Preventative Care for Cats
The proactive approach to feline veterinary care
Preventative care is a cat’s first line of defense against illness and disease. Annual exams help by preventing, diagnosing and treating disease in its early stages, often before any noticeable symptoms begin. The earlier treatment starts, the more effective it is.
Preventive Health Measures Offered at Bear Valley Veterinary Care Center
Annual veterinary exams: Bear Valley Veterinary Care Center’s comprehensive annual exams evaluate temperature, skin and coat health, ear health and hearing acuity, lung and chest health, overall internal health, oral hygiene, eye health and visual responsiveness.
Vaccinations: Up-to-date vaccinations are an incredibly effective way to prevent many common diseases and infections like feline panleukopenia, rhinotracheitis and rabies.
Dental care: Oral health can affect your pet’s entire well-being. Annual teeth cleanings are the best method for preventing dental disease and the serious health complications it can cause.
Parasite prevention: Parasite prevention and eradication is simple when you administer parasite prevention medication to your cat regularly.
Nutrition: Nutrition supports your cat’s bodily processes, bolstering their immune system and ensuring normal aging and development.
Behavior: Changes in mood or behavior are often symptoms of underlying medical conditions. Identifying these shifts helps us identify and treat the root cause.
Exercise: Regular workouts support musculoskeletal and cardiovascular health in cats of all ages.
Caring for Senior Cats
Preventative care becomes more significant for aging cats. Bear Valley Veterinary Care Center recommends twice-yearly exams for elderly cats so we can ensure your pet is aging in a healthy manner. As cats get older, they become prone to many age-related diseases that are increasingly difficult to diagnose and treat. Many preventative health measures must be adjusted to better suit senior cats’ medical needs.