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Benson Animal Hospital
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1625 NC Hwy 50s
Benson, NC 27504

Your Cat’s Veterinary Care Needs

August 15 2019
August 22 is Take Your Cat To The Vet Day. It’s probably safe to say that many of our feline patients would much rather take a nap than visit us. However, kitties are much healthier—and therefore happier—with proper veterinary care. A local Dunn, NC vet discusses Fluffy’s veterinary care needs in this article.


One of the best parts of working in veterinary medicine is being able to see kitties grow from tiny balls of fur into happy, healthy adult felines. Little Fluffy will need to come in several times in that crucial first year. Your furry buddy will need to be spayed or neutered, which is a great time to microchip her. Your pet will also need her initial exams, vaccinations, and parasite control. We also like to make sure kittens form good associations with going to the vet by offering lots of cuddles and ear scritches.

Adult Cats

Once Fluffy is fully grown, she may only need to come in once a year, for wellness care. Regular exams, vaccinations, parasite control, and dental exams are all crucial parts of any good kitty care regimen. Don’t be afraid to ask questions about caring for your furry buddy. We’re dedicated to keeping your beloved pet happy and healthy!


As your feline buddy ages, she’ll be at increased risk of developing certain health conditions, and will benefit from more frequent appointments. Regular exams greatly increase the chances of any medical problems being caught—and therefore treated—early on, before your pet becomes visibly ill. You’ll also want to get advice from your vet on your kitty’s changing care needs, including tips on switching your furball over to a senior-formula food.

Emergency Visits

Cats are very secretive about letting on that they are ill. This is because in the wild, showing symptoms of illness can attract the attention of predators. Fluffy could be very sick before you notice that anything is amiss! Keep an eye out for indications that something is wrong. Some of these red flags may be quite subtle. Hiding, poor grooming, vomiting, diarrhea, lack of appetite, fever, and uncharacteristic behavior and vocalizations are all warning signs. Call your vet right away if you notice anything unusual. Please reach out to us, your Dunn, NC vet clinic, for all of your feline pal’s veterinary care needs. We are here to help!

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