We provide a full suite of feline veterinary services to residents of Issaquah, Bellevue, Sammamish and all surrounding areas!
Wellness and Preventative Medicine
The cornerstone of feline health maintenance is regular veterinary examinations. This is recommended annually for all cats up to age seven, and biannually for seniors (cats eight and older). During regular veterinary check-ups, the doctor will obtain a complete history regarding your cat's current condition and environment, perform a thorough physical exam, and make recommendations to optimize your cat's health. Another important aspect of preventative medicine is vaccination. Meadows Cat Hospital follows or exceeds the guidelines set forth by the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) and tailors vaccination selection and protocols to your cat's unique risk factors.
At our cat hospital, we recommend annual fecals and parasite testing for all cats, and yearly lab-work for all seniors (cats >8 years in age) to help with early detection of disease. By identifying feline health problems early, we can adjust your cat's diet and/or prescribe medications to slow and sometimes reverse feline diseases. Finally, Meadows Cat Hospital believes that all cats should be given medication year-round to prevent fleas and those that are outside (even briefly in a screened-in area) should be tested and treated pro-actively for intestinal parasites. Uniquely, our highest rates of fleas and associated tape-worms are found on indoors-only cats as all cats are at a constant risk in our temperate evironment and indoors-only cats are least likely to be protected.
Comprehensive Diagnostic Testing
Diagnostic testing is critical in the maintenance of your cat's health. Meadows Cat Hospital has a complete in-house laboratory with state-of-the-art equipment. In a matter of minutes, we can obtain information regarding your cat's internal health via complete blood cell counts (CBC), blood chemistries, thyroid levels, and urinalysis. In addition, we utilize radiographs (x-rays) to evaluate internal structures such as bones, heart, lungs, and abdominal organs. When faced with very complicated medical cases, we refer to area specialists for ultrasound, endoscopy, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and other advanced testing, to ensure the highest quality of care for your cat.
Dentistry and Surgery
Meadows Cat Hospital has a fully-equipped surgical suite and complete dental set-up to meet the surgical needs of your cat. We determine the safest anesthetic protocol for individual patients, utilizing a combination of low-dose, reversible injectable medication and the safest inhalant anesthetic available in veterinary medicine, Sevoflurane. Your feline is placed on a surgical monitor to track body temperature, heart and respiratory rates, blood pressure, and oxygen saturation. These vital statistics are monitored by only licensed technicians (unique to cat clinics in the area) throughout the procedure. In addition, we mandate intravenous (IV) fluids for many of our surgical/dental procedures and include this in many of their costs. Routine procedures such as dental cleanings, neuters, and laceration/abscess repairs, are discharged same-day, while involved surgeries such as spays, declaws, abdominal explorations, and foreign body removals, are hospitalized for a minimum of one night.
Meadows Cat Hospital strongly believes in pain management and aggressively attacks all aspects of pain by utilizing a combination of non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, opiates, and local anesthetics when applicable.
Meadows Cat Hospital offers full-service boarding 365 days per year. We have three large and 18 regular kennels to pamper your cat. A large window provides viewing entertainment, and your cats are often given recreation time outside their kennels (access to the boarding facility, treatment area and doctor's office). Our kennel staff is trained to administer all medications, including injectable insulin. A doctor will attend and be on call to the boarders personally on the weekends. We monitor your cat's appetite, demeanor, urination, and defecation and weight to ensure a healthy and uneventful stay. In addition, we utilize the plug-in pheromone Feliway™ in the boarding facility to relax our more stressed guests.
To ensure the health of your cat as well as that of the other boarders, all cats must be current on their core immunizations (three-way vaccine which includes feline rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, and panleukopenia as well as rabies), and owners must provide proof of current flea preventation and a negative fecal parasite test within 60 days of boarding. This is to protect the health of your cat as well as that of the other cats in our facility.