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Preventive Care for Cats

Help your cat live a longer, happier life.

Preventive care is an essential part of keeping your cat happy and healthy. It will give you peace of mind and increase the odds of detecting underlying health conditions before they become advanced and expensive.

How often should my cat see a veterinarian?

At Pittsburgh Spay & Vaccination Clinic, we suggest scheduling at least one annual exam during which one of our veterinarians will review your cat’s medical history, assess their behavior, make dietary recommendations, and evaluate any known health conditions they may have. Geriatric cats aged 10 and over should be examined every six months because body condition and organ function can change rapidly at that age.


Vaccination against communicable diseases is one of the main factors that has contributed to our pets living a longer, healthier life that is 3-4 years longer, on average, than fifty years ago. Our vaccination protocol is tailored to the lifestyle and exposures of each pet. Other preventative procedures like testing stool, blood, and skin for evidence of internal and external parasites are key to their health. Discussions of the variety of preventative medications for intestinal worms, heartworms, ticks the many diseases they spread, and flea control are emphasized.

At your cat's annual exam, your veterinarian will answer any questions you may have and discuss other services that could improve their overall health such as spaying/neutering, microchipping, and dental care.

Call us at (412) 798-8770 or request an appointment online to schedule your cat's annual preventive care exam.

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