Just Cats Hospital Services
We provide medical care for a wide variety of chronic and acute conditions such as skin and ear diseases, ophthalmology, internal medicine, dentistry, cancer care, cardiology services such as electrocardiology and chest x-rays, treatment for infections and wounds, kidney and bladder diseases, and arthritis and other orthopedic conditions.
For surgical and dental procedures, anesthesia is required. While under anesthesia, your cat’s blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, body temperature, EKG, and oxygen level are continuously monitored by our dedicated anesthetist and our anesthetic monitors. A veterinary assistant is solely dedicated to monitor anesthesia. She continuously monitoring the vital parameters of the patient, having no other responsibilities as distractions. Although this is not routine protocol in many veterinary clinics, we do not want our patients to be watched any less closely than we would our own cats or ourselves. Each component of our anesthetic protocol, the care and attention we give each patient, plays a key role in their safety and comfort.
We utilize aggressive heat support to assist in maintaining a constant body temperature during the procedure with a blanket that circulates warm air over them and booties on each paw to reduce heat loss through the paw pads. We give IV fluids through an IV catheter to all our patients under anesthesia because it provides fluid support, blood pressure support, and allows for quick IV access in the case of an emergency. Following surgery, kitties recover under the direct supervision of a surgical team member in a recovery cage.
Just Cats Hospital strictly follows state-of-the-art anesthesia protocols. By receiving regular training and consulting with board-certified veterinary anesthesiologists, we ensure our practice is always meeting the most current protocols and recommendations for anesthesia and pain management. We use only isoflurane gas anesthesia, which is considered among the safest anesthetics available in veterinary medicine.
At Just Cats Hospital, we take anesthesia safety very seriously. We don’t cut any corners to care for your cat.
Cats are known for their charming and unique personalities. Even with the right training and lots of attention and love, your cat can develop bad habits or unwanted behaviors.
For more information click here: Behavioral Counseling
The team at Just Cats Hospital understands how difficult caring for your favorite feline’s teeth can be, and we’re here to help!
For more information click here: Dental Services
We provide ECG services and chest x-rays on-site as well as consultations with cardiology specialists. We also frequently send blood tests to the lab to monitor for heart muscle damage as a screening tool for cats with heart murmurs. Heart muscle disease is a common disease of middle-aged cats, especially males. Maine Coons are at a higher risk for developing heart disease than domestic-breed cats.
End of Life
For many cat owners, even thinking about their cat’s final days is difficult and emotional. Our cats are a part of our family. It is this strong bond, born from years of companionship, that makes this time particularly hard to bear. All of us at Just Cats Hospital will do our best to help you address these important issues with the compassion and sensitivity they require. We also offer cremations through a crematory service. Your veterinarian can provide more information on these options.
Just as with humans, pain can have negative effects on cats that go beyond physical discomfort. Pain after surgery and other medical procedures can slow healing and worsen diseases like arthritis. Because our companion friends don’t understand why they are experiencing pain, pain can cause behavioral issues and interfere with the bond between you and your cat. All the veterinarians at Just Cats Hospital are trained to ensure each patient is as comfortable as possible before, during, and following any procedure. We can also help with painful chronic conditions such as cancer and arthritis.
We maintain a complete inventory of pharmaceuticals, flea, and intestinal parasite control products and heartworm preventatives to meet the needs of your pet. We also carry a full line of prescription diets.
When it comes to prescription medications, accurate dosage and administration are of the utmost importance. As your cat’s prescribing veterinarian, you can trust that when you fill prescriptions at our pharmacy your cat will receive the right medication as quickly as possible. We will also provide you with detailed instructions on the medication’s use, discuss any side effects or interactions and administer the first dose for you if needed.
At Just Cats Hospital, we use radiology (X-rays) to examine your cat’s bones, lungs, heart, abdomen, oral cavity and other areas, as well as for diagnosing and monitoring many medical and surgical conditions. If we suspect your cat has a fractured bone, has swallowed a foreign object, or is suffering from a heart problem, an X-ray can often tell us what we need to know.
To provide you with the highest-quality feline care, Just Cats Hospital has invested in a state-of-the-art digital X-ray machine. The many important advantages to digital X-rays include:
- Immediately viewable on a computer
- Faster, more accurate diagnosis due to clearer, more detailed images
- Less time to process
- Emailing of all x-rays to board-certified veterinary radiologist for review
Advanced diagnostic capabilities are an extremely important part of veterinary medicine. Our investment in digital X-ray technology reflects our commitment to offer you and your cat the best, most comprehensive healthcare available. Our x-rays are immediately sent to board certified radiologist for a complete diagnostic x-ray report.
Our state-of-the-art surgical suite provides for the performance of a wide variety of surgical procedures, both routine (such as neuters and spays) and for problems such as intestinal obstructions and bladder stones. During the procedure, your pet will be kept warm on a blanket that circulates warm air and monitored by assistants dedicated to all your pet’s needs. Our surgeons maintain sterile technique throughout the surgery, ensuring the highest degree of safety possible. Pain management is a critical component to surgery. Pets heal faster and return to normal activities faster with appropriate pain medication. Each patient is monitored to ensure that they are comfortable before and after their procedure. All equipment related to surgery, including anesthetic machines and sterilization equipment, are monitored according to standards set by the American Animal Hospital Association.
We perform the following grooming services for cats:
- Nail trim Shave
- Matted furShave large areas of fur, such as the bellySanitary shave (shave fur around the rear to promote cleanliness)
- Lion cut
- “Buzz cut” of body
- Leave the head and mane and legs up to the wrists and ankles
- Option to leave full tail or leave a puff at the end
- Option to shave long fur in-between toes for some longhaired cats
- Nail trim at no additional charge
We only SHAVE. We do not have the equipment available for “faded” or other specialty cuts. We use primarily a #10 blade, which cuts the fur short but is less likely to cut the skin, reserving #40 blades that cut closer for shaving matted fur. All shaves are charged based on how long the procedure takes.
All grooming appointments must be dropped off in the morning and can be picked-up in the afternoon. Sanitary shaves, nail trims, or shaving a few mats can be scheduled as an outpatient appointment with the owner present. We recommend fasting all patients that are dropped off in case sedation is required (no food after midnight, water is okay).
All patients being dropped off must fill out a surgical consent form if sedation is needed. Groomings will be postponed or cancelled if an emergency takes place with another patient.
International Health Certificates
As a part of our efforts to provide you with the most comprehensive cat healthcare services, we also provide international health certificates that are required when traveling with your cat outside the United States.
Requirements depend on which country you are going to but at a minimum require an examination and certificate no more than 21 days before you travel, and your cat must be up-to-date on rabies vaccination. Some countries, such as Japan and England, have more stringent requirements that take more than 6 months of planning to avoid long quarantine periods. Our doctors can assist you with international requirements for your destination.
Knowing how to properly care for a new kitten will help reduce any stress or concerns that may come with adding a member to your family. Just Cats Hospital shares your joy at welcoming this new family member into your life and is ready to support you with exceptional cat care and guidance.
The first year of care for your new little ball of fur is the most important. Like human infants, kittens require special attention for them to grow and develop well.
Through our partnership, we will create a custom health plan so your new companion receives the vaccinations, behavioral, and nutritional recommendations required to get the best start in life. We’ll also discuss ways to best care for your cat between visits to the veterinary hospital. Your kitten’s first year of care will include:
Your kitten’s lifetime of wellness starts with their first comprehensive physical exam. Kittens should have three to four exams between the ages of 8–16 weeks. These visits are important because they provide our veterinarians with an opportunity to administer vaccines and assess your kitten’s overall health.
Due to their developing immune systems, kittens must receive a series of properly staged vaccines. Because every kitten is unique, we tailor our vaccination recommendations based on their lifestyle and according to the suggested medical guidelines.
Diagnostic Testing: All kittens should be tested for intestinal parasites and feline leukemia/FIV.
Additional Recommendations: Your veterinarian will also discuss and recommend other services, such as spaying, neutering and microchipping.
Of the six to eight million cats and dogs who find their way into shelters nationwide each year, less than 2 percent of cats are ever reunited with their owners. Dogs, who more commonly wear visible identification or are microchipped, are reunited with their worried owners 7.5 to 15 times more often.
To find how to protect yourself, click here: Microchipping
Today, a majority of cats are overweight or obese. Carrying around all that extra weight can be more than uncomfortable; it can also predispose cats to diabetes, fatty liver disease and arthritis. Obesity is the most common and most significant nutritional health problem in cats today.
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Parasite Preventaion and Control
Parasites can be real pests. For informantion how to protect your kitty, click here: Parasite Prevention
Senior Cat Care
Older cats make wonderful companions, and thanks to advances in veterinary medicine, they are living longer than ever; however, they have unique medical needs.
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Since an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, the veterinarians and staff at Just Cats Hospital are strong advocates of preventive care.
Read about thes lifsaving vaccinations here: Vaccinations
We strongly encourage annual wellness examinations, recommended vaccinations, and can provide medication to prevent diseases.
To read more click this link: Wellness Care