Preventing diseases and other health problems is always cheaper and easier than treating them once they’ve developed. Below, we’ve shared our current preventive health care recommendations for your cats. For suggestions specific to your cat, schedule an appointment with your Bramer Animal Hospital veterinarian by visiting our website or calling 847-864-1700.
Annual Physical Examination and Health Consultation
- Purevax Rabies (yearly), Cook County legal requirement
- Feline upper respiratory and distemper (every three years)
- Feline leukemia (yearly if outdoor cat)
- Annual Fecal Examination for Intestinal Parasites for outdoor cats and any cats who live with small children
Heartworm Prevention, intestinal parasite prevention and external parasite prevention should be considered for all outdoor cats We recommend monthly Revolution application from May through November
For cats over eight years old, we recommend complete examinations twice each year. We may also suggest laboratory screening based on exam results and owner preferences so we can establish a “baseline” for future monitoring.