Wellness care for cats is extremely important. Our goal at DVAH’s is to keep your adult cat healthy through prevention and disease detection. Prevention includes an annual or bi-annual exam, an appropriate vaccination schedule, internal parasite testing and prevention, heartworm testing and prevention and dental cleanings. Disease detection includes further diagnostic testing such as bloodwork or x-rays when needed.
Your observations of changes in your cat’s health or behavior are important part of feline care. These observations assist us in detecting health conditions early, when they are most treatable. During your cat’s wellness exam we will talk with you about your at home observations. We also encourage discussions about nutrition, allergies, dental care, mobility issues, risk of infections, and any lifestyle or age related changes.
Your Cat’s Annual Wellness Exam Will Include:
We Tailor Vaccinations to the Individual Needs of Your Cat
Vaccinating your cat keeps your cat healthy by preventing potentially serious diseases. Cats have different lifestyles and need to be given individual attention and consideration at vaccination time. At DVAH, healthcare programs are tailored individually for each pet.
For more information about the age related wellness care offered to kittens, adult cats and senior cats, please visit our individualized wellness care pages.
Heartworm, flea, and tick control—Heartworm disease is a serious, but preventable, disease. We recommend that all cats be protected from heartworm all year. We will discuss with you the best product for your cat.
Cat dental care—Oral disease in cats is prevalent and treatable. During your cat’s annual exam, we will carefully examine your cat’s teeth, gums, and mouth. We will discuss our findings with you and recommend a professional teeth cleaning when needed. We will also discuss preventive measures you can take at home, such as brushing your cat’s teeth and using dental chews.
Pet nutrition counseling—How is your cat’s weight? Is your cat receiving the appropriate nutrition for his or her age, breed, lifestyle and health condition? Our veterinarians will examine your cat’s weight and overall physical condition to ensure that he or she is healthy. We will discuss your canine’s evolving nutritional needs and recommend cat foods that will best fulfill them.
Dominion Valley Animal Hospital
5371 Merchants View Square Haymarket, VA 20169
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