International Cat Day 2023
International Cat Day was launched by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) in 2002 to honour humanity's oldest and cutest furry friends. The aim of the day is to raise awareness of felines in need around the world as well as to promote proper care of cats in the home.
Cats - The UK's Favourite Pet
Cats remain the most popular pets in the United Kingdom. According to statistics from the UK Pet Population report, in 2020, there were an estimated 10.9 million cats residing in households, accounting for approximately 26% of homes. Experts attribute the popularity of cats to their independent nature, intriguing personality traits, and relatively low maintenance requirements.
The Importance of Regular Check-Ups & Vaccinations
One of the reasons for the popularity of cats is that they are relatively low-maintenance pets. However, they do require regular medical care. Even if a cat exhibits no symptoms of illness, a yearly check-up at the vet's is generally recommended. The vet will assess the cat's ears, mouth, teeth, claws, coat condition, body temperature, and listen to its heart and lungs using a stethoscope. Many cat owners combine this routine check-up with the cat's annual vaccination appointment.
From stethoscopes and examination lights to reflex hammers and otoscopes - at Praxisdienst, veterinary professionals will find everything they need to conduct thorough and comprehensive cat examinations.
Providing Prompt Care for Sick & Injured Cats
When cats are brought to the vet's due to injuries or illnesses, swift action is often vital. Depending on the specific condition, prompt intervention, including surgical procedures, may be necessary to ensure the well-being and recovery of the feline patient.
Praxisdienst offers a wide range of Dressing Materials for injured cats. You may purchase, for example, fixation plasters with bitter substances that prevent licking and gnawing of the dressing or skin staplers for the quick closure of wounds, particularly after surgical procedures. In addition, veterinarians will find a wide range of Clippers for cats, surgical instruments for operations and extensive consumables such as surgical drapes or absorbent pads. We strive to offer all the necessary tools and supplies to support veterinarians in providing optimal care for cats in need.