Health Care – Cats

Adult & Senior Cats

Dr. Johnson & Kitty

Annual Physical Examination – Our doctors will discuss any medical or behavior concerns you may have about your cat. For senior patients and those with certain medical conditions, we may recommend semi-annual exams. We will review parasite control and your cat’s dietary and exercise needs. We try to catch problems or developing medical conditions as early as possible so we can help your pet be happy, healthy, and as comfortable as possible. In some instances, we may even be able help your pet live longer.

Annual Internal Parasite Exam – This test checks for intestinal parasite eggs under the microscope. This is especially important for cats that spend any time outdoors. Please bring a stool sample to the exam.

Vaccines – Our current vaccine protocols are based on the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Animal Hospital Association guidelines. At each annual exam our doctors will assess your cat’s health and infectious disease risks.

Core Vaccines – Core vaccines should be given to all cats. They include:
Feline rhinotracheitis, calicivirus & panleukopenia (FVRCP) vaccine This vaccine is given one year after kitten boosters, and then it is repeated every 3 years.

Rabies vaccine – This vaccine is given one year after kitten boosters, and then it is repeated yearly with a recombinant product. In some instances, a traditional three year vaccine is an option; however, it may carry a higher risk for tumor formation at the vaccine site.

Non-Core Vaccine – Our doctors will review your cat’s life-style and risk factors and make an appropriate recommendation for you at the time of your cat’s annual exam.
Feline leukemia virus (FeLV) vaccine This vaccine is given one year after kitten boosters, and then it is repeated yearly.

Teeth Cleaning & Periodontal Treatments – Just like people, cats can have cavities, fractured teeth, and gum disease. These conditions are serious and can be painful. If left untreated, these conditions can harm your cat’s heart and kidneys. Our doctors will examine the mouth and teeth and inform you if a dental teeth cleaning and periodontal treatment is necessary.

Laboratory Tests – For our senior patients and pets with certain health conditions, we recommend annual laboratory blood and urine testing to identify some medical problems early and to establish a baseline for your pet.

Microchip – This is permanent identification (AVID or HomeAgain) and is available at any age. This is a quick procedure (injection) that does not require anesthesia.

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Reminders – Examination and vaccine reminders will be mailed to you after your initial visit.

Dr. Ross & Kitty