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Feline Wellness Care

well-ness:

1. The quality or state of being healthy in body and mind, especially as the result of deliberate effort.

2. An approach to healthcare that emphasizes preventing illness and prolonging life, as opposed to emphasizing treating diseases

At All Creatures Veterinary services, we believe is important to build and maintain a strong foundation for your pet’s health from birth. Annual Wellness examinations allow us to catch a potential problem well before it becomes serious – as with humans, early detection and diagnosis offer a much better chance for a quick and full recovery. The immune and organ systems of a healthy canine are much better able to fight off a disease or an illness before it becomes a serious problem.

Heartworm Disease.  Heartworm disease is not just a canine disease.  Heartworms affect cats differently than dogs but cats can get heartworm disease.  Both indoor and outdoor cats should be protected by a cat-specific heartworm preventative.  We will discuss the best heartworm preventative for your cat during your cat’s wellness exam.

Vaccines: There is much being written about the overuse of vaccines, especially about their toxicity and the practice of giving multiple vaccines at once. Vaccinating your cat has the potential to protect your cat against life-threatening diseases and are very important in managing the health of your cat.  While we support the selective use of vaccines, we take an individualized approach to their use.  Vaccine programs are tailored for the individual cat and take into account the cat’s lifestyle, geographic location and health status. You will be an active partner in making vaccination decisions for your pet and we will respect the choices you have when vaccinating your cat.

Diet and Nutrition: Food choices are not a matter of right or wrong, black or white.  Each cat’s nutritional needs are different, and we will help you make intelligent choices based upon your health expectations for your cat.  We evaluate your cat as an individual who deserves nutritional analysis tailored to his or her age, lifestyle and health needs. 

Spay and Neuter Surgery: All Creatures Veterinary Services recommends that all non-breeding cats be spayed or neutered.  The best time to spay your cat is between 6-8 months of age, when they are kittens.  We use the most modern anesthesia protocol so that your cat is at minimal risk. A neuter is a relatively uncomplicated procedure and all neutered animals are typically sent home the same day as surgery. However, spay surgery is major surgery.  Whenever possible we will send spayed females home on the same day as surgery.  This does require that the owners feel confident that they can keep their cat quiet and contained in a crate, bathroom or other small space where she can’t jump and where she won’t be stressed by children or other cats. We will consult with you so that together we may decide whether your cat will do best by spending the night in our hospital or at home with you.