As the old saying goes, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Regular wellness care is critical to detecting any subtle signs of illness or disease. The team at Cat Care Clinic is here to tell you more about why wellness care is necessary.
What happens during my cat’s wellness exam?
During your cat’s wellness visit, our veterinarian will perform a nose-to-tail physical exam and discuss any abnormalities or behavior changes you may have noticed. Subtle changes in your cat’s lifestyle, attitude, activity, or appetite can indicate a hidden problem that can become serious without diagnosis and treatment. A thorough physical exam can uncover changes in heart rate and rhythm, respiratory issues, skin and hair coat changes, abnormalities in organ shape and size, and eye, ear, or dental problems that you may not have noticed.
Why is routine diagnostic testing important for my cat’s health?
In addition to a thorough physical exam, routine diagnostic testing is a vital part of your cat’s overall wellness care. Diagnostic tests, such as blood work, X-rays, urinalysis, and fecal exams, allow us to look more closely at your four-legged friend’s health status. Routine testing also provides a baseline of your cat’s normal values, so we can monitor patterns and changes over the years, leading to earlier diagnosis and easier treatment.
How does wellness care prevent disease in my cat?
In addition to detecting hidden issues, we work to prevent disease in your cat through routine wellness care. Vaccinations, parasite prevention, diet recommendations, behavior adjustments, and at-home dental care advice are a few of the wellness services we offer that are designed to help your kitty live their best life by avoiding or mitigating future health issues.
Request an appointment for a wellness exam to ensure your feline friend is in tip-top shape.