Cats – Preventative Health Care

Beginning Preventative Care for Kittens:

To ensure that your kitten receives complete preventative care to protect against disease, we recommend a series of three visits. During these visits, HousePaws will thoroughly examine your kitty to identify any potential problems. Your kitty’s lifestyle will be evaluated and we’ll sit down and discuss with you the proper care for your kitten.

A comprehensive look at your pet’s risk factors will help us tailor a specific wellness program for your pet with the goal to minimize unnecessary vaccines and utilize necessary vaccines to prevent common communicable diseases.

Kitten Series Visits May Consist of:

  • Comprehensive physical exam
  • Intestinal parasite (worm) testing
  • Vaccinations (which may or may not include):
  • –  Feline Rhinotracheitis
  • –  Feline Calicivirus
  • –  Rabies
  • –  Feline Leukemia
  • –  Panleukopenia
  • Pet owner counseling regarding pet care, housebreaking, behavior, socialization and more.
  • Nutritional Counseling

Maintaining the Health of Your Adult Cat:

In order to maintain your cat’s health, we recommend the following annual preventative healthcare:

  • Comprehensive semi-annual physical exam to detect signs of disease, illness or aging concerns in the earliest stages.
  • Intestinal parasite (worm) testing.
  • Feline Aids, Feline Leukemia and Heartworm testing and preventative medication.
  • Vaccinations and/or titer testing.
  • Periodic wellness screening which may include urinalysis and/or bloodwork.

Wellness Screening Serves a Few Purposes:

  • Necessary for all pets prior to anesthetic procedure.
  • To serve as a normal baseline and comparison for the pet later in life.
  • Detect disease in the earliest stages allowing us to prevent progression of disease.

Considering the addition of a kitten or cat to your family?

Many good kittens and cats need homes through adoption services such as www.petfinder.org and local rescue organizations. If you are considering adding a new kitten or dog to your family, we can provide you with information to help you find the perfect pet to adopt!

Listed below are cat rescue organizations that we work with and their contact information:

The Cat’s Meow

Furrever Friends

Burlington County Animal Alliance

Camden County Animal Rescue

Vets In Training

Do you have little veterinarians in the making? Want your child to learn more about veterinary medicine with hands-on experiences? Learn about our Vets In Training Program and review our sign up applications.