Health & Wellness
We offer nutritional and behavioural counselling and carry a wide variety of specialty and therapeutic diets for all life stages and disease conditions. We also provide quality supplements for general wellness and for acute and chronic disease conditions.
We recommend pet insurance at any age, as health concerns can happen at any lifestage.
When kittens come in, we focus on protection (vaccines and deworming), and setting up a nutrition plan that will keep them healthy throughout their lifetime. As they enter into adulthood, we may start to see behavioural issues arise which are best attended too right away, before they get out of hand.
For mature cats we do recommend blood work screening to assess health and provide a baseline to better detect issues arising later in life. We also monitor for dental disease, as preventative care can help avoid issues from worsening.
As cats enter their senior years, we may see issues arise such as: reduced mobility, dental disease, vision or hearing impairment, heart disease, digestion upset, weight loss, and so on.
At the cat hospital, we offer three vaccines: FVRCP, rabies and leukemia.
The core vaccine, often referred to as the FVRCP vaccine, will provide protection against feline viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, and panleukopenia. This is recommended for both indoor and outdoor cats.
We also offer both a 1 year rabies vaccine and 3 year rabies vaccine. This is recommended for both indoor and outdoor cats.
The leukemia vaccine is recommended for cats with a higher risk of exposure, such as cats that go outdoors.
Dr. Baran believes in keeping pets safe and acknowledges that some pets may be prone to vacinosis (link). We offer the option of running a titre to check your feline's level of immunity as an alternative option.
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One of top reasons cats visit the clinic is to address behavioural issues. These issues can involve scratching, inappropriate urination/defecation, aggression towards other pets, aggression towards people, anxiety, and fear, to name a few. This issues can be very serious, where owners feel that rehoming or euthanasia are their only options. We like to address the situation holistically - taking the time to collect a complete history, and then exploring solutions available. This process can be complicated and take time, however we are committed to resolving the issue. Some behavioural problems actually stem from physical aliments, and this may require lab tests to evaluate.