Exams and Consultations
Our staff will get a chance to talk to you and see if you are having any trouble with your cat. We will also go over diet, preventative medicine, and exercise to ensure that your cat is as healthy as possible. Then our veterinarian, Dr. Kramer, will do a complete physical examination on your cat. It is always good to have a baseline in case your cat ever becomes ill. We also want to monitor your cat’s weight, ensuring that your cat stays a healthy weight. It is much easier to start a diet when a cat is a pound overweight instead of fifteen! Our veterinarian will also look for any potential problems. Our goal is to catch any problems before they become major ones. The sooner that we are able to catch a problem, the easier it is to treat it and the more likely that your cat will make a full recovery!
Obesity is a common problem among cats, as it can be easy to over-feed a cat that knows how to beg. But being overweight is a serious problem for animals, and can cause real health problems as they get older. With proper diet and exercise, all cats should be able to meet their dietary needs and be within a healthy weight range.
Pets’ nutritional needs change as they enter different stages of their lives. The best way to make sure your cat’s needs are being met is to consult with us about a diet made specifically for his or her lifestyle.
We believe in utilizing the highest level of medical technology, and Dr. Kramer is experienced and highly trained. We also realize that it can be stressful to have your cat undergo surgery. We want to assure you that your cat is in good hands, and that we will do everything to provide the best care possible. We will communicate with you about the things you need to know before, during, and after your cat’s surgery. It is our goal to make the entire process go smoothly, and to eliminate the stress and worry of surgical procedures.
There are a variety of diseases which affect our cats and other animals. This makes proper vaccination vital in protecting them from the many types of illnesses they are susceptible to. It’s important to consult with us about the unique risks of living in our region. We will be happy to discuss the benefits of protecting your cat with vaccinations, as well as, provide you with information on the required vaccinations for your cat.
Furthering our diagnostic capabilities, we added ultrasound several years ago. Ultrasound imaging is noninvasive and uses sound waves to produce pictures of the inside of the body. It helps diagnose any organ abnormalities by giving us a three-dimensional view and can often aid in stone diagnosis.
Laser therapy has several benefits over traditional pain and mobility treatments including very rapid disappearance of pain, even that of neuralgic origin. The red light is beneficial to the surface level injuries and the infrared light penetrates deeper for treatment of organ/ muscle inflammation. During therapy, the patented delivery system synchronizes superior energy frequencies delivering superior results in less time. The versatility of the laser allows us to treat sore muscles and joints, degenerative joint conditions, neurological pain, chronic non-healing wounds as well as anti-inflammatory conditions such as ear infections, bladder and kidney infections. It also promotes faster healing of surgical incisions. By administering laser therapy, we promote healing and pain relief through increased blood flow and lymphatic drainage.
Dental exams and cleaning are essential to your cat’s health. Any bacteria harbored in the mouth is processed through the kidneys and can cause more harm than necessary if never addressed. We encourage dental cleanings and utilize our inhouse dental radiology machine to help us better comprehend what is going on below the gumline. Utilizing dental radiology helps us ensure that we’ve done the best we can for your cat’s mouth, even within the gums.
The world of veterinary medicine is always changing, growing, and offering us better treatment alternatives to certain diseases. However, some of these treatments can become very costly, very quickly. Sometimes it is in the form of a single incident, sometimes it is in the form of a long-term care plan. Pet quality of life has become more meaningful to owners in more recent years, resonating with the improvements and new technology in veterinary medicine. This has made pet insurance more readily available and more common among owners.
Pet insurance can provide financial peace of mind and ensure a level of quality care. The level of reimbursement provided from your insurance is customizable with your insurance company. This allows you to control the monthly premium and level of coverage that suits you and your pet best. We work directly with Trupanion but we do accept other forms of insurance.
Some of the differences in insurance coverage are:
- Whether congenital and hereditary conditions (like hip dysplasia, heart defects, eye cataracts or diabetes) are covered
- How the reimbursement is calculated (based on the actual vet bill, a benefit schedule or usual and customary rates)
- Whether the deductible is on a per-incident or an annual basis
- Whether there are any limits or caps applied (per incident, per year, age or over the pet’s lifetime)
- Whether there is an annual contract that determines anything diagnosed in the previous year of coverage is considered pre-existing the next year
Every year, thousands and thousands of cats go missing. Not knowing where your cat is or how to bring them back can be a helpless, hopeless feeling. It’s a tragedy that happens all too often. But there is a simple, safe, and effective way to ensure your cat’s safety and retrieval should they ever become lost. Microchipping is a standard procedure that implants a tiny chip underneath your cat’s fur. It is a painless and relatively fast procedure, and is completely safe. This microchip is registered with your cat’s vital information, and can be scanned by any veterinarian or animal shelter so that they can return your cat directly to you.
Regular checkups allow us to establish a baseline in your cat’s health and make us aware of any changes that may indicate future problems. We highly recommend bringing your cat in for regular exams. Often times health problems that go undetected can become more serious issues when left untreated, so checkups are important even when your cat appears healthy.
We offer a fully stocked pharmacy to fill your cat’s prescription needs. Having an on-site pharmacy provides you with a more convenient way to get your cat’s medication. We hope that this will save you time and ultimately enhance your experience with us.
Please contact us today if you have any questions or would like to learn more about how we care for your cat.