Cats are part of the family, yours and ours. Independent and self sufficient, they also deserve and need the same care and medical attention as any other furry members of the family. Consistent preventative medical care ensures that our cats live their best lives and maintaining your human animal bond with them. At our hospital we strive to provide the best medical care for your feline family members in a way that makes them feel as safe and calm as possible away from home. We understand that it's not always easy traveling with cats to the hospital but our understanding and respect for cats unique needs allows us to reduce stress and make this process as easy as possible.
Our goal is to support your bond with your pet and help your cat live their best lives.
We recommend yearly wellness exams to ensure the health of your cat. These visits may entail one or more of the following services we offer:
- Physical exam - A thorough exam helps us to uncover any genetic abnormalities or health concerns.
- Vaccinations - It is recommended that a kitten receive booster vaccinations every 3 to 4 weeks until they are 18-20 weeks of age.
- Blood testing - Feline Leukemia and FIV testing.
- Deworming and fecal testing - Many intestinal parasites are transmissible to people which is why we recommend testing and treatment when appropriate.
Adult Annual Visits
- Physical exam - Many changes occur in your cats health each year which makes a thorough annual exam invaluable.
- Vaccinations - We recommend the core vaccinations (FVRCP and Rabies) but will inform you of other vaccines that may be recommended depending on your cat's lifestyle.
- Annual blood work - There are limitations to the physical exam and annual blood work allows us to ensure that internally your cat is as healthy as they appear on the outside.
- Heartworm testing - We recommend this annual blood test to be aware of your cat's status. Heartworms are transmitted through mosquitoes which are abundant in Houston. Monthly heartworm prevention is also important for cats living in Houston because there is no treatment for heartworm disease in cats.
- Fecal testing
- Physical exam, senior blood work and urinalysis - As our cats get older their risk of developing illnesses increases which is why a thorough physical exam and blood work is recommended. Identifying illnesses early on offers a better chance at more effective treatment.
- Vaccinations - As cats ages they typically won't need as many vaccines and we can guide you in this decision process.
- Heartworm test
- Fecal test
- Spay and neuter
- Soft tissue surgical procedures
Our veterinarians are available to consult with you about specific conditions about your cat depending on their needs. This is a list of just some of the areas we cover. We can also provide referrals to specialists if the need arises:
- Dental care
- Imaging such as x-rays and ultrasound
- Pain Management