Whether you've added a cat to your household or you're new to the area, finding a good cat veterinarian is important to ensure the long-term health and well-being of your animal. In the Des Moines, Iowa, area, Fleur Pet Hospital specializes as a top cat doctor in the region in everything from preventative care to specialty medicine. Here's a look at what our popular cat clinic recommends when it comes to care for felines.
Timeline of Preventative Cat Veterinarian Care
The preventative care your cat requires is largely based on its age. For instance, if your feline is still a kitten, it's going to need several rounds of vaccinations within its first year of life to help safeguard it from various diseases. In addition to these vaccinations, we also suggest spaying or neutering your pet near the six-month mark of its life. Here's a look at the suggested vaccination schedule we recommend at our animal hospital:
- Six to eight week initial appointment: Fecal exam, blood test, and various vaccinations. We'll also discuss the importance of good nutrition and proper home care at this initial appointment.
- 12 weeks: Parasite check and more vaccinations, including one for feline leukemia.
- Third visit: Rabies and feline leukemia vaccine.
- Six months: Spay or neutering.
Following your cat's first year of life, we suggest annual appointments where we can perform a medical physical and administer a booster vaccination at our cat hospital.
Cat Vet Procedures
In addition to a spaying or neutering, cats may require various other veterinary procedures to ensure good long-term health. Some of the most popular procedures we perform in our office include:
- Dental work and oral surgery, which range from teeth cleaning to extractions and tumor removal.
- Eyelid procedures.
- Bladder procedures.
- Wound care.
Regardless of the procedure that we're performing on any cat, we go to great lengths to ensure that we're treating the animal with great care so they're as comfortable as possible throughout any procedure.
If your cat has begun to behave in an odd manner or its health is deteriorating, please contact our office immediately. We're always happy to offer advice and suggestions on what to do, or we may ask you to bring the animal into the office so we can more closely examine it.
Contact Fleur Pet Hospital Today
For more information on our range of cat vet services and what makes Fleur Pet Hospital one of the premiere animal hospitals in the Des Moines area, contact us today by calling 515-285-1297. We're dedicated to the overall health and well-being of your animal, and we pride ourselves in providing the high level of care to keep your cat living a long, healthy life.