Although there is a far greater number of pet cats in the United States, cats receive veterinary care much less frequently than dogs. Unfortunately, this fact isn’t a testament to the health and vigor of cats but rather an indication of the poor state of feline care in the country. It’s also true that vet appointments are typically more stressful on cats and cat owners. According to a series of studies sponsored by Bayer HealthCare LLC Animal Health Division, 58% of pet owners report that their cats are noticeably upset when being taken to the vet, and 38% report they themselves experience stress just thinking about bringing their cat to an animal hospital. For these reasons, and many others, cats in the U.S. simply don’t receive the same level of care as other pets. That’s why El Dorado Animal Hospital is proud to be a certified Cat Friendly Practice (CFP) by the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP).