We provide a full suite of feline veterinary services to residents of Issaquah, Bellevue, Sammamish and all surrounding areas!
Wellness and Preventative Medicine
The cornerstone of feline health maintenance is regular veterinary examinations. This is recommended annually for all cats up to age seven, and biannually for seniors (cats eight and older). During regular veterinary check-ups, the doctor will obtain a complete history regarding your cat's current condition and environment, perform a thorough physical exam, and make recommendations to optimize your cat's health. Another important aspect of preventative medicine is vaccination. Meadows Cat Hospital follows the guidelines set forth by the American Association of Feline Practitioners and tailors vaccination protocols to your cat's unique risk factors.
In addition, we recommend annual fecal parasite testing for all cats, and yearly lab-work for all seniors to facilitate early detection of disease. By catching these problems early, we can adjust the diet and/or prescribe medications to slow and even reverse these disease processes. Finally, Meadows Cat Hospital believes that all at-risk cats (those which go outside) should be given medication year-round to prevent fleas and internal parasites.
Comprehensive Diagnostic Testing
Diagnostic testing is critical in the maintenance of your cat's health, Meadows Cat Hospital has a complete in-house laboratory with state-of-the-art equipment. In a matter of minutes, we can obtain information regarding your cat's internal health via complete blood cell counts (CBC), blood chemistries, thyroid levels, and urinalysis. In addition, we utilize radiographs (x-rays) to evaluate internal structures such as bones, heart, lungs, and abdominal organs.
When faced with very complicated medical cases, we refer to area specialists for ultrasound, endoscopy, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and other advanced testing, to ensure the highest quality of care for your cat.
Dentistry and Surgery
Meadows Cat Hospital has a fully-equipped surgical suite and complete dental set-up to meet the needs of your cat. We determine the safest anesthetic protocol for individual patients, utilizing a combination of low-dose, reversible injectable medication and the safest inhalant anesthetic available in veterinary medicine, Sevoflurane. The patient is placed on a surgical monitor to track body temperature, heart and respiratory rates, blood pressure, and oxygen saturation. These vital statistics are monitored by a technician throughout the procedure. Routine procedures such as dental cleanings, neuters, and laceration/abscess repairs, are discharged same-day, while involved surgeries such as spays, declaws, abdominal explorations, and foreign body removals, are hospitalized for a minimum of one night.
Meadows Cat Hospital strongly believes in pain management and aggressively attacks all aspects of pain by utilizing a combination of non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, opiates, and local anesthetics when applicable. We readily refer to local board-certified surgeons and dentists if advanced care is required.
Meadows Cat Hospital offers full-service boarding 365 days per year. We have three large and 18 regular kennels to pamper your cat. A large window provides viewing entertainment, and our more social guests are given recreation time outside their kennels (access to the boarding facility, treatment area, and doctor's office). Our kennel staff is trained to administer all medications, including injectable insulin. A doctor will attend to the boarders personally on the weekends. We monitor your cat's appetite, demeanor, urination, and defecation, to ensure a healthy, uneventful stay. In addition, we utilize the plug-in, synthetic pheromone Feliway in the boarding facility to relax our more stressed guests.
To ensure the health of your cat as well as that of the other boarders, all cats must be current on their core immunizations (three-way vaccine which includes feline rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, and panleukopenia, as well as rabies), and owners must provide proof of current flea preventative medication and a negative fecal parasite test within 30 days of boarding. This is to protect the health of your cat as well as that of the other cats in our facility.