Coastal Cat Clinic
Lisa Ryan DVM of Coastal Cat Clinic
Does your normally docile cat turn into a wild frenzied feline when it sees a carrier or when it’s time for a grooming? Do you worry that this frantic behavior is too much trouble to deal with unless medical care is needed? Dr. Lisa Ryan at Coastal Cat Clinic says that shouldn’t be a reason to stay away from the vet’s office. Coastal Cat Clinic is an established cat-only practice located at 280 Redfern Village that’s been open for 14 years and Dr. Ryan understands the feline temperament. “I love what I do, and I’ve done it all of my life,” says she says. “Working with and treating cats is challenging because they’re cerebral. They’re different than simple, easy-going dogs who will wait by the door with a leash, and are happy once they’re rewarded with a treat. That’s just not how it works with cats.” Dr. Ryan can help make vet visits easier for you and your cat and can administer sedation at her office, if required, to facilitate treatment. She also tries to complete all necessary services during one office visit (e.g. vaccinations, dental care, flea treatment) so additional appointments are not required.
Dr. Ryan says that regular vet visits are key to keeping your cat healthy. Where better to trust that care than a clinic that specializes in cats? As a full service cat-only veterinary office, Coastal Cat Clinic provides: medical services, including spay and neutering, many referral surgeries, all vaccinations, dental care, microchipping, flea treatment, specialty medical and sanitary grooming, and boarding. Dr. Ryan also provides consults for behavioral issues. So even if your cat isn’t displaying any medical issues and is a “difficult patient,” she urges you to still schedule vet appointments at least once a year because regular visits to monitor weight and general health are vital in detecting serious conditions that can develop without recognizable symptoms. It is also important to stay current on vaccines and to treat for fleas, ticks and heartworm year-round. Coastal Cat Clinic carries the latest flea and tick repellent products, heartworm preventatives, and prescription foods for specialized diets.
If you are a cat owner, trust your pet’s health to a clinic that knows and understands the special needs of cats. Your feline friend will thank you. Well…then again…we’re talking cats, so maybe not. But it might just make your life a little easier.