Supporting Your Cat’s Health with Wellness Exams in Milwaukee WI
At The Cat Doctor, we want your feline family member to live a long, happy life just as much as you do. To help them stay healthy, we recommend an annual wellness exam (if they are under 10 years old) or a semiannual (every 6 months) wellness exam (if they are 10 years old and up). With routine checkups, we can make sure your cat is free of disease and injury, eating a balanced, nutritious diet, and getting the exercise they need each day to maintain a healthy weight.
What is Included with a Wellness Exam?
The wellness exam includes a nose-to-tail physical, where we check your pet for unusual signs such as lumps, bumps, swelling, hair loss, injury, lameness, and other issues. But in addition to that, we may also recommend:
- Annual fecal exams
- Comprehensive blood work (for senior cats)
- The appropriate vaccinations, if your cat is due
- Flea, tick, and worm prevention (cats should have year-round parasite protection)
If you recently welcomed a new kitten into your family, they’ll need to see a veterinarian as soon as possible. Kittens typically have worms, which they can sometimes get from their mothers while nursing. Additionally, their antibodies, which protect them from infection (and which they also get from their mothers), start to fade after they’ve been weaned, leaving them vulnerable to disease. The sooner we can examine your kitten and address any existing conditions, the happier and healthier they will be.
Common elements of a kitten’s first vet visit include:
- A physical examination
- Fecal exam
- First vaccines and boosters (at appropriate ages)
- Counseling on nutrition, litter box training, and behavior
- Recommendations for parasite prevention
For more information and to schedule an appointment, give us a call at (414) 272-2287!