WHEN IT COMES TO EXTENDING YOUR CAT’S LIFESPAN,
is one of the most important aspects of keeping them healthy through every life stage.
Cats typically have a longer lifespan than dogs, and they’re known for hiding their illnesses as a defense mechanism, but they still need veterinary care just as often. Here at Harlingen Veterinary Clinic, one of our goals is to help your feline friend live a happy, healthy life. That’s why we offer a range of wellness services.
During your cat’s annual wellness visits, we’ll examine them from nose to tail and provide any necessary vaccinations. We can also perform laboratory testing to check for internal parasites and other conditions that can be detected with a blood, urine, or feces sample.
Preventive Health Care for Cats
Your cat’s annual visits are essential for their overall health, but it’s only a small piece of the preventive care puzzle. It’s also important to be consistent with these visits through every life stage and to look for signs that could indicate a problem. Hiding, lethargic behavior, and less interactive behavior are a few signs of illness in cats. Give us a call if you notice these or other abnormalities. The following is a list of the most common preventive care services we offer and/or recommend for our feline patients:
Age-Specific Cat Care
Here at Harlingen Veterinary Clinic, we support every stage of your cat’s life, from the time they’re kittens to the time they become senior cats. The following chart details the various life stages of cats:
7 months – 2 years
Because we know the healthcare needs of cats varies, depending on their age, we offer age-specific care for kittens and senior/geriatric cats. You can learn more about each by clicking on the corresponding tabs below:
Specialized Cat Veterinary Services
In addition to standard preventive care, we specialize in the following services for cats:
- Cat dermatology: Most symptoms of cat dermatology problems are easy to detect. Hair loss, red, scabby patches, and excessive head shaking or grooming are some of the common ones. We can diagnose and treat various cat skin conditions, including polyps, acne, and dermatitis, to name a few.
- Cat medications: We prescribe medications to treat a wide range of conditions, including skin problems, pain, hyperthyroidism, and diabetes. We also prescribe cat food for certain conditions.
- Cat cancer treatment: Our cancer treatment method depends on the location and stage of the cancer. Some of the traditional treatments we offer involve radiation therapy, chemotherapy, medication, and surgery.
We’ll be happy to provide more information about our specialized wellness services for your feline friend at your next visit. You can also give us a call if you have any questions.