Your veterinarian is trained to spot symptoms that you can easily miss. So regular physicals are vital to the wellness of your cat.
While your cat at home doesn’t face the threat of injury or predation that are part of daily life for cats in the wild, there are plenty of factors that can influence her long-term health.
A yearly check-in with your veterinarian is an important step in this process of keeping a healthy and happy cat. Cats are very good at hiding illness, because in the wild, that becomes a sign of weakness. So besides providing necessary vaccinations, your vet is trained to recognize and detect underlying diseases that you might otherwise miss.