National Cat Health Month

By January 24, 2018Uncategorized

Mercy is an Advocate for Your Cat’s Health

Cat Health Month is all about making sure your feline friends receive the care they need and showing them a little extra love and attention. At Mercy Pet Clinic, we make caring for your cat’s health simple with our full-service veterinary offerings, which include spay and neuter services, vaccinations, dental care and more.

Feline Spay and Neuter Services

Spaying and neutering your cats has a myriad of benefits. Most notably, you will be helping the overall animal population by preventing cat overpopulation in shelters and the wild. Additionally, spaying your female cats eliminates heat cycles and neutering your male cats reduces some of their more obnoxious behaviors, like spraying and roaming. At Mercy Pet Clinic, we offer top-of-the-line spay and neuter services to your cats, so they can live their happiest, healthiest lives.

Cat Vaccines

Keeping your kitty up to date on their vaccines is vital, because small animal diseases and infections are much easier to prevent than they are to treat. Make sure your cat is up to date on all of their vaccines, not just their rabies vaccination. The vaccinations your cat needs regularly include:

    • FVRCP (Feline Rhinotracheitis, Calici Virus and Panleukopenia)
    • FeLV (Feline Leukemia Virus)
    • Rabies

Feline Dental Care

While February is National Cat Health Month, it is also Pet Dental Awareness Month. This makes February the perfect time to bring your cat into the clinic for a dental check-up and cleaning. Without proper dental care, pets are likely to experience periodontal disease, which can cause pain, tooth loss and internal organ damage. Studies have shown that proper dental care increases pets’ longevity by 20% over the span of their lives, allowing them to lead longer, healthier lives. Additionally, consider:

    • Dental exams allow vets to look for trouble and intervene before it becomes non-reversible
    • Dental home care consists of daily brushing. There are also other choices to complement brushing, such as special diets, water additives and sealants.

Have Questions About Your Cat’s Health?

At Mercy Pet Clinic, we appreciate the special bond pet parents have with their beloved cats. That’s why we are happy to offer the pets in our community far-reaching veterinary services ranging from wellness care and dentistry to early disease detection and pain management services. Our veterinary team loves to help cats lead long, healthy lives and do everything in their power to give our clients peace of mind when it comes to the care their cats receive at our facility. So if you have any questions or concerns about your cat’s health, do not hesitate to contact us at your earliest convenience. We are always open and available on a 24/7 basis—even on weekends and holidays.

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