In case of an after-hours emergency please contact the following emergency hospitals:

VSEC PHILADELPHIA
1114 South Front St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
267-800-1950

UNIVERSITY of PENNSYLVANIA - RYAN VETERINARY HOSPITAL
3900 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-746-V911 or 215-746-8911

Tailored Wellness Exams

Wellness Exams Can Extend the Life of your Cat

Wellness exams are designed to promote good health and identify potential problems early enough to increase the chance of successful treatments and reduce the long-term costs of serious diseases. Cats are experts at hiding their clinical signs. By the time a cat reveals to the owner that he is sick, the illness may have progressed too far to successfully treat. Early detection of illness is the key to keeping your cat healthy.

Cats today are living longer and better quality lives than ever before, thanks to improved nutrition, veterinary care and educated owners. Understanding the aging process and the most common problems that face cats are the first steps in providing the best possible care to felines.

Kitten Wellness Screening

We want to make sure your kitten begins life’s journey on the right track, covering all needed health and wellness care for the first year of life. We test to make sure that we’re starting out free from FeLV and FIV, and then we ensure that rabies and FVRCP pediatric vaccines are administered at the proper time intervals. We will also discuss if the FeLV vaccine is appropriate for your kitten’s lifestyle. We check for intestinal parasites and deworm if necessary. And of course, when it becomes time to spay or neuter, our caring staff is at the ready. We will also discuss microchipping at the time of surgery.

Junior Wellness Screening

Your cat is in it’s prime years between the ages of 5 and 9. Junior Wellness screening is meant to obtain a baseline of what is normal for your cat so that any changes can be addressed before they become a problem and consists of a thorough physical examination, complete blood count, serum biochemistry panel, heartworm screening as well as intestinal parasite screening.

Senior Wellness Screening

Your cat is considered a senior between the ages of 10 and 13. Cats in this phase of life are susceptible to illnesses such as chronic kidney disease, hyperthyroidism, and diabetes. Senior Wellness screening consists of a thorough physical examination, complete blood count, serum biochemistry panel, thyroid function test, and complete urinalysis. Based on the findings of these tests appropriate diet or medication recommendations will be made.

Geriatric Wellness Screening

The main focus of geriatric health care is owner education and detection of disease. Cats over 13 years of age more are susceptible to illnesses such as chronic kidney disease, diabetes, hyperthyroidism, hypertension and urinary tract infections. Geriatric screening typically consists of a thorough physical examination, complete blood count, serum biochemistry panel, thyroid function test, complete urinalysis, urine culture and blood pressure monitoring. The Cat Doctor is devoted to keeping your geriatric cat happy, healthy, and comfortable for as long as possible.

Do You Have Pet Health Insurance for your Cat?

Quite often, we see pet owners bring their cats to us due to an injury or illness that they were not expecting. This can put owners in a tough position on whether or not they are able to afford the care their cat needs. Here at The Cat Doctor, we work closely with several pet insurance companies to offer ideal coverage plans and options. We highly recommend visiting the websites for the following pet insurance companies to see what works best for you. At The Cat Doctor, your cat’s health and well-being is our top priority and today we have better resources and options available to help your cats live longer, happier and healthier lives. Please visit our Pet Health Insurance Center to learn more.

Why do we Recommend Pet Insurance?

Quite often, we see pet owners bring their cats into The Cat Doctor due to an injury or illness that they were not expecting. This can put pet owners in a tough position on whether or not they are able to afford the care their cat’s needs. We never want you to be in a position where you need to choose medical care for your pet or your financial stability. That’s why we recommend pet medical insurance to all our clients in order to avoid those situations.

Here at The Cat Doctor, we work closely with several pet insurance companies to offer ideal coverage plans and options. We highly recommend visiting the websites for the following pet insurance companies to see what works best for you.