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Prolong Your Cat's Life

Cresskill Animal Hospital provides a full range of preventive care services to help your cat live a longer, happier life and to increase the odds of detecting problems early, before they become severe and costly.

Cat Kiko at Cresskill Animal HospitalOur veterinarians make their annual preventive care recommendations based on the guidelines established by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and take into consideration your cat's hereditary factors, age, medical history and lifestyle.

Our recommendations for feline annual preventive care include:

  • At least one annual Physical Examination at which time our veterinarians will take a complete medical history, make nutrition recommendations, assess behavior, and review any known medical conditions. During the exam our doctors will perform a:
    • Ear and Eye Examination
    • Cardiopulmonary (Heart and Lung) Analysis
    • Temperature Reading
    • Abdominal Palpation
    • Dental Exam
    • Dermatological Exam
    • Musculoskeletal Evaluation
  • Vaccinationrecommendations include these core vaccines:

    • Rabies
    • Feline Distemper
    • Your veterinarian may also suggest the Feline Leukemia vaccine for outdoor cats.

    We are contracted to do FREE rabies vaccines for the following towns: Tenafly, Cresskill, and Alpine. If you are a resident of one of these towns, please make an appointment for your cat, fill out our welcome info sheet if you are not already a client and allow time for us to input your information into our system. This is to ensure that your rabies certificate is correct when you leave with it after your appointment. For the residents of these towns, the rabies vaccine is given at no charge and there is no exam associated with this service.
  • Parasite Control Products to prevent and repel heartworms, intestinal parasites, fleas and ticks. Round worms can be transmitted to humans, so controlling these parasites protects your cat and also your family. We recommend Frontline for flea and tick prevention.

  • Diagnostic Testing to check for Feline Leukemia and/or Feline AIDS (FeLV/FIV), heartworms or other internal parasites and early stages of diseases which cannot be detected during a physical exam.

  • Your veterinarian will also discuss other services, such as dental care or microchipping, that can lead to a longer and healthier life for your cat.