Basic Vaccines for All Cats
• Current Rabies
• Feline Distemper (Panleukopenia) Respiratory combination or blood titer
• Feline Leukemia- all cats that go outside at all (even under supervision).
In the USA, Heartworms are less common in the cat as compared to the dog(15,000 cats to 300,000 dogs). Heartworm disease in cats can present as respiratory allergy, asthma, pneumonia, and chronic respiratory infection. These individual diseases can be confused with Heartworm Associated Respiratory Disease (HARD), which is the foundation of heartworm disease in cats. Recent studies in cats with heart and respiratory disease have found that the incidence of Heartworms in the cat may be greater than previously thought. An interesting and important fact from these studies is appoximately 1/3 of the infected cats live strictly indoors.
All cats should be treated monthly with Revolution to prevent Heartworms.
Fleas and Ticks
Frontline, a topical monthly flea and tick product, has been the mainstay for flea and tick control for years. Unfortunately, after 24 years, fleas and ticks have developed significant resistance to the product. Initially, Frontline killed 99% of fleas within 24 hours of application. Currently, Frontline kills 17% of the fleas after a single application.
The preferred product is Bravecto, applied every three months. There are several monthly products that are excellent, this is preferred because of the dosing frequency. We will send you a reminder when the next dose is due.
All cats need a detailed oral examination with full mouth xrays.and dental prophylactic cleaning yearly. One in four cats have major dental problems existing beneath the gum line that requires radiographs to be identified. These cats often suffer quietly in pain because no one knows that they have a problem.
All pets need a physical examination at least yearly has been the standard for years.
The American Veterinary Medical Association(AVMA) has recognized that once a year examinations are adequate to identify many diseases in their early stages.The animals’ body has aged 7 years between examinations, creating an entirely too long period which allows diseases to develop undetected. Many times owners have wondered if the outcome of a disease course would have been changed if it was detected earlier. Therefore, twice a year examinations are recommended on all animals.