Annual Checkup - Cats

A yearly checkup is the best way to keep your pet as healthy as possible – because it’s much easier to prevent disease than to treat it.

Why A Checkup?

With regular checkups, your vet can spot problems at their earliest stages, when issues can often be addressed simply and cost effectively. So, whether your dog frolics at the park with all the neighborhood pups, or the closest your cat gets to the great outdoors is a sunny windowsill, every pet needs to see their vet – at least once a year!

Remember: Pets age faster than we do, so missing even one yearly checkup can be like us not visiting a doctor for over five years!

A checkup is about way more than shots. From nose to tail, here are some things your vet looks for during an annual checkup:

What Your Vet Looks For 

Bad breath is more than a social faux pas. Your vet checks for tartar, inflammation and infections that can make Kitty sick or cause tooth loss.
Your cat hears the can opener from a mile away. Your vet helps keep it that way with checks for infection and problems like ear mites.
Who can resist those eyes? Your vet looks for signs of glaucoma, high blood pressure, jaundice, infections and more.
It’s more than a belly rub! Your vet is trained to feel for tumors, signs of pain and enlarged organs.
When your vet gives Kitty a rub down, they are checking body muscle tone, weight, and for enlarged lymph nodes that can be a sign of infection or disease.
It’s not pretty, but your vet checks under the tail for anal gland issues, tapeworms and tumors.
Your vet will check that lustrous coat for fleas, ticks, mites, skin infections and lumps and bumps.