Cat Veterinarian Serving Akron, Barberton & Wadsworth OH
As your cat goes through the life stages from kitten to senior, they will require different care. We are a full service cat vet clinic providing care, diagnosis, and treatment for all your cat’s needs. We discuss your cat’s health with you to help you make informed decisions. In order to keep your cat healthy and happy, we provide the following cat veterinarian services in Akron, Barberton, Wadsworth, and surrounding Ohio areas:
Cat Wellness Exams
Wellness Exams are effective at detecting illness and disease early on to start a treatment plan before it progresses to an unmanageable level. We recommend annual wellness exams to thoroughly check vitals, eyes, ears, skin, and teeth & gums to make sure your cat is healthy. The earlier a problem is detected, the greater the chances are of correcting it. This is also a good time to discuss diet, behavior, environment, and any concerns you may have.
There are a variety of vaccines available, but not all cats need the same vaccines. Some are considered core vaccines, and should be administered to all pets, while others are optional and maybe recommended for pets based on a variety of factors such as age, risk for exposure, and overall health. Our staff is well educated about veterinary vaccines and will discuss your pets vaccination needs to determine the best vaccination program.
Cat Parasite Control & Prevention
A monthly dose of parasite control medicine is the easiest way to protect your cat from internal and external parasites that can cause illness such as fleas, ticks, and worms. Flea bites can trigger allergic reactions, skin inflammation, and infection. Internal parasites can cause serious illness and can be fatal if not treated. We offer effective parasite control treatments for cats to keep the pests away.
Having your pet spayed or neutered can help them live a longer, healthier life and help prevent undesirable behaviors such as urine marking, aggression and sexual behaviors. Spaying females can help protect them from ovarian, uterine and breast cancer and neutering males prevents testicular cancer and minimizes prostatic disease.
We recommend LAPAROSCOPIC spaying where possible. Using a scope and instruments we can spay your pet through one small “hole”. With laparoscopic procedures there is minimal (if any) pain, no incision line, no sutures, no “cone of shame”, and your pet can be back to its normal activity the same day with no restrictions. Laparoscopic procedures are the preferred techniques for people…don’t your pets deserve the same advantages?
Cat Laboratory Testing/Blood Work
We have state of the art testing available to get to the bottom of your pet’s problems. In most cases we can perform in-house testing and get the results to you during your pet’s appointment.
Cat Surgical Procedures
We have the experience, expertise, and specialized equipment to meet your dog’s surgical needs. Aggressive pain control, laser surgery, and endoscopic techniques are used to minimize discomfort, and speed healing time. When possible, we will utilize laparoscopic techniques to accomplish your pet’s procedures without pain or traditional incisions to worry about.
Cat Dental Care
Cats are prone to gingivitis and gum disease as they age. These ailments can have life threatening consequences if not detected and treated. You should bring your cat in for an exam if you notice any of the below symptoms. We can determine if there is a problem and discuss your options.
- Extremely Bad Breath
- White or Red Gums
- Swelling of Gums
- Dark Red Line Along Gums
- Loose Teeth
- Excessive Drooling
- Difficulty Chewing Food
- Pawing at the Mouth Area
Cat Emergency Care
Our offices are open for your cat’s health care needs Monday through Friday 8:00-6:00 and Saturday 8:00-4:00. If emergency vet care is required after these hours, you can rely on our 24 hour emergency facility- the Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital. Metro is located at 1053 S. Cleveland-Massilon Rd. in Copley (330-666-2976) and is there to assist with any of our client’s problems. At Metro we have veterinarians and technicians on duty 24 hours daily to address your needs. Metro’s staff doctors rotate through our clinic on a regular basis and help with our offices treatment plans.