Cat visiting a local vet.

Who knows better how to promote the best in pet health than your local vet? When it comes to veterinary medicine advice, cat owners in El Dorado County turn to MarketPlace Veterinary Hospital. Learn our best in cat health tips and keep your kitty purring!

Why Cat Health?

It’s a no-brainer to take your cat to the local vet when they are sick, but did you realize that taking your pet in for routine wellness exams is just as important?

When your goal is the best pet health care veterinary medicine can provide, regular wellness examinations are an important opportunity to keep your kitty in tune.

Routine wellness care provides:

  • The opportunity for a nose-to-tail examination
  • A chance to notice subtle changes and abnormalities before they become serious
  • A forum to discuss your pet’s care and any concerns you may have
  • A time to make and discuss further recommendations for the best care
  • Timely opportunity for preventive care such as vaccinations and parasite prevention

Taking good care of your cat can add quality and quantity to their nine lives. What’s not to like about that?

Your Local Vet Checklist for Optimal Cat Health

Besides bringing your pet in to see our veterinarians on a routine basis, you play a big role in supporting excellent cat health at home. 

Cat owners can play an active role in their pet’s health by:

  • Keeping an eye on your pet’s coat. Regular grooming and external parasite prevention is important.
  • Making sure that kitty’s claws are trimmed regularly and providing appropriate scratching surfaces.
  • Noticing your cat’s normal appearance including the eyes, ears, nose, and overall posture. 
  • Paying attention to your cat’s oral health and providing at-home dental care as well as keeping up with dental care recommendations. 
  • Maintaining your cat at a healthy body weight
  • Providing your cat with everything they need to thrive indoors
  • Paying attention to litter box habits so that you can note changes.
  • Encouraging daily activity and exercise.
  • Making note of normal behaviors and routines. 

Of course, it is important to let us know right away if you notice changes in your pet. Make an appointment right away if you have concerns. You know your pet better than anyone, and if something seems to be off, it probably is. 

Our goal in veterinary medicine is to keep pets healthy whenever possible. By playing an active role in cat health both at home and at the local vet, you can be sure that you are doing your part to help achieve this goal.