***Disclosure:This post is sponsored by Royal Canin® and the BlogPaws® Pet Influencer Network™ . I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Royal Canin® and National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day, but Newly Crunchy Mama Of 3 only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Royal Canin® is not responsible for the content of this article.***
As many of you know, we are a very pet-friendly household. Okay. I'll keep it completely real with you here. We have a zoo. Six cats and a dog keep us on our toes and shower us with affection every single day.
Yes. I just said SIX CATS. We have Noodles, Pringles, Truffles, Havarti, Cheeseball, and Mary Jane.
And now, a little kitten has shown up on our deck, and she refuses to leave....We are calling her "Nope" at the moment, because that's what I told the kids when they asked if we could keep her. NOPE.
Still, we are taking care of her, feeding her, and are taking her to the vet this week before we actively start looking for a home for Nope. After all, our four-legged family members deserve all the love and care we can give them. They love us back unconditionally, making them very valued members of our family.
Nope, once she's socialized and properly vetted, will make someone a wonderful feline companion. We will make sure she's as healthy as possible for her new family, as we will be having her checked out, wormed, vaccinated, and maybe even spayed before we actively try to find an adopter for her.
Since all of our cats were rescues, we know how important it is for cats to see the veterinarian on a regular basis. Most of our rescue kitties had some sort of underlying health issue that needed to be resolved upon their rescue, so we formed a very good relationship with our vet early on. She stressed to us from our first visit how cat health relies very much on preventative care and early addressing of any issues.
Many pet owners don't realize the importance of regular vet visits and preventative care, and only take their cats to the vet when they're seriously ill or aging. This is a mistake that's commonly made. Half of all cats do not see a veterinarian on a regular basis. In fact, only one cat is seen by a veterinarian for every five dogs, despite the fact that 10 million more cats are owned in the U.S.
Royal Canin recently commissioned a survey to better understand how pet owners feel about cat health, especially compared to dogs and learned some interesting things:
• 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).
Dancer, reality TV judge and proud pet owner Carrie Ann Inaba is partnering with Royal Canin as a spokesperson this year to promote Take Your Cat to the Vet Day.
Throughout the month of August, cat owners can share a photo of their cat and/or tips on how they’ve successfully gotten their cat to the vet using hashtag #Cat2VetDay. For every share, Royal Canin will donate $5 to Frankie’s Friends (www.frankiesfriends.org).
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Royal Canin. The opinions and text are all mine.
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