Noticing a need to raise awareness of proper cat care, Feline Pine– in ‘paw’tnership with veterinarians across America– is launching National Take Your Cat to the Vet Week, which will take place from August 16 – 22, 2010.
A nationwide survey conducted by the nation’s leading cat litter brand for families with felines revealed that less than half of cat owners schedule an annual check up for their fur babies– a fact that can be costly later, on both a financial and emotion level. According to Feline Pine’s in house veterinarian, Dr. Michele Gaspar,”Cats are often subtle in their signs of discomfort or illness. As a result, many owners miss early warning signs of a problem. When caught early enough, many diseases can be treated so that a cat enjoys a good quality of life. When left too long, many illnesses progress and so does the intensity – and cost – of treatment.” Dr. Gaspar is one of 80 board certified Feline Veterinary Specialists in the world.
Vet clinics across the nation are joining with Feline Pine to shine a spotlight on the necessity of annual feline physicals. During National Take Your Cat to the Vet Week, local spokesvets and cat specialists will raise awareness in 15 cities: Phoenix, Arizona; Little Rock, Arkansas; San Diego and San Francisco, California; Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Tampa, Florida; Atlanta, Georgia; Chicago, Illinois; Portland, Maine; Boston, Massachusetts; New York City, New York; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Seattle, Washington.
For more information and to sign up for an e-mail reminder from Dr. Gaspar to schedule a vet appointment for your own cat: