Studies show that in the United States there are 86 million pet cats and 78 million pet dogs. Of those, almost twice as many cats don't visit the vet as compared to dogs.
Dr. Denise Kessler is a veterinarian at Affectionately Cats in Williston. She tells us the reason behind the decrease in numbers for feline checkups. Watch the video for more.
And for cat owners celebrating the holidays and spring coming, be aware of lilies and cats. Dr. Kessler says cats can die from exposure to this flower. Symptoms may show within
36-72 hours, and if untreated death is in 3-7 days.
Lilies Can Be Deadly For Your Cat~ From
VeterinaryPartner.com~Whether you are celebrating Easter, Passover or
the arrival of daffoldils, it's time to show our pets some love by
keeping them safe from one of the season's most popular-and poisonous-plants,
the Easter lily. Our cats are particularly vulnerable to this
arresting flower, which can cause kidney failure within 36 to 72 hours
of ingestion. "All lilies belonging to the plant genus Lilium are
highly toxic to cats," explains Dr. Steven Habseb, Sr. VP, ASPCA Animal
Health Services. "Consuming even small amounts can cause a
life-threatening situation." If you think that your pet may have
ingested something toxic, please call your Veterinarian or the ASPCA's
hotline at 888-426-4435.