Your Cats & Kittens
Deserve Veterinary Care
While cats may seem independent and less needy than their canine counterparts, that doesn't mean they need less care. Cats are masters at hiding symptoms, that if treated early, minimize health issues in the future. Diseases like urinary tract infections, diabetes, and thyroid conditions can be treated and outcomes are greatly improved, if caught early. We are an American Association of Feline Practitioner certified Cat Friendly Practice.
Preventive Care & Basic Needs
- Annual examinations
- Core vaccinations
- Annual parasite testing & year round prevention
- Microchip Identification
- Periodic Blood & Urine Testing
View or a print this handout with general cat care guidelines: nutrition, environment, supplies & responsibilities. This will answer common questions. Give it to a friend BEFORE they adopt!
Care dependent on life stage and life style.
At your exam, the doctor will note the age of your cat and create a care plan tailored to their life stage: Kitten, Adult, Senior or Geriatric Cats. The Veterinarians recommendations are in alignment with the guidelines from American Association of Feline Practitioners, American Veterinary Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Animal Hospital Association.
Is your Cat Indoor Only?- Living indoors reduces the chance of trauma and certain infectious diseases and it may increase longevity, but the risks of illness due to a more sedentary inactive lifestyle increase. Our doctors can recommend ways to create an enriching environmental for your cat.
Or, is your Cat both Indoor and Outdoor? - While this lifestyle might be more natural and stimulating for cats, there is an increased risk of infectious disease and trauma. Providing supervised outdoor play on leash walks or cat proof enclosures reduces these risks.
Balboa Pet Hospital's veterinarians have a particular interest in cat and kitten patients. Our hospital is certified by American Association of Feline Practitioners. We are a "Cat Friendly Practice". Find out more below:
What it means to be a Feline Friendly veterinary practice:
Lessen stress when traveling to the exam appointment: