An Annual Checkup at Our Clinic Helps Prevent Feline Health Problems
Bringing your cat into Sykesville Veterinary Clinic for an annual physical exam is good for both you and your feline friend’s health. While many people think of cats as low-maintenance pets, they still require an annual exam to ensure their feline’s health and happiness remain in great condition.
How Often Should You Take Your Cat To The Vet?
Whether you have a kitten or an adult cat, you should be sure to bring him or her into our clinic for a checkup at least once a year. During this routine exam we will go over some of the following aspects of your cat’s health:
- Vaccination status
- Potential for exposure to disease (dependent upon whether you have an indoor or outdoor cat)
- Parasite control for intestinal parasites, fleas, ticks, mites and heartworm
- Dental health
- Ears and eyes
- Stomach and intestines
- Coat and skin
- Legs and feet
- Urogenital – check for any discharges, changes in mammary glands or difficulty urinating
- Blood tests
How We Check Feline Health Wellness or Illness Symptoms at Our Clinic
When you bring your cat into the vet for an annual checkup, one of our friendly vet techs or assistants will first weigh your cat. They will then take your cat’s temperature with a rectal thermometer. You may be asked to assist with this process, depending on your cat’s comfort level. Once these tasks have been performed, the veterinarian will come in and perform a thorough exam and review your cat’s health.
Annual exams along with recommended blood screening (specifically for older cats), vaccinations, heartworm testing and parasite control will all help your cat live a longer and happier life. If you have any questions about our annual checkups, please be sure to contact our clinic today.
You all rock! Everyone has always been there for each and every pet of mine! The staff is always friendly and helpful. Both Colwell & Riley have always given my pets the best care as if they were one of their own. Thank you for all you do!Anna & 'Kody'