Bringing your cat in for an annual diagnostic and wellness checkup can help reassure you that your cat is healthy or help us detect hidden diseases or conditions early. Early detection can improve the prognosis of many diseases, keep medical costs down, and help your cat live longer. Many cats are good at hiding signs that something is wrong, so subtle changes in their health or behavior might be easy to overlook. And, depending on the disease, some cats don’t show any symptoms.
Cats age far quicker than humans, so it is even more crucial for our companion animals to receive regular exams. In addition, the risks of arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, kidney and thyroid problems all increase with age.
During your cat’s wellness exam, we will perform a physical assessment, checking your cat from nose to tail. We will also make sure your pet receives appropriate vaccinations and preventives. We may also recommend that your cat receive dental care. When your pet is nearing his or her senior years, we will recommend a baseline exam and diagnostic workup so we’ll know what’s normal for your cat. This will enable us to keep track of any changes.
Because you spend the most time with your pet, you are your pet’s expert, as well as his or her greatest advocate. Please let us know if you’ve noticed any physical or behavioral changes in your pet, as well as any other concerns you might have.
Call us today to schedule your cat’s exam! If you have any questions, we would be happy to discuss our adult wellness program in more detail.