The importance of vaccination and annual checkups
A rabies infection can have devastating effects on an animal’s health in only a matter of days. Rabies is a viral disease that causes severe inflammation in the brain and spinal cord of mammals. A tell-tale initial sign of rabies infection is noticeable changes in behavior, in which the animal may become aggressive and anxious. There is no cure or treatment for this disease. Once clinical signs occur, an infected animal usually dies within seven days.
An Expert’s Opinion
United States households own nearly 85.8 million cats, making them a more plentiful pet than dogs. Given the popularity of cats within the United States, vaccination is the responsible action to help protect the life of your cat. Feline Rabies vaccines are highly effective in cats.
Taking Your Cat to the Veterinarian
The difficulty of corralling an uncooperative cat into a carrier and keeping the cat calm during the car ride may also deter some owners from attempting to see the veterinarian. Inconvenience is no excuse for neglecting the health of a cat. Easing the stress of visiting the veterinarian is possible by familiarizing the animal with its carrier. Cat owners can start by allowing their cat a few days to explore the new object and giving praise for playing with the carrier.
Dr. Eschner advises that a typical veterinarian visit consist of a thorough examination of the cat’s heart, lungs, ears, abdomen, oral cavity, skin and coat. After visiting the veterinarian and receiving required vaccinations, cat owners should maintain proactive grooming and feeding routines to protect the health of the cat in between veterinarian visits. Should the cat display any unusual or unexpected changes in health or behavior, including changes in food and water consumption or litter box usage, consult a veterinarian. Don’t be tempted to rely on internet sources to self-diagnose your cat’s condition.
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