Pet Preventative Care for Cats at South Broward Animal Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Ensure your cat’s well-being with preventative care at South Broward Animal Hospital. We provide annual exams, vaccinations, dental care, and more for healthy feline friends.

The Proactive Approach to Feline Veterinary Care

Preventative care is a cat’s first line of defense against health issues. Annual exams help by preventing, diagnosing, and treating disease in its early stages, often before any noticeable symptoms begin. The earlier the treatment starts, the more effectively it can prevent unnecessary pain and suffering in your pet.

Under the guidance of our experienced veterinary team, we offer a range of preventive measures tailored to each cat’s age, lifestyle, and health status. From regular check-ups and vaccinations to dental care and nutritional counseling, we are dedicated to providing the highest quality care for every cat that walks through our doors. With our proactive approach, we aim to detect and address potential health concerns early on, ensuring a long and happy life for your beloved feline companion.

Vet examining a white cat with stethoscope

Preventive Health Measures

  • Annual Veterinary Exams: Comprehensive annual exams at South Broward Animal Hospital evaluate temperature, skin and coat, ear and hearing acuity, lung and chest, internal health, oral hygiene, and eye and visual responsiveness.
  • Vaccinations: Updated vaccinations and booster vaccines are a highly effective way to prevent many common diseases and infections like feline Panleukopenia, Rhinotracheitis, and rabies.
  • Dental Care: Oral health is an important part of your pet’s life. Annual teeth cleanings are the best method to maintain and improve dental well-being.
  • Parasite Control: Prevention and eradication is a simple and efficient process when anti-parasitic medication is used regularly.
  • Skin and Coat Care: Grooming and washing are fundamental aspects of proper pet hygiene. Skin and hair health prevents mange, matting, bacterial infections, and more.
  • Proper Nutrition: Proper nutrition supports all of your cat’s bodily processes, bolstering their immune system and ensuring normal development.
  • Behavioral Evaluation: Changes in mood or behavior are often symptoms of underlying medical conditions, identifying these shifts helps to identify and treat the root cause.
  • Exercise: Regular workouts support skeletomuscular and cardiovascular health in cats of all ages.

Preventative Care Senior Animals

Preventative care becomes more significant for aging cats, and South Broward Animal Hospital recommends increasing exams to twice a year for elderly animals. As cats get older, they become prone to many age-related diseases that are increasingly difficult to diagnose and treat. Many preventive health measures must be adjusted to better suit the medical needs of senior animals.