New Kitten Vaccine Program
Bringing a new kitten home is fun, and it’s easy to fall in love with your adorable new family member. However, kittens require planning and care, so we’re here to help.
Wellness visit, exams, and vaccinations
The Pet Hospitals will cover your kitten’s wellness examinations by a veterinarian, core vaccines (Feline Distemper, Feline Leukemia, and Rabies), internal parasite testing, and routine deworming for just $39 each visit in their kitten series. Even the youngest pets can carry diseases and parasites, so we want to keep your new friend safe and healthy at an affordable price.
Low cost, high-quality neuter & spay packages
Spaying and neutering is important to your pet’s health and well-being. That’s why we have created a package that offers low cost spay and neuter services that won’t compromise the health and safety of your pet.
Annual exams are important to improve the quality of life for your furry family member. They help us catch developing problems before they become larger problems and health concerns. As an added service, you may drop your pet off with us for their annual exam free of charge. We’ll take care of them until it’s convenient for you to come by and pick them up!
They know what they want. We know what they need.
Our discounted exam and vaccination packages for adult cats are reasonably priced at $119 but high in quality and include:
- Complete physical exam
- Dental assessment
- Internal parasite treatment
- All core vaccinations
- Free nail trim
Need a pet translator? We’re here to help.
For the safety of our patients, we require a physical exam before administering any vaccinations. We will also keep your medical records on file and online for you to view at any time so no one has to guess when it comes to giving your pet the care it needs.
Pets need dental care too. Unlike us, they can’t brush their teeth, so we’re here to help them prevent plaque buildup, tooth decay, and gum disease. We’ll personally assess your pet’s needs during their exam because there is no one size fits all schedule, and we don’t want to perform dental care on your pet unless it is absolutely necessary.
Happy mouth. Happy pet.
At The Pet Hospitals, dental care includes the following at a reasonable price:
- General anesthesia so we can thoroughly examine tooth and gum health
- Full-mouth radiographs (grade 2 or higher), which is now the standard of care in veterinary dentistry
- Professional cleaning to remove tartar and plaque
- Tooth polish to remove bacteria buildups
- Sealant to protect teeth from future decay
At home dental care
Don’t worry, you won’t have to start brushing your cat’s teeth every day, but we do recommend dental treats to prevent plaque buildup. It may even result in fresher breath!
If your pet is scratching, itching, or chewing on its coat or paws, licking at its paws, or experiencing hair loss or any other dermatological issues that appear to be allergies or an allergic reaction, The Pet Hospitals can help. Simply bring your pet in for testing so we can determine what the issue is and provide relief.
Cat allergy testing
At The Pet Hospitals, allergy testing includes the following at a reasonable price:
- Comprehensive physical exam
- Allergy testing with desensitization protocols
- Food allergy elimination diets
Relief is in sight.
Once the source of your pet’s allergy and dermatological issue is determined, we will create a treatment plan that is tailored to meet their needs. Please note that proper care of your pet’s skin and coat are important to dermatological health too, so regular grooming is a must.
Behavior training can be a challenge, but it’s important to develop guidelines and boundaries with your pet in order to develop a positive, trusting, and cooperative relationship.
Your independent feline friend
Cats tend to be more independent and territorial, so the training strategies are different than those with other animals. Our veterinarians are skilled in animal behavior and communication, and can help you develop trust and boundaries with your pet. During your wellness exam, we will be happy to discuss the following and more with you:
- Excessive vocalizing
- Biting or aggressive behaviors
- Potty training
Is it a medical or training issue?
Some behaviors are symptoms of a developing medical problem that may require a physical exam. For example, a cat that is suddenly aggressive or soiling in the house may be suffering from a bladder or urinary tract infection, or another medical condition that they can’t vocalize. At The Pet Hospitals, we are able to assess your behavioral concerns and get the source of the problem.
Pneumonia in Cats: Symptoms & More
Oxygen deficiency in the blood and breathing problems are the common symptoms of pneumonia in cats. This oxygen deficiency weakens the body’s immune system. Inflammation of the lungs, which can occur for various reasons, is known as pneumonia. However, it may be difficult to notice pneumonia in cats since many illnesses in cats are associated with the respiratory system.
What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Pneumonia in Cats?
When inflammation of the lungs takes place, breathing disorders can occur. This difficulty in breathing, in turn, causes a limited oxygen supply in the blood. We compiled a list of the following signs and symptoms of pneumonia:
- Noisy breathing and wheezing sound during breathing
- Bluish lips, resulting from the deficiency of oxygen in the blood
- Increased heartbeat
- Weight loss caused by lack of appetite
- Nasal discharge appearing greenish or yellowish
- Signs of untidy appearance
Aspiration pneumonia causes symptoms such as difficulty swallowing food, increased heart rate, and sometimes vomiting. On the other hand, fungal infection mostly causes eye and skin problems, for instance, running eyes and dire skin conditions.
Is Pneumonia in Cats Contagious?
Close contact between your cat and other cats or dogs can lead to the passing over of the infection. To prevent this, infected cats need to be kept separately from the other healthy cats and dogs. In addition, ensure your sick cat is comfortable by providing warm sleeping conditions, clean water, and some food.
To curb and control the infection, it is advisable to do frequent cleaning around the pets’ areas to avoid further contamination. In addition, we advise you to wash your hands with running water and soap for more safety measures.
Causes of Pneumonia in Cats
All cats stand a chance of contracting pneumonia and we see it in young cats, older cats, and those with health conditions because they have the weakest immune system. We found that cats contract pneumonia in the following ways:
- Infectious pneumonia: This is the most common type of pneumonia. It’s the result of a bacterial infection in the lungs and waterways.
- Aspiration pneumonia: The respiratory system is sensitive, and irritations can be caused by simply introducing a foreign body during breathing. Aspiration pneumonia also occurs when a cat throws up and inhales some of the vomit.
- Fungal pneumonia: This is caused by fungus found in soil or bird droppings that are then breathed into the cat’s body through the nose or mouth.
Ways to Prevent Feline Pneumonia
Asthma in cats, like in humans, is a chronic inflammation of the lung’s small passageways. It is incurable, but treatable. If you administer the proper care and medication, you will see cats with this condition change the narrative and recover quite quickly.
Asthma in cats can worsen their pneumonia. Asthma can be caused by irritation from foreign materials such as pollen, tobacco smoke, and cat litter. Precautions to take to ensure your cats do not get inflamed lungs include:
- Avoid smoking around your pet
- Don’t use sprays because sprays worsen their condition.
- Cat obesity is also a factor; hence it’s important to keep your cat in shape
- Ensure your cat remains as relaxed as possible as this condition is also caused and worsened by stress.
If your cat is having problems breathing, call The Pet Hospitals. We can help.
Why The Pet Hospitals for Veterinary Care?
At The Pet Hospitals, we know pets. We offer excellent veterinary care and take the time to listen to our patients. We provide a platform for your concerns to be met and make you feel as comfortable as possible when you bring your pet in for a checkup.
We have an experienced team, and your pet will have access to 30 top-notch doctors. Even more encouraging is that everything is done in-house, from the countless series of texts to dental care and surgeries. This gives you and your pet the perfect stress-free environment.
You need easy access to veterinary care for your pets in Memphis, TN. The Pet Hospitals makes this happen as we have state-of-the-art services at your disposal. We even offer emergency veterinarian services because we know a cat can unexpectedly show symptoms of pneumonia.
The Pet Hospitals in Memphis has made it easier for you to worry less when your pet catches pneumonia because we can offer high quality care. We’re just a call away, so don’t hesitate to contact our team today.