We take extra care in handling cats to help them be relaxed and not stressed.
- Dentistry: Cats are prone to Feline Odontoclastic Resorptive Lesions, which can result in an extremely painful form of dental disease. Unique about cats however, is their ability to not exhibit external pain, they just hunker down and some become cranky and others don’t say anything about it. Cats tend to be very stoical.
Considering a cat’s behavior, these conditions are often not recognized by owners. A yearly oral exam at the time of preventative health care can help to identify this and other painful conditions such as Stomatitus. This is another extremely painful oral condition that cats are subject to and owners are often not aware of.
- Allergy workups: Allergies are actually common in cats, but are usually not recognized.
- Anal gland problems: Cats with anal gland problems often over-groom, which makes us wonder just how uncomfortable this may be. This condition is best addressed at time of a thorough clinical examination.
- Nutrition: Is always a consideration in treating several different conditions in cats. For example, Urinary Tract Infections which are sometimes seen by cats urinating inappropriately, may have blood in the urine, or urinating outside of the litter box. Occasionally a plugged male cat, which is an emergency.
- Geriatric Cats (considered to be 7 and over): Yearly health exams are strongly recommended. Geriatric cats can be prone to conditions such as Hyperthyroidism, Kidney disease and mobility issues such as Arthritis
- Cold laser therapy for stiffness
- Kitty trims (long haired cats that are cranky)
- Toe nail trims