Vaccine and Routine Care

Learn why vaccines and routine care are so important to your cat's health.

By Elaine Wexler-Mitchell, D.V.M.

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Vaccines and routine check-ups can prolong your cats lifePart of your responsibility as a cat owner is to make sure your pet is up to date on all necessary vaccinations and that annual examinations, medications, and routine care are maintained. Like a small child, a new kitten will need a battery of vaccines at the beginning of his life and follow-up care throughout his life. Medications may, at some point, also play a part in your cats health care, and administering medications can sometimes be a challenge to a cat owner. Observe changes in your cats health and communicate with your veterinarian. The two of you can work together to ensure that your cat enjoys a good quality of life.

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Reprinted from Ask the Vet About Cats © 2003. Permission granted by BowTie Press.

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Janet    Bethlehem, PA

9/27/2012 2:56:57 AM

good article, thanks

Angela    Hamburg, NY

12/8/2010 7:22:43 AM

Why is it that my vet only wants to see the cat every couple of years but the dogs every year? Doesn't seem right.

janet    bethlehem, PA

11/3/2010 4:30:02 AM

good article, thank you

Janet    Bethlehem, PA

6/27/2010 6:03:22 AM

good article thank you

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