At Creature Comforts Animal Clinic, our feline veterinary care is designed to provide comprehensive long-term, life-stage health care for your cat, from kitten-hood through his or her senior years. Our longer, slower paced appointments help to reduce stress resulting in a calmer environment and a more enjoyable visit for you and your cat.
It is important for cats to have a bi-annual wellness exams. Cats are masters at hiding their illnesses, early signs of disease may be subtle to non existant. With regular exams and health screenings we can intervene and possibly even prevent serious illness. Vaccines are important for cats, too, and we will provide individialized vaccination schedules and helpful pointers on home care that will keep your cat healthy, happy, and protected against preventable illnesses.
Our feline care includes:
Vaccinating your cat is important to keep your cat and your family healthy. Vaccines have proven effective in preventing serious disease in dogs and cats. It is important to design a individualized vaccine protocol for each cat, maximizing protection against the diseases your cat is likely to be exposed to while using the fewest vaccines possible.
Our current vaccine recommendations are based on up-to-date research and the incidence of disease in our area. During your cat's exam we'll ask you questions to assess your cat's individual risk, based on his/her lifestyle, to certain preventable diseases, and then design a customized vaccine protocol. This can be modified as needed when that lifestyle changes, so be sure to let us know so we can keep your cat protected!
There was a time when parasites like fleas, ticks, and roundworms were considered mostly a nuisance. Now, however, we know that parasites can cause serious illness and even death in pets. For example, ticks can transmit infections like Lyme disease, and fleas can transmit tapeworms and Bartonella – the bacteria that causes “cat-scratch fever” in humans. Another type of parasite, called a heartworm, is transmitted by mosquitoes. Heartworms live in your cat’s lungs and heart, causing damage to these organs, and sometimes even death. Unfortunately, heartworm disease is not treatable in cats, but it is preventable. Intestinal parasites may also threaten your cat's health and can be transmissible to humans.
You may not always be able to tell if your pet has parasites. Many infected cats show no signs of infection. Fleas can hide under your cat’s fur, and some ticks are very tiny (only the size of a pinhead), so they are very difficult to find. Veterinary examinations and parasite testing are important ways to protect your pet’s health.
Parasites are not just a nuisance. They can carry serious diseases that affect your cat’s overall health and longevity. Let us help you protect your cat. Call today to find out how!