Preventive Care Vaccinations – All kittens and cats should be vaccinated against Feline Distemper, the Contagious Upper Respiratory Infections and against Rabies. Kittens require a series of vaccinations starting at 6 to 8 weeks of age and continuing until they are 12 to 14 weeks old. We also recommend vaccinating your cat or kitten against Feline Leukemia. An initial series of 2 injections are needed. We suggest annual revaccinations for all cats.
Parasites – Kittens and cats can become infected with a variety of intestinal parasites. A fecal or stool analysis for all kittens and an annual check for adult cats is recommended. If the test is positive, the appropriate deworming medication will be prescribed for your pet.
Spaying and Neutering – We recommend that all cats which are not used for breeding be spayed or neutered. Spaying your female cat eliminates problems associated with heat periods, unwanted kittens, uterine infections and decreases the chance of mammary tumors. Having your male cat neutered decreases the problem of roaming and aggression, male hormone related tumors and unwanted kittens. The ideal time to have your pet spayed or neutered is between 6 to 7 months of age but can be done anytime after that age.
Microchipping – We recommend microchipping all kittens and cats. A microchip, which is about the size of a piece of rice, is inserted under the skin over the shoulder area and is a permanent means to identification. If your cat is ever lost and found it is much easier to find its home if it has been microchipped.
Senior Pet Care – Most cats are considered to be senior pets when they reach 7 years of age. Cats reaching their senior years need quality medical care and attention as their body ages. A senior pet wellness examination includes a complete history about how your cat is doing at home, a thorough physical examination, complete blood count (CBC), blood chemistry panel, thyroid test, fecal check and urinalysis. Radiographs and other diagnostic tests may also be recommended. What may look like normal signs of aging could actually be early signs of a manageable health condition. With early detection and treatment of potential problems, and proper nutrition, our senior cats can live longer, healthier lives.