Feline Health Care
Wellness Exams Keep Your Cat as Healthy as Possible!
A semi-annual wellness exam, along with your vigilant observations at home, are the best way to keep your cat as healthy as possible.
The wellness exam is an opportunity for you to discuss any concerns you have about your cat’s health with one of our veterinary professionals. Topics include nutrition, allergies, bad breath, behaviorial problems, mobility issues, risk of infections, lifestyle and age related changes. During the wellness exam, our veterinarians’ expertise is at your disposal!
At home, watch carefully for any unusual behaviors. Take note when you observe behaviors that are different from what you expect. Call us for advice if you have any questions regarding what you have noticed.
Our Feline Wellness Exams are Comprehensive
During your cat’s wellness exam, our veterinarians will:
- Obtain a medical history, perform a complete physical examination, discuss any findings with you and make recommendations.
- Perform a dental exam. Dental care is very important for your cat’s overall health, especially as he gets older. We visually examine your cat’s teeth and gums for plaque and tartar, tooth weakness and decay. This screening often detects mouth pain and infections that can affect your pet's heart, kidneys and liver. Click here to read more about the dental care offered at Crestwood Animal Clinic.
- Recommend testing for Feline Leukemia and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus, depending on your cat’s lifestyle.
- Screen your cat for the presence of parasites in blood and stool, and make flea, tick and other parasite prevention recommendations.
- Recommend heartworm prevention. Heartworm disease is a serious disease transmitted by infected mosquitoes and if left untreated can be fatal. It is virtually preventable through prescription medication. We recommend your cat be on all-year around heartworm prevention starting at his or her first visit.
- Recommend protection from infectious diseases through judicious use of vaccines.
- Screen your cat for cancer, kidney, liver and heart disease (with proper testing).
- Discuss nutritional issues with you.
- Answer any questions you may have.
Please call us today to schedule your cat's wellness exam.
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