Overweight and obese cats often outnumber cats of normal weight and are being seen more and more by veterinarians for various disorders. Obesity in cats can predispose the cat to diabetes, hepatic lipidosis and arthritis.
Most cats are predators by nature so their teeth are designed to grab prey, kill it and tear off pieces small enough to swallow. Cats teeth are not set up to grind or gnaw on things. Our spoiled domestic cats no longer need to hunt food because we supply it...
Spaying or neutering your cat is essential to control unwanted pregnancies and to help reduce the overpopulation of strays. Spaying and neutering are routinely done at our hospital using sterile techniques and monitoring. In addition, several health issues can potentially be avoided by spaying or neutering!
Kittens are vaccinated once every three to four weeks until they reach 16 weeks of age. However, often to avoid overvaccination, most veterinarians will recommend starting the vaccine process at 8 weeks of age, followed by boosters at 12 weeks and 16 weeks. Rabies is the other core kitten vaccination.