In honor of National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day, we want to take the opportunity to remind everyone of the importance of vaccinating your cats and getting them spayed or neutered!
As we have been sharing for months, the 2021 kitten season has been of epic proportions! The closure of spay and neuter clinics due to the pandemic has created a back log on an already compromised system. We have spent more time than ever trapping ferals. Colonies of cats and kittens are exploding! Issues more commonly seen in the South are becoming more rampant here in the Northeast.
Spaying or neutering your pets is the first step responsible pet owners can take to prevent unwanted litters. Each year, millions of unwanted cats and dogs are euthanized. Sadly, it is impossible to rescue them all.
Spaying or neutering your pets can also protect them from severe health issues or complications in the future. Unspayed females are at more of a risk for breast cancer and uterine infections while males who are not neutered are more likely to develop testicular cancer or an enlarged prostate gland.
Vaccinating your pets is equally important and also protects your pets from potential illnesses in the future! Consult your pet’s vet regarding what vaccines they need and which ones are recommended for them. Just remember, vaccines don’t offer complete immunity and it is still possible for your pets to get sick so make sure to watch out for any signs or symptoms that you should take your pet to the vet!
Don’t pro-cat-tinate and take your pets to the vet!
Written by Charlotte Anglade