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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General Cat Care
At A Cat Hospital, our Las Vegas veterinarian takes great pride in being the area's trusted clinic exclusively for cats. We strive to maintain a welcoming, stress-free environment for your feline companion, all while providing the quality and compassionate care your cat needs throughout all stages of life.
Whether you're thinking about adding a cat to your family in the near future or have already done so, there are some important "basics" you should know about caring for your new feline friend.
Cats, by their very nature, are relatively independent creatures. Still, they will require some basic care and accessories in your home. The main supplies you'll need to keep your cat comfortable in your home include:
All of these basic supplies will fulfill your cat's basic needs in keeping him or her well fed and occupied. Scratching posts are especially important for deterring cats from clawing at the furniture or other surfaces in your home, as are cat toys, which provide your cat with much-needed stimulation each day.
Speaking of stimulation, make sure you're setting aside some time (at least 10-15 minutes) to play with your cat daily; this exercise is important in keeping your cat at a healthy weight, as is controlling how much he or she eats.
In addition to general at-home care, there are some additional steps you should take to protect your cat's health and wellness throughout life. As soon as you bring your new kitty home, it's a good idea to schedule a comprehensive wellness exam with a trusted veterinarian. This will help to establish a baseline for your cat's health. At A Cat Hospital, routine wellness exams are just one of the many preventative care services we offer.
In addition to wellness exams, make sure your cat stays up-to-date on all recommended vaccinations, including distemper and rabies vaccines. We can administer these in our office and make sure you're aware when your cat is due for additional future vaccines.
If your cat is not yet spayed or neutered, this is an important procedure to have done as soon as your cat is of the proper age and weight. Having your pet spayed or neutered is beneficial to his or her health, reducing risk of many types of reproductive cancers. This procedure will also prevent your pet from having any unwanted litters.
If you're looking for a Las Vegas cat veterinarian that you can trust with all your cat's changing health and wellness needs throughout life, A Cat Hospital is the place for you. Schedule your first appointment with us by giving our office a call at (702) 454-4400. We look forward to meeting you and your new cat!