Cat Wellness Exams in Philadelphia
Quality, Compassionate Care for Cats of All Ages
When your cat isn’t feeling his or her best, make sure they get the attention and treatment they deserve. The Cat Doctor is here to help and provides a variety of wellness exams for your furry little family members. Even if you believe the issue may be minor, it’s best to err on the side of caution.
Our veterinarians will perform a thorough physical exam on your cat before coming up with an individualized treatment plan based on your cat’s needs. At the end of the visit, you will receive a detailed report that includes the assessment and any recommendations. We provide wellness care as well as sick patient care should your cat present with a medical concern.
Your Cat’s Health Is Our Main Concern
Our top priority is making sure we stay ahead of any illness, which is why we recommend a wellness exam every six months. If you’re unable to be present during an appointment time, you can drop off your cat to stay with us while you are at work or out running errands. Our doctors will examine your cat and provide any necessary treatments while they are here and you can come pick them up later in the day!
Some cats occasionally require hospitalization at our facility to treat their particular health problem. Being a cat-only veterinary hospital, our doctors and staff are especially sensitive to the needs of our feline patients. We offer a quiet, calm (no dogs!), welcoming environment with an emphasis on minimizing patient stress and alleviating pain and discomfort.
The doctors and technicians at The Cat Doctor are all cat owners themselves and treat patients with the same respect and compassion that we have for our own cats. If our veterinarians feel that your cat would be better served receiving overnight care or should be seen by a specialist, we would refer you to the appropriate hospital and doctor for continued care.
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 or she 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 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 his or her prime years between the ages of 5 and 9. A 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. This screening consists of a thorough physical examination, complete blood count, serum biochemistry panel, heartworm screening, and an 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 screenings consist of a thorough physical examination, complete blood count, serum biochemistry panel, thyroid function test, complete urinalysis and baseline blood pressure screening. 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 are more susceptible to illnesses such as chronic kidney disease, diabetes, hyperthyroidism, hypertension, and urinary tract infections. A 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.
Why 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 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.
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:
Our Philadelphia cat vets look forward to providing your pets with the top-notch care they deserve. Reach out to us today at (215) 515-0080.