Next week is National Take Your Cat to the Vet Week. The experts say that kittehs need to go to the V-E-T once a year to keep us in optimal health and pinpoint issues before they get super bad.
Pugs and I do have yearly check ups but also go more often than that because staff is a bit, ahem, overprotective. The minute one of us barfs one too many times or if someone has an accident on the rug a couple of times in a row, BAM! We are off to the V-E-T.
The week is sponsored by my friends at Feline Pine who are supporting this program because they really care about kittehs. They are also running a contest right now called Tell Us Your Funniest Vet Stories contest. Submit your funny story about going to the V-E-T and you could win 6 months of free litter PLUS a gift card towards a visit to the V-E-T. But submit your entry soon – they pick a new winner each day next week!
This promotion got me wondering about other kittehs’ experiences at the V-E-T so I conducted a little survey of my own. Here are a few things I learned:
-43% of cats somehow know what’s up and run to hide before the cat staff can get them into the carrier.
-60.2% of cats won’t get into the cat carrier.
-44.3% of cats won’t come out of the cat carrier once at the V-E-T.
-67% of kittehs yowl and complain the whole way to the V-E-T.
-10.2% of cats love the V-E-T.
Then here is what those surveyed said the vet staff says about their cats:
-What a loverboy/lovergirl! 31%
-Hi Handsome/Beautiful 76.2%
-I better get some back up 17.9%
-We had to sedate him/her 8.3%
-I’ve never seen such a ______________cat! 28.6%
Funny answers: Interesting, fat, feisty, big, neurotic, relaxed (actually paralyzed with fear), vocal, chubby, unique, loving, exotic, interestingly named, well dressed, terrified, pitiful, crazy.
I always thought the staff at V-E-T’s office just called ME handsome. It was a little upsetting to find that SEVENTY-SIX PERCENT of cats get called that! Hrumph. Whatever.