We work with you to monitor your cat against six key pillars of preventive pet health care: twice-a-year exams, dental care, behavior, parasite control, nutrition and vaccinations.
At McGrath Vets we offer good advice on Healthcare for Cats.
Prolong Your Cat’s Life
We provide a full range of preventive healthcare services to help your cat live a longer, happier life and to increase the odds of detecting problems early.Annual preventive care for cats typically includes:
- Twice a year Physical Examinations at which time we will take a complete medical history, make nutrition recommendations, assess behavior, and review any known medical conditions. During the examination we will perform a:
- Ear and Eye Examination
- Cardiopulmonary (Heart and Lung) analysis
- Temperature Reading
- Abdominal Palpation
- Dental Exam
- Dermatological Exam
- Musculoskeletal Evaluation
- Dental Care is just as important for our four legged friends as it is for us humans. Along with regular brushing and feeding the correct diet, regular dental check-ups are advisable. Plaque and tartar buildup can lead to serious health problems for your cat (see the dentistry section of our website for more info)
- Good pet Behaviour is a sign of good pet health. Similarly, bad pet behavior can be a medical issue in disguise. Pet behavior is a living, breathing, meowing barometer of their overall wellness. Knowing how to “read” your cat is an important part of their ongoing preventive care. The more you know, the sooner you can address underlying health problems. We are happy to offer advice at any stage and we have a great network of reliable beahiourists. We want our patients to feel at ease during their visits to the clinic and we go out of our way to reassure them. Social calls are welcome at any time!
- Parasite Control Products to control parasites such as intestinal parasites (such as roundworms), fleas and ticks. Controlling these parasites helps protect your cat and your family members from easily transmitted parasites. Regular treatment is essential as pets going outdoors will be regularly exposed to eggs from other pets. We will tailor our treatment recommendation to the age, size, and behavior of your pet. Please note that on-the-shelf supermarket products marketed as worming treatment will not contain prescription worming drugs.
- Nutrition is very important throughout your cat’s life, from birth to senior years. Nutritional requirements change throughout life and there are different requirements between different breeds. We are trained to give advice regarding which diet is most suitable for your cat’s needs. We will monitor your pet’s weight and advise on daily feeding requirements.
- Vaccine recommendations include the core vaccines against feline panleucopenia, and feline flu. We may also recommend the Feline Leukemia vaccine for outdoor cats. We may recommend testing for Feline Leukamia and/or Feline AIDS if your cat has not previously been vaccinated.