Feline Wellness Exams
Wellness exams set the standard for your feline companion’s future health. At Cat’s Corner Veterinary Hospital, we take wellness care very seriously for our patients in the Oxford/Southbury area. During the wellness visit, our veterinary team will discuss a wide variety of topics with you to help you understand your cat’s needs and why routine wellness visits are necessary for keeping them healthy. We’ll also explain the importance of vaccinations, heartworm, flea, and tick prevention, annual heart screening tests, wellness profiles, dental health, and much more.
Our Wellness Care Services
There are many different services that make up cat wellness exams, which may vary depending on your pet’s lifestyle. These services include:
- Routine physical examinations
- Parasite testing and prevention
- Blood screenings
- Cardiovascular screening
- Nutrition counseling
- Body condition scoring
- Dental cleanings
The Wellness Exam
Routine wellness exams always begin with a thorough physical, in which we check your cat’s:
- Heart rate
Bloodwork screening is always recommended, as cats are masters of hiding signs of illness. Always bring a fresh stool sample to your cat’s annual checkup, along with any concerns or questions you may have. We can proceed with vaccinations if your pet is in good health, and discuss when they’ll need their next visit.
Annual wellness visits are the ideal time for asking questions and discussing your cat’s needs. As your cat ages, their needs will change over time, so it’s important to touch base with us at least once a year so we can make sure they’re on the right track.
Parasites are a common problem for cats and their owners. A cat can get fleas whether they are indoors only, or go outside. Mosquitoes, which transmit heartworm disease, can also enter the house very easily. Heartworm is a deadly disease for which there is no treatment. This makes heartworm prevention essential for your cat’s protection. Intestinal parasites are potentially contagious to owners, and it is therefore important to deworm cats regularly, whether they are indoors only or spend time outdoors.
If your cat is not a patient at our hospital, we can still offer preventatives to keep them safe and healthy. Cats do not need to undergo wellness exams to receive much-needed protection against fleas, ticks, heartworms, roundworms, hookworms and other parasites.
To learn more about our feline wellness services or to schedule your cat’s wellness visit at our hospital in Oxford, call us today at (203) 264-2287.