Anderson Creek Mobile Veterinary Service

Mobile Practice
Spring Lake, NC 28390

(910)603-5037

www.acmvs.com

Anderson Creek Mobile Veterinary Services - Feline Adult Wellness


Your adult cat needs on-going care and examinations just like we do to stay healthy, avoid preventable diseases and to keep your family safe from zoonotic infections. Supportive care recommended by ACMVS is shaped by the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) and American Veterinary Medical Association guidelines. 



Rabies booster: North Carolina requires all adult dogs and cats to receive a booster one year after their initial vaccine and then once every three years. A current rabies vaccine is required by groomers, boarding facilities, and for all health certificates. Most veterinary practices, including ACMVS, also require a current vaccine while providing care to your pet in order to protect their staff. This is a "core" vaccine as defined by AAHA. 


Distemper combination booster: AAHA recommends all adult cats receive a booster of their distemper combination vaccine one year after their kitten shots were complete and then once every three years. The content of this booster is individualized to the patient and their risk exposure. This is also a "core" vaccine and is required to be current by most groomers and boarding facilities. 


Feline Leukemia booster: This booster is only recommended for cats with increased risk of exposure. If your car is at risk, they will receive a single booster one year after their kitten series and then annually if their potential for exposure continues. 


Fecal testing: While the deworming that comes along with your cat's heartworm preventative is very effective, it is not perfect. Your cat gets exposed to intestinal parasites as easily as playing in the garden with you. Many of these parasites can be spread from your pet to family members so ACMVS, and AAHA, recommends being on the safe side and double-checking them every year. 


Heartworm preventative refill: We do not routinely test cats for heartworms unless they are sick. Your cat's heartworm prevention can be refilled with one of their semi-annual physical exams. Keeping them on a preventative every 30 days without fail is important in avoiding this potentially deadly disease. It is as easy as giving a flavored treat once a month and helps ensure a lifetime of health.