Prolong Your Cat's Life
Sakonnet Veterinary Hospital's wellness care philosophy is based on preventing illness in your cat whenever possible. The time and effort invested in wellness programs consistently reaps rewards for both pets and owners. We provide a full range of preventive care services to help your cat live a longer, happier life and to increase the odds of detecting problems early, before they become severe and costly.
Our veterinarians make their annual preventive care recommendations based on the guidelines established by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and take into consideration your cat's hereditary factors, age, medical history and lifestyle.
Our recommendations for feline annual preventive care include:
- At least one annual Physical Examination at which time our veterinarians will take a complete medical history, make nutrition recommendations, assess behavior, and review any known medical conditions. During the exam our doctors will perform a:
- Ear and Eye Examination
- Cardiopulmonary (Heart and Lung) analysis
- Temperature Reading
- Abdominal Palpation
- Dental Exam
- Dermatological Exam
- Musculoskeletal Evaluation
- Vaccination recommendations include core vaccines Rabies and Feline Distemper. Your veterinarian may also suggest the Feline Leukemia vaccine for outdoor cats.
- Parasite Control Products to prevent and repel heartworms, intestinal parasites, fleas and ticks. Round worms can be transmitted to humans, so controlling these parasites protects your cat and also your family.
- Diagnostic Testing to check for Feline Leukemia and/or Feline AIDS (FeLV/FIV), heartworms or other internal parasites and early stages of diseases which cannot be detected during a physical exam.
- Nutritional Counseling — Some pets require special food, and all pets benefit from a balanced diet. Our trained and certified staff is available to help you choose the right diet for your pet to keep him or her happy, healthy and active. The foods we carry are prescription diets, appropriate for specific medical conditions and dispensed only if prescribed by a veterinarian.
- Your veterinarian will also discuss other services, such as geriatric programs, dental care or microchipping, that can lead to a longer and healthier life for your cat.
We might also recommend specialized diagnostic screening to evaluate your pet's health and vitality. Look for our postcard reminders to inform you when your pet is due for veterinary services.