We believe that prevention is key to your cat's long term health and proper care will actually minimize cost of care. Our Veterinarian highly recommends routine annual exams. During a yearly exam, the doctor will examine the heart and lungs, check the teeth, assess vision, eyes and ears, palpate the lymph nodes, abdomen and skin and palpate joints and muscles.
During this exam, the Veterinarian will not only assess your pet's overall health, but she will discuss any changes we see, educate and update you on new developments in Veterinary care and discuss any concerns or questions you may have.
We highly recommend an annual exam, vaccinations, routine blood work, deworming and intestinal parasite checks and medications to prevent heartworm, fleas and intestinal parasites.
Our Feline Annual is the best way to take care of your feline friend!
The feline annual is only $85.00 and includes the following:
- Wellness Exam
- Fecal Check
- FVRCP + Leukemia Vaccine (if negative or with Veterinarian's approval)
- Rabies, 1 year * (a 3 year Rabies can be given with proof of the 1 year Rabies for an additional $15.00).
FVRCP is an important part of your cat's routine. It prevents three potentially deadly airborn viruses: Rhinotracheitis, calicivirus and panleukopenia.
Rhinotracheitis: is triggered by the common feline herpes virus. Symptoms include sneezing, a runny nose and drooling. Your cat's eyes may become crusted with mucous, and he or she may sleep much more and eat much less than normal. If left untreated, this disease causes dehydration, starvation and eventually, death.
Calicivirus: has similar symptoms, affecting the respiratory system and also causing ulcers in the mouth. It can result in pneumonia if left untreated - kittens and senior cats are especially vulnerable.
Panleukopenia: is also known as distemper and is easily spread from one cat to another. Distemper is so common that nearly all cats - regardless of breed or living conditions, will be exposed to it in their lifetime. It is especially common in kittens who have not yet been vaccinated against it, and symptoms include fever, vomiting and bloody diarrhea. This disease progresses rapidly and requires immediate medical attention. Without intervention, a cat can die within 12 hours of contracting the disease.
FVRCP should not be given to pregnant cats because it is a live virus. A kitten plan gets your kitten on the right path and after that, boosters should be given every year, according to the Veterinarian's recommendations.
Rarely, a cat may contract a disease from the vaccine or experience a side affect, such as fever or vomiting. These instances are an exception and for the vast majority of cats FVRCP will not only protect against rhinotracheitis, calicivirus and panleukopenia, but may also help fight off other viruses as well.
FeLeuk: (Leukemia Vaccine):
Contrary to what its name implies, feline leukemia (abbreviated as FeLV or sometimes referred to as “feleuk”) is not a blood cancer - although it can cause cancer affecting the blood. Instead, it is a viral infection that can set up shop anywhere in a cat’s body. Once a cat contracts the virus, it cannot be cured, but keeping a cat current on his vaccinations will prevent disease associated with FeLV. Though it is not a core vaccine, it is recommended for cats at risk for exposure to this dangerous disease.
Feline leukemia virus is moderately contagious, generally transmitted when a cat comes into contact with saliva from an infected cat (via social behaviors, such as mutual grooming and sharing food or water bowls). In-utero , mother-to-kitten transmission can also occur.
Because FeLV can affect almost any organ system in the body, clinical signs can vary significantly. In fact, some cats can seem perfectly healthy, but retain the ability to transmit the disease to others.
Though it is considered a non core vaccine, this vaccine is highly recommended by the American Association of Feline Practitioners for all kittens.
Ideally, cats should be tested for FeLV infection before their initial vaccination and when there is a possibility that they have been exposed to FeLV since they were last vaccinated. Only FeLV negative cats should be vaccinated, unless your Veterinarian suggests otherwise.
(This price is valid as of 4/1/2016 and may be amended at any time).