We value your pet’s health. Addressing health concerns before they become serious health risks is the basis behind wellness exams. Many conditions that may occur during the normal aging process can be diagnosed early through physical examinations and routine laboratory testing. We recommend young cats be seen at least one time per year and older cats be seen at least every six months.
During your pet’s annual exam Dr. Larsen will discuss appropriate vaccine protocols.
Vaccine recommendations are based on several variables including your cats exposure to the outdoors, exposure to free roaming cats, spay and neuter status, exposure to other household cats, age and health status, and county laws governing rabies vaccination.
General Surgeries and Dental Services
We no longer provide surgery or dental procedures. See our list of referral veterinarians for these services.
Senior Cat Care
Senior cat care will focus on alternative medicine, examination and consultation, and palliative care. The following services are available at Chabad through July then on a housecall basis if approved by Murray City:
Wellness Exams and consultations.
Supportive care such as subcutaneous fluid therapy, vitamin injections, antibiotic therapy, medications for chronic illness, and vaccinations as warranted.
Blood pressure monitoring.
Palliative and hospice care.
Euthanasia when the time comes and cremation arrangements.
Lab work if we can get samples (technician help will be limited for drawing blood and obtaining urine).
If a blood workup or x-rays are required, I may need to send you and your cat to a full service veterinary clinic.
Dr. Larsen practices acupuncture, massage, flower essences, homeopathy, and is a Reiki Master Teacher. Dancing Cats also offers Class IV laser therapy which has many applications, especially in treating osteoarthritis.
Acupuncture is an approved form of therapy by the American Veterinary Medical Association. It is safe and does not pose the harmful side effects seen with some western drug therapies. It can be used as a primary form of therapy or as a beneficial adjunct to western medicine. It has many efficacies from immune modulation to renal disease to osteoarthritis.
Homeopathy, flower essences, and Reiki address the body’s ability to heal itself at an energetic level. Nutrition, exercise, security, and love also play an important part in healing.