Preventive Care Will Help Lower the Risk of Future Cat Health Issues
Sykesville Veterinary Clinic provides a wide range of preventive care services to help your cat live a longer, healthier and happier life. We believe in the importance of providing pet owners with information and services that will help increase the odds of detecting problems in your cat’s health early on.
Our friendly team of veterinarians and assistants strive to make annual preventive care recommendations based on your cat’s history and current health. We will also take into consideration your cat’s age, lifestyle and other hereditary factors.
Beyond visiting our clinic for an annual check-up, we also have the following suggestions in regards to vaccinations and information on common cat diseases you should be aware of.
Receiving the Proper Vaccinations Will Improve Your Cat’s Health
Making sure your cat is properly vaccinated is one of the most important steps you can take to help him or her live a happy and healthy life. Vaccines work to combat common diseases that cats are faced with on a day-to-day basis. The different vaccines we offer include:
• Feline Panleukopenia (also called Feline Distemper) – This virus is caused by feline parvovirus and is extremely vicious
• Feline Calcivirus – This virus causes the majority of upper respiratory infections in cats
• Feline Herpes Virus – This is a serious virus that oftentimes affects kittens
• Rabies – A virus that attacks the nervous system
Your kitten can begin to receive the first series of vaccines when he or she is around six to eight weeks of age. Be sure to consult with your veterinarian to see which vaccinations may be required by law and which would be most beneficial to your cat.
Cats are susceptible to upper respiratory infection and internal and external parasites, which is why it is important for you to bring him or her in for regular checkups. Our friendly staff will be able to give you more information on the most common diseases that affect cats, as well as other things you should keep an eye out for.
The key to helping your cat lead a happy, healthy life is to educate yourself on what to be aware of and to be in touch with your vet on a regular basis.
Sykesville Veterinary handled our visit with such professionalism and a sense of love. I felt very comfortable even though I had never been there before, and will definitely be going back in the future!Brittany Roop