Prevention is the key to keeping your cat healthy. Cowtown Animal Hospital recommends all cats undergo a comprehensive physical examination at least once a year. During an exam, Dr. Cook will examine your cat from nose to tail/inside and out. We evaluate your cat’s hearing and vision, listen to his or her heart and lungs, evaluate his or her joints and perform a fecal test to check for internal parasites. We will also examine your cat’s teeth and oral cavity, look for any unusual lumps or cysts and test his or her joints and muscles for arthritis and swelling.
Your cat benefits from a complete wellness exam in many ways. The information we collect during an exam allows us to diagnose potential health problems and solve them before they become too difficult and expensive to treat.
Your cat’s wellness exam also helps us establish an overall picture of your cat’s health. If your cat has a medical emergency or requires urgent care, this information allows us to treat your cat quickly and effectively. Regular exams also help us establish a relationship with you and your cat. We encourage you to talk to us about any changes in your cat’s behavior or lifestyle or ask questions about your cat’s health care. The more we know about your cat, the better health care we can provide!
We welcome you to discuss with us any concerns you may have about your cat. We believe that working closely with our clients will result in better health and quality of life for every pet.
Vaccinations are the cornerstone of your cat’s preventive health care plan. Many diseases, that were once fatal to cats, can now easily be prevented through the use of vaccinations.
Cowtown Animal Hospital recommends that kittens be given a series of vaccinations beginning at six weeks of age to prevent various illness.
Yearly vaccines are recommended for all cats after they have received their initial series of kitten vaccinations.
Parasites can harm both your cat and your family. External parasites, such as fleas and ticks, and internal parasites, such as roundworms and hookworms can be transmitted between humans and animals. The best way to treat parasites is to stop them before they can affect your pet.
Cowtown Animal Hospital provides complete parasite prevention care and treatment for your cat. Our diagnostic laboratory is capable of processing a wide variety of clinical tests that can detect the presence of parasites, including roundworms, hookworms and tapeworms. We also educate you on how to keep your pet – and your family – safe from parasites.
Cowtown Animal Hospital provides various in-house laboratory testing that may be required for complete diagnosis of your pet’s illness. We also have x-ray equipment available for use during an examination.