Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some questions/answers that we are frequently asked. If you have additional questions that aren't covered here, please feel free to give us a call at The Cat Doctor, 752-6556.
1. What are the hospital hours?
Our hospital is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:00am to 6:00pm. The clinic is closed on Wednesdays and the weekend.
2. Do I need to have an appointment?
Yes, patients are seen by appointment.
3. What forms of payment do you accept?
Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa and Discover and Care Credit
4. At what age should my cat be spayed (females) or neutered (males)?
Spaying or neutering can be done at approximately 4 months of age. Your pet is given an exam prior to surgery to help determine whether your pet is healthy enough to undergo the surgical procedure. Current vaccinations are required at the time of surgery. Also a pre-anesthetic blood screen is recommended prior to undergoing anesthesia and surgery.
5. What is the pre-anesthetic blood screening?
This is a blood test that is run here in the clinic prior to surgery. It tests the organ functions and blood counts of your pet. The pre-anesthetic blood screening is done to assure safety during surgery and the ability to heal following surgery.
6. How long do the sutures (stitches) stay in after my cat's surgery?
Most of our routine surgeries do not have skin sutures. The Doctor uses a tissue glue to close the skin incision as it is less annoying to your cat than stitches. If we do use sutures then they are removed in 10 days.
7. Is it a good idea to let my cat have at least one litter?
No, there is no advantage to letting your cat have one litter. However there are plenty of advantages to having you cat spayed or neutered. These advantages include decreasing the chances of breast tumors later in life, decreasing the chance of cystic ovaries and uterine infections later in life, decreasing the desire to roam the neighborhood, decreasing the incidence of prostate and testicular cancer later in life, helping prevent spraying and marking, and also decreases the surplus of unwanted kittens.
8. Do you board cats?
We have limited boarding space so we are only able to board our patients who have special medical needs, i.e. diabetics.
9. What are your kennels like?
Cats stay in a double cage system with a porthole walk-through. One side is their bedroom and dining room (food and water bowls) and the other side is their bathroom (litter box). The cages are Formica so they are more comfortable than stainless steel.Blankets and beds are provided for our boarders, but you are always welcome to bring your own. We request that you bring your kitty's own food so he/she won't have the stress of a change in diet. And of course you will need to bring any medications that your cat needs.