Feline

Feline Spay/Neuter Packages

Included with each surgery:

  • Thorough Physical Exam and Medical Record
  • 1-3 year Rabies Vaccination
  • Nail Trim (for indoor cats only)
  • Ear Cleaning
  • Injection for pain relief

River City Community Animal Hospital is dedicated to ending the feline overpopulation problem. Once admitted into the mobile unit, all pets in apparent good health will be spayed or neutered before they leave the unit, regardless of pregnancy status.

 

Due to the increase in surgery materials and surgery time we charge a nominal fee for pregnant patients:

Pregnancy / in heat/ Cryptorchid (retained testicle)

 

First Wellness Exam

If your kitty has never been seen by a veterinarian, we recommend the following:

Healthy Female

Physical Exam, OVH (ovariohysterectomy,)  Individualized Anesthesia, Antibiotics if warranted, Ear Cleaning, Nail Trim (indoor kitties only,) FELV/FIV Diagnostic testing, 1-3-year Rabies Vaccination,  FVRCP (Upper Respiratory Vaccine combination,) Deworming for Hookworms and Roundworms, and Advantage (c) Flea Prevention.

Healthy Male:

Physical Exam,  Surgical Castration, Individuallized Anesthesia, Antibiotics if warranted, Ear Cleaning, Nail Trim (indoor kitties only,) FELV/FIV Diagnostic testing, 1-3-year Rabies Vaccination,  FVRCP (Upper Respiratory Vaccine combination,) Deworming for Hookworms and Roundworms, and Advantage (c) Flea Prevention.

 

Additional Recommended Services:

Ear Mite Treatment:

Ear Mites are tiny parasites that infiltrate the ear canal and cause pain and itching and often hearing loss. They are highly contagious between cats, but not to humans and very rarely to dogs. Without treatment the ears will become inflamed and possibly have serious long term damage. The fee includes one treatment applied today, and another treatment for you to apply in 2 weeks. RCCAH HAS A FIRM POLICY OF TREATING EAR MITES IF THEY ARE PRESENT ON EXAM, AND A NOMINAL FEE WILL BE C HARGED.

Hook and Roundworm Treatment

Hookworms and Roundworms are intestinal parasites that could severely damage the pet’s intestinal lining if left untreated. These intestinal parasites are also considered “zoonotic” which means they can be transferred to adults and especially children, and are a serious Public Health issue in all areas of the country, but especially the South.  (This treatment does NOT remove tapeworms, which require a separate medication.) APPROPRIATE DEWORMING IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED FOR ALL OUR PATIENTS.

 

Flea Prevention

River City Community Animal Hospital recommends Advantage® topical application for flea control. This is a one month application to prevent and kill adult fleas. Advantage® is the safest and most effective product for your pet and your family.

 

FVRCP Vaccine (Feline Viral Rhiotracheitis, Calicivirus, and Panleukopenia, or “Distemper.”)

This vaccine protects against the most common feline respiratory viruses as well as for “Distemper,” which is most often fatal.  We highly recommend protecting your cat with this vaccine regardless of lifestyle.

 

Tapeworm Treatment

Tapeworms are the result of your cat ingesting a flea that is infected with tapeworms. You may notice tiny rice like segments on your cat’s feces or around the rectal area. These worms will not go away unless appropriately treated, and may damage your pet’s intestinal lining. Appropriate flea control is also necessary when tapeworms are present.

 

Microchip

The AVID microchip is the most common chip used throughout the United States and  shelters scan for this type of permanent identification; it will quickly help return your pet to you should your pet become  lost.

 

Soft Paws Application:

Soft Paws® are extremely safe, humane,  and non-toxic acrylic nail caps  Even if your cat swallows one, no harm will come. They are economically priced, and offer a great alternative to declawing. Soft Paws generally last anywhere from 4-8 weeks, depending on the cat and nail growth.

 

FELV/FIV Test:

All cats should be tested at least once in their lifetime  for these two viruses. These are among the most common viruses among outdoor cats and are potentially life-threatening. They are transferred from cat to cat by bite wounds, blood, saliva, (especially FIV,) or from mother to kitten (especially FIV,) and cats should be treated with supportive care if diagnosed with either virus. Should a cat or kitten test positive, our veterinary staff will gladly discuss options and general recommendations with you at length. RCCAH will never euthanize a healthy cat that tests positive on a  routine screening test.

 

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