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Cat Owner Essentials

Veterinary Resources for Cats in Kennett Square

Getting Your Cat to the Vet:

The links below provide helpful tips to minimize the stress of taking your cat to the veterinarian.
Vet Visit Checklist
Tips for Visiting the Vet
Tips for Stress Free Vet Visits
Educational Videos

Environment, Behavior, and Enrichment:

Understanding your cat’s natural behaviors and needs is essential to keeping them happy and content.
Indoor Cat Needs
Understanding Cats
Cat’s Environmental Needs
Feline Life Stressors
Living with Clawed Cats
Alternatives to Declawing

What and How to Feed Your Cat:

There are hundreds of pet foods on the market, the choice of which one to use may seem impossible to make. We’ve made the decision easier for you by recommending you feed only brands that use feeding trials to develop and research their diets. Companies that validate nutrition information via feeding trials include Royal Canin, Science Diet, and Purina.

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Generally speaking, we also recommend you feed a diet formulated for kittens until your cat is approximately 4-6 months of age. After this time you may slowly transition to an adult formula over a 4-6 week period. Cats over 10 years of age may benefit from a senior formulated diet that contains supplements like glucosamine and omega-three fatty acids.

Dietary recommendations will be discussed at each health visit while we assess your pet’s weight and assign a body condition score. Our hospital believes in the benefit of nutritional management of disease and we carry prescription diets as part of a multi-pronged approach to disease management. How we feed our cats is as important as what we feed our cats. Learn how to feed your cat to benefit them physically and emotionally.

Litter Box Management:

Understanding why a cat has stopped using their litter box is crucial to executing a plan to correct this behavior.
Feline House Soiling

Brushing Your Cat’s Teeth:

Did you know cats need dental care too?
How to Guide

Giving Your Cat Medication:

Vet Med

Safety Tips:

Helping keep your pets safe is our number one priority.

Feline Heartworm Disease:

Feline Heartworm Disease has been shown to occur in both indoor and outdoor cats. There is no treatment for heartworm disease in our feline patients, therefore, prevention is our only means of managing this disease.

To learn more about heartworm disease, visit The Heartworm Society.

Recommended Yearly Preventatives:

Revolution Plus (topical) – Heartworms, fleas, ticks and some intestinal parasites
Seresto Collar — fleas and ticks
Frontline Plus (topical) — fleas and ticks
Drontal (tablet) or Profender (topical) — intestinal parasites

Introducing a New Cat to the Household:

Tips for introducing a new cat to your household.
Introducing a New Cat
Introducing Cats to Each Other

Senior Care Recommendations:

Regular health care is especially important for older pets. Diseases caught early are often more easily managed and may have better outcomes.
Special Considerations for Senior Cats
Understanding Your Pet’s Test Results

Pet Bereavement: Coping with the Loss of Your Pet

How to cope when you have to say goodbye.
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Groomers:

Carolyn’s Clean Critters
Cat Connections LLC

Boarding Kennels:

Best Friends Pet Care
Wagsworth Manor Pet Resort
Captain’s Quarters
Vixen Hall Kennels
Rebel Ridge Farms

Pet Sitting Services:

Pet’s Best Friends
Safe at Home
Brandywine Paw Patrol

Local Retail Shops:

Giggy Bites
Invisible Fence Paoli PA

Other Excellent Online Resources:

Cat Friendly
Fear Free Happy Homes
Fundamentally Feline

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