Feline Health Care
At Lake Worth Animal Hospital, we take good health seriously and believe all cats should be seen by one of our veterinarians at least once a year. Your cat’s health can change a lot in a year due simply due to routine aging. Stress and genetic conditions also can affect your cats’s health year to year.
And remember–cats hide their illnesses. You may not notice that your cat is sleeping more, or hiding more, or drinking and/or eating a little more or less. But these signs may be important early signs of a developing health problem for your cat. If caught early, many feline health problems can be more easily managed or sometimes cured.
We strongly recommend that all cats (indoor or outdoor) be examined at least once per year year, and senior cats examined twice yearly. This will allow our veterinary staff to get to know your cat while performing a thorough physical exam and offer tips and recommendations to maximizing your cat’s long-term mental and physical well-being.
An annual visit includes a thorough physical examination and appropriate vaccinations as needed. We encourage nutrition, weight and behavioral discussions during the annual examination. We are here to answer your questions about any preventive care measures you can use at home to help your cat live a long and healthy life.
- Complete physical exam
- Nutrition & Weight Assessment
- Lifestyle & Behavior Consultation
- Dental and Oral Cavity Examination
A visual dental check-up is a routine part of your cat’s physical examination. Healthy teeth and gums are directly linked to your cat’s general health and well-being. Dental disease can lead to the spread of bacteria through the bloodstream, settling in vital organs such as the heart, kidneys and liver and causing serious illness.
Health problems are always easier and less costly to treat when they are detected early.
There are many vaccines available to protect your cat from many serious diseases. Our philosophy is to use vaccines only for diseases that our patients are at risk of contracting. We follow all the guidelines when recommending feline core vaccines.
It has always been our goal to recommend only vaccines that are needed for individual cats rather than having a one-size-fits-all protocol.