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Caring for your beloved feline is a life-long commitment. Felines age 4-5 times faster than people and as they age their health care needs accelerate. It is important not only to give vaccines and yearly examinations, but also to give ancillary care that is appropriate for their age. We strongly recommend preventative medicine to avoid having small problems become big ones, and to allow the earliest possible prevention of disease. Below you will find our recommendations for the life-long care of your precious companion:

Kittens:

  • Feed a premium kitten diet
  • Comprehensive physical exam at weaning
  • FVRCP vaccine at 8 and 12 weeks
  • FeLV vaccine at 12 and 16 weeks (if exposure possible)
  • FeLV test at weaning
  • Rabies vaccine at 12 weeks
  • Deworming at 8, 10 and 12 weeks
  • Spay or neuter at 6 months

Years 1-11:

  • Feed a premium adult diet
  • Comprehensive physical exam yearly
  • FVRCP vaccine at year 1, then annually (if outdoor exposure)
  • FeLV vaccine yearly (if exposure possible)
  • Rabies vaccine at 1 year and then every 3 years
  • FIV/FeLV test yearly (if patient has exposure to outside cats, discuss with veterinarian)
  • Annual worming
  • Young Feline Bloodwork, age 1 to 2
  • Health Check Bloodwork, age 3 to 5
  • Urinalysis
  • Baseline EKG
  • Baseline glaucoma test if breed is predisposed
  • Dental cleaning every 2 to 3 years, depending upon diet, home care, etc. (All cats should receive daily teeth brushing)

Years 12-22:

  • Feed a premium dry senior diet
  • Comprehensive physical exam every 6 months
  • FVRCP vaccine annually (if outdoor exposure)
  • FeLV vaccine yearly (if exposure possible)
  • Rabies vaccine every 3 years
  • FIV/FeLV test yearly (if patient has exposure to outside cats, discuss with veterinarian)
  • Annual worming
  • Annual senior blood panel, urinalysis, thyroid test, blood pressure, EKG and ocular testing
  • Dental cleaning every 1 to 2 years depending upon diet, home care, etc. (All cats should receive daily teeth brushing)
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