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I’ve been a cat person for as long as I can remember as a little girl. Growing up in apartments, a cat is pretty much the only cat that I could have so I quick found a very deep love for our little feline friends. Today for National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day, I’m sharing all about Remi, who holds such a special place in my heart.
As pet parents, the health of our pets is ultimately our responsibility. We need to make sure that they’re fed properly and are overall healthy as can be. Part of keeping our little fur babies healthy includes making regular visits to the veterinarian for their shots and wellness checks. But did you know that nearly half of all cats don’t go to the vet regularly? It’s sad because 10 million more cats are owned than dogs in the US, yet only 1 cat goes to the vet regularly for every 5 dogs that have regular veterinarian visits. that’s quite shocking, to say the least!
Royal Canin®’s partnership with Frankie’s Friends
Royal Canin® is dedicated to the health of cats across the country and they’ve partnered with Frankie’s Friends to help cats get the care that they need from a veterinarian. You can help because every time you share a photo of your cat or a tip on taking your cat to the vet with #Cat2VetDay during the month of August, Royal Canin® will make a donation of $5 to Frankie’s Friends. Frankie’s Friends helps with the cost of life-saving or life-enhancing emergency or specialty care for pets through grants for families who cannot afford the full cost of treatment for their furry family member. Carrie Ann Inaba, dancer and reality TV judge has also partnered with Royal Canin® as a spokesperson for National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day because she’s such a proud pet owner. Here are some statistics that might encourage you even more!
- Sixty-eight percent of cat owners feel that cats are healthier than dogs.
- When asked why cat owners don’t take their cat to the vet more often, financial burden is the primary reason (40 percent), while 31 percent of people responded it’s because they believe their cat doesn’t need to go.
- Two-thirds (66 percent) say they would take their cat more often to the vet if it was easier to do so.
- Men are actually more likely to be found at the vet’s office than women. Thirty-four percent of male cat owners visit the vet more than once per year, compared to just one in four women (26 percent)
So lets all join them and share awareness for National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day!