The proactive approach to feline veterinary care
Preventive care is your cat’s first line of defense. Annual exams help prevent, diagnose and treat diseases in their early stages, often before any noticeable symptoms begin. The earlier treatment starts, the more effective it is, keeping your pet from unnecessary pain and suffering.
Preventive Health Measures
Annual veterinary exams: 43rd Avenue Animal Hospital’s comprehensive annual exams evaluate your cat’s temperature, skin and coat, ear and hearing acuity, lungs and chest, internal health, oral hygiene and eyes and visual responsiveness.
Vaccinations: Updated vaccinations and booster shots are effective ways to prevent many common diseases and infections like feline panleukopenia, rhinotracheitis and rabies.
Dental care: Oral health is an important part of your pet’s life; annual teeth cleanings are the best method of maintaining and improving dental well-being.
Parasite control: Parasite prevention and eradication is a simple and efficient process when you administer anti-parasitic medication to your pet regularly.
Skin and coat care: Grooming and washing are fundamental aspects of proper pet hygiene. Skin and hair health prevents mange, matting, bacterial infections and more.
Proper nutrition: Proper nutrition supports all of your cat’s bodily processes, bolstering their immune system and ensuring normal development.
Behavioral evaluation: Changes in mood or behavior are often symptoms of underlying medical conditions, and identifying these shifts help identify and treat the root cause.
Exercise: Regular workouts support skeletomuscular and cardiovascular health in cats of all ages.
Preventive care is even more significant for aging cats. 43rd Avenue Animal Hospital recommends having your elderly cat examined twice each year. As pets get older, they are prone to many age-related diseases that become more and more difficult to diagnose and treat. Many preventive health measures must be adjusted to better suit the medical needs of senior animals.