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Caring for your Cat

Your cat’s well being is best maintained by taking your cat to the veterinarian for regular check-ups and vaccinations. Medical care is as essential for your cat as it is for you. If you already have dogs or cats at home, make sure they are up-to-date on their shots and in good general health before you introduce your new cat.

 

Spaying and neutering your cat will keep them healthier and help decrease the number of cats euthanized every year because of cat overpopulation.

 

Feed your cat a nutritionally balanced diet and provide fresh water 24/7.

 

All cats, whether long- or short-haired, should be brushed regularly to keep their coats and skin healthy, prevent matting, and reduce shedding and hairballs. They also need to have their claws clipped to keep them from growing into their paws. Grooming is a good opportunity to discover any lumps, fleas, injuries, etc., and to bond with your kitty.

 

Cats are naturally clean, and most will instinctively use a litter box; you just have to show yours where it is. Outfit your cat with a breakaway collar and visible ID that includes your name, address, and telephone number. No matter how careful you are, there’s always a chance they may slip out the door. Your cat is more likely to get home safely if they have a collar and ID. Also, be a good citizen by complying with any local cat licensing laws.

 

Visit the Humane Society Cat Answer Tool to learn how to prevent or solve common cat-related problems »

For Cats

Keep your cat or kitten happy and healthy with regular check-ups, vaccinations and grooming services. We offer drop in care for quick and convenient access for general exams, including:

Vaccines:

Rabies (only 1 year available)
RCCP
Feline leukemia

Surgeries:

Spay/neuter
Dental cleanings

Microchipping

We offer microchipping for $50 with lifetime registration, no annual fees, and live recovery specialists available 24/7 365 days a year.

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Other Services
Labwork and Tests

Mini lab panel
Full lab panel
Heartworm test
Feline leukemia/AIDS test
X-rays
Fecal test

Grooming

We offer grooming services from Grooming by Darlene by appointment only.  Please contact us to schedule.