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Despite their independent character, Es cats are excellent companions, are affectionate and faithful, and express their love without oppressing you and stressing you out. Once a cat lives in your home, you are responsible for its health and well-being, such as visits to the vet that should not be overlooked at all.
We all know that this is important; we don’t always know when to take the cat to the vet for a check-up, how many times a year to go there, or when it is important to have your cat take an exam.
Why do I have to take my cat to the vet?
The answer is obvious, but many people think that a domestic cat does not need health attention. During the first months of life, it is essential to take the cat to the vet to have it dewormed, tested, and receive its first vaccines. Then you need to give your cat check-ups and reinforce their vaccinations.
Medical visits are the only way to prevent your pet from suffering from dangerous diseases such as leukemia, feline typhus, feline square disease, or rabies. The veterinarian can also guide you on important questions about his diet, habits, and behavior or help you treat specific pathologies of your pet.
The first visit to the vet: when should it be done?
The first visit to the veterinarian is usually between the first 40 and 45 days of the animal’s life because it is at this stage that the cat must be dewormed for the first time. This process is very important so that the animal does not harbor any parasites when the first vaccines are applied.
After that, you return to the vet when the cat has three months to give him a trivalent feline vaccine, protection against panleukopenia or feline square disease, caliciviruses, and viral rhinotracheitis, the three most common feline diseases.
This vaccine is again applied in the 4th and 5th months of life before giving an annual reminder.
Also, between the 4th and 5th month, the vaccine against feline leukemia will be applied. This disease is very common in these animals, and after six months, a rabies vaccine is needed.
Once the animal has received its first recommended doses of vaccine, you can take the cat to the vet once a year for a check-up to strengthen the vaccines and preserve your pet’s health.
These tests are essential to ensure your pet’s well-being, especially if you are sharing with other animals or if it leaves your home, it increases the risk of contracting parasites, certain diseases, or eating plants and substances unfit for consumption.
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