Preventative Care

Preventative Care

Preventative care is a cat’s first line of defense against illness and injury. Annual exams allow us to prevent, diagnose, and treat disease in its early stages, often before you notice any symptoms.

Treatment is more effective when it starts earlier, so preventative care helps your pet live a long and healthy life with you. Did you know that heartworm disease affects 28% of indoor cats? Routine exams and preventative care can keep your kitty safe from disease, happy, and healthy!

Preventative Health Measures

  • Annual Veterinary Exams: The Cat Clinic’s comprehensive annual exams evaluate temperature, skin and coat health, hearing acuity, lung and chest health, internal health, oral hygiene and visual responsiveness.
  • Vaccinations: Updated vaccinations and booster shots are a highly effective way to prevent many common diseases and infections like feline panleukopenia, rhinotracheitis and rabies.
  • Dental Care: Your pet’s teeth and the health of their mouth can affect every aspect of their life. Annual teeth cleanings maintain and improve your pet’s well-being.
  • Parasite Control: Preventing and eradicating parasites like fleas, ticks, and deadly heartworm disease is easy when you administer anti-parasitic medication to your pet regularly.
  • Heartworm Prevention: Did you know that heartworm disease affects 28% of indoor cats? Routine exams and preventative care can keep your kitty safe from disease, happy, and healthy!
  • Skin and Coat Care: Grooming and washing are key for maintaining proper pet hygiene. Skin and hair health prevents mange, matting, bacterial infections and more.
  • Nutrition: Proper nutrition supports all of your cat’s bodily processes, bolstering their immune system and ensuring normal aging, growth and development.
  • Behavioral Evaluation: Changes in mood or behavior are often symptoms of underlying medical conditions. Identifying these shifts helps us identify and treat the root cause.

Senior Animals

Preventative care becomes more significant for aging cats. The Cat Clinic recommends twice-yearly exams for elderly cats. As pets get older, they are prone to many age-related diseases that become increasingly difficult to diagnose and treat. To keep senior pets healthy and happy, we must adjust many preventative health measures to better suit their changing medical needs.

No Need to Worry. We Have You Covered.

Your cat’s health is important to us. The Cat Clinic recommends annual or semi-annual wellness exams to ensure that your animal companion remains in good health. Recommended frequency of exams will depend on your pet’s age and general health status. These exams also allow us to check on crucial health concerns so we can continue to help you manage them properly. Did you know that heartworm disease affects 28% of indoor cats? Routine exams and preventative care can keep your kitty safe from disease, happy, and healthy! The Cat Clinic’s veterinarian-performed physical exams comprehensively assess every aspect of your pet’s health. Wellness exams typically include:

  • Ear exam
  • Eye exam
  • Dental exam
  • Skeletal exam
  • Reproductive system exam
  • Internal health evaluation
  • Neurological evaluation
  • Cardiovascular evaluation
  • Nutrition consultation
  • Behavior counseling

Young animals are like children; it’s a never-ending job to keep them safe and happy. Vaccinations are the best weapon against many viral and bacterial infections, preventing deadly diseases like canine parvovirus and rabies. It’s important to administer vaccinations while your pets are still puppies or kittens, when their young immune systems are still developing and need protection to stay healthy. Vaccinations are vital to pet health and should be administered to every animal. A Cat Clinic veterinarian will help you with every step of the vaccination process, including:

  • Pet examination and introductory vaccinations
  • Necessary booster shots
  • Vaccine education

Call (203) 364-5105 to schedule an exam today!