Prolong Your Cat's Life

cat close-upBay View Veterinary Clinic provides a full range of preventive care services to help your cat live a longer, happier life and to increase the odds of detecting problems early, before they become severe and costly.

Our veterinarians make their annual preventive care recommendations based on the guidelines established by the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and take into consideration your cat's hereditary factors, age, medical history and lifestyle.

Our recommendations for feline annual preventive care include:

  • Annual Physical Exam

    At least one annual Physical Examination at which time our veterinarians will take a complete medical history, make nutrition recommendations, assess behavior, and review any known medical conditions. During the exam our doctors will perform a:
    • Ear and Eye Examination
    • Heart and Lung Analysis
    • Temperature Reading
    • Abdominal Palpation
    • Dental Exam
    • Skin & Hair Exam
    • Musculoskeletal Evaluation
  • Feline Vaccines

    Vaccines based on your cat's lifestyle and/or breed. Vaccination recommendations include core vaccines Rabies and Feline Distemper. Your veterinarian may also suggest the Feline Leukemia vaccine for outdoor cats.

    Feline Distemper (FVRCP – Feline Rhinotracheitis Virus, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia) is a highly contagious viral disease of cats, kittens, raccoons, and mink. The virus can invade many of the body's organs.

    Rabies — Warm-blooded animals can harbor the virus. The most common species in our area to be infected are coyotes, foxes, skunks, raccoons and bats. Unvaccinated domestic pets are also susceptible through saliva during a bite from an infected animal. The virus multiplies in the nervous system and symptoms usually develop within 10 days.

    Feline Leukemia is a virus that affects cats. The virus is transmitted between infected cats with the transfer of saliva or nasal secretions. Simple exposure through a screen door is enough to transfer the virus. The feline leukemia disease remains an incurable viral disease that threatens the lives of thousands of cats each year.

  • Parasite Control Products

    These products prevent and repel heartworms, intestinal parasites, fleas and ticks. Round worms can be transmitted to humans, so controlling these parasites protects your cat and also your family.

  • Diagnostic Testing

    We perform diagnostic testing to check for Feline Leukemia and/or Feline AIDS (FeLV/FIV), heartworms or other internal parasites and early stages of diseases which cannot be detected during a physical exam.

Your veterinarian will also discuss other services, such as dental care or microchipping, that can lead to a longer and healthier life for your cat.

Tips for a Successful Vet Appointment

  • Bring list of questions
  • Allow time to catch your pet
  • Have cats in carriers and dogs leashed
  • Help us remain on time by being on time
  • Select a comfortable spot in the lobby
  • Get all of your questions answered
  • Write down any instructions we provide