Cats are America's #1 pet, but are not getting care
many cats are not getting the care they need and deserve
Cats are America's #1 pet, but many are not getting the care they need and deserve. Schedule a wellness visit for your cat today.
San Bernardino, CA - There are 82 million pet cats in the U.S., compared with 72 million dogs, making cats the most popular pet. Yet studies show the number of feline veterinary visits is declining steadily each year. For example, a recent industry survey revealed that compared with dogs, almost three times as many cats hadn't received veterinary care in the past year.
The disparity may be related to common myths about cat health, such as:
• Cats are naturally healthier and more problem-free than dogs
• Feline health problems come from outside and don't affect indoor cats
• Cats will display visible signs of illness like dogs do
The truth is, cats need regular veterinary care, including annual exams, annual blood work and annual vaccinations, just like dogs do. And because they are naturally adept at hiding signs of illness, annual exams are especially important for early diagnosis of health problems.
That's why Animal Care Wellness Center in San Bernardino is participating in the "Have we seen your cat lately?™" national awareness campaign and taking steps to raise awareness about the importance of regular veterinary care for cats. We are using the web, social media, direct mail and electronic media to help get the word out. Said Dr. Marc DiCarlo, Head Veterinarian and Chief Medical Officer.
Doctors DiCarlo, Holt and Troxel at Animal Care Wellness Center in the Inland Empire want to
see your cats more often.
Our staff at Animal Care Wellness Center encourages all cat owners to call their veterinarians this week to schedule wellness exams for their cats.
The nationwide "Have we seen your cat lately?" awareness program is sponsored
by Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. and Animal Care Wellness Center Hospital and Boarding Kennel
1 AVMA. U.S. Pet Ownership & Demographics Sourcebook. 2007 ed.
Schaumburg, IL: American Veterinary Medical Association; 2007:1-27.
22009 - 2010 APPA national pet owners survey. Greenwich, CT:
American Pet Products Association, Inc.; 2010.
©2010 Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. Used with permission.
Have we seen your cat lately? is a trademark of Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.