Riverstone Animal Hospital is Proud to be a Gold-Certified Cat Friendly Practice in Canton
In the United States, there are millions more owned cats than owned dogs, yet cats visit veterinarians much less frequently than dogs. Many cat owners do not receive much information about their cat’s unique behaviors, needs, and health conditions. Contributing to the problem is the stress associated with getting the cat to the veterinary practice. The veterinary visit starts before you even arrive at our animal hospital with trying to get your cat in the carrier and the car ride to the practice.
Our animal hospital has been maintaining feline friendly techniques even during the pandemic. We have a designated waiting area for cats (we allow clients into the building with masks and distancing, but examine pets in the back to minimize contact and exposure). With cats, we'll have you wait in the feline lobby area and bring your cat to the designated cat exam room, so they are away from loud noises and dogs. We also have the soothing effects of pheromones and music to help calm your cat while they watch the birds at the feeder outside our window.
As a Certified Cat Friendly Practice, we truly understand the unique behavior and health characteristics of cats. As a solitary hunter and obligate carnivore, their needs and care requirements differ tremendously from those of dogs, and they often go unmet, which can lead to health problems such as obesity and urinary tract disease as well as behavior issues such as urine marking, scratching, and aggression.
Our goal in all we do and recommend is to optimize your cat’s health and longevity, prevent behavior and health problems from occurring, and help you recognize any early warning signs that could indicate trouble. For a comprehensive resource on all aspects of care, behavior, and health conditions of cats please visit our friends at the American Association of Feline Practitioners at The Cat Community. We also invite you to check out the feline-specific resources we have on our cat owner resource page.
Click on the links below to find out more about how a Cat-Friendly Practice can benefit you and your cat.