Creating a Stress-Free Haven: Cat Only Days at St. Paul Pet Hospital – Highland

Cats are notorious for their independence and often mysterious behaviors, but when it comes to their health, they rely on us to ensure their well-being. Annual exams for cats are a vital component of responsible pet ownership, providing numerous benefits for your furry companion. However, we understand that many cat owners may be hesitant to bring their pets to the vet due to the stress involved.

At St. Paul Pet Hospital, we address this concern through our innovative Cat Only Days on Mondays at our Highland location, designed to make these essential visits as stress-free as possible.

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The Importance of Annual Cat Exams

Early Detection of Health Issues

Cats are skilled at hiding signs of illness, making it challenging for pet owners to spot potential health problems. Annual exams provide an opportunity for veterinarians to detect issues early, allowing for prompt treatment and better outcomes.

Vaccination Updates

Keeping your cat’s vaccinations up to date is crucial for their protection against various diseases. Annual exams ensure that your cat receives the necessary vaccinations, keeping them safe and healthy.

Dental Health

Oral health is vital for cats, and dental problems can lead to severe health issues. Regular exams allow veterinarians to assess your cat’s dental health and recommend preventive care or treatment.

Parasite Prevention

Fleas, ticks, and worms can pose significant health risks to your cat. Annual exams include discussions about parasite prevention and treatment to keep your pet parasite-free.

Understanding the Stress Factor

While the importance of annual cat exams is undeniable, many cat owners face a common dilemma—the stress of bringing their cats to the vet. Cats are sensitive creatures, and the unfamiliar environment, strange smells, and the presence of other animals can trigger anxiety in many felines. This stress can deter owners from scheduling regular veterinary visits, potentially putting their pets’ health at risk.

Introducing Cat Only Days at St. Paul Pet Hospital

Mondays at our Highland location are designated Cat Only Days—a groundbreaking initiative aimed at making veterinary visits stress-free for both cats and their owners. Here’s how Cat Only Days alleviate the stress associated with vet visits:

Deep Cleaning and Sterile Environment

Before Cat Only Days, our clinic undergoes a comprehensive deep cleaning. This ensures a pristine and stress-free environment for your cats, free from the scent of other animals.

Feliway Dispensers

We’ve strategically placed Feliway diffusers throughout our clinic. These devices release calming pheromones, creating a soothing atmosphere that helps reduce anxiety in cats.

Fast Transition to Exam Rooms

We understand that waiting can be a significant source of stress for cats. On Cat Only Days, we prioritize a quick transition to exam rooms, minimizing wait times for both you and your feline companion.

Cat-Friendly Audio

Soothing, cat-specific audio plays in our clinic to keep your cat relaxed and comfortable throughout their visit, masking unfamiliar sounds that might cause anxiety.

Comfort-Centric Exams

Our experienced veterinarians are not only dedicated professionals but also understand the unique bond between cats and their humans. Every exam is conducted with your cat’s comfort and well-being in mind.

Pre-appointment medications

For those cats that may require more stress relief than all these options combined, there are short acting anxiety reducing medications that we can prescribe. These are typically given 12 hours before the visit and again 1-2 hours prior. 

These medications must be prescribed, and we can help you choose which might be best. If you think your cat might benefit from this, call or send us a message so that we can get everything ready to make it a smooth visit for you and your kitty!

Join Us on Cat Only Days

If you’ve been hesitant to bring your cat to the vet due to the stress involved, Cat Only Days at St. Paul Pet Hospital – Highland on Mondays offer the ideal solution. Our primary goal is to make every visit a stress-free and positive experience for your feline companion and you.

Join us on Cat Only Days, Mondays at St. Paul Pet Hospital – Highland and witness the difference for yourself. Your cat’s health and happiness are our top priorities, and we’re dedicated to ensuring they receive the best care in a relaxed and cat-friendly environment.

By participating in these innovative days, you’re not only prioritizing your cat’s well-being but also making a positive contribution to their overall health and longevity. Don’t let the stress of vet visits deter you—take advantage of Cat Only Days to provide the care your cat deserves.