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Early Adult Feline

Early Adult Feline

Early Adult Feline

Early Adult – Feline – Age 6months to 2yrs

Our Preventative Healthcare plans allow our attending veterinarians to offer a reward program for preventative screening. Your veterinarian will evaluate your pet’s condition, breed, age, medical history and lifestyle to create a Health Risk Assessment (HRA)— identifying your our pet’s risk for potential disease. During this evaluation and family discussion we'll create actionable items which vaccinate your pet against infectious disease and allow us to manage other non-infectious diseases or conditions should they occur.

Components of this Lifestage Program

  1. Comprehensive Physical Examination

  2. Fecal Centrifugation Examination

  3. Annual Healthcare planning (Based on Breed, Medical History, or Lifestyle)

Young Adult Cats – Healthcare Information

Characteristics: Cats in their teenage years are playful and awfully curious. They love to explore indoors, but can get into some trouble without guidance. Cats that roam outdoors do not know their territorial limits yet and can get into some trouble.

Prone to: Accidents and injuries; Escapism; Accidental ingestion; Foreign body ingestion and litter pan issues; Reproductive maturity depending on status; Food sensitivities; Internal parasites can affect all cats if not adequately eliminated during pediatric phase; Heartworm Disease and Retroviral diseases if partially to fully outdoors;

In addition to healthcare: Plan on re-assessing your cat’s enrichment and activity if your cat lives indoors. Your pet cat will grow in both size and learning ability (consider food puzzles, safe scratching items, and monitor your cat’s collar for the correct size).

Training should emphasize safe zones in the house and perching resources for the cat—particularly in multiple pet households or households with young children. The American Association of Feline Practitioners recommends households provide a litter pan per cat plus one. For example, if there are 3 cats in the household, a feline specialist would recommend 4 litter pans.

Maintain monthly grooming, and a nutritious food appropriate for adult cats, with your pet's lifestyle & energy needs in mind. Practice brushing your pet’s teeth, and any other lifestyle-related activities--such as car travel, cat carrier training, etc.

Consider the HomeAgain Pet Recovery and Microchip system for your pet if you haven't already selected a microchip service yet.