At All Creatures Veterinary Services, we strive to obtain the longest and healthiest lives of our feline friends by providing comprehensive care in a Fear Free, compassionate environment.
As cats age, their bodies begin to undergo many of the same types of changes that occur in their human owners. Changes in metabolism, musculoskeletal and sensory organs are common and can often be significantly improved when diagnosed early. Depending on the age and general health of your cat, we may suggest more frequent visits or additional laboratory testing. Regular wellness exams allow us to keep your cat as healthy as possible. All Creatures Veterinary Services recommends an annual wellness exam for all cats, and a semi-annual exam for cats with health conditions or senior cats.
During your cat’s annual wellness exam, our veterinarians will:
- Perform a physical examination of your cat
- Perform a cardiac evaluation and take blood pressure and ECG if indicated.
- Examine ears and eyes
- Perform a dental evaluation (visually examine your cat’s teeth and gums for plaque and tartar, tooth weakness and decay). Instruct owners on alternative measures to maintain a healthy oral cavity.
- Examine skin and coat for any unusual lumps, bumps, swelling, or infection
- Abdominal Organ Evaluation
- Lymph Node Evaluation
- Perform a Musculoskeletal evaluation of muscle tone, bones, joints and spine
- Fecal analysis (internal parasite detection)
- Vaccinations as recommended according to your cat’s individual risk of exposure and health
- Heartworm testing
- Feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus blood test for kittens and indoor/outdoor cats.,
- Consultation regarding flea, tick and other parasite prevention
- Discuss nutrition and diet
Please bring the following items with you to ensure the best possible experience at our clinic:
- Your cat in a closed carrier
- Any previous veterinary records pertaining to your cat if this is your first visit to our hospital
- A fresh stool sample (ideally less than 12 hours old)
- Questions you have for us regarding your cat’s health