HEALTHY CATS & KITTENS
What do WE Love?
We Love Healthy Cats and Kittens
Are you a crazy cat lady in Lafayette or a just a regular cat daddy living in Sugar Mill Pond? Either way, Loftin Veterinary Hospital is proud to be a part of your pet family through excellent veterinary care. In fact, we have been caring for cats and kittens in Youngsville, Lafayette, and Broussard since 1997. One of our primary goals is exceptional pet care education. Below, you’ll find some great tips to keep Garfield healthy and happy.
- A routine kitten vaccination series includes vaccinations at 8, 12, and 16 weeks of age. The 16 week vaccines include a Rabies vaccination. Kittens are especially susceptible to the diseases listed below (under recommendations for adults cats) so vaccinations are a vital step toward insuring a healthy kitten.
- Intestinal parasite treatment or “de-worming” at 8, 12, and 16 weeks of age. Kittens should also be screened for other intestinal parasites and treated accordingly at these ages.
- We recommend that all male and female cats not intended for planned breeding be spayed or neutered at 6 months of age.
Adult Cat Care
- Annual vaccinations, which includes immunization against: Rabies, Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia, Chlamydia Psittaci, and Feline Leukemia. Monthly flea prevention. We also offer yearly deworming with Profender for cats.
- Monthly flea prevention. We carry Bravecto and Comfortis.
- Annual dental cleanings.
What About After-Hours Emergencies?
Oh No! It’s midnight and your cat is sick! What do you do? Don’t panic because the Lafayette area has excellent emergency veterinary care. We meow for Lafayette Animal Emergency Clinic. If fact, we forward all calls to this clinic after normal business hours. We will receive a full report the morning after your visit. Some of our awesome veterinary technicians moonlight with Lafayette Animal Emergency Clinic, so don’t be surprised if you see them during your visit.
206 Winchester Dr.
Lafayette, LA 70506
Pet Emergency Evacuation Kit
Unfortunately, hurricanes are a way of life in the Lafayette area. Preparation helps reduce panic, so know what you need in advance. A pet emergency evacuation kit should contain the following items:
Food, Water, and Medicine
- Food (3-7 day supply of dry or canned food with a bowl)
- Water (7-day supply of water with a bowl)
- Medicine (2-week supply of prescription medications)
First Aid Supplies
- Bandage, tape, and scissors
- Flea and tick prevention
- Cotton bandages
- Alcohol prep pads
- Paper towels, newspaper, and trash bags
- Chlorine bleach
- Litter and litter box
- Identification papers
- Vaccination and medical records
- Emergency contact list including Loftin Veterinary Hospital
- Labeled crate or pet taxi
- Collar with ID tags
- Leash (if your cat uses a leash)
- Flashlight with extra batteries