Wellness care for your furry family member is essential to ensure they live longer, happier, and healthier. At Trinity Animal Hospital, we believe the key to keeping your pet happy is comprehensive exams with our veterinarian team, discussion of vaccinations to protect your pet, and routine lab work and testing for internal parasites. Cats are very stoic and don’t always let us know what they need. Scheduling an annual wellness exam for your cat allows our team to better keep track of their health. Annual wellness checks can catch health problems early, while they’re still treatable. Wellness checks also ensure that your cat is eating properly and their skin, teeth, and gums are healthy.
Annual Check-ups for Healthy Cats
We understand that you have a busy life. When it’s time for your cat’s yearly check-up, we are available to examine your cat from 8 am to 6 pm Monday – Friday and 9 am to 2 pm on Saturday. In order to meet our mission of emphasizing convenience, we offer drop off appointments that allow you to leave your pet with us and we’ll call you when they are ready to go.
Our annual wellness exam appointments go over the following items:
- Comprehensive Physical Exam from head to tail
- Vaccinations necessary to protect your cat based on their lifestyle
- Annual Intestinal Parasite Screens
- Discussion of needed flea and tick preventatives to protect your cat
- Nutrition management
Before we administer any vaccinations, we do require that your cat undergo a physical examination by one of our veterinarians. We take your cat’s health seriously and keep thorough records to ensure that they get consistent care with every visit.
Proper oral care is important for your cat’s health. We know that by maintaining your cat’s healthy weight and keeping their teeth clean allows them to live two years longer. Most times, your cat’s breath smells the way it does because of infection along the gum line. This bacteria living in your cat’s mouth can damage internal organs like the heart, kidney, and liver. Periodontal disease is one of the leading causes of kidney failure in cats.
Additionally, Feline Tooth Resorption is one of the most common diseases in cats, affecting up to two-thirds of domesticated cats. More often than not, your cat is not able to tell us about the mouth pain they are experiencing. Our veterinary team is trained to identify this syndrome in your cat and help them be pain-free.
Feline dental services from Trinity Animal Hospital include
- A professional dental exam of your cat’s individual 32 teeth
- Evaluation of dental x-rays to look for disease below the gum line (just like they perform at our human dentist!).
- Use of an ultrasonic scaler to remove the plaque and tartar that goes below your cat’s gum line
- Finally, we polish their teeth to protect the surface and prevent bacteria from building up along the gumline.
Bringing a new kitten into your home is an exciting time! The team at Trinity Animal Hospital can help you get the newest member of your family set up for a lifetime of health. Kittens are cute and cuddly but require time, planning, and care. Don’t worry! We’ve got some answers for you.
Kitten Services offered at Trinity are:
- Comprehensive physical exam at the 8 week, 12 week, and 16 week visits
- Selection of vaccinations that will protect your pet against – Herpesvirus, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia, Feline Leukemia Virus, and Rabies
- Intestinal Parasite screens checking for roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, giardia, and coccidia
- Regular deworming at 4 week intervals
- Discussion of behavior training, wellness care, as well as the best flea and tick combination for your pet’s needs.
Sometimes your cat needs surgery to take care of certain health issues. Trinity Animal Hospital’s veterinarians are trained to perform necessary surgeries to help your cat’s specific issue. We also utilize a boarded veterinary surgical specialists to perform advanced orthopedic procedures.
Surgeries We Perform:
- Spay Procedure
- Neuter Procedure
- Mass Removal
- Bladder Surgery
- Spleen and Liver Surgery
- Foreign Body Removal
- Broken Bone Repair
- Knee Injuries
We also use laser therapy where appropriate, helping your cat recover faster, heal easier, and reduce pain better.
Trinity Animal Health has committed your cat’s health and wellness, including proper diagnosis of underlying health issues and preventative care. We use leading-edge X-ray and ultrasound equipment standards in the veterinary care field.
The X-ray imaging that we do at Trinity Animal Hospital is state-of-the-art and gives us an instant, digital image of your pet’s injury or illness. The vast majority of these services are relatively simple and non-invasive, giving our team a better picture of your cat’s health. You may wonder what to expect when your pet needs an X-ray.
Here is the procedure for X-rays at Trinity Animal Hospital:
- A veterinary assistant positions your pet beneath the x-ray machine and targets the area we need to examine
- Modern x-ray equipment uses low levels of radiation, perfectly safe for your cat
- Digital pictures allow for almost instant images that we can share directly with you in the room
- X-ray procedures require less time than a procedure like an MRI
Ultrasound uses sound technology to give a digital picture of your cat’s internal organs and soft tissue structures. This is a specialized and non-invasive service that allows our veterinarian team to evaluate your pet’s internal organs.
Here is the procedure for abdominal ultrasounds at Trinity Animal Hospital:
- A veterinary assistant will position your pet and allow a member of our veterinarian team to press a small probe against the cat’s body that emits digital sound waves
- Moving the ultrasound wand around the dog’s abdomen allows us to evaluate your pet’s internal organs
- Our ultrasound equipment converts to digital images, displaying what’s going on inside your cat’s body