Scottsdale Cat Clinic
October is Animal Safety & Protection Month. This month (and every month) is a time to recognize safety measures you should take to protect your pet. Check out the below safety tips:
- Be proactive. Keep all animals up-to-date on immunizations.
- Pet-proof your home. Remove or secure choking hazards and toxic chemicals.
- Identify your animals. Place tags securely on collars and even label collars with your contact information.
- In a disaster, have a plan. Who will be responsible for locating each animal in the house? How will you transport them? If it is a fire, human life takes priority. Place decals on windows and doors with the number of humans and each kind and number of pets residing in the home.
- Learn basic first aid. Caring for your animal at home will prevent a minor injury from becoming severe. Always call your veterinarian if you are unsure.
- Know your feline. If your cat's behavior changes, watch for signs of illness. Is he injured or spent too much time in the heat? Contact your veterinarian before giving human over-the-counter medications.
- Senior CareDid you know that pets age faster than people and can be considered “seniors” at around 7 years of age? Just as our health care needs change as we age, your pet’s health care needs also change. Nutritional needs, exercise habits, and many aspects of your pet’s daily routine can change as your pet ages.
- Nutritional CounselingFrom the very first day you bring a new pet home through the final days of its life, nutrition plays a critical role in your cat’s overall health and well-being. Many pet owners take nutrition for granted, in part because the availability of so many nutritionally complete commercial diets has taken much of the guesswork
- Pain ManagementThe practice of high-quality veterinary medicine focuses on the entire patient – from medical issues that affect physical functioning, to emotional and psychological issues that affect well-being. Experiencing pain can affect the body’s physical functioning and can have a detrimental effect on a patient’s well-being and state of mind. That’s why pain management is among
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I really appreciated the COVID protocols in place. It’s very important we respect and protect each-other in these sensitive times. We received excellent, specialized care, communication was clear, staff went above and beyond to be sure my senior baby received the care she required. Pleasant experience ~CindyAnne Kelly
I have been taking my sometimes anxious kitty to the team at the Scottsdale Cat Clinic since 2008. She's 14 now and has had some issues that come with age. They have been so great and they always take good care of her.Ariana Peters Patnode