Another potentially dangerous health issue for cats as they get older is hyperthyroidism, which occurs when your cat’s thyroid gland produces an excess of thyroid hormone. Untreated it can lead to problems with the heart, kidneys, and other organs, but once diagnosed it can be successfully managed with medication and/or diet.
But…we all know taking cats to the vet can be a challenge. Most don’t enjoy it and so they don’t make it easy. Luckily, our team of animal lovers has a lot of experience with gentle handling, so we will do our best to make it as positive an experience for your pet as possible. Getting your cat used to the carrier prior to vet appointments will help, as will placing a towel over the carrier in the car and at the vet.
If it’s been over a year since your feline friend has seen the vet, don’t wait–make an appointment online or call us at (727) 376-7600.