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Owning a cat is a wonderful thing. Here at Bee Ridge Veterinary Clinic, we understand that cats often have very different needs than other pets, and have a team of cat care professionals here who are committed to making your cat feel at home when he or she comes in for a visit for any reason, whether it is cat grooming, cat boarding, wellness care or sick care.
Our cat care professionals know that cat special needs also vary by cat, as each cat has his or her own personality. But there are general tendencies that we try to anticipate so that each visit with your cat is as stress-free as possible. Take our pet boarding facilities, for example; we have a separate area just for cat boarding. Cats can be very sensitive to the noises and smells of other types of pets, and when they are in an environment that is not their own, this can make them feel even more uncomfortable. When your cat comes in for boarding, we have a quiet, cat-friendly area where your pet can relax and spend the time he or she needs to feel safe and secure without other distractions.
Cat special needs naturally also spread into their medical care and wellness care needs. Cats need different courses of vaccinations and often suffer from cat-specific health problems. In fact, cats and dogs have such different physiological systems that they even need completely separate flea and tick preventative medications, vitamins, foods and even toothpastes, otherwise they may suffer from severe side effects. Of course, never use anything labeled for dog use on a cat.