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5371 Merchants View Square
Haymarket, VA 20169

Dominion Valley Animal Hospital

Feline Wellness Care at DVAH

Feline Wellness Care

Feline Medicine

Annual wellness exams are the best way to keep your cat healthy! Cats are masters at hiding illness, disease and injuries, so an annual exam will help you catch health problems early. We will work with you to provide the appropriate age, breed and lifestyle related wellness care for cat. Regular exams may protect your cat from potential health conditions in the future, especially when your cat becomes a senior cat, and will catch chronic diseases early, when they are most treatable.

Your cat’s annual wellness exam is an opportunity for you to discuss any concerns you have about your cat’s health with one of our veterinary professionals. We encourage you to discuss the common signs of illness, weight, nutrition, allergies, dental care, mobility issues, risk of infections, and any lifestyle or age related changes with us.

We Provide Comprehensive Wellness Exams for Cats

During your cat’s wellness exam our veterinarians will:

  • Obtain a medical history
  • Perform a comprehensive physical exam
  • Perform a dental evaluation
  • Vaccinations based on the age, health and environment of your cat
  • Recommend safe medications to eradicate parasites
  • Recommend heartworm and flea/tick preventatives
  • Fecal exam—please bring a small stool sample from the litter box

Preparing Your Cat for Their Visit

For the safety of your cat, they should be transported in a secure carrier. Help your cat become comfortable with the carrier during the days prior to his or her appointment with us by placing it in a room where they spend a lot of time. Adding familiar, soft bedding and placing treats, catnip, or toys inside the carrier will also help your cat relax. Note that it may take days or weeks for your cat to adjust to the carrier.

If your cat is particularly anxious during the car ride, you may want to cover the carrier with a blanket or towel. Some cats like to see what's happening, while others prefer it when the carrier is covered. See which option your cat likes best by placing them inside the carrier while transporting them around the house, both covered and uncovered.

For more information about the age related wellness care offered to kittens, adult cats and senior cats, please visit our individualized wellness care pages.

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