|Purred: Wed May 8, '13 2:23pm PST |
|Definitely take his shot record with you, including rabies tag number and issuing vet. Please, please, please--for everyone's sake, definitely put the cat in a carrier. You'll be happier, your cat will be happier, the front office staff will actually like you, and your vet will be pleased.
Even though it's just a routine checkup, make sure you can answer questions about your cat's bathroom habits (how often is he going, what do his bowel movements look like--the more descriptive the better), eating habits (what kind of food, how often, any people food), energy level (I'm assuming it's pretty high since he's so young), and general disposition. Your vet will do a routine physical exam, meaning he will look at the cat's eyes, ears, and mouth, then start at the head and work his way down to the tail, feeling for anything odd or anything that the cat reacts badly to.
Go prepared with any questions you have--either about food or anything else. Be warned...some vets are so beholden to particular pet food companies that you won't get a straight answer. Many, however, are very open to questions and willing to work with you regarding diet questions. Also, if your cat isn't so great with toe nail trims at home, it's probably a good time to deal with that, too.
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