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Kittens & Cat

Cats

Cat Care at Dixie Trail Animal Clinic

Along with preventive care, regular vaccinations and dental care when necessary, your pet can live a long, healthy, active life.

Vaccination Schedule

Keeping your pet's vaccinations up to date keeps your pet healthy, too. We recommend the following vaccination schedule as a general rule. Discuss alternatives with one of our veterinarians.

Kittens

  • Begin vaccinations at 7-9 weeks
  • FVRCP every 3 weeks
  • FELV/FIV test at 10-12 weeks
  • FELV vaccine every 3 weeks if at risk
  • Deworming every 2 weeks until 12 weeks of age
  • Rabies vaccine at 16 weeks (Good for 1 year)
  • Spay / castration at 4-6 months with microchip
  • Heartworm prevention year-round
  • Flea control
  • Fecal exam

Cats

  • FVRCP vaccine every year - until 5 years old, then as recommended by a Veterinarian
  • FELV every year
  • Rabies every 1 to 3 years depending on vaccine selection
  • Heartworm prevention year-round
  • Flea control
  • Annual fecal exam for outdoor cats

Senior Pets

Senior pets of all types need specialized care. This may mean additional blood and urine screening, X-rays, or ultrasound monitoring. Providing preventative care for your senior pet can make a significant difference in their quality of life through their “older” years. For example, by diagnosing Chronic Kidney Failure in the early stages, we can recommend changes in your pet's diet which can significantly lengthen and improve their quality of life. We recommend the following for most senior patients:

  • Geriatric Blood Panel (for most cats over 7 years of age): this panel includes a blood test to assess liver, kidney, and pancreatic function, and to monitor of changes in red and white blood cells. For cats we recommend a thyroid panel as well.
  • Complete Geriatric Workup includes the geriatric blood panel as well as X-rays, urinalysis, and ultrasound testing as necessary for monitoring your pet's well-being.

February is Dental Month

Call for monthly specials

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday8:00 am6:00 pm
Tuesday8:00 am6:00 pm
Wednesday8:00 am6:00 pm
Thursday8:00 am6:00 pm
Friday8:00 am6:00 pm
Saturday8:00 am12:00 pm
SundayClosedClosed
Day Morning Afternoon
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
8:00 am 8:00 am 8:00 am 8:00 am 8:00 am 8:00 am Closed
6:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm 12:00 pm Closed