Feline Care Schedule

Are you aware of your cat’s current health status? Cats are great at hiding illness. Unfortunately, once clinical signs are noticed by the owner, it may be too late to institute treatment. Our objective is to catch problems before they occur as preventing disease or catching it early can prolong your feline companion’s health.

Allandale provides yearly wellness plans to accommodate cats of any age. Please consult with your veterinarian for more details. The following are typical recommendations based on your cat’s age

6 weeks to 6 months (Kitten)

    • Vaccines
    • FeLV (viral testing)
    • Fecal test and parasite control
    • Baseline blood test
    • Neuter/Spay

6 months to 5 years (Juvenile)

  • Vaccines
  • Fecal test and parasite control
  • Blood work
  • Urine evaluation

5 years to 10 years (Adult)

  • Vaccines
  • Fecal test and parasite control
  • Dental evaluation and cleaning
  • Blood pressure
  • Full blood test
    • Kidney function monitoring
    • Diabetes monitoring
  • Urine evaluation

10 years and older (Senior)

  • Vaccines (if needed)
  • Fecal test and parasite control
  • Blood Pressure
  • Full blood test (bi-annually)
    • Kidney function testing
    • Diabetes monitoring
    • Thyroid testing (TT4)
  • Urine evaluation
  • Dental with full mouth x-rays

Please don’t hesitate call and discuss any questions or concerns you have 705-733-1422

Friends for Life – 11 Ways to Care for Your Cat

Help your favorite feline enjoy a long, healthy life with these simple tips:

Twice Is Nice
Visit your veterinarian twice a year. It’s the best way to keep your cat healthy and diagnose illness early.

Fine Dining
The right diet depends on your cat’s age, activity level and overall health. Ask your veterinarian for tips on finding food that is nutritious, digestible and tasty.

No Tubby Tabbies
Overweight cats can have serious health problems. Lower the risk of obesity by feeding the right food, playing with your cat and providing fun activities your cat can enjoy alone.

Don’t Bug Me
It’s easy to prevent internal and external parasites with year-round protection. Even indoor cats get heartworms and fleas; and roundworms can harm your family along with your cat.

Lost & Found
Indoor cats do get out and get lost. Microchips and breakaway collars with ID tags must be standard operating equipment (remember to register your cat with the microchip provider).

A Little Help From a Friend
If your cat is in need of expensive health care, pet insurance might help you pay for the treatment that might otherwise be beyond your means. Please ask us about the financing companies we use that can help you cover the costs.

Cleanliness Counts
Use large litter boxes that are about “tip of the nose to tip of the tail” in length. Provide one more box than the number of cats in your house, and scoop them at least once daily.

Play for Prey
Play is great exercise that satisfies a cat’s normal desire to chase, pounce and catch. You can even train your cat to do tricks for treats!

Scratching the Surface
All cats have a natural need to scratch. Satisfy this by teaching your cat to use a scratching post.

Be on the Ball
Cats are consistent. If your cat suddenly acts out of character, something might be wrong. Contact your veterinary hospital.

The More, the Merrier
Cats are social animals and may benefit from one or two cat companions. Visit your local shelter to find that purrfect feline friend!