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Carefree Cats Veterinary Hospital

Wellness & Preventive Care

Annual wellness exams evaluate your cats overall health, detect problems before they become serious, and keep them on track to live a long, healthy life.

We follow your cat through the many phases of their lives. From specialized and preventative care during their younger years to regular wellness checks as they age, we seek to prevent as many problems as possible. Yearly exams help detect possible illness sooner - making options for treatment better. We know your cat is important to you, that's why we work hard to ensure they are given only the best in care through all the years of their lives.

The American Animal Hospital Association recommends that your cat have a wellness exam at least once every year. As your cat ages, they recommend having even more. We believe strongly in preventive care and have developed wellness protocols for every life stage of your cat.

When should my cat visit the vet?

We believe in preventative medicine as the best approach to keeping our patients healthy. This includes annual wellness examinations, vaccinations, external and internal parasite prevention based on exposure, and dietary management. Our doctors will help determine what vaccinations are appropriate according to your cat’s needs. We will discuss in detail what your options are to help you make the best possible health decisions for your cat.

How do wellness exams work?

During a wellness exam, our veterinary team will start out by taking your pet's vital signs. Our veterinarian will perform a comprehensive examination of your cat from nose to tail and may also perform diagnostic tests such as blood work, urinalysis, or intestinal parasite tests. Depending on your cat’s life stage, vaccines may be administered. Screening bloodwork may also be recommended based on your kitty's exam.

At every visit, we will discuss your kitty's physical exam findings, discuss diet or weight changes, address behavioral changes/problems, and discuss the next steps to keep your feline friend feeling fabulous.