According to the American Association of Feline Practitioners, 83% of cats visit the vet at least once in their first year with their owners. However, over half of them never return to the vet in subsequent years.

While it’s true that cats are often low-maintenance pets compared to dogs, cats still need regular wellness care—like exams, vaccines and preventative medications—to stay healthy. Plus, when we see cats regularly, we establish a baseline for their health and can often identify changes and diagnose diseases before they get too serious. But 58% of cat owners say their cats hate going to the vet, so they take their cats less often if they can help it.

Bethany Family Pet Clinic is a Certified Cat Friendly Practice, meaning we have taken significant steps to make cats’ visits to our hospital as comfortable as possible. We have a cat-only waiting area and exam room, we utilize pheromone sprays for calming effects and our veterinarians and staff are dedicated to learning more about cat health every year through continuing education classes.

To schedule your cat’s next exam at Bethany Family Pet Clinic, give us a call at 503-828-9177.