Cats age a lot faster then we do. By the time they are one, we estimate them to be 15 in "human years". After this rapid growth in the first year of life, they do slow down and we begin to estimate that one cat year equals 4 human years.
Although taking your cat to the vets is not fun (but then again - who really likes going to the doctor?), after your cat's initial "kitten series" it is still important that we see them on a regular (i.e. annual) bases for wellness exams. With regular exams, we not only build a strong doctor-client relationship but we have the opportunity to see what is "normal" for your cat and catch diseases or health concerns (such as weight management or dental health) early.
This chart explains our preventive healthcare plan for adult cats. As always, these are general guidelines only and we will tailor our protocol(s) to meet your cat's individual needs.