We believe preventative medicine is very important in helping your cat to live a long healthy life.
Regular checkups and wellness exams are critical to your cat’s well-being. These wellness exams give us a chance to evaluate the overall health of your cat including dental health while also giving us a baseline for their unique bodies and tendencies.
Not only do these exams keep us up-to-date with your cat’s health, but they also allow us to detect potential problems before they become serious. This thorough checkup gives us vital information to help keep your cat healthy!
Regular wellness exams also make your cat more familiar with our veterinary hospital, which makes future visits easier on them and you.
Regular and routine blood testing is an important part of your cat’s preventative healthcare. We recommend yearly blood work and a urinalysis for young and adult cats and bi-annual testing for cats 10 years of age and older.
Our comprehensive blood panel will consist of a complete blood count (CBC), a blood chemistry profile, thyroid value (mostly for senior patients) FeLV and FIV testing and a urinalysis. Blood work will help us to rule out a lot of diseases that cats are susceptible to obtaining. Although, blood work does not rule out all diseases it give us a lot of valuable information about the health of your cat and will let us know if further testing is necessary,
Vaccinations are made to protect our cats from potentially harmful (and sometimes deadly) diseases. At Kitten to Cat Hospital we use Merial’s Purevax vaccines as we feel these are the safest vaccines for cats and we see very few adverse reactions with Purevax vaccines. The Purevax family of feline vaccines consists of vaccines – without adjuvants.
Not every cat needs to be vaccinated against every disease. It depends on your location and your cat’s lifestyle, so it is important to discuss both with our staff and veterinarian. There are many vaccines available, and together we can decide which are the most important for your cats.
It is our goal to provide the highest level of care for your cats, and vaccination is an integral part of their overall health, so be sure to vaccinate them when needed.
Parasites can infect your indoor and outdoor cat any time of the year. External parasites, such as fleas, may be less prevalent outside during certain times of the year; however, they often survive in the house during the winter months, creating an uninterrupted life cycle. Other internal parasites, such as heart worms and intestinal worms, may affect your cat all year long.
Responsible parasite control can reduce the risks associated with transmission of parasitic diseases from cats to people. Our veterinary team will help you choose the correct preventive regimen based on your cat’s risk factors and health status.