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August 18, 2016

This is a message for all CWA members from the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP). For additional information, please contact Crystal DeCotiis, Manager, Marketing & Communications, AAFP, at:

Just a friendly reminder that this Monday August 22nd is National Bring Your Cat to the Vet Day (#Cat2VetDay) and we just launched a new infographic for cat caregivers today.

The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) has been using the entire month of August to educating cat caregivers on the importance of routine check-ups.  Eighty-three percent of cats are taken to the vet in the first year of ownership, yet over half of them don't return!

A scary statistic especially given the fact that routine check-ups allow your veterinarian to detect conditions that may affect your cat’s health long before they become significant so they can be managed or cured before they become painful or more costly.

Many cats and their caregivers hate going to the vet, but there are a variety of things you can do to reduce the stress associated with the visit for both you and your cat. 
The AAFP has created an assortment of visually appealing, educational, ready-to-use resources for cat caregivers on the value and hidden benefits of seeing a veterinarian routinely, how to prepare for your cat’s check-up, and how to reduce the stress of the visit. 

All resources are available for download on this webpage for members of the press.  If you wish to link to a webpage in your article, please use our public landing page for #Cat2VetDay: Some resources available for download/use include:
·         Pre-visit Checklist for Cat Caregivers
·         Postponing Your Cat’s Check-Up Doesn’t
              Pay Off  Infographic  (NEW)
·         How to Get Your Cat to the Vet Brochure
·         Vet Visits Don’t Have to Be Stressful Flyer
·         Five Benefits of Routine Vet Visits Flyer
·         Turn Your Cat’s Carrier into a Home
               Away From Home Infographic

You are more than welcome to use any resources included on the press resource page.  If you’re interested in gathering more background information on the importance of routine preventive check-ups, would like to interview or receive a quote from a feline veterinarian, etc. please just shoot me a quick email and I can get you what you need ASAP.
We’d greatly appreciate any and all help getting the word out about the importance of routine care for cats.
Thank you for your time,
Crystal DeCotiis
Manager, Marketing & Communications
American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP)
390 Amwell Road, Suite 402
Hillsborough, NJ 08844
Phone: (908) 359-9351 Fax:  (908) 292-1188
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