When you don’t feel well, you visit the doctor and trust
that they will listen and provide you with reliable
information and medical advice.
The same goes for your cat. The doctors and staff
at Just Cats Hospital take the time to listen to you
and examine your cat thoroughly.
Through health risk assessments, we will develop a clear picture of your pet’s overall health status and can recommend the best health maintenance or treatment program. It is important we hear from you about how your cat is doing so we may continuously adjust and optimize your companion’s health care plan.
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 that 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, vitamins, shampoos, 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.