What Your Cat Will Experience at Their Wellness Checkup

What Your Cat Will Experience at Their Wellness Checkup

Wednesday, 11 November 2020 10:25

Many Asheville area residents have had a challenging and unique year. It has been common for you to have to navigate a new school and work routine that often includes sharing the same space and internet connection. And if you have been working remotely you may have found your office is not as lonely as you would have expected. If you have cats, you probably have a desk mate. Where you once thought working from home would be lonely, now you can’t even imagine trading your furry friend for a new coworker!

For those who love their furry companions and feline coworkers, you know it is important to make sure your cat gets regular wellness check-ups with their veterinarian. Here is what you can expect for your cat’s wellness check-up.

 

What Your Cat Will Experience at Their Wellness Checkup

We know you are concerned about exactly what your favorite feline will experience during their wellness checkup. We want you to be as prepared as possible.

1) You can expect your vet to ask questions about your cat's behavior and health.

You may not realize changes in your cat’s behavior could be indicative of health issues. Your veterinarian will ask you a number of questions about your cat’s exercise, eating habits, waste, and energy level. If they suspect anything, they will be able to evaluate further to determine if treatment is necessary. 

2) You can expect your vet to evaluate your feline's vitals.

In addition to asking about your pet’s behavior and apparent health concerns, your veterinarian will run tests on your cat’s vitals. These tests will help determine whether your feline friend is healthy as they can be or if they need a little help to live the healthy life you want for them. 

3) You can expect your vet to examine your cat's coat.

Your cat’s coat may be showing signs of dryness, dandruff, excess oil, or patchiness that could be related to skin conditions that require treatment. Your veterinarian will help you make sure your cat has a healthy furry coat.

4) You can expect your vet to examine its eyes, nose, and teeth.

Your trusted veterinarian will check your cat’s eyes, nose, teeth, and ears. They will search for signs of redness or discomfort in their eyes, excess discharges in their nose and ears, and for weakness in their teeth. If there are issues, your vet will help you chart a course of action to make improvements. 

5) You can expect your vet to provide advice for keeping your cat healthy.

Your cat depends on you to live a happy and healthy life. Your veterinarian will be able to give you advice on diet, how much of what kind of food to ensure they are eating well, how to ensure proper exercise, and how to avoid health-related pitfalls. Every wellness check is an opportunity to learn more about how to keep your feline family member healthy. 

6) You can expect us to treat your cat like family.

Prevention is the real goal of wellness exams. When veterinarians see a pet on a regular basis, they can help pets avoid some preventable illnesses and diseases. We see your furry friend members as our own family, so we will do everything we can to help ensure wellness and prevent sickness. 

How Often Should You Schedule a Wellness Checkup for Your Cat

For kittens, you may need to see your trusted veterinarian every month. As your cat ages into its adolescent and adult years, healthy animals only need to visit once per year. Once it reaches six to seven years old, your vet may recommend checkups more often.

Is it time to schedule your feline friend’s wellness check-up? The veterinarian team at Avery Creek Pet Hospital is here to help. We have decades of experience caring for your cats. We treat every patient as if it’s our own family. You can come to see the team at ACPH By filling out the form on our website or contacting us. We know how much you love your cats, so we want to make sure they are happy and healthy.