Preventative Health Care Services For Cats

At Somerset Veterinary Hospital, we are strong advocates of preventative health care. Preventative processes help your cat receive complete protection against diseases, which is an important first step in lifelong health.

Your Kitten’s First Visits

We recommend beginning your cat’s preventative care when they are just a kitten. This process involves a series of three visits during which your kitten will receive their entire first set of vaccinations. During this time, Dr. Felz will also perform a thorough physical examination to ensure that any potential problems have been identified.

Your kitten’s health and well-being depends on far more than just vaccinations, so another aspect of these early visits will be a conversation about their health. We will discuss proper cat care, behavioral concerns, dietary issues, and any other questions you may have as the owner of a new kitten.

Layout of the First Visits

Your kitten’s series of first visits will include:

  • A comprehensive physical examination
  • Intestinal parasite (worm) testing and treatment
  • Vaccination panel that consists of:
    • Feline Calcivirus
    • Feline Rhinotracheitis
    • Rabies
    • Feline Leukemia (if indicated)
    • Panleukopenia
  • Pet owner counseling regarding pet care, housebreaking, behavior problems, socialization, and more, as needed

Ongoing Health Care for Your Adult Cat

As your kitten matures into an adult cat, their health care needs may change. It is important to continue providing your cat with routine visits. Annual health care needs include:

  • Comprehensive Physical Exam to detect signs of disease, illness, or aging
  • Dental check, and if recommended, professional dental cleaning
  • Intestinal parasite (worm) testing
  • Feline heartworm testing and preventative
  • Vaccinations
    • Feline Distemper to protect against feline respiratory diseases (Rhinotracheitis and Calicivirus) and Panleukopenia (Distemper)
    • Feline Leukemia (if indicated)
    • Rabies

Our team is your partner in your cat’s veterinary care, so we encourage you to ask us any questions you may have about their needs.