FELINE WELLNESS CARE
Providing Quality Veterinary Care for Any Age Feline
Terry Animal Hospital believes that ongoing preventative care services lead to longer, healthier, and happier lives for your feline companions. Our team of veterinarians base our annual preventive care recommendations on the guidelines of the (AVMA) American Veterinary Medical Association as well as the (AAHA) American Animal Hospital Association. We work with our clients as partners in care. We will be sure to go over all the latest protocols and advancements in veterinary medicine and use these methods to promote a long healthy life for your family member.
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During your kitten’s first veterinary exam with us, we ask that you bring along with you any health history and information provided to you by the seller or shelter from which you received the kitten. We also ask that you bring a fresh stool sample. At the time of the initial exam we will establish the health of your kitten and provide them with everything he or she needs to grow up healthy, happy and strong.
Kitten Vaccinations – To ensure that your kitten is protected from diseases he or she might be exposed to, we will provide an individualized vaccine schedule that fits your kitten’s lifestyle.
Microchipping – We highly recommend having your kitten microchipped. This can help in the recovery of your kitten in the event that they are lost.
Physical Exams & Vaccines – Regular preventive care will keep your cat healthy and happy for his or her lifetime. Annual visits will include a complete physical examinations and discussion of any concerns you may have. Vaccines appropriate to your cat’s lifestyle will then be recommended.
Environmental Enrichment – As more pet cats are becoming strictly indoor cats, the need for a stimulating environment becomes more important for your cat’s health and well being. An enriched indoor environment allows cats to express their natural behaviors. Learn more about environment enrichment by talking to our veterinary staff or by viewing the helpful resources here?
Wellness Exams & Screening – During our physical exam and evaluation, we may be recommending screening lab tests and x-rays to establish a baseline and identify early health concerns.
Dental Exams – Be sure to schedule annual dental exams for your adult cats. Our dental examinations focus on identifying and preventing oral and periodontal disease and recommending dental prophylaxis when needed. Learn more about our dental care here.
Parasite Control & Prevention – Terry Animal Hospital advises that our veterinarians conduct annual fecal exams and discuss parasite control based on the lifestyle of your cat.
Aging Cat Care
The veterinary staff at Terry Animal Hospital recommend having wellness exams every six months for your aging pet to ensure that your companion stays in good health. These exams allow us to address conditions that are common as cats age such as; kidney problems, thyroid and hormone disorders, bone & joint problems, cancers, vision and hearing changes, and other diseases that can effect your cat’s heart and internal organs. We will also discuss pain management and other treatments that can improve quality of life going forward.
Wellness Exams & Screening – Diagnostic lab tests and x-rays will be recommended on an annual basis. This helps us to establish a baseline for your pet’s health and identify and address any health problems and start intervention earlier.
Symptoms to Look For – As your cat continues to age we recommend keeping an eye out for the following symptoms. If you do notice any of these symptoms call us for an appointment right away:
– any weight change, change in activity level, restlessness, change in water consumption and amount of urination, change in appetite, change in grooming habits/poor coat condition, vision or hearing changes, any panting, noticeable sleeping pattern changes, vocalization –
Anything that has changed and is a concern to you should be brought to our attention.