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Veterinary Services

Cat Care Hospital is a full-service hospital. Patients are seen by appointments only. We also offer clients the convenience of drop off appointments. Listed below are some of the services that we offer in more detail.

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Boarding

Cat Care Hospital is your first choice to take care of your pet while you are away from home or unable to care for your pet.

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Vaccinations

Vaccinating your pet is an important part of your pet's overall health care. Keeping your cat current on its vaccines can protect it from various diseases

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Spay and Neuter

Spaying or neutering your cat can greatly decrease the risk of many diseases and illnesses that can become very expensive to treat.

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Boarding

First-class boarding facility

We have boarding facilities for patients that need them. Our sizable boarding cages provide our patients with plenty of room to relax and stretch out. All of our boarding cages are made of a laminate material, not metal. The cages are manufactured as a single unit with no open seams that can trap bacteria and dirt. Unlike metal cages, laminate doesn’t “echo” which makes it quieter for cats and it also retains heat and stays warmer than metal cages. Owners are encouraged to bring along any bedding, toys and food for their cats from home to minimize the stress on their cats. A feline-only hospital has the advantage over other cat and dog boarding facilities as the surroundings are not disrupted by the sounds of barking dogs. The quiet environment in our boarding room allows the cats to adjust to their new, temporary home faster and with less stress.

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Examinations

This includes annual wellness exams and also examinations for medical problems. We welcome referrals for second opinions as well.

Vaccinations

We provide both core vaccines such as FVRCP (Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus and Panleukopenia) and Rabies. We also provide non -core vaccines such as FELV (Feline Leukemia vaccine). The designation of these vaccines as core or non-core was determined by the American Association of Feline Practitioners based upon the cat’s lifestyle as either an indoor-only or indoor-outdoor cat. The majority of our vaccines are manufactured by the Merial company. Our rabies and feline leukemia vaccines are genetically engineered vaccines. Genetically engineered vaccines substantially reduce the risk of vaccine-associated tumors and also decrease the risk of adverse vaccine reactions. We also provide the Heska intranasal vaccines that do not require any needles or injections.

Grooming

Our grooming services include nail trims, comb outs for long or short-haired cats, sanitary clips and lion cuts. The majority of our grooming services are provided for our patients in order to alleviate any discomfort such as a heavily matted haircoat or to address medical problems such as hairballs and or excessive vomiting secondary to ingesting too much hair. We are happy to offer our services to new clients as long as the vaccination history is current for their cats.

Behavior Counseling

Life in the modern world is stressful and occasionally cats can act out in ways that are destructive, problematic or baffling to their owners. We can counsel owners and offer advice on how to address inappropriate elimination behaviors, intercat aggression within the same household or even aggression towards certain family members. These are only some of the myriad of behaviors which owners may find undesirable with their cats. If we are unsuccessful in resolving the behavior we can refer the cat for a second opinion to a board-certified animal behaviorist in Greensboro.

Surgery

We offer spay and neuter surgeries. We also perform other elective surgeries such as surgeries of the bladder to remove bladder stones, surgeries of the intestinal tract to remove foreign objects, etc. We are also able to place feeding tubes in either the stomach or the esophagus for feeding anorexic cats. We do not specialize in orthopedic surgeries and recommend referral to a specialty referral hospital where the surgeries can be performed by a veterinary board-certified surgeon.

Digital Radiography

Digital radiography allows a more detailed and complete radiographic examination of a cat’s internal organs and structures. Our radiographic system minimizes the radiation exposure to our feline patients thereby making it safer for our patients. Our digital system also allows our doctor to transmit the radiographic image, without loss of any detail, to another radiologist via the internet if a second opinion is desired. This allows us to arrive at a medical diagnosis and treatment plan for our feline patients faster and usually even within the same day. Contrast this to the inconvenience of having the owner transport the x-rays to another radiologist at another veterinary hospital and waiting for both the veterinarians to consult with each other before a diagnosis much less a treatment plan can be reached.

Dentals

We offer full service dentals that include ultrasonic scaling, polishing, gingivitis treatments and surgical extractions utilizing medical products that accelerate healing to ensure our feline patients recover quickly and uneventfully from their dentals.

Laser Therapy

Laser therapy is increasingly being used in human medicine to treat chronic pain, inflammation and to aid in wound healing. We are pleased to offer the same services for our feline patients especially in our geriatric patients that suffer from chronic arthritis pain. When laser therapy is used in conjunction with other pain-controlling medications in geriatric cats, it can have a profound positive effect on improving their mobility, decreasing their stress levels by controlling their pain and improving their quality of life. In this respect, laser therapy can play a large role in helping to control the chronic arthritis pain in cats as there are few safe long-term pain medications for geriatric cats.

Laboratory Services

We offer in-hospital laboratory diagnostic services for our patients undergoing surgical procedures and also for any emergency. We are also able to access the services of IDEXX laboratories, which is a nationwide laboratory service, if additional tests are needed. In most cases, results are available either the same day or within 24 hours which allows us to diagnose and implement a treatment plan more rapidly for our feline patients.