At Westchester Veterinary Center, we believe that routine wellness care is the key to keeping your cat healthy through every stage of life. Whether it’s your kitten’s first exam or your senior cat’s first visit with us, we will conduct a thorough evaluation of your pet’s health.
During your pet’s wellness exam, we will provide specialized treatment for your cat based on factors such as age, medical history, and current health. From there we can develop a preventive treatment plan specifically for your cat to suit their needs. Read on to learn about each of the 5 Stages of Preventive Medicine and how it can benefit your family pet.
Vaccinations are a vital part in maintaining your cat’s health. The right vaccinations will prevent your cat from contracting highly contagious diseases that are easily spread between cats. When creating a custom vaccination plan, we always consider his or her lifestyle. Our veterinarians will review factors such as whether your cat primarily spends time indoors or outdoors or if he or she will be boarding in the near future.
At each exam, we will review your cat’s nutrition history to make sure they have not gained or lost a significant amount of weight, since this could indicate an underlying health issue. We will discuss your cat’s eating habits to make sure they are getting the right amount of vitamins and nutrients. We will also review your pet’s play and exercise routine to ensure that your cat is getting an adequate amount of physical activity.
Each year we will perform a fecal examination to ensure that your pet is free of parasites to protect your pet and your loved ones. We can provide recommendations and offer safe, effective preventive treatments for diseases like heartworm and ticks and fleas.
Our veterinarians will discuss the importance of dental care for your cat. In addition to regular professional dental cleanings, we recommend consistent at-home care to keep your cat’s teeth and gums healthy. During the dental evaluation, we will inspect your cat’s teeth and gums for tartar, plaque, tooth decay, infections, and signs of tooth weakness.
Behavioral issues can be frustrating, but together we can find the solutions that are best for your cat. We will sit down with you for a professional consultation to rule out any possible underlying medical conditions and find the cause of your pet’s behavioral issues.