Everything pertaining to optimal cat care

Heartworm in Cats

Recommendations for heartworm are specific to your cat family When and how often cats should be tested for heartworm infection is a matter of debate. In making the decision on when to test, we consider how common heartworm disease is where your live, and what heartworm preventive care your cats currently receive. We also consider your pets’ environment and the mosquito season in Chicago. Heartworm in Cats Cats should be tested before they are started on a heartworm preventive. Experts … Read More

Wellness Plans for Your Adult Dogs and Cats

Petly Wellness for Dogs and Cats These plans include necessary examinations, vaccines, laboratory tests and other services essential to protect your dog and cat against illness. An upgraded plan is designed to provide additional services like routine dental cleanings and more extensive annual diagnostics.  Petly doesn’t cover all healthcare cost, but it does make wellness more affordable. Dogs and cats age at a much faster rate than people. For every year that you age, your dog or cat can age … Read More

Kitten and Puppy Petly Wellness

Wellness Plans for Kitten and Puppies Puppies and kittens both inherit a natural immunity from their mother that protects them from birth. This natural immunity continues until about 6 weeks of age.  After 6 weeks, your pet depends on you to continue that protection until their own immune system is fully developed. Your pet’s immunity isn’t fully developed for 12 months.  A Preventative Care Plan is designed to continue that protection by providing all services necessary to carry your young … Read More

Vaccinations for Cats

How often should my cats receive vaccinations? You may have heard about the current controversies regarding cat vaccinations. Some researchers believe we do not need to vaccinate annually for most diseases.  But how often we should vaccinate for each specific disease in adult animals has not yet been determined. We do not know how long the protection from a vaccine lasts. It may be 5 years for one disease and 3 years for another. For still others, vaccinations may last … Read More

Annual Exams for Your Pet

Why are annual exams so important? Just as physical exams are recommended for humans, they are recommended for our pets as well.  If your cat or dog is older or has medical problems, they may need even more frequent examinations. Read more about health screenings for your older pet here. A year is a long time in a pet’s life.  Between exams, many factors may cause a change in your pet’s health status.  Assuming our pets will live to their early teens, they will only … Read More