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Cancer in Cats

Diagnosing and Treating Cancer in Cats

At Cat Care Center of Baton Rouge, we understand that feline cancer is a devastating diagnosis. It is natural to feel highly emotional. However, a cat cancer diagnosis is not necessarily a hopeless one. Depending upon how early it is identified, and the type of cancer involved, there are certainly options that can lead to very positive outcomes.

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Cardiology For Cats

How a Cat's Heart Works

A cat's heart has four chambers. The two upper chambers are called the atrium (plural atria) and the lower chambers are called the ventricles. Additionally, the heart has a right and left side, each containing one atrium and one ventricle. A cat's heart works as follows:

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Cat Boarding Services

Classic boarding detailsAt Cat Care Center, we strive to provide a home-away-from-home for your feline family member! Our boarding facilities have been thoughtfully designed from the point of view of the cat. Your cat’s care will be customized based on their unique personality. You can have peace of mind knowing that your best friend’s needs will be met by a team of trained staff and veterinary technicians, with a veterinarian at arm’s length if the need were to arise. 

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Cat Dermatology

Most cats will scratch on occasion, but if you notice that the occasional scratch and regular grooming turns excessive or a cat who appears uncomfortable, cat skin problems may be present and you should schedule an appointment with Dr. Lacie here at Cat Care Center of Baton Rouge.

Excessive scratching, hair loss, and a mildly frantic cat are signs that cat skin problems may be present, and your feline friend needs medical attention. An uncomfortable cat will have trouble enjoying daily life until those symptoms are under control.

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Cat Emergency? We Are Here For You

If your cat has suffered a sudden trauma or is experiencing any life-threatening symptoms during our regular working hours, please come see us at Cat Care Center immediately or call us at: 225-228-1039.

If your cat is experiencing an emergency after our regular working hours, please visit Sherwood South Animal Emergency and Critical Care Center. They are available for after-hours emergencies 365 days a year.

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Cat Grooming Services and Tips

Cats typically take care of daily grooming by themselves. If you’ve ever seen a cat lying in the sun grooming itself, it can be quite calming to observe the meticulous routine. Cats instinctively groom themselves to banish any odors that may be noticed by other animals, especially predators. Cats are also able to maintain a healthy coat by daily grooming and distributing natural oils to keep their coats clean and shiny.

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Cat Pain Management

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Pain Management for Your Cat

When it comes to managing your cat's pain, Cat Care Center offers the highest quality of care utilizing compassion and the most effective feline-centric medical treatments available. We develop a unique pain management plan to best serve the individual needs of your cat. This plan may include medication and complementary treatment, such as My Pet Laser, Loop of Assisi, or a combination of both.

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Cat Spaying & Neutering

Information And Services To Spay And Neuter Cats

The dedicated and compassionate veterinary team at Cat Care Center of Baton Rouge are able to successfully perform spay and neuter procedures on male and female cats of all breeds and ages. We also help to educate cat owners throughout LA about spay and neuter procedures. These include when to spay or neuter a cat, what to expect during and after surgery, and why cat spaying and cat neutering is essential to helping control the pet population problem in the state of LA.

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Cat Vaccinations

The importance of vaccinations to the overall health and longevity of your cat cannot be understated. Cat vaccines are medically and scientifically proven to combat the incubation and transmission of crippling and fatal feline diseases. Our veterinary staff is dedicated to educating people about the importance of cat vaccinations, including what cat vaccines are necessary, and when they should be scheduled.

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Dental Care For Cats

Dental SuitePrevention of periodontal and dental disease begins at the first kitten visit or the first visit for a new adult patient at Cat Care Center. By age three, many cats have significant gingivitis and many also have periodontal disease. It is a slow progressing but serious disease that causes pain and affects their overall health and wellbeing. Cats often will not show signs of oral discomfort.

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Environmental Enrichment for Indoor Cats

While cats confined to an indoor environment generally live longer and are at less risk for contracting infectious diseases or injuries due to trauma, they are at greater risk for a variety of behavioral problems if their needs are not met. These problems include urinating and defecating outside the litter box, anxiety, eating disorders, attention seeking, aggression, self-injury and compulsive disorders like excessive grooming and scratching.

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Everything You Should Know About Microchipping Cats

What are Microchip IDs and Why Does My Cat Need One?

At Cat Care Center of Baton Rouge, we understand that the bond you and your beloved feline friend share is invaluable and irreplaceable. We also understand that by nature, cats are roaming creatures and therefore run the risk of wandering too far from home or accidentally losing their way. In fact, a staggering number of cats are lost in the shelter system each year because they lack any means to identify them with. This is why we are happy to offer cat microchip identification services.

