Wellness Care, Vaccinations, & Preventative Care
From kittens, to young adults, to mature cats, to the elderly...
all cats should receive regular wellness exams. How frequently should
your cat be checked? That depends on your cat's unique lifestyle.
Kittens are examined more frequently (every few weeks) as they receive
booster vaccinations and are spayed/neutered. Young adults should receive
yearly check-ups. Mature/senior cats and those with underlying medical problems should be assessed at least every 6 months. We follow the AAFP (American Association of Feline Practitioners) and AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association) guidelines for wellness exams and vaccinations based on lifestyle and age.
We will perform a comprehensive physical exam and develop a wellness and
preventative care plan for your individual cat. Keeping our cats healthy also
keeps us healthy - cats can carry diseases and parasites that can sometimes be
passed to people (especially children or people with compromised immune
systems). Prevention is the best medicine! For everyone!
We take into account:
*risk factors and screening tests for contagious/infectious diseases
*vaccine recommendations based on age and lifestyle
*parasite control & prevention
* recommendations for appropriate wellness testing