The Cat Clinic of Lafayette team will be here when you need us most.
From wellness exams to specialized care, we will be your partner in your cat’s health. Cat Clinic of Lafayette is here for every stage of your companion’s life. From kitten-hood to the golden years, you can count on us to keep your kitty feeling healthy and happy.
We truly believe in providing the highest quality veterinary care for your cats. We are excited to be able to offer all of the services we can. We have a wonderful and caring staff who will help you and your cats every step of the way.
Wellness exams are an important part of your cat’s health care plan and should be done at least once yearly. These visits allow our staff at Cat Clinic of Lafayette to get a baseline on your cat’s health. A full nose-to-tail exam can sometimes detect early signs of health issues allowing our team to address problems before they progress. We encourage you to take an active role in your cat’s health care with regular wellness exams.
Surgery can be a source of anxiety and stress for many cat owners. Let us address your concerns. From routine surgical procedures, such as spaying and neutering, to more complex surgeries, we look forward to the opportunity to care for your cat’s surgical & anesthetic procedures as the need arises.
Our staff is highly skilled in anesthesia safety & perioperative management. Our focus on patient safety, pain management, and employing the most current surgical practices for cats is designed to exceed your expectations and put your concerns to rest.
We are proud to offer a comprehensive list of diagnostic tools for your cat during times of illness and emergency. From digital radiographs to in-house laboratory equipment, we ensure that your cat receives the best treatment for their situation. We offer the following in-house diagnostic testing:
Digital Radiographs (X-rays) are for evaluating the abdomen, limbs, thorax, skull and vertebrae. This diagnostic test screens for inappropriate items that cats may have ingested, bladder stones, gallbladder stones, fractures, pneumonia and many other diseases.
An In-House Laboratory allows us to screen your cat’s blood, urine, feces, and skin for different ailments such as infection, organ failure and parasites. Often we use our in-house laboratory to assure your cat is well prior to a procedure that requires anesthesia such as a spay, neuter, or dental cleaning.
Ultrasonography (ultrasound) is a completely non-invasive, painless way to diagnose and evaluate many common diseases in cats. This service is always available and we do all of our ultrasounds in-house. This diagnostic tool allows us to screen for diseases such as pancreatitis, inflammatory bowel disease, organ infections, and different types of cancers. It also allows us to track pregnancies as well as many other ailments.
Echocardiograms are a non-invasive way to measure the function of the heart in real-time using an ultrasound. Most of the time, cats with cardiac disease present to us as an emergency having difficulty breathing or walking. We can perform this diagnostic test in-house when your cat will need it the most. We also consult with a board certified veterinary cardiologist in these cases to give your cat the best outcome possible.
Microchipping your cat is a simple way to protect them should they ever become lost. According to PetFinder, over 10 million pets go missing every year, and one in three pets will go missing at some point in their life.
Worried about the procedure? Don’t worry, it’s simple! It’s placed underneath your cat’s skin between the shoulder blades. Microchip implantation takes only a few minutes and is very safe.
At the only cat exclusive veterinary clinic in Lafayette, we offer fear-free grooming techniques. Here is a brief list of the grooming services we offer:
- Lion Cut
- Hair Matte Removal
- Nail trims
- Sanitary clip aka “pants trim”
Our staff has a special interest in grooming & making city kitties look their finest! However, we are not professional groomers but assure that grooming is done as safely as possible under the supervision of a cat veterinarian.
Call us to set up your cat’s grooming appointment!
Getting your cat or kitten on a proper vaccine schedule early in life is a great way to ensure their long-term health and protect them from deadly infections.
Our vaccines protect your cat from infectious diseases such as like Feline Leukemia Virus, Panleukopenia, Feline Herpes Virus (rhinotracheitis), Calicivirus, and Rabies. We follow the American Associate of Feline Practitioner’s Guidelines for our vaccine recommendations. These guidelines take into account a cat’s lifestyle which ultimately dictates which vaccines are necessary and which vaccines are not.
Advanced Dental Care
Did you know that periodontal disease affects nearly all cats by the age of 3 years? Another common and painful condition, feline tooth resorption, affects an estimated 20 to 60 percent of all cats. Your cat’s oral health is just as important as your own. Cats often show no symptoms of periodontal disease. This is why we do a full oral exam on your cat once yearly and recommend at-home care and professional cleaning accordingly.
Cat Clinic of Lafayette takes feline dental health very seriously. Just like at a human dental facility, cats that receive a dental cleaning at our facility also receive full-mouth radiographs. This helps to diagnose diseases under the gum line such as abscesses and tooth resorption that may require oral surgery.
Even if you think your cat’s teeth and gums are fine, we can offer expert advice to help you keep it that way! Dental health shouldn’t be taken for granted. Fortunately, many dental problems can be managed through at-home care and by bringing your cat to us for regular yearly examinations and cleanings.
Preventative care is the best way to promote a cat’s overall health and help keep them healthy over the course of their life. We highly recommend preventative care plans in addition to routine checkups.
This includes things like wellness exams, vaccinations, parasite prevention, and senior pet care. Depending on your cat’s lifestyle, a good mix of these things will ensure they live a long, healthy life.
Your cat’s diet plays a larger role in their overall health than you may think. Not only is it important to find the right food for your cat’s overall lifestyle, but it’s also important to monitor their intake and activity levels. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, 55% of adult cats in the US are obese or overweight. 15% of cat owners thought their pet’s weight was normal when they were actually overweight!
Prescription diets may be required for patients with ongoing conditions, such as kidney disease, diabetes, osteoarthritis, and many more. Our team helps you choose the best diets to ensure your cats live long and healthy lives.
Let our team offer guidance and create the best diet plan for your cat.
Minou Spa & Resort @ Cat Clinic of Lafayette provides a tranquil, bark free environment for cats with traveling pet parents. Our luxury feline condos were designed specifically with cats in mind. There are areas to climb and sleep that are separated from the litterbox space. Call today to give your “minou” the most cat friendly experience possible while being away from home.