Comprehensive Cat Wellness Exams and Vaccinations at Cat Hospital of Metairie

Your cat’s health is essential at every stage of life, from the playful antics of kittenhood to the serene senior years. At Cat Hospital of Metairie, we understand the significance of regular cat wellness exams and vaccinations in safeguarding your feline companion’s well-being across all nine lives.

During a cat wellness exam and vaccination appointment at Cat Hospital of Metairie, our experienced veterinarians perform a thorough physical examination, administer necessary vaccinations, discuss parasite prevention, assess nutrition, and provide dental evaluations. We tailor our approach to meet your cat’s individual needs, whether they are a sprightly kitten or a wise senior.

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Why Cat Wellness Exams + Vaccinations are Important

From the tender age of a kitten exploring the world to the graceful maturity of a senior cat, each stage presents unique health considerations. Our comprehensive wellness exams and vaccinations are designed to address these needs, ensuring that your cat receives the care and attention necessary for a healthy and fulfilling life.

Whether it’s monitoring growth and development, detecting early signs of disease, or providing tailored advice on nutrition and behavior, our experienced veterinarians are dedicated to supporting your cat’s health journey. Through regular wellness exams and vaccinations, we aim to be your trusted partners in maintaining your cat’s vitality and happiness throughout the years.

What to Expect During a Cat Wellness Exam + Vaccinations

  • Comprehensive Physical Examination: Our veterinarians perform a thorough physical examination of your cat from nose to tail. This includes checking their eyes, ears, teeth, skin, coat, heart, lungs, and abdomen. By examining these areas, we can detect any potential health issues early.
  • Vaccinations: Vaccinations are a crucial aspect of preventive care for cats. We ensure that your cat is up to date on all necessary vaccinations to protect against common feline diseases.
  • Parasite Prevention: During the exam, we discuss and provide preventive measures against parasites such as fleas, ticks, and intestinal worms. We recommend and administer appropriate treatments to keep your cat parasite-free.
  • Nutritional Assessment: A proper diet is essential for your cat’s overall health. Our veterinarians can provide guidance on nutrition tailored to your cat’s age, breed, and specific health needs.
  • Bloodwork and Lab Tests: We may recommend bloodwork and lab tests depending on your cat’s age and health status. These tests help us assess internal organ function, detect early signs of disease, and monitor your cat’s overall health.
  • Dental Evaluation: Dental health is often overlooked but is crucial for your cat’s well-being. We examine your cat’s teeth and gums for signs of dental disease and provide recommendations for at-home dental care and professional cleanings if necessary.

When to Schedule a Cat Wellness Exam + Vaccinations

  • Kittenhood: It is important to start your kitten’s wellness exams and vaccinations early. We recommend scheduling your kitten’s first exam at around eight weeks of age. During these early visits, we discuss vaccinations, nutrition, and behavior.
  • Adult Cats: Adult cats should have wellness exams and vaccinations at least once a year. These exams help us monitor your cat’s health, update vaccinations, and address any concerns you may have.
  • Senior Cats: Senior cats, typically those over seven years old, benefit from more frequent wellness exams and vaccinations. As cats age, they are more prone to health issues such as arthritis, kidney disease, and dental problems. Regular exams allow us to detect and manage these conditions effectively.