How to save on the vet with cats

Even if there is an economic crisis, there are many ways to save on cats

The economic crisis has greatly influenced the increase in the abandonment of dogs and cats: the excuse that their livelihood is too onerous for those who certainly do not sail in gold has made campaigns against the abandonment of domestic animals vain. Even ignorance plays very bad jokes since everyone is convinced that a cat is an independent animal that knows how to procure food on its own. It is a pity that this is not the case for felines that have grown up at home since puppies. Abandoning them means condemning them to certain death, as they deprive themselves of love and their point of reference. A bit like what happens to us humans when we have to leave our homes following an eviction: we could die. Going back to the excuse of feline costs, in reality, you can also save on the maintenance of our little furry friends, especially for veterinary care.

It’s not that by not taking the animal to the vet, or leaving the cat without care, you save: far from it. Even if they are beasts, we must apply the same saving criterion that is valid for us humans to safeguard our health or prevention. Only then can you have a cat that is bursting with health and an owner happy to have saved money from the veterinarian, cutting his fee considerably. It is not that buying poor food or not bringing the animal to the vet you save, rather: in the long run, the ailments will be felt and you will be forced to shell out a triple for our little friend.

Cat veterinary care in times of crisis: how to save

By carrying out an annual check, you will protect your cat from diseases and it is much less expensive than treating them since the controls cost considerably less than the individual therapies. In addition, there are mandatory and non-compulsory vaccines: simply talk to your veterinarian about those needed for your pet. An example? The anti-rabbi is mandatory only if you go or live in mountain areas. Some are fundamental, others are obligatory abroad and so on. If the cat now lives on the sofa chair and does not go out to do its raids, you can save a little something. But this does not mean giving up pesticides. They are fundamental for not having a colony of parasites inside the house and a feline that tears the hair by force of being bitten by fleas. Perhaps you can ask the vet for a long-term solution, in line with the animal’s needs.

An important point is the sterilization of the cat, male or female. No, you will have puppies to look after and maintain, in addition to saving money by avoiding significant health problems, such as cancer of the uterus, ovaries, and testicles. Also for this reason, better to buy quality food according to the needs of the pelosetto. Even giving too much or too little to eat can be detrimental to the cat. Even cats suffer from foodborne illnesses and obesity can lead to really serious problems with the heart and kidneys. It is, therefore, better to divide the meal during the day and give it the right dose, alternating the wet food with the dry food and following precise times, to get the animal used to it and give it a regular lifestyle. Always leave fresh water available in order to quench your thirst even in the warm hours or after a dry meal: it is also a trick to find out if there are the first signs of kidney problems. It is useful to remove food and bedding, as well as divide food from water if the cat is particularly fussy: it is a primordial behavior because instinct tells it that the bodies of prey near the water can contaminate it, as well as its bisognini. They say that cats are not intelligent!

Change the bedding often: normally, from 15 days to a month, disinfecting the surface well and disposing of the exhausted sandbox in the relative waste. Microorganisms and bacteria can travel in the air and contaminate the environment, especially with open ones. It is a useful hygienic practice for little animals, but also for us humans: it would be like not flushing the toilet for a month after having our needs done. In addition, the cat can show repulsion and go and make bisognines around the house.

Essential thing is to treat teeth: tartar and plaque cause gingivitis and can lead to heart and kidney problems. Washing the teeth of the cat, in addition to providing for the pet’s dental care, will save money. Also, better not to smoke near the cat. Passive smoking for animals can cause asthma, bronchitis, oral and nasal lymphoma, as well as lung cancer. Is disease or cancer suspected? Promptly consulting a specialist will save the cat’s life and save on therapies. Furthermore, whenever a veterinary treatment is used, it can be deducted without problems.

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