners is getting the cat to the veterinarian. For dogs, it’s usually a matter of opening the car door and saying: “Let’s go.” For cats, the technique is usually very different.

If you are currently a cat owner or thinking about getting a cat, the CATalyst Council, a national initiative comprised of animal health and welfare organizations, has a great resource guide for you: CATegorical Care: An Owner’s Guide to America’s #1 Companion.

CATegorical Care is written specifically for owners who, in partnership with their veterinarian, want to ensure the best possible welfare and health throughout their pets’ lives.

Here are the topics that you will find in CATegorical Care:

  • Here Kitty, Kitty: Where to Find a Cat
  • Spay/Neuter, Please
  • Kitten Socialization Classes
  • Kitty Clicker College
  • Lifestyle Choices
  • Enriching Indoor Environments
  • Play for Prey Is the Name of the Game
  • Scratching the Surface: Think Twice Before You Declaw
  • Identification Saves Lives
  • Pet Health Insurance
  • Nutrition and Weight
  • Get Set to See Your Vet
  • The Prevention Routine
  • Whoa! What About Those Accidents?
  • Senior and Geriatric Care
  • Saying Goodbye
  • A Closing Purr…
  • Resources for Cat Owners

Willard Veterinary Clinic is a certified cat friendly practice. The biggest advantage we can bring you, as a certified cat friendly practice, is helping to take the stress out of bringing your cat to the vet. If you have any questions about your cat’s health or getting a new cat, please feel free to contact us.

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