You just adopted a kitten or already have a cat. In order to keep him in good health, you have some duties and obligations towards your pet. Thus, your cat should go to the veterinary for his vaccines, if he has unusual symptoms or by simple prevention once or twice a year. Here are ten good reasons to take your cat to the vet
1 – When the kitten must have its first visit
Your kitten has arrived home. For a few days, leave him alone at home, because he is adjusting to his new home. He must then be taken to the vet for his first visit. He will achieve a full review of the animal to ensure it is in good shape. Some diseases are crippling, such as PIF or the leukosis for example, but without going as far as these forms of disease, your kitten may need to be treated with a pest control. The vet will also give you advice on:
- His future vaccination
- His diet
- Its integration with you
- His behavior
- Its possible sterilization
Depending on the kitten’s age, the vet may be able to inject her with first vaccination and set you a second date for the vaccination booster
2 – Have a microchip fitted
If your cat has been collected, given or purchased in France, it must must be identified if he is over seven months old. You will need to take him to the vet to have a microchip electronic device that will be used to find it if it is lost, to identify it if it is stolen or damaged and to prove that it is yours.
3 – vaccinate your cat
If you have a kitten, you can get it vaccinated between six and eight weeks old. Before, he doesn’t need it yet, because he’s covered by his mother’s antibodies. He must still be vaccinated early enough against the coryza and the typhus which are two very serious diseases in cats. If you have to go with your cat, she will also need to be vaccinated against rage. As a rule, the kitten receives three primary immunization injections at eight, twelve and sixteen weeks. The first recall will be made a year later.
4 – Vermifuge and / or antiparasitic, insecticide
Your cat can, like dogs, catch ticks, fleas or be infested with parasites. If you find that he is scratching and left untreated, you should take him to the vet to determine what problem the animal is suffering from. In the spring, it is often a reaction to a flea bite. It will therefore be necessary to treat the tomcat with an insecticide in a pipette, spray or tablet if it can withstand it. Your cat will also need to be dewormed every six months. The vet will take advantage of the visit to take stock of all these little problems.
5 – When the cat has breathing difficulties
If your cat has breathing difficulties including a cough, sneezing, runny nose or others, do not hesitate to go immediately to the veterinarian. The cause can be mild or mild allergy, but can be the sign of a more serious illness especially if his state of health is degraded.
6 – When the cat vomits
A cat can vomit for many reasons, because in him, it is a reflex act. It can be a change of food, undigested food, a stressful situation, the injection of a foreign body, etc. There are many causes. If you realize that your cat has ingested a toxic product, you must take him to the vet without delay. The sooner he is taken care of, the better his chances of survival will be. When the cat vomits frequently, this is also a reason to take it to the vet, as it can be a viral disease, tumor, or sign of diabetes.
7 – When the cat has diarrhea
If you’ve just changed your cat’s diet and she has diarrhea, it’s okay and it should subside within 24 hours. If you find that this is not the case, you should consult, because diarrhea in cats is a symptom of infectious, viral or parasitic disease. It can also be poisoned or have contracted a more serious disease of the evolving digestive system. The veterinarian will provide him with the necessary examinations and care after establishing his diagnosis.
8 – Have your ears and nose cleaned
The cat is a hunter. He sees well and hears well. His hearing is three times more developed than that of a human and his vision is very powerful even in the middle of the night. If you find that your cat has the weeping eyes, that they are stuck and / or that you notice parasites in his ears, do not hesitate to have it seen by a veterinarian. He may have caught conjunctivitis and his eyes need to be treated. The same goes for his ears. The vet will give him treatment after cleaning his eyes and ears well.
9 – Prevent typhus, leukosis or rabies
Take preventive action against typhus, leukosis or rabies, it is get your cat vaccinated every year against these three diseases which are extremely dangerous, even fatal for your companion. In addition, if you go abroad with your cat on vacation, these vaccines are mandatory especially that of the rage. There are still other vaccines that the cat should receive. It is your veterinarian who will carry out the injections and who will carry them on his health booklet or on his passport.
10 – When the cat seems to have an allergy
If your cat is scratching, licking too much, if you notice that he is losing his hair badly and that he even has patches where his skin can be seen, he may have a allergy severe to a product or an allergen in its environment. In this case, he needs an effective treatment that only the veterinarian can prescribe. Sometimes he even has to perform tests to identify the pathogen.
There are still many disorders and symptoms in cats that should alert you. In any case, if you are not sure whether the condition of the animal is in its normal state, do not hesitate to consult the veterinarian.