The proactive approach to feline veterinary care.
Preventative care is a cat’s first line of defense against disease and illness. Annual exams with your Fanwood veterinarian allow us to prevent, diagnose and treat disease in its early stages, often before any noticeable symptoms begin. The earlier treatment starts, the more effective it is, which keeps your pet from unnecessary pain and suffering.
Preventative Health Measures for Cats Available at Fanwood Animal Hospital
Annual veterinary exams: Fanwood Animal Hospital’s comprehensive annual exams evaluate temperature, skin and coat health, ear health, hearing acuity, lung and chest health, general internal health, oral hygiene, eye health and visual responsiveness.
Vaccinations: Up-to-date vaccinations are an incredibly effective way to prevent many common diseases and infections like feline panleukopenia, rhinotracheitis and rabies.
Dental care: Oral health can affect your pet’s entire well-being. Regular teeth cleanings are the best method for preventing dental disease and the serious health complications it can cause.
Parasite control: Parasite prevention and eradication is simple when you administer parasite prevention medication regularly.
Skin and coat care: Grooming and washing are necessary (even for cats!) to encourage good hygiene. Cats with healthy skin and hair are less likely to experience mange, matting and bacterial infections of the skin.
Nutrition: Nutrition supports your cat’s bodily processes, bolstering their immune system and ensuring normal aging and development.
Behavioral evaluations: Changes in mood or behavior are often symptoms of underlying medical conditions. Identifying these shifts helps us identify and treat the root cause.
Exercise: Regular workouts support musculoskeletal and cardiovascular health in cats of all ages.
Preventative care becomes more significant for aging cats. Fanwood Animal Hospital recommends twice-yearly exams for elderly cats so we can ensure your pet is aging in a healthy manner. As pets get older, they become prone to many age-related diseases that are increasingly difficult to diagnose and treat. Many preventative health measures must be adjusted to better suit senior cats’ medical needs.
To schedule preventative care for your cat, give Fanwood Animal Hospital a call at 908-955-0693.