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Aug 16 2017

Preventative Care for our Feline Friends

Preventative Care for our Feline Friends

Kitties are masters at disguising illnesses and pain. That is why regular visits to the vet are so important for our feline friends. Not only do regular vet visits ensure that your pet is feeling 100%, they also help to confirm that there are no underlying issues that you may not be aware of. At your cat’s appointment, the doctor will do a physical exam, give vaccines if needed, prescribe parasite prevention, and take blood samples for lab work depending on your kitty’s age.

Physical Exam

Taking your cat to the vet once per year can help keep your kitty in tip-top shape. The doctor will do a head-to-tail exam to take-a-peek at your pet’s ears, eyes, and mouth. During the exam, he will look for any abnormalities, pain, and dental concerns. If your pet has any issues, the doctor will get your fur baby started on the proper medication.

Vaccines

Vaccines are a very important part of your pet’s health. They can protect your pet from viruses like Feline Leukemia, Feline Panleukopenia, and Rabies. While most vaccines are necessary for good health, the doctor will keep your pet’s age, health and lifestyle in mind when making vaccination decisions.

Parasite Prevention

The word “parasite” covers a wide range of critters from fleas and ticks to the different types of intestinal parasites. Did you know that 1 flea can lay up to 50 eggs per day? With that tid-bit of information, it is easy to understand how fleas can infest an environment extremely fast. Intestinal parasites and ticks can also post threats to our pets’ health too. That is why monthly prevention is so important. To test your cat for intestinal parasites, you will be asked to provide a stool sample less than 6 hours old. The veterinarian will look at the results and discuss which products are best suited for your pet.

Lab Work

Routine blood work checks for things our doctors can’t visually see during the wellness exam. It can tell them if your pet has diabetes, a thyroid problem, or some underlying infection.

 

Anxious Travel Concerns

Is your feline friend afraid of their carrier? Check out our blogs about how to choose the pur-fect carrier and carrier tips

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