Since we are located on a very busy street, we require that all cats entering or exiting this practice must be contained in a pet carrier, pillowcase or a leash and harness. A cat wrapped in a blanket or towel can easily slip out of your arms. Injury to the cat or a person can be avoided by proper restraint.
Thorough Physical Examinations
Your pet can benefit greatly from regular wellness examinations or checkups. Whether your cat is a youngster, a "senior citizen," or any age in between, wellness examinations provide an excellent opportunity for us to conduct a thorough physical examination and develop a health profile for your pet. This information will help us identify medical problems and any other issues that can affect your pet's health and quality of life.
A wellness examination includes an evaluation of all of your pet's major organ systems. We'll use the wellness visit to ask you questions about your pet's behavior, appetite, exercise habits, and regular activities at home. This is also an excellent time for us to discuss any routine diagnostic testing that may benefit your pet or to recommend any vaccinations that may be due. If your pet seems healthy, a wellness examination is a good opportunity to note any changes, such as weight gain or loss or other subtle changes that may not be evident at home. Sometimes, information obtained during a wellness examination can help detect early signs of illness and address health issues before they progress.
A wellness examination is also your chance to have us address your questions or concerns about your pet. We welcome your questions. No question is too small or too silly, and it is our pleasure to address your concerns. We strive to help you understand your pet's health considerations, and we encourage you to be involved in decisions regarding your pet's health care.
Finally, wellness examinations help us establish a relationship with you and your pet. Through your pet's physical examinations, other wellness procedures, and our consultations with you, we get to know your pet and learn about his or her lifestyle, personality, health risks, home environment, and other important information. We encourage you to use wellness examinations to take an active role in your pet's health care.
Vaccines are available for use in cats, but not every patient needs every vaccine. Some vaccines are considered core vaccines and should be administered to all pets, the Rabies and FVRCP vaccines. Whereas other vaccines are optional and may be recommended for pets based on a variety of factors, such as their risk for exposure to disease, the Feline Leukemia vaccine. Vaccine recommendations can also change throughout a pet's life, as travel habits and other variables change. We will consider all these factors as we determine which vaccines your pet should have.
Vaccines help our pets live longer, healthier lives. Protecting your companion is our primary goal, so developing an appropriate vaccine schedule for them is important to us.
Call us today to set up an appointment to discuss your pet's vaccination needs.
Routine dental care is as important in animals as it is in humans. The pet owner plays a key role in their pet's dental hygiene. Brushing your pet's teeth as often as possible and/or using oral rinses and gels will significantly improve your pet's oral health. However, just like with people, pets will eventually need a professional teeth cleaning. This may be required yearly or may need to be performed less frequently, depending on your pet's genetic makeup and response to home care.
The dental cleaning is performed in the same way on your pet as it is on you when you visit the dentist. The only difference is that your pet must be under anesthesia during the procedure. Once asleep, the procedure is the same. The veterinary technician performs the teeth cleaning under the veterinarian's supervision. This involves scaling all the tartar off of the teeth with an ultrasonic scaler and then polishing all of the teeth with a low-speed hand piece. Once the teeth are cleaned, dental x-rays are taken with a digital dental x-ray unit much like the ones found in your dentist's office. The veterinarian, who has been helping to monitor the patient while the technician has been cleaning, then interprets the x-rays and examines the mouth very closely. The doctor probes around the teeth to search for any pockets or other abnormalities. If any extractions or other treatments are necessary, the veterinarian addresses them. The pet is then awakened from the anesthesia and is usually able to go home that same afternoon.
In our continuing efforts to offer the highest quality veterinary medicine, we are pleased to provide a wide range of surgical services for our patients. From routine surgical procedures, such as spaying and neutering, to more complex surgeries, we look forward to the opportunity to care for your pet's surgical needs.
Our staff is highly skilled in performing veterinary surgeries and will make every effort to ensure that your cat receives the very best care. Our focus on patient safety, pain management, and employing the most current surgical practices is designed to exceed your expectations and put your concerns to rest. Our staff of compassionate, caring professionals will monitor your pet before, during, and after surgery and will take exceptional care to ensure a safe and complete recovery for your pet. We will also address any questions or concerns you may have about surgery, including concerns about anesthesia, pain management, or postoperative care.
When your companion is ready to go home, we will review your postoperative care and medication instructions with you. If any questions arise after your pet returns home or at any other time during the postoperative period, call us. We welcome your questions and will do all we can to help your cat recover fully. Help is only a phone call away.
Surgery can be a source of anxiety and stress for many pet owners. Maybe you worry about whether your pet will be well cared for, or perhaps you have concerns about adequate precautions and monitoring. Let us address your concerns. Whether your pet needs minor surgery or a complex procedure, call us. We'll discuss how our surgical services can benefit your pet.
Radiography is a valuable diagnostic tool in veterinary medicine. At the Cat Veterinary Clinic, we continually strive to offer the highest quality medicine and diagnostic testing, we are pleased to offer radiology services as a means of providing excellent care to our patients.
A radiograph (sometimes called an x-ray) is a type of photograph that can look inside the body and reveal information that may not be discernible from the outside. Radiography can be used to evaluate almost any organ in the body, including the heart, lungs, and abdominal organs, as well as the bones.
Radiography is painless, safe, and completely non-invasive, and it uses only very low doses of radiation. Radiographs can be used to evaluate bones as well as the size, shape, and position of many of the body's organs. The size of organs is important because some medical conditions—such as kidney, heart, or liver disease—can alter the size of these organs. The shape and position of organs can be altered or distorted by certain medical conditions, including intestinal blockage or cancer. Tumors, depending on their size and location, can also sometimes be detected using radiography. Radiography can also be used to diagnose bladder stones, broken bones, chronic arthritis, certain spinal cord diseases, and a variety of other conditions.
Ultrasonography is an advanced imaging technique that uses soundwaves to provide a real-time, moving image of your pet's internal organs. This procedure is especially useful when examining conditions in your pet's abdomen and heart. Ultrasounds are also effective at detecting tumors and foreign bodies in your pet's abdominal cavity and diagnosing heart disease. Dr. Oscar Ramirez, a board-certified veterinary radiologist, travels to perform ultrasound procedures at our clinic on scheduled days.
We, at the Cat Veterinary Clinic, are compassionate, caring professionals that will help you through this painful experience. Do you have special requests? Do you have questions about care of your pet's remains? We can help you with these concerns and will make every effort to accommodate your wishes at this very difficult time. We work closely with Fond Memories in Conroe to ensure that your pets are handled with respect and care. You may visit their website to see more information on the services they are able to provide: http://fondmemoriespcc.com/