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Preventive Health Care For Cats

Preventive Health care for Halifax/Dartmouth cats.

Cats have become the most popular pet in North America.  Despite how popular they are, and 78% of owners consider Cats Jan 04 012their cat to be family members, cats are still not being seen  by their Veterinarian for preventive care.  Why is preventive health care so important? At Full Circle Veterinary Alternatives we believe that a cat needs to be seen for a complete physical exam once a year, more frequently if your cat has health issues.  Preventive health care can lead to improved quality of life and longevity.  It can allow for early detection of disease, weight gain or loss,  or pain etc.  Regular examination can also lead to reduced expenses that are often associated with urgent care of a sick cat.

The following are 10 subtle signs of illness in cats courtesy of the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP):

1. inappropriate elimination behaviour

2. changes in interaction

3. changes in activity

4. changes in sleeping habits

5. changes in food and water consumption

6. unexplained weight loss or gain

7. changes in grooming

8. signs of stress

9. changes in vocalization

10. bad breath.

Getting your cat to the Veterinarian can often pose a problem for owners.  That’s why at Full Circle we have taken steps to become more cat friendly through further education and in building a cat only exam room.  We can offer you tips on the type of cat carrier that works best and on how to get your cat used to the carrier and make your trip to the Veterinarian less traumatic.  Our staff know what cats need in order to feel comfortable during their preventive health care visit.  Please contact us if you would like additional information.

 

Your pet deserves the Full Circle of Veterinary Care!

Our dynamic, passionate and dedicated customer care team wants you to experience inspired, integrated veterinary health care.  Our broadly educated veterinarians, technologists and support staff meld conventional veterinary medicine and surgery with diverse special interest fields including: nutrition (commercial and home prepared feeding plans), diagnostic ultrasound, acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, canine rehabilitation, feline focused medicine and more.  Take the first step and join us.

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