FELINE CARE AT KINGSBROOK ANIMAL HOSPITAL
Annual wellness exams for your cat are the best way to keep your pet as healthy as possible. Bringing your cat in for regular wellness exams is the very best you can do to assure longer life and the highest quality of life for your feline friend.
One of the most important components of your cat’s health care is vaccinations. However, many vaccines may neither be necessary nor prudent for your cat to receive. At Kingsbrook Animal Hospital, we conduct a risk analysis of your pet each time they visit to determine what, if any, vaccines are needed. Each patient’s lifestyle (based on their activities and factors such as age, breed and medical history) is taken into consideration to create a plan which is tailored for your pet. We also offer alternatives to vaccines when possible, such as titers, to see if protection is still being provided from vaccines you pet has received in the past.
PARASITE PREVENTION & CONTROL
Internal and external parasites can pose a serious health risk to both your cat and your family. During the wellness exam, our veterinarians will conduct a fecal analysis to ensure that your cat is parasite-free. We can also give you recommendations for monthly preventative treatments for fleas and ticks when indicated.
NUTRITION & WEIGHT MANAGEMENT
We will discuss your cat’s diet and weight at each exam to ensure they are getting the nutrition they need and are maintaining a healthy weight for their age and lifestyle. It is important to review these facts as nutritional deficiencies and significant changes in weight could indicate an underlying health condition.
Kingsbrook provides professional dental cleanings to help keep your cat’s teeth clean and healthy. During the dental evaluation, we will inspect your cat’s teeth and gums for tartar, plaque, tooth decay, infections, and signs of tooth weakness. We can also discuss at-home dental care, and the various methods for maintaining your cat’s oral health between cleanings.
Visit our dental care page to learn more.
Common Feline Disorder Articles
The internet is a peculiar place. Many times there are articles and stories out there that just aren’t true, and are filled with false information. Kingsbrook Animal Hospital wants you to know that we research and only want the best information for our clients. We have found some reliable sources for some common feline disorders. Please feel free to view these pages and sources knowing they are reliable.
Feline Chronic Kidney Disease
Feline Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
LEARN MORE ABOUT FELINE WELLNESS BY BROWSING THROUGH THESE LINKS:
- Aggression in Cats – Play Predation – (PDF)
- Aggression in Cats – Towards Other Household Cats – Treatment – (PDF)
- Anal Sac Disease in Cats – (PDF)
- Arthritis in Cats (iCatCare) – (PDF)
- Asthma in Cats (iCatCare) – (PDF)
- Applying Eye Ointments to Cats – (PDF)
- Coccidiosis in Cats – (PDF)
- Cognitive Dysfunction in Dogs and Cats – (PDF)
- Coughing in Cats – (PDF)
- Cryptorchidism in Cats – (PDF)
- Cystitis and Lower Urinary Tract Disease in Cats – (PDF)
- Diabetes in Cats (iCatCare) – (PDF)
- Essential Oil and Liquid Potpourri Toxicity in Dogs and Cats – (PDF)
- Exercise and Your Obese Cat -(PDF)
- Feline Eosinophilic Granuloma Complex in Cats – (PDF)
- Feline Herpesvirus infection or Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis – (PDF)
- Feline Idiopathic Cystitis (iCatCare) – (PDF)
- Flea Control in Cats – (PDF)
- Giardia in Cats – (PDF)
- Heart Murmurs in Cats – (PDF)
- Helping Your Cat With Osteoarthritis – (PDF)
- House Soiling in Cats – (PDF)
- How to Get Your Cat to the Vet – (PDF)
- Hypertension in Cats (iCatCare) – (PDF)
- Hyperthyroidism in Cats (iCatCare) – (PDF)
- Inner Ear Infection (Otitis Interna) in Cats – (PDF)
- Liver Disease in Cats – (PDF)
- Living with a Deaf Cat – (PDF)
- Mothball Toxicity in Dogs and Cats – (PDF)
- MRSA and Cats – (PDF)
- MRSP and Cats – (PDF)
- Osteoarthritis in Cats–Joint Support and Disease-Modifying Osteoarthritis Drugs (DMOADs) – (PDF)
- Overweight, Obesity and Pain in Cats- Action Steps – (PDF)
- Overweight, Obesity and Pain in Cats- Overview – (PDF)
- Tapeworm Infection in Cats -(PDF)
- Travel – Airplane Travel with your Cat – (PDF)
- Roundworm Infection in Cats – (PDF)