smoky-sAt NOVA Cat Clinic we stress the importance of preventative medicine and regular physical exams for your cat. We follow the guidelines set by the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP); cats under 7 years of age should receive a wellness exam once a year, and cats seven and over should be seen twice a year. Surprisingly, when cats turn 7 years old they are considered “Seniors”.

We like to take a proactive approach to your cat’s health care rather than waiting for problems to occur. An annual wellness exam will include a thorough physical examination, discussion of vaccine protocols, senior pet care protocols (if a senior kitty), alternative treatments, and nutrition.

As your cat ages, normal changes occur that may or may not present health issues. Early diagnosis during your cat’s Senior Wellness Examination may reveal health issues which, when treated early, tend to increase your cat’s lifespan, are easier to maintain, and are less costly.

Our Veterinarians will do a complete physical exam checking the following:

  • Weight
  • Eyes & Ears
  • Lungs / Respiration
  • Heart rate
  • Limbs and joints
  • Abdomen
  • Skin
  • Behavior
  • Dental health
  • General appearance

We strive to always provide enough time during the exam for your doctor to answer questions and concerns regarding your pet. NOVA Cat Clinic works as a team, so please feel free to ask any of our staff members any questions you may have, even after your appointment. We have always believed in educating our clients to the best of our ability.

Life stages guidelines