Cat Doctor of Monroe

PH (734) 682-5596

FX (734) 682-5629

11 W. Vine St.

Monroe, MI 48162


info@catdoctorofmonroe.com






Wellness Care

Due to advances in veterinary care, cats today are living longer than ever before. How long an individual cat will live depends on many factors such as genetics, whether kept indoors or not, type of diet and of course the appropriate veterinary care he/she receives. Providing regular, thorough wellness care can help your special kitty live each of their “9 Lives” to the fullest. From kittenhood to geriatric care, our friendly staff will help you provide the best possible care for your special kitty.

Since cats often do not tell us when they are feeling unwell, early detection of an underlying disease is key.  Wellness care’s focus is to prevent conditions from occurring and prevent conditions from advancing.  Early detection of a disease process equates to early treatment and potentially a more favorable outcome or correction of a disease process.  In many instances, treatment may become more costly and complicated when a disease process is allowed to progress to an advanced stage. 

Did you know that cats age much faster than people? For example, a three year old cat is the equivalent of a 28 year old human! How many times did you visit the doctor by the time you were 28? See our aging chart  to determine how old your kitty is in human years.

A wellness examination is also your chance to have us address your questions or concerns about your cat. We welcome your questions. No question is too small or too silly, and it is our pleasure to address your concerns. We strive to help you understand your cat’s health considerations, and we encourage you to be involved in decisions regarding your cat’s health care.

Finally, wellness examinations help us establish a relationship with you and your cat. Through your cat’s physical examinations, other wellness procedures, and our consultations with you, we get to know your cat and learn about his or her lifestyle, personality, health risks, home environment, and other important information. We encourage you to use wellness examinations to take an active role in your cat’s health care.

 

Our wellness visits are tailored to the individual needs of your cat.

Pediatric Wellness Visits (Kittens less than 1 year of age)

Wellness visits for your kitten include a comprehensive history and examination , consultations in nutrition, socialization, training, behavior, grooming, home dental care, growth and development. We will also discuss spaying or neutering and microchipping your kitten. We will recommend testing your kitten for feline leukemia virus and feline immunodeficiency virus, appropriate vaccinations         based on your kitten’s age , parasitic testing, treatment and prevention . Kittens typically need 3 – 4 pediatric wellness visits to complete their vaccination and deworming series.

Adult Wellness Visits (cats 1-8 years of age)

We recommend twice yearly adult wellness visits which include a comprehensive history and examination , vaccine assessment to determine the appropriate vaccinations based on your cat’s age and lifestyle , consultations in nutrition, socialization, training, behavior, grooming, and home dental care. We recommend parasitic testing, treatment and prevention  every 6 months and routine lab screening  every 2 years to assess for internal diseases before your cat shows signs of illness. We also recommend a comprehensive oral health assessment and treatment  every 1-2 years.

Senior Wellness Visits (cats 9-13 years of age)

We recommend twice yearly Senior wellness visits, which include a comprehensive history and examination , blood pressure assessment, vaccine assessment to determine the appropriate vaccinations based on your cat’s age and lifestyle , parasitic testing, treatment and prevention , consultations in pain assessment and management, nutrition, behavior, grooming, home dental care and special needs for aging cats. We recommend annual routine lab screening  including urinalysis to assess for internal diseases before your cat shows signs of illness. We also recommend a comprehensive oral health assessment and treatment  yearly.

Geriatric Wellness Visits (cats 14 years and older)

Geriatric cats need more frequent wellness examinations to screen for common diseases and allow early intervention to improve their quality of life. At The Cat Doctor of Monroe, we have a special fondness for our “old friends” and want to help you keep them healthy and comfortable into their golden years. We recommend quarterly Geriatric wellness visits, which include a comprehensive history and examination , blood pressure assessment, vaccine assessment to determine the appropriate vaccinations based on your cat’s age and lifestyle , parasitic testing, treatment and prevention , consultations in pain assessment and management, nutrition, behavior, grooming, home dental care and special needs for aging cats. We recommend semi-annual routine lab screening  including urinalysis to assess for internal diseases before your cat shows signs of illness. We also recommend a comprehensive oral health assessment and treatment yearly.