A sound preventive care plan for your cat will help keep her happy and healthy. Here’s what we include in our preventive care visits:
Consultation with a Veterinarian
We’ll discuss medical history, behavior changes, lifestyle, nutrition, and address any concerns you may have. At these visits, we’ll formulate strategies and talk about supplements that will keep your pet feeling her best.
Comprehensive Physical Examination
We’ll check your pet from nose to tail for tumors, signs of pain, or arthritis. We will assess his overall appearance, scanning his eyes, ears, nose, and mouth for irregularities as well as listening to his heart and lungs.
We vaccinate in order to prevent common bacterial and viral infections. For feline patients, the core vaccinations included in preventive care for cats are feline herpes, calicivirus, panleukopenia, and rabies.
If your cat has exposure to the outdoors and other cats that are potentially infected, she is at increased risk for feline leukemia (FeLV) and should be vaccinated to prevent the disease.
Feline Leukemia (FeLV) / FIV Screen
If your cat has never been tested for feline leukemia or FIV and has the potential to spread disease to other cats, a FeLV / FIV screen is recommended. If your cat is positive for either of these diseases, he should be housed separately from cats free from infection.
Intestinal Parasite Screen
A microscopic examination of a stool sample checks for common intestinal parasites like roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, giardia, coccidia, etc.
Basic Wellness Screening
Complete Blood Counts (CBC) and a Basic Chemistry Panel can be added on to preventive care visits. This preventive care testing is very important for us to spot potential health issues before your pet shows symptoms, and to obtain a baseline of blood values while your pet is healthy.
The chemistry panel evaluates organ functions and screens for presence of diabetes and other disorders. A CBC is used to screen for: anemia, inflammation, infection, stress, leukemia, bleeding problems, hydration, and ability to fight infection. An ideal fast for wellness blood screening is 8-12 hours.
Comprehensive Wellness Screening
Complete Blood Counts (CBC), a 26-point Chemistry Panel, a Thyroid Screen, and a Urinalysis can be added on to preventive care visits. This chemistry panel evaluates organ function (liver and kidneys), electrolytes, triglycerides, and screens for presence of diabetes and other endocrine disorders.
Thyroid hormones control how quickly the body uses energy. Thyroid function can become abnormal and cause illness. A physical, chemical, and microscopic evaluation of urine provides additional information about kidney and liver health, and screens for urinary tract disease. An ideal fast for wellness blood screening is 8-12 hours.