Cats are living longer and longer. This is due to better medical care and the fact that more cats are living only indoors. These cats commonly live up to 15 to 18 years of age, with a few living i ...View Article
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Cat Veterinarian in Henderson
If you have cats, then you know how special they are, with their unique personalities and ways of communicating. Their veterinary needs are also unique, with problems that are common only to their species. At A Cat Hospital in Henderson, we cater our care towards cats and provide a range of veterinary services at our animal hospital for feline needs.
Kittens should begin a series of vaccinations against Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia, Feline AIDs, and Chlamydia every 3 to 4 weeks until after 16 weeks. They should also be tested for internal parasites. A blood test for feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus would also be done. Spaying or neutering should be done by the age of 5 months. However, your cat can be safely spayed or neutered as early as 8 weeks. The cat vet will also discuss flea control, which can help to keep your pet healthy.
Adult cats should receive booster vaccinations annually, as well as be tested for internal parasites. Your Las Vegas veterinarian will also check your cat’s teeth and gums to make sure they are not weakened by gum disease. In addition, we also monitor your cat’s weight to help prevent any issues that result from pet obesity. If necessary, the vet can advise you on a diet to reduce weight that can lead to other health problems. It is imperative to have yearly checkups In order to ensure that all internal organs are functioning properly and detect any issues early on.
In the senior years, blood tests will be done to detect heart problems, kidney problems or diabetes. Dental care is especially important in the later years and could cause problems with eating that affect the animal's ability to get adequate nutrition. A Cat Hospital will palpate the animal’s body to find problems of the joints or any abnormal growths that may develop.
Felines can be troubled with a number of special veterinary conditions. They may experience frequent vomiting or diarrhea that could indicate infection or internal parasites. Cats often develop urinary tract problems that cause straining or urinating outside the box. Some cats develop eye problems that cause squinting, irritation or discharge from the eyes. Your cat veterinarian can provide effective treatments for these issues.
Dr. Auge, Dr. McAllister, and Dr. Zamzow understand that cats are special creatures that need gentle handling and knowledgeable care to thrive. We offer a broad range of veterinary services for our patients in Henderson, including vaccinations, parasite control, surgery, dental care, grooming, and boarding. Call A Cat Hospital today at 702-454-4400 to schedule an appointment and learn more about the veterinary services offered by our clinic.