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Bayview Animal Hospital wants to see your cat more often!

There are 82 million pet cats in the U.S., compared with 72 million dogs,1 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.2

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 and 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 Bayview Animal Hospital is taking steps to alert owners about the importance of regular veterinary care for cats. We are encouraging our clients to ensure their cats receive regular veterinary care. Please call us this week to schedule a wellness exam for your cat, because after all, they are part of your family, too!

Ready to book your cat’s wellness exam appointment? Call us at 613.728.5852.

The nationwide “Have we seen your cat lately?” awareness program is sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.

1 AVMA. U.S. Pet Ownership & Demographics Sourcebook. 2007 ed. Schaumburg, IL: American Veterinary Medical Association; 2007:1-27.
2 2009 – 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.