What makes Towne feline friendly?
- A staff that loves cats!
- Separate feline exam room
- Free of dog odors
- Calming magnetic matt
- Built in table scale for in-room weighing
- Waiting area for cats away from hospital entrance
- Non-oral medication options
- Long-acting injections
- Transdermal gels (prescription)
- Quiet, cat-only boarding room with privacy from other patients and separate sleeping/eating and litter box spaces.
- Cat-specific pain management and anesthesia
- Cat-size warm air heating blankets for surgery
- Digital radiology for fast, stress-free x-rays
- Ultrasonography for pain-free, non-invasive cardiac and abdominal diagnostics
- Tonopen technology for rapid glaucoma evaluation
- Wide selection of prescription diets for cats
- Digital dental radiology for full mouth dental evaluations
- Over 35 years of combined feline experience.
What can I do to make my visit stress-free?
- Always use a carrier to transport your kitty. This keeps your companion safe and prevents unwelcome car “scenes.”
- If you have trouble getting your cat in a carrier,
- Use a different type of carrier that is easy to assemble/disassemble or that is more/less rigid.
- Wrap your cat in a towel, then place him/her in the carrier
- Keep the carrier out and place food or treats inside to get your cat used to it.
- Use Feliway Spray in and around the carrier. This cat pheromone has an appeasing effect.
- Talk to us about antianxiety medication that you can give before your visit.
- Withhold food for 8 hours before the appointment to minimize vomiting. If we need to run any lab tests or take x-rays, an empty stomach is also helpful.
- If your cat is particularly anxious, we can give a safe sedative to make for a relaxing visit, even with (and especially with!) older or ill patients.