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Kitten Care

Getting a new kitten is a very special experience with lots of joy, warmth, and laughter. There is a reason why the internet is so full of kitten pictures and videos. Kittens are super fun, loving, and entertaining. Kitten care does involve hands-on attention from human family members. The focus of kitten care is on acclimating the kitten to their new family and providing for the kitten's physical wellbeing to support healthy development.

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Laser Therapy for Cats

What is Laser Therapy for Cats?

At Cat Care Center of Baton Rouge, we are always looking for new ways to care for your cat. Medicine and technology are constantly advancing, and we embrace staying at the forefront of the best medical and surgical care. We are proud to offer laser therapy for cats at our veterinary hospital.

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Preventing And Treating Heartworms In Cats

At Cat Care Center of Baton Rouge, our highly experienced veterinarian and veterinary support staff have been helping educate our clients on heartworm disease in cats since 2019. The importance of heartworm prevention for cats cannot be overstated. Once a cat has contracted heartworms, it cannot be cured. Therefore, preventive measures are absolutely necessary in order to keep your beloved feline friend healthy and safe.

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Preventive Care That Will Ensure a Happy, Healthy Cat

What is Involved in a Preventive Cat Care Program?

At Cat Care Center of Baton Rouge, we understand that prevention is truly the best medicine where the health and wellness of your cat is concerned. This is why we offer our feline patients and their human counterparts a comprehensive array of cat preventive care services that promote cat health, wellness, and longevity of life.

A cat preventive care program consists of:

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The Importance Of Cat Wellness Exams

It is very important to have a veterinarian examine your cat at least once a year. Cats age significantly faster than humans and therefore it is imperative for cat owners to stay on top of wellness exams in order to catch any potential health problems before they begin. Most cat illnesses are much easier and less expensive to treat and cure when caught in the early stages before they progress or develop complications. Therefore, regular cat wellness exams are the cornerstone of preventive veterinary medicine.

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Veterinary ICU - An Intensive Care Unit For Your Cat

Dr. Lacie and ICU cagesA crucial part of our hospital is our Intensive Care Unit. After your cat has been examined and a plan developed for their care, they may need to be hospitalized for care and monitoring. These cats are admitted into our hospital ICU for specialized care and monitoring by our doctor and experienced veterinary nurses.

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Veterinary Services

Cat Care Center of Baton Rouge Offers A Full-Service Veterinary Hospital

At Cat Care Center of Baton Rouge, we believe that your cat is a part of the family - yours and ours. That is why we have made it our mission to provide comprehensive and compassionate veterinary care that is in the best interests of you and your furriest family member. If you are in the Baton Rouge area, and are looking for a caring veterinary team to help make sure your cat remains in good health, we are nearby and ready to help.

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Veterinary Services For Cats

Since 2019, Dr. Lacie and support staff at Cat Care Center of Baton Rouge have sought to achieve the highest standards of feline veterinary medicine. We feel that cats are part of the family - yours and ours. Our clients' response to the care we provide is the strongest testament to the quality of care we provide for their cats.

You can find our recent client feedback here.

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What Blood Tests Can Tell You About Your Cat's Health

When Will a Veterinarian Order Blood Tests for Cats?

Sometimes in the case of an eye or ear infection, your feline friend's medical condition allows the veterinarian to make a relatively straightforward diagnosis. However, other times your cat's presentation results in the need for further examination. In such a case, your veterinarian will order feline blood tests to aid in their investigation. The following situations can result in the need for blood tests for cats:

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What To Know About Your Cat's Pre and Post-Op Surgical Care

 

Understanding Why A Cat Surgery Has Been Recommended

At Cat Care Center of Baton Rouge, our primary concern is for the health and well being of your cat. Unfortunately, there may arise a circumstance when a surgical procedure is in the best interest of your feline friend, and in these times you will need to make that decision. We understand what that feels like, and our veterinarian and staff are here for you each step of the way.

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What To Know When Your Cat Needs Anesthesia

There may be a time when your cat will require anesthesia for a surgical, medical, dental, or diagnostic procedure. Dr. Lacie will perform a thorough physical examination on your cat prior to the anesthetic procedure scheduled. During this examination, Dr. Lacie will evaluate blood work, health status, and the specifics of your cat to select the best anesthetic and pain prevention protocol for their individual needs. Throughout the entire course of the procedure, anesthesia will be administered and monitored by Cat Care Center's veterinary team.

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