Veterinary Services For Cats


We feel that cats are part of the family. Our clients' response to the care we provide is the strongest testament to the quality of care we provide for their cats. You can find some of our client feedback here.

Our practices offer preventative health care as well as advanced diagnostic and surgical services. In addition, our dedication to quality service in the care of cats is a tremendous source of our “pride”!

We Support Every Stage Of Your Cat's Life

As your feline friend grows, they will move through six distinct stages of life:

  • Kitten: 0 to 6 months
  • Junior: 7 months to 2 years
  • Prime: 3 to 6 years
  • Mature: 7 to 10 years
  • Senior: 11 to 14 years
  • Geriatric: 15 years and over

Naturally, as a cat grows and progresses through life, it will undergo physiological changes and face a variety of life events that will require care and attention. From kitten care to geriatric cat medicine, consistent preventive care can make all the difference in the quality of life of your cat. Ultimately, your cat's health will impact your relationship with them.

Cats are very good at hiding illness. In fact, most cats will simply become less active and less interactive when very ill. Any signs of illness that a cat may show will be very subtle. Any change in their behavior should warrant a consideration that they may be ill. Many clients will return from work to find that their cat simply does not greet them at the door as usual. This may be an indication that your cat is ill. Because the signs of cat illness are so subtle, if you should notice any obvious changes in behavior please call our office.

A Fear-Free, Cat-Friendly Hospital

Because the medical needs of cats are unique, our cat hospital utilizes specialized equipment, the training of employees, and facilities specific to felines. We have a dedicated feline-only examination room, and we minimize stress by providing soft, cozy surfaces which will allow your cat to feel safe and secure.

Our staff is trained to allow cats to move at their own pace, which allows them to feel less stress during their visit to our hospital. Cats have special needs when it comes to exploring new environments. We understand the needs of cats: how they need to be “catered” and how to keep their stress to a minimum. While we cannot make all cats feel completely at home, we can help all cats to feel safe and comfortable during their visit.

Our veterinary practices specialize in meeting the diverse array of feline needs, including:

  • Understanding the unique needs of cats, thereby making veterinary visits more cat-friendly
  • Understanding how to approach and handle cats in a gentle, empathetic, and caring manner
  • Having an appropriate standard of equipment needed to diagnose and treat feline patients
  • Meeting the high standards for facilities and care of hospitalized cats

Cat Health Services and Treatments

At Northeast Animal Hospital and Downtown St. Pete Vet Clinic, we specialize in the following cat health services for cats of all ages, breeds, and circumstances:

(Please note that this is only a partial list, and the services listed are available at one or both of our practices.)

  • Allergy Testing: Cats commonly face a number of allergens that can cause a wide variety of symptoms, allergy testing can help us identify and properly treat the root cause of some issues
  • Anesthesia: We have the facilities, equipment, medicine and knowledge to ensure your cat stays safe while under anesthesia
  • Bathing and Hygiene: Proper feline hygiene is an important component of a healthy happy lifestyle
  • Behavior Services: Your cat's behavior is not genetically inherent, but can be learned and unlearned with your commitment and our help
  • Boarding: If you are going on a trip and want to make sure that your cat is well taken care of, our staff can ensure high quality affordable care
  • Cancer Treatment: Our communicative, community approach to cancer treatment makes all the difference for you and your cat
  • Cardiology: Our first rate facilities, equipment and professional knowledge gets to the heart of your cat's health and wellness matters
  • Cold Laser Therapy: Our cold laser therapy is a tool used to treat cats for post operative pain, arthritis and other inflammatory conditions. It is painless and well tolerated by all cats
  • Dental Care: Our knowledge and dental experience can help prevent and treat your cat's dental conditions, including periodontal disease
  • Dermatology: Diagnosing skin conditions early is highly beneficial in treatment. However, if a skin condition has already developed, it must be addressed before it worsens
  • Deworming: Intestinal parasites are a danger both your pet and family, let us ensure that your cat is protected from worms
  • Diagnostic Imaging: Diagnostic imaging allows our veterinarians and technicians to accurately diagnose your cat's condition so that the proper treatment can be prescribed
  • Emergency Care: We specialize in comprehensive emergency care, and our facilities are designed to address any veterinary emergency your cat may have
  • Eye Care and Ear Care: Our doctors are trained to recognize feline specific eye disease and choose treatments based upon efficacy and your cat's tolerance to specific treatments
  • Flea and Tick Prevention: We employ safe and effective flea & tick treatments for your cat's health and happiness
  • Heartworm Prevention: We specialize in heartworm education prevention, diagnosis and treatment for your cat
  • Homeopathic and Nutraceutical: Alternative therapies such as homeopathy may also play important roles in the treatment of some conditions
  • Kitten Care: We help you learn to care for your kitten through education and nutritional awareness while providing the proper preventive medical treatments
  • Laboratory Testing: Our laboratory testing services mean faster and more accurate diagnostics and treatments for your cat
  • Medications: When your cat requires medication our doctors will provide the right prescription
  • Microchip ID: Microchipping is the best way to aid in having your cat returned safely should it become lost
  • Nutrition: We will address the specialized nutritional requirements for you cat in different life stages and to aid in the management of certain illness
  • Pain Management: We specialize in effective and compassionate pain management for your cat regardless of age, ability or condition
  • Parasite Prevention and Treatment: Prevention and early detection are paramount to survival for some types of parasitic infections
  • Preventive Care: Our comprehensive preventive care program is the first step to ensuring that your cat has a long healthy life
  • Semi-Annual Wellness Exams: A cornerstone of preventive care, semi-annual wellness exams help prolong life by allowing health issues to be identified and addressed early
  • Senior Care: We understand the special needs of aging cats. We will partner with you to provide the optimal plan for your aging feline
  • Spay or Neuter: We provide a safe and painless surgical experience for your cat
  • Surgery: Our facilities, equipment and staff offer your cat the best option for a successful surgery and recovery
  • Vaccinations: Our veterinarians will recommend an individualized and personalized vaccination protocol based on your cat's needs

Make An Appointment Today

Our success as a cat-friendly hospital is a reflection of the health and happiness of our patients and clients. From preventive medicine to comprehensive illness and disease intervention, our cat hospital staff will ensure that your next visit will resonate with care, respect, transparency, and compassion.

Contact us to schedule your cat vet appointment today!

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