Physical Examinations

Early detection of illness is the key to keeping your cat healthy. This is why at Manhattan Cat Specialists we recommend examinations twice a year. Our physical exams include a head-to-tail assessment:

    • Check weight, temperature, and body condition score.

    • Assess the eyes and ears.

    • Evaluate the size of the lymph nodes.

    • Perform a complete dental evaluation to assess the health of the teeth and gums.

    • Listen to the heart and lungs.

    • Feel the abdomen to evaluate the size and texture of internal organs including the liver, spleen, kidneys and intestines.

    • Assess the skin and hair coat.

    • Evaluate the muscles and joints.

After the examination, we carefully document our findings and give you our recommendations for any health problems we find, including advice on nutrition and behavior.

Physical Examinations for Cats in New York City