The American Association of Feline Practitioners is holding The CATalyst Summit from February 5-6. The Summit is expected to lay the groundwork for a national initiative to champion the health and well-being of cats.
The initiative is being launched as statistics by the American Veterinary Medical Association show an increase in the cat population coupled with a continued decline in veterinary visits for cats. The percentage of cat-owning households that received no veterinary care in 2006 was 36.3 percent, compared to 17.3 percent of dog-owning households. There are an estimated 82 million cats in the US, yet cats are twice as likely as dogs to not see a veterinarian. This means many feline diseases or illnesses go undiagnosed or untreated.
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