Annual Checkups

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Does my cat need to see a vet annually, even if he´s healthy?

Annual Checkups

Be sure to take your cat to the vet for a checkup at least once a year, even if your kitty seems to be healthy at the time. During these annual checkups, your vet will give your kitty a thorough physical exam, which should include: Examination of the cat's body, from nose to tail; Weighing kitty and taking its temperature; Listening to the cats heart and lungs; Checking for abnormal discharges from any bodily orifices, including eyes and nose; Checking its teeth, gums and ears; Inspecting for parasites and abscesses; Feeling the cats internal organs. A stool sample will be tested for parasites, and any needed vaccinations or booster shots will then be administered.

   

Comments

4/4/2007 12:57:30 PM
lyn said:

what if your cat gets really mad when you take him. it took 3 people to hold him down for his last check up




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