Take Your Cat to the Vet Day Is August 22nd

Take Your Cat to the Vet Day Is August 22nd

…it could save your pet’s life!

According to the American Association of Feline Practitioners, 83% of cats visit the vet at least once in their first year with their families. Sadly, over half of them never return to the vet for years until there’s a serious emergency.

While it’s true that cats are often low-maintenance pets compared to dogs, cats still need regular wellness care. This is especially important as your feline friend ages, because the fact is that 1 in 3 cats will develop life-threatening kidney disease in their lifetimes. Another potentially dangerous health issue for cats as they get older is hyperthyroidism.

Kidney disease is deadly and rarely shows any symptoms…

until it is well advanced. That’s why early diagnosis is so important. Roseway Veterinary Hospital offers symmetric dimethylarginine (SDMA) testing for both cats and dogs, and because we can perform this test in-house, there’s no waiting for results. SDMA is the most accurate marker available for detecting the development of kidney disease. Testing allows us to act sooner, giving your cat the best chance at a long, healthy life.

Hyperthyroidism occurs when your cat’s thyroid gland produces an excess of thyroid hormone, and untreated it can lead to problems with the heart, kidneys, and other organs. Simple blood tests can diagnose this condition, and it can be successfully managed with medication and/or diet.

If it’s been over a year since your feline friend has seen the vet, don’t wait—make an appointment online or call us at (805) 357-9411.