Cats benefit from annual veterinarian visits, just like dogs do. Your vet can recommend preventive measures to keep your cat healthy, such as:
– Vaccines: If an indoor cat starts spending time outside, your vet may recommend a vaccine for feline leukemia, which is a danger for cats that may come into contact with other cats.
– Heartworm preventive: All cats should receive a monthly preventive. One bite from a mosquito that has snuck indoors is all it takes to cause heartworm.
– Dental care: Cats can get plaque build-up, causing gum disease and tooth decay. Your vet can provide dental cleanings.
– Dr. Rizal Lopez, SPCA Tampa Bay