At Baldwin Animal Hospital, we believe that routine wellness care is the key to keeping your cat healthy through every stage of life; whether it’s your kitten’s first exam, or your senior cat’s first visit with us, we will conduct a thorough evaluation of your pet’s health. During the exam, our veterinarians will look at factors such as age, medical history, and current health. We can develop a preventative treatment plan specifically for your cat to suit their needs.
Our veterinarians will conduct a comprehensive examination of your cat during their annual or biannual exam. We will evaluate your cat’s hearing, vision, heart and lungs, while also testing the joints and muscles for healthy function and development, palpate the abdomen, and inspect any specific concerns you may bring to us about your cat’s health.
A vital part of maintaining your cat’s health is vaccinations. The right vaccinations prevent your pet from getting highly contagious diseases that are easily spread between cats. We look at several factors when we create a custom vaccination program for your cat, such as their lifestyle. Our veterinarians will review your cat’s lifestyle based on their activities including whether your cat is mainly an indoor or outdoor cat, if your cat will need to be boarded, if he or she is in direct contact with other cats.
Our veterinarians will conduct a fecal exam each year to make sure they are free of parasites to protect your pet as well as your loved ones. We will recommend and offer safe and effective preventative treatments for diseases like heartworm and ticks and fleas.
At each exam we will review your cat’s nutrition history to make sure they have not gained or lost a significant amount of weight, since this could indicate an underlying health issue. We will discuss your cat’s eating habits to make sure they are getting the right amount of vitamins and nutrients. We will also review your pet’s play and exercise routine to ensure that your cat is getting an adequate amount of physical activity.
We will sit down and discuss the importance of dental care for your cat. Our veterinarians recommend regular professional dental cleanings, as well as frequent at-home care to keep your cats’ teeth and gums healthy. We will inspect your cat’s teeth and gums for tartar, plaque, tooth decay, infections, and signs of tooth weakness. We also provide deep teeth cleaning services at our facility.