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Wellness Care

Stay ahead of health problems with regular check-ups for cats of all ages.

Here at Aristokatz, we strive to help your cat live a long, happy, and healthy life. That’s why we recommend preventative visits so we can ensure your cat is thriving from nose to tail. Whether you have a kitten, a senior kitty or your cat is somewhere in between, our preventative care visits are tailored just for them!

Annual Preventative Exams

Our goal is to identify and treat any illnesses or complications before they become major issues. The American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Animal Hospital Association jointly recommend at least one annual visit that evaluates all facets of your cat’s health and lifestyle. More frequent visits may be required if your cat has an underlying health condition.

Every exam begins with learning about your cat’s current lifestyle and any concerns you may have about their health, both physical and emotional.  We will discuss any prior medical conditions, nutrition, and other essentials that cats need to have the best life possible and ensure a successful cat-parent bond.  We then proceed to perform a complete physical exam of every organ system.  

Based on all the information we gather, we will make recommendations of what we think will most benefit your cat.  We like to work with you as a team to create a plan.  Recommendations may include appropriate vaccinations, age related diagnostics, and nutritional and behavioral modifications. 

All of our recommendations are in line with standards provided by the American Association of Feline Practitioners. Rest assured that we will always have yours and your cat’s best interest in mind. 

We know that cats are often not excited about a visit to the vet. At Aristokatz, we work hard to create a comfortable environment. The exam rooms are equipped with heating pads under the table pad, toys to keep them distracted, windows and even an Alexa so that you can play your cat’s favorite music while you wait for the doctor to arrive.  We also provide a beverage center for your enjoyment.

We are excited for you to experience all that we have to offer! Call Aristokatz today at 203-690-1099 to schedule a preventative exam for your cat!

 

Well Kitten Exams

Making sure your kitten stays happy and healthy requires veterinary care on a specific schedule. At Aristokatz, we have three kitten wellness visits to track vitals, ensure that your kitty is up to date on shots, and identify any potential health issues. To learn more about the specific services we offer for kittens, visit our veterinary care for kittens page.

Kitten: 1st visit (up to 12 weeks old)

Aristokatz intake begins with a phone history and records request from a previous vet or shelter. Your kitten’s first appointment with the vet will take about 30 minutes, and will consist of:

  • Parent/owner interview
  • Length of ownership – new client versus the owner of new kitten
  • Behavioral assessment
  • Review of diet
  • Vitals including weight
  • Physical exam
  • Distemper vaccine
  • Identification of any health issues and recommended next steps
  • Review what happens next visit

Kitten: 2nd visit

The second visit with the vet will also take about 30 minutes, and will consist of:

  • Vitals
  • Exam
  • Rabies vaccine
  • 2nd distemper vaccine
  • 1st leukemia vaccine
  • Stool sample collection
  • Blood test
  • Recommendations regarding any health issues
  • Spay/neuter consultation and fee review

Kitten: 3rd visit

The third well kitten visit will be a 15-minute appointment with a vet tech, and will consist of:

  • 3rd distemper vaccine
  • 2nd leukemia vaccine
  • Reminder to set an appointment to spay or neuter

If any of the exams reveal health issues or require consults, an additional 15-minute visit will be booked with the vet.

Call Aristokatz today at 203-690-1099 to get started with scheduling a well kitten exam!

Senior Cat Wellness Exams

At Aristokatz we believe in preventative medicine. By age 10 (56 in human years) many cats are likely to have early evidence of health issues. When caught early on, many feline diseases can be managed, enabling your kitty to live a long and pain-free life. Health issues that kitty parents may not be aware of include early kidney disease, dental disease, and high blood pressure.

In addition to a complete and thorough physical exam, our Senior Cat Wellness recommendations typically include:

  • Blood work to evaluate health of body systems
  • Urinalysis with bladder ultrasound to look for early evidence of kidney disease
  • Blood pressure, as many older cats develop hypertension, which if goes undetected, can lead to severe illness.
  • X-Rays to look for common issues that can’t be readily detected with a physical exam (intestinal inflammation, kidney and bladder stones, enlarged heart, lung and airway issues, etc.)
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