National Take Your Cat To The Vet Day

Sure, cats are cool companions that think they run the house and don’t need any help from us. They act as if all we’re there for is to dispense food and water, and the occasional pet when they desire it. What cats don’t know is that they also need one more thing from their owners.

They need us to be proactive about their health and to make sure that we regularly take them to veterinary appointments. And that is something that cat owners should be doing on a regular basis.

This is sort of the point of the holiday National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day. This holiday, which is observed annually on August 22nd, encourages all cat owners to take their cats to regular vet appointments to ensure that they stay happy, healthy, and in charge of the house.

The History of National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day

This holiday was invented in 2012 by the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP). The AAFP realized that house cats are often neglected when it comes to their veterinary care, in part because they are generally more self-sufficient than dogs, and also because they don’t show obvious signs of illness or injury.

However, it is important for cats to get regular checkups, as many of the health problems that cats may eventually suffer from can be easily detected and treated when caught early. This improves the quality of the cat’s life and ensures that they live to a ripe old age.

Observing National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day

National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day is a holiday that’s pretty easy to observe. All a person has to do is schedule a regular checkup with their veterinarian. They should also make sure that their cats are up to date on parasite prevention, vaccinations, and other preventative measures.

Cat owners who want to encourage other cat owners to do the same can spread the word about this holiday using the hashtag #NationalTakeYourCatToTheVetDay on social media.

When is it?
This year (2024)
August 22 Thursday
Next year (2025)
August 22 Friday
Last year (2023)
August 22 Tuesday