This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Royal Canin. All opinions are 100% mine.
How’s your cat babies doing during the last few months? Did you know that 75% of American cat owners said they couldn’t have gotten through the quarantine without their pet? 57% said having a pet made them feel less alone, while 49% said it helped them feel less anxious. I 100% agree with those numbers!
During the last few months, I think we can all agree that things are kinda weird. Nothing feels safe, nothing feels normal anymore. Our homes have turned into schools, we never leave home without a mask, and seeing our friends and family is near impossible. One thing remains the same though, our cats are waiting for us in bed every night, waiting for a good cuddle.
And cuddle is what we do! Goblin lays at the foot of the bed while Toes snuggles up in my arms with lots of purring. Sometimes her purring is so loud I swear she’s the only one who’s able to sleep! But a true cat lady always takes one for the team, oh well, I might not be comfortable while sleeping, but my cat babies are, and that’s all that matters!
Let’s not forget though how important it is to take our cats to their yearly veterinarian visit, even during these strange times. Many cats aren’t being taken in regularly, 6 in 10 owners said they only take their cat to the vet when they notice something is wrong, versus taking them for yearly check-ups. The good news though is that a survey found 66% plan to change how they care for their pet when it gets more safe to go for yearly visits.
Here are some common things to lookout for to make sure your cat is feeling well. Look for changes in appetite or water intake, coughing or sneezing, vomiting, litter box activity, and not acting like their usual personality. You know your cat better than anyone else, so you know what’s normal and what seems off.
Nowadays, it’s very common for your veterinarian to do virtual appointments, so you should definitely ask if they offer this service if you notice something seems different with your cat. Always follow your cat parent instincts!
Depending where you live, maybe the veterinarian visit doesn’t have to be as stressful as it sometimes can be. For example, our veterinarian does house visits for checkups. That means no stressful taxicab rides for the cats, the veterinarian comes to our home and does all tests and the examination here in the comfort of our home.
Make sure to enter the #Cat2Vet sweepstakes to win a prize pack to help your cat get ready for their next vet visit! Every entry will also receive a free sample of Royal Canin Hematuria Detection by Blücare, so it’s worth it to enter the sweepstakes now!
Ready to learn more about cat health and their specific needs? The best way to keep your cat healthy is to learn more about them with Stay Curious. Here you can receive a complimentary chat with a veterinarian 24/7, brought to you by Royal Canin and Ask.Vet. If you want a real vet visit, then purchase your favorite Royal Canin cat food from PetSmart and receive a free vet visit from Banfield.
Not all cats are as fortunate though. If you want to help support veterinary care for shelter cats, consider purchasing your Royal Canin cat food from Chewy.com who will donate to GreatGood.org. This will help cats who don’t have their forever homes yet.
But now if you’ll excuse me, I have a lunch date with Toesy… and it looks like she already begun eating! 😊