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Importance of Regular Check-Ups for Your Feline Friend

Importance of Regular Check-Ups for Your Feline Friend

Cat Exam

The Importance of Regular Check-Ups for Your Feline Friend From Your Issaquah Veterinarian

Like any responsible adult, you know that you need to go to your dentist and doctor for regular checkups. But sometimes, pet owners forget that their feline friends need to come in on a regular basis to the vet for a checkup too. At Meadows Cat Hospital, the only family-owned and operated cat clinic in Issaquah WA, we are devoted to helping cat owners in Bellevue, East Seattle, Sammamish and the greater Issaquah area with all their feline health needs.

Our staff has been providing the highest level of feline care since 1990 and we would welcome the opportunity to provide healthcare service to your cat too.

What Happens During Feline Check-Ups

Meadows Cat Hospital is led by our feline vet Dr. Laura L. George, who will conduct a comprehensive checkup during your cat’s exam. This will begin with a discussion of your pet’s lifestyle and habits.

We will measure your cat’s breathing and heart rate. We’ll also need to take a blood sample as well as a feces sample. While awaiting the lab test results, we will be examining the cat’s eyes, ears, fur, teeth, and skin. The vet will also take careful note of your cat’s temperament and behavior.

Keep in mind that cats should come in for a wellness checkup once a year at minimum. If your cat has a particular health condition or is now an elderly feline (cats are generally considered aged when they reach 6 to 8 years), we may recommend you come in more often.

Regular wellness examinations are needed to catch signs of disease as soon as possible, so a treatment plan can be devised.

If your feline is still a kitten, the vet will create a schedule for all required vaccinations as well as the follow-up shots that must be administered to help keep the animal from getting ill later in life.

If your cat is a senior pet, the vet may have some suggestions for nutritional supplements or a change in pet food to better address the needs of an aging animal.

Schedule an Appointment for a Feline Exam with Your Issaquah Veterinarian

If it’s been so long since you last took your cat in for a wellness check-up that you cannot remember when it happened, now would be an excellent time to make arrangements for a thorough exam at our state-of-the-art veterinary hospital. For details on our feline health services or to book an appointment for your cat in Bellevue, East Seattle, Sammamish and the greater Issaquah area, please connect with Meadows Cat Hospital today.

If this will be your first appointment, remember that we have a new client special!

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