Hospitalization & Imaging

Hospitalization & Imaging

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In some instances, we may recommend hospitalization for your cat. Our hospital is equipped with a number of monitoring equipment and services. The following is a short list of services and equipment that may be recommended:

IV (intravenous) Fluids

Having direct access to a vein allows continuous fluid supportive care. An IV catheter also allows our doctors to administer many medications (i.e. antibiotics, pain medications) directly into the vein. IV catheters are also placed in all patients undergoing a surgical procedure.

In-House Laboratory

Our in-house laboratory allows our doctors to get results fast when time is of the essence. We are able to obtain results for common blood and urine tests and provide our patients with appropriate monitoring while they are hospitalized.

Digital Radiographs (X-rays)

We take and interpret our radiographs in-house.  A doctor will go over the images with you in an exam room during your visit.

In-House Pharmacy

Our in-house pharmacy provides the necessary medications to treat your cat, especially when they suddenly become unwell.

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Since your cat is away from home, we strive to provide your cat with a comfortable environment during their stay with us. We understand that these are stressful times for both you and your cat. Each of our patients is given a comfortable bed to relax in our quiet, calm environment. You are encouraged to bring your cat’s favorite toy, dish, or blanket to make them feel as comfortable as possible. We encourage you to visit as well and our doctors will contact you daily about the status of your cat. Please do not hesitate to contact us for an update!

Digital Radiographs (X-rays)

Radiographs (x-rays) allow our doctors to view internal structures of your cat and this is an important component of a diagnostic work-up. Often times, we like to couple a comprehensive blood panel with some images (x-rays) to fully evaluate a body system that is in question. Our doctors will discuss each radiograph with you and point out the normal anatomy and any abnormalities that are present. A brief description of the most common radiographs is given below.

Abdominal (belly) Radiographs

These images aid our doctors in evaluating your cat’s internal organs (i.e. liver, digestive tract (stomach, intestine, colon), kidneys, spleen, bladder). With this x-ray, each organ is evaluated for size, shape, location, relationships to other organs, and the presence of any abnormalities or disease.

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Thoracic (chest) Radiographs

These images aid our doctors in evaluating your cat’s heart, lungs, blood vessels, ribs, and spine for size, shape, location, relationships to other organs, and the presence of any abnormalities or disease.

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Arthritis Radiographs

These images focus on the most common locations for arthritis in our aging patients (elbows, lower spin, hips and knees).

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Head

These x-rays help evaluate structures in the head such as sinuses, bulla, inner ear, orbit, and mouth.

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SERVICES
Examination

Our comprehensive physical examinations serve a number of purposes. Together with a detailed history, our doctors will formulate a Medical Plan specifically for your cat based on their findings.

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Vaccination

Our hospital only uses non-adjuvanted vaccines. An adjuvant is added to a vaccine to stimulate the immune system to react to the vaccine and thus increase the effectiveness of the vaccine (i.e. to make antibodies to protect your cat in the future).

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Prevention Services

Preventative Healthcare is a major focus of Cats Only Veterinary Hospital. Our Preventative Healthcare approach is tailored to each individual cat with regards to their specific environment, lifestyle, nutrition, potential risks, and other considerations. Our Wellness Plans allow you to make low monthly payments over the course of a year.

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Laser Surgery

Most of our surgical procedures utilize the benefits of laser surgery. All of our routine surgeries (neuter, spay, declaw) utilize this technology and the results are truly remarkable.

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Class IV Laser Therapy

Cats Only Veterinary Hospital is proud to offer state-of-the-art Class IV Laser Therapy for a drug-free, surgery-free, pain-free treatment for your cat. Laser Therapy has been used for over 40 years in human medicine and has recently entered into the veterinary field.

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Dental Healthcare & Surgery

Approximately 70% of cats over the age of 2 to 3 have some degree of periodontal disease (tartar, plaque, gingivitis, tooth resorption). Each comprehensive physical examination will include an evaluation of your cat’s mouth.

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Hospitalization & Imaging

In some instances, we may recommend hospitalization for your cat. Our hospital is equipped with a number of monitoring equipment and services. The following is a short list of services and equipment that may be required:

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Laboratory

Our feline friends cannot (or do not) tell us when they are unwell. We often use blood and urine tests along with a detailed history and comprehensive physical examination to help us determine if there is a problem internally.

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Boarding

Leaving for a vacation? Visiting family for the holidays? Need to travel for a business trip? Worried about your feline family members while you are away? Don’t be. Our cat friendly, quiet, cozy boarding facility is the Purrrrrfect choice for your feline family members while you are away.

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Pharmacy

For your convenience, our hospital stocks commonly used medications. With each new medication dispensed, you will receive a medication information sheet that

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