Cat Friendly Practice

At Animal Doctor Westside, keeping your pet happy and healthy is our goal. Providing medical care shouldn’t cause additional anxiety for your pet. By practicing in a Fear Free way, we can decrease the fear and anxiety of clinic visits which allows us to provide better and more consistent medical care for your pet.

Over half of the pets in America today are cats. In fact, there are ten million more cats in homes than dogs. However, compared to dogs, nearly three times as many cats did not receive any veterinary care in the past year. This is especially detrimental, as cats hide illness instinctively, and can be very sick and debilitated before you see any signs at home. This likely occurs because cats become fearful and difficult to transport to the vet. We recommend annual veterinary visits to evaluate your cat for underlying conditions and promote their quality and quantity of life. Indoor cats are just as susceptible to illness as outdoor cats.