Quality Cat Veterinarian
Why Cat Friendly Practices? Click Here to read the press release
In the United States, there are millions more owned cats than owned dogs, yet cats visit veterinarians less frequently than dogs. Contributing to the decrease in cat visits is the stress associated with getting the cat to the veterinary practice and owners who are unaware of the need for wellness and preventive care. The Cat Friendly Practice (CFP) program provides a solution to this trend.
Some alarming statistics:
♦In the United States, there are 86 Million Owned Cats and 78 Million Owned Dogs
♦Almost twice as many cats than dogs never visit the veterinarian
♦41% of cat owners visit the veterinarian only for vaccinations
♦39% of cat owners say they would only take their cat to the veterinarian if the cat was sick
♦60% of cat owners report that their cat hates going to the veterinarian
♦38% of cat owners report that they get stressed just thinking about bringing their cat to the practice
♦Studies have shown that older cats visit the veterinarian less often than younger cats and that owners of indoor cats are less likely to place a priority on veterinary care than owners of outdoor cats
This information is provided by AAFP (American Association of Feline Practitioners). Please check out their website for more helpful information!
Cat Owner Brochure by the AAFP: This brochure provides cat owners information on what to expect from a Cat Friendly Practice and what that means for you and your cat.
Cat Owner Education by the AAFP: The AAFP has created brochures to educate cat-owners on their unique needs including everything from litter-training to caring for your senior cat. Be sure to check out their tips on “Getting Your Cat to the Veterinarian!”
Schedule a visit with our premier cat veterinarian in Palm Desert, Dr. Roberts! Call us at 760-776-7555. Now serving cats in Palm Springs, Indio, Bermuda Dunes, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Rancho Mirage, Cathedral City and Thousand Palms.