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Adult Cat Preventative Care Plan
Adult stage of life is a continuation from the kitten stages. Cats age at a different rate then dogs. Refer to the Senior Program for age comparisons to humans. Cats in this age group need to continue vaccinations, checking for intestinal parasites, and treatment for ticks.
Cats need to be maintained on a good nutritional diet, we recommend Royal Canin Control formula. The age to switch to the adult formula varies between breeds. Call our staff with any of your questions.
Coccidiomycosis (valley fever) is a problem that is found in the arid Southwest regions. There is no vaccine and prevention is the only method to avoid valley fever. The organism is a fungus that lives in the ground. Dust storms, heavy rains, construction and digging increase risks of valley fever. Clinical signs in cats most commonly involve limping and/or coughing. Other signs include but are not limited to skin lesions, neurological problems including seizures, anorexia, etc. If you suspect your cat has valley fever, please make an appointment with our staff.
Tartar and gingivitis can cause tooth decay, infection and pain. Brushing your cats teeth will slow the process of tartar build- up but will not stop it. Cats need a regular dental check-up and cleaning depending on the amount of tartar build-up in the mouth. The teeth will be evaluated with every exam or annual visit.
Adult cats that are well cared for typically lead healthy lives and it this age group when they become bonded to our activities and become our irreplaceable companion. Desert Hills Animal Clinics goal is to keep your companion happy and healthy to enjoy a long life. Please call Desert Hills Animal Clinic for your regular appointments - 623-581-1558.