Crazy About Cats
Exceptional care for incredible felines.
At Mt. McKinley Animal Hospital we believe that preventative care is the foundation for a healthy, happy, long-lived pet.
You have taken the first step to having a wonderful companion and friend. It is important to do everything you can to make sure he or she grows up strong, healthy and happy. It is important to your kitten’s long term health that we examine your kitten as soon as possible to ensure he or she is healthy. We will make sure your kitten as soon as possible to ensure he or she is healthy. We will make sure your kitten is receiving the proper protection through vaccinations, parasite protection and nutrition, ensuring a healthy start in life. We will answer all your questions on caring for your kitten long-term.
Your kitten’s first visit with us will include:
- A comprehensive physical exam
- Recommendations for screening for viruses specific to felines, such as Feline Leukemia Virus and Feline Immuno Virus
- Recommendations for internal parasite screening and deworming
- Development of a vaccination program based on your kitten’s lifestyle
- Recommendations for controlling and preventing external parasites such as fleas
- Behavior and house training recommendations
- Nutritional counseling
For your kitten’s first visit with us, we request that you bring the following:
- Your kitten on a leash or in a crate
- All paperwork pertaining to the previous care of your kitten including all previous immunizations, deworming, medications and any veterinary medical records
- Any questions you may have regarding your kittens health
- A fresh (within 24 hours) fecal sample
Your cat’s wellness exam provides an opportunity for your to discuss your cat’s health with one of our veterinarians. Everything from behavior, dental care, arthritis, nutrition, immunizations and any lifestyle changes are encouraged discussion. During the annual preventative care exam, we may discuss your pet’s nutritional needs and weight management guidelines with you.
Our annual preventive care exam also includes a dental evaluation. Dental care is very important, especially to our older animals. This screening often prevents mouth pain and infections that can affect your pet’s overall health.
We love our aging four-legged companions and want their senior years to be as healthy and happy as possible. In general, cats are considered senior between 8 to 10 years. Due to advancements in medical care, cats are living longer than they ever did before.
As your cat reaches their golden years, there are a variety of conditions and diseases they can face, including weight and mobility changes; osteoarthritis; kidney, heart, and liver disease; tumors and cancers; organ failure, hormone disorders such as diabetes and thyroid imbalance; and many others. Just as the health care needs of humans change as we age, the same applies to cats. It’s critical for the health of your pet for you to work closely with us to devise a health plan that is best for your senior cat.
We offer specialized senior pet care for cats that are aged 8 and older. We have senior care programs that CBC, urine test, chest x-ray, abdominal ultrasound, blood pressure monitoring and eye pressure check. Talk to us today about keeping your senior cat at his or her healthy bed
- Rabies Vaccine. Rabies is transmitted by bites from wild animals, particularly skunks, raccoons, possums, bats, and foxes. This disease can be transmitted to humans through the bite or scratch of an infected pet/animal. Puppies/kittens will first receive this vaccination at 16 weeks of age; then will be revaccinated every 1-3 years as required by law.
- FVRCP Vaccine. This is a “4-way” feline vaccine that vaccinates against feline distemper (aka panleukopenia), rhinotrachetitis, and calici. Kittens can be vaccinated as early as 6 weeks and are boostered every 3 weeks until 16 weeks of age. Adult cats are then revaccinated every 3 years.
- Feline Leukemia Vaccine. Feline Leukemia Vaccine is recommended for kittens and cats that are of “high risk,” such as indoor/outdoor cats/kittens.
- Ultra Vaccines. This vaccine is designed for a more comfortable experience. It provides effective disease protection with 50% less volume than standard vaccines.
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