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Declawing Alternatives

We strive to meet the standards provided by the American Association of Feline Practitioners, and their stance against elective declawing. Below is education and alternatives to declawing cats. What Is Declawing?  Feline declawing is an elective and ethically controversial procedure, which is NOT medically necessary for cats in most instances. Declawing entails the amputation of…

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Cat Wellness

Your cat’s health is always our number one priority, which is why for most pets we recommend annual wellness exams to ensure that your cat companion remains in good health. If your cat is a senior–over nine years old–we strongly suggest twice-yearly exams and blood screenings. That’s because pets age more rapidly than humans, meaning…

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Cat Vaccinations

Young animals are like kids–it’s a never-ending job to keep them safe and happy. Vaccinating your cat is a relatively inexpensive but very important way to protect his or her health. In addition to preventing many life-threatening illnesses, vaccinations can prevent diseases prevalent in wildlife and those that can be passed to humans. It’s important…

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Feline Surgery

Surgery is often the most effective way to treat many serious injuries and disorders, and Dalton Veterinary Practice is proud to offer state-of-the-art facilities and equipment. Our hospital provides a full range of surgical services for cats, ranging from standard spaying and neutering to advanced, highly specialized procedures. Cat Surgeries We Offer Surgery specialties: Soft-tissue…

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Cat Spay & Neuter

Every year thousands of stray and unwanted animals are euthanized in shelters across the United States. Many of these deaths are the avoidable result of owners failing to spay and neuter their pets. Even if you keep a close watch on your pet, accidents happen, and unexpected offspring means more animals that won’t be given…

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Feline Preventative Care

Pets are like kids–it’s a never-ending job to keep them safe and happy. Routine preventative cat health care such as vaccinations, viral testing, and internal parasite screenings are very important to minimize certain diseases. Below are the different types of vaccinations and preventative health screenings that we offer and recommend to our feline patients at…

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Cat Nutrition

Why Does Cat Nutrition Matter Ever heard the expression that “you are what you eat”? Well the same is true for our pets. A nutrition-rich diet is your cat’s first line of defense and a cornerstone of preventive care. Proper daily nutrition will go a long way in keeping your cat healthy by bolstering the…

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Cat Microchipping

One of the worst feelings to experience as a cat owner is the realization that your cat has gone missing. Only 2% of cats make it back to their owners—which can make it feel like you’ll never see your cat again if they get lost. Dalton Veterinary Practice wants to encourage you to consider microchipping…

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Feline Lab Tests

Dalton Veterinary Practice has the capability to perform various blood tests, pre-anesthetic bloodwork, and other types of cat testing on-site in Dalton instead of sending samples to an outside lab. This saves time, money, and most importantly, you don’t have to wait overnight for results—meaning your cat gets a diagnosis and needed treatment sooner. Cat…

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Heartworm in Cats

When they bite, mosquitoes can transmit heartworm infection. And those heartworms can wreak havoc on your cat. These parasites can severely and sometimes fatally damage the heart, lungs, and blood vessels. Some cats may not show any signs of infection; in those that do, symptoms can vary widely. Are Cats Susceptible to Heartworm Infection? Although,…

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