Royal Canin Creates National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day Campaign
America loves cats (there are 19 million cat YouTube channels), so why have cat veterinary visits fallen by 30 percent since 2001? America’s cats are facing a health care crisis, according to St. Charles, Mo.-based Royal Canin. The findings of a feline health study conducted by Royal Canin found that cats are six times less likely than dogs to see a veterinarian this year, even though there are 10 million more cats in the U.S.
By the time a cat shows symptoms, a disease might already be in the advanced stages, which often makes treatment less effective and more costly, the company reported.
National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day is Aug. 22, and Royal Canin is partnering with Jane Brunt, DVM, the founder of CATalyst Council and a leading feline practitioner, for a National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day campaign. The Curiosity Saved the Cat campaign asks pet owners to take the pledge to make a veterinary appointment for their cats this year, with Royal Canin donating a bowl of food to animal shelters across the country for every pledge made. Cat owners can take the pledge at royalcanin.com/cat2vetday.