Even though most Americans can afford health care and annual checkups, they often make exceptions for their cats. To make sure your cat remains in the best health possible, it’s important to take your cat to the vet once a year.

Checkups can catch problems in the early stages when they’re most likely to be treated successfully. If you have a senior cat, consider a checkup every six months. The healthier your cat, the longer it can keep you company and give you happy memories for the rest of your life.

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