Healthy Cat Intake Form
We are excited to be rolling out WELLNESS PACKAGES this year! These wellness packages contain all the recommended care for your pet and allow you to prioritize and choose between the basic necessary care for your pet, or the gold packages which include additional bloodwork so we can monitor your pet’s health throughout the years. You will notice all our feline packages include the same three vaccines: Rabies Vaccine
protects your pet against, of course, Rabies! In our area, we see a large number of rabies-positive wildlife, and even fairly common cases of rabies-positive household pets. FVRCP Vaccine
is a combination vaccine that protects your pet against Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis (FVR), Calicivirus, and Panleukopenia. This is considered a core vaccine and should be given to every cat, every year- across the united states. Diseases this vaccine protects against can be transmitted to indoor cats as well by owners and other animals coming in and out of the house. Diseases can track in on your shoes, your other pet’s paws, etc. FELV Vaccine
protects your pet against Feline Leukemia. This disease is not the same as the type of cancer found in humans by the same name. Feline Leukemia is a virus that greatly shortens a cat’s lifespan to an average of 3 years. The virus can be caught through testing (note, this testing is included in our wellness packages!) before your pet shows symptoms. Feline Leukemia has no available treatment- all that can be done is to support their immune system and wait for the virus to take effect. Once symptoms begin to show in an infected cat, almost all pass away from complications of the disease or must be euthanized due to a severely declined quality of life. If you do not wish to take advantage of our wellness package discounts and want to select services for your pet individually, please write in on the “Other” slot on the other side of this form and specify what vaccines or services you wish for your pet to receive. So, why should I care to monitor my pet’s lab work every year if they seem perfectly healthy?
When most people hear “bloodwork” for their pet they may not understand the true value of this testing. Having this lab work done has so many benefits, but the two major benefits we rely on this testing for are the following:
1) We catch conditions your pet may already have much earlier. We can see your pet’s lab work values trending up long before they are outside of normal range when we compare bloodwork year after year. Annual bloodwork can provide early detection for so many diseases and allow us to start a treatment plan as soon as possible. Sometimes treatment could be something as simple as changing the diet.
2) We have more information about your pet when they DO become unwell. If your pet comes in and needs lab work because of an illness, we now have baseline values for their bloodwork (when they weren’t sick) to compare to, and we may be able to see if your pet’s condition just started recently or if perhaps their illness has been a longer, slower onset- which can play a large role in selecting what treatment your pet would need for their illness.