Adult Animal Care
We recommend all cats be examined at least annually in order to prevent and/or detect medical problems. Cats age faster than we do and as a result, health problems can progress much more rapidly.
Regular wellness examinations will confirm that your cat is healthy or help catch problems before they can become more serious. The annual wellness examination is also an opportunity for you to address any concerns you may have and for the veterinarian to evaluate needs that all cats have- even healthy ones- such as dental care, body condition (weight) and nutritional counseling, immunization, and parasite prevention. We will assess your cat’s comfort level and address any concerns about pain. Even younger cats can experience chronic pain due to joint disease and dental disease.
Diet and nutrition are important to maintaining your cat's health. Feeding your cat a diet to meet the needs of adulthood helps encourage a long and healthy life. Consult your veterinarian to help you find the right food to fit with your cat's lifestyle, body condition and health needs.
A visit to your veterinarian is imperative if you notice any of the following:
- Weight loss
- Loss of appetite or lethargy
- Excessive drinking and/or urination
- Diarrhea or vomiting
- Trouble urinating or defecating
- Unexplained weight gain
- Behavior changes
- Changes in mobility: trouble with stairs, limping, decrease in ability to jump on furniture
- Skin lumps, bumps or irritation
- Bad breath, plaque on teeth or bleeding gums
- Ear odors, redness, scratching or head shaking