May is Feline Health Month!

There are more cats than dogs living in homes in the United States, but by far most veterinary appointments are made for dogs. Twice as many cats as dogs will NEVER visit a veterinarian! Your cat deserves wellness care, too!

At Elkwood Animal Hospital, we want ALL of your pets to receive the health care they need to live the longest, healthiest lives possible. This means including cats in your plans for regular check-ups and vaccines, just like your dogs or other animals. Regular exams can detect disease or problems before they become more serious, and a yearly exam for your cat is like a human going to the doctor only once every 5-7 years. A lot can change in that time! Additionally, cats both indoors and outdoors need some protection from preventable diseases and parasites.

KazeCloseCrop2In May, we are offering special discounts for wellness care for your feline friends.

Bring your cat in for his or her regular checkup, vaccines, and other preventive care and you’ll get 10% off on those services! If we’re meeting your cat for the first time, whether it’s a new kitten or a long time pet who just hasn’t made it in to see us before, you’ll get 15% off the same care!

Included services include wellness exams, vaccinations, wellness bloodwork and urine screening, Feline Leukemia and FIV testing, fecal examinations for parasites, and parasite preventatives, including Revolution®.


What’s that, you say? Your cat doesn’t like coming to the vet? Yep, we know that, too. (Some of ours don’t like to come to work with us, either!) We promise we’ll do our best to make his or her experience the most comfortable we can.

Additionally, you can click here to download a brochure from the American Association of Feline Practitioners with tips on reducing stress for your visit.

We also carry Feliway® calming pheromone products which can help soothe your cat before, during, and after the visit.

As always, housecalls are also available to those who cannot or don’t want to make the trip in. Call us at 540-825-1777 to discuss setting up a home visit for your cat’s care!

(Statistics source: AAFP)