During the month of August, we will be celebrating Happy, Healthy Felines!! With National Bring Your Cat to the Vet Day right around the corner we are using this day as a reminder for pet parents to schedule their Cats annual Veterinary exam.
An Annual Exam is recommended for all pets both young and old. Cats often mask signs of illness and even indoor cats need a regular wellness exam to stay healthy. By examining your cat yearly from nose to tail, your Veterinarian can observe changes that could indicate disease. When problems are detected, early diagnosis and treatment are keys to preserving a cat’s longevity.
During your Cats exam, you may also use this opportunity to update their Vaccines. Vaccines can bolster your cat’s immune system and help to combat feline infectious disease.
During the month of August, we will also be offering a 10% discount for all Blood work during your Cats exam.
Blood work isn’t just for ill or senior felines, healthy ones should have it done as well. Routine blood tests are a way for your Veterinarian to narrow down the field of suspects when diagnosing your cat. Tests reveal the presence of certain diseases and reveal some internal dysfunctions.
There are dozens of tests your vet can run on your cat’s blood sample, but not all of them need to be done every year. The main routine tests are complete blood count (CBC) and blood chemistry. The CBC test shows the concentrations of different types of cells, including red and white blood cells, that are circulating in your kitty’s veins. Your vet uses the blood chemistry test to determine the concentrations of vital nutrients and hormones floating around your cat’s system. These two tests give your vet a good look at what’s going on inside your cat’s body.
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” After all, who wants their furry friend to suffer from an avoidable illness? Annual exams and blood work indicate potential threats to your furry best friend’s health before they become real problems. The early warning makes a difference and could save your feline a lot of discomfort.