The countdown has begun. The Cat Wisdom 101 cats cope with holiday stress by napping. We’re taking a break from our regular Thursday Vet 101 Q & A to focus on what may be the best gift of all: good health. With our Domino falling ill yesterday, we’re comforted by your support. He’s resting comfortably and on antibiotics. FIV+ kitties have weakened immune systems and we’re not taking any chances. Thank-you for your continued purrs for him.
Many of us are shopping for holiday gifts (I’ll be posting our favorite toys and books lists on Sunday) but how a wellness vet visit for your cat? Our vet says the biggest barrier to preventive care is cost. Most vets will work with a budget but I’ve complied a few additional resources for savings.
Target.com has $4.00 generic drugs for pets.
PetSmart and Banfield have teamed up and are offering a free consult.http://www.banfield.com/petsmartexclusiveoffer
The Humane Society has suggestions and links http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/resources/tips/trouble_affording_veterinary_care.html
The ASPCA has low-cost spay/neuter mobile clinics in various cities offer rabies vaccines and nail trimming. Here’s the the NYC area link http://www.aspca.org/877spaynyc
If you are in the NYC area, The Low Cost Vet Mobile is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization offering low cost vet services for low income pet parents. These guys are doing amazing work. Please like them on Facebook.
Low cost vaccinations and other services at Petco in 23 states. http://www.luvmypet.com/