Cats are masters at hiding illness. If you see any subtle signs of sickness in your cat, it is time for a visit. i.e., inappropriate elimination, changes in food/water consumption, weight gain/loss, changes in grooming habits or vocalization as well as bad breath. Please do not wait, come on in!
Cats need regular veterinary care, including wellness exams at least once a year. Cats age faster than you do, so an annual exam for them is similar to you visiting your doctor or dentist every four to five years. Prevention is always safer and less expensive than treatment, and why your cat needs to be seen at least once a year by your veterinarian.
The American Association of Feline Practitioners and America Animal Hospital Association recommends a minimum of one annual wellness exam for cats, with more frequent exams for senior and geriatric patients, or those cats with medical or behavioral conditions.
During the health risk assessment, Dr. Glasser will conduct a thorough exam of your cat. Here’s what to expect during the health risk assessment exam:
- A review of your cat’s previous health records
- Discuss medications your cat is currently taking, including flea prevention products
- Note weight and age changes since the last exam
- Ask about any lifestyle changes in your cat
- Perform a physical exam including: teeth, mouth, eyes, ears, skin, coat, and paws
- Ask about any unusual behavior in your cat, such as drinking more water, eating less or more, sleeping less or more,
or a change in activity level
- Treat any current condition, such as ear infection or ear mites
- Recommend dental cleaning, if needed
- Look for early disease signs and if suspected, recommend further tests
- Recommend appropriate vaccinations your cat needs to prevent disease
Let us help you keep your cat healthy and live a long, happy life!