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002. What Your Vet Should Check




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This article is from the General Cat Care FAQ, posted to rec.pets.cats newsgroup. Maintained by Cindy Tittle Moore with numerous contributions by others.

002. What Your Vet Should Check

On a standard annual physical/examination, your vet should check:

* teeth for tartar/gum swelling

* ears for ear mites and other fungus problems

* body for ringworm (with black light)

* standard bloodwork

* fecal exam for worms

* booster shots for rabies, FeLV, panleukopenia, rhino&co, etc.

* eyes for normal pupil response and normal retinal appearance

* weight, heart rate, temperature

(more on cat health/medical information in [2]Medical Information; also [3]Internet Vet Column)

 

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