Looking for veterinary services in Plymouth?

Cats Preferred Veterinary Hospital offers a wide range of veterinary services for pets in the following areas:

  • Cat wellness and vaccination programs to prevent illnesses
  • Animal medical services for diagnosing and treating health conditions
  • Cat surgery including spay and neuter
  • Cat dental cleanings and treatment to avoid serious dental diseases
  • And many more

If you’re ready to see our expert veterinary team in Plymouth, MN, call Cats Preferred Veterinary Hospital today at (763) 383-8865 or make an appointment now.

Examinations

All types of physical examinations cover your cat from the “tip of the nose to the end of the tail”.  Vaccine and Wellness exams are the physical exams that are done yearly on the young cat and twice yearly for senior cats.  Sick cat exams are done when your cat is not feeling well.  Our Behavioral Consults are for problems such as behavioral urinary issues, aggression, destruction of property or issues between multiple cats.  Health certificates are usually needed for travel that includes flying or leaving the United States.

Our exam tables are laminate, not cold stainless steel, and exams are performed with the owner and doctor seated to place your cat at ease.

Our exam areas are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized between each use.

Our veterinarian will look in your cat’s eyes, ears and mouth.  We will listen to the heart and lungs, then feel the abdomen and extremities for any abnormalities or discomfort.  Next, we will check the lymph nodes for swelling or pain and check the thyroid glands for enlargement.  We will also discuss any nutritional or weight concerns.

If your cat is ill, areas of concern or obvious disease will have an additional focused examination and possible diagnostic testing.

Vaccines and Wellness Exams

Our goal with yearly wellness exams is to help prevent diseases and health issues before your cat becomes seriously ill.

These wellness exams allow us to look for early signs and symptoms of the disease.

At wellness visits, we’ll discuss how to keep your cat happy and healthy through individualized vaccinations, preventative medical and dental care, microchipping and parasite control.

We will also discuss any nutritional or weight concerns.

Vaccinations: We realize that cats can have very different lifestyles. Some go outside, some stay inside, and some travel the country. We work with you to determine which vaccines are indicated to best protect your cat based on the possibility of exposure to disease.

Preventative medical and dental care: Wellness exams include a full physical exam from head to tail. We will check the weight, eyes/ears, oral exam and teeth check, listen to the heart and lungs, palpate the abdomen and lymph nodes, and check for pain or abnormalities.

Microchipping: Microchips are an excellent way for your cat to have permanent identification. Cats can easily get out of collars and lose their tags. A microchip is placed under the skin between the shoulder blades and when scanned can give a veterinarian, shelter, or animal control officer a number that is called into the microchip company who then notifies the owner that their cat has been found.

To check if your cat’s microchip is registered visit: http://www.petmicrochiplookup.org/

Parasite control: Cats can have many types of parasites ranging from fleas and mites to intestinal parasites and heartworm. Parasite prevention can also vary based on your cats lifestyle. We recommend at least yearly fecal testing for intestinal parasites for all cats, as some intestinal parasites can be passed on to family members. For more information regarding diseases that can be passed from cats to humans visit: http://www.cdc.gov/healthypets/

Sick Cat Exams

All our physical examinations cover your cat from the “tip of the nose to the end of the tail”.

When your cat is sick, it may have obvious areas of concerns or may have subtle changes over time.

Our exams for the ill cat will focus on not only the physical abnormalities we find from the full physical examination of your cat but also on any changes in behavior or activity you have noticed that are associated with the illness.

Behavior Consults

Our behavior consultations are scheduled as extended office visits to allow sufficient time for us to discuss your cat’s history in depth.  

Also included is a full physical exam of your cat. We will then discuss possible solutions, diagnostics and treatments for the issue. If your cat is having problems with inappropriate urination, we will want to check a urinalysis to rule out a medical cause.

Health Certificates

All of our Veterinarians at Cats Preferred have Federal Accreditation and are able to sign health certificates for US and international travel. Please note that international health certificate requirements vary by country and can change frequently. They may also require months of planning. We recommend you contact your destination country as soon as you are aware of the need to travel with your cat for proper travel forms.

For more information on traveling with your cat: https://www.avma.org/public/PetCare/Pages/Traveling-with-Your-Pet-FAQs.aspx

Dental Care

Our dental procedures are performed under general gas anesthesia. Anesthesia provides three important functions: immobilization in order to clean below the gum line, pain control, and the ability to place a tube into the windpipe, so bacterial products do not enter the respiratory system.

Most dentistry services are same day procedures, with your cat able to go home once it is fully recovered from anesthesia. We place IV catheter to administer fluids during the procedure and the cats have a breathing tube in place throughout the dental. We have a state of the art conductive fabric warming system (by the inventor of human Bair Huggers warming systems) that the cats are wrapped in to keep their body temperature constant. Dental x-rays are taken and any needed extractions are preformed. The teeth are cleaned with ultrasonic scaling and then polished. They recover from anesthesia in a warmed cage.

At discharge time, a technician will discuss what was done for your cat, show you any dental x-rays that were done and go over both discharge and home care instructions.

We provide full dental services including:

  • Ultrasonic cleaning
  • Polishing
  • Dental X-rays
  • Extractions
  • Laser gingival surgery
  • At home dental care products

For more information on cat dental care visit:

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&A=172

Surgical Care

At Cats Preferred we offer full Surgical Services including:

  • Spays
  • Neuters
  • Bladder and other soft tissue surgery
  • Foreign body and intestinal surgery
  • Mass removals
  • Orthopedic and specialized surgery available by Board Certified Surgeon
  • We use gas general anesthesia for all our surgical procedures which allow many of our surgeries to be same-day procedures.

Recovery from gas anesthesia is very quick and your cat will be fully awake and alert at discharge.

Some orthopedic procedures do have an overnight stay to allow adequate rest before return to activity, as do some major abdominal surgeries.

A conductive fabric warming system will keep your cat warm throughout the surgery and surgical monitors are used to measure the heart rate and oxygenation.  A certified veterinary technician also monitors your cat throughout its anesthesia and recovery period.  Your cat will recover from surgery in a warmed cage.

At discharge, we will discuss the surgery, the recovery period and any limitations.  You will also be given a discharge information sheet with go home and medication instructions.

Hospitalization

If your cat requires hospitalization, we have a specialized treatment area that includes laminate housing and windows
for both afternoon sun exposure and visual stimulation.  We have an additional hospitalization area for cats who are very shy and prefer distance from other hospitalized patients.  We encourage you to bring small blankets or towels to keep with your cat in the hospital as a comfort of home.

We are able to provide:

  • IV Fluid Therapy
  • Warming Therapy
  • Feeding Care
  • Short Term Oxygen Therapy
  • Diabetic Care
  • Treatments and Diagnostics
  • Pre and Post Operative Care

At Cats Preferred we strive to keep your cat happy and comfortable throughout its stay with us.  

We carry a wide variety of prescription and non-prescription diets to offer variety and entice appetite during their hospital stay.

Laboratory Services

In house and outside laboratory services are available, with our in house lab results available in about 20 minutes!

Additional laboratory services are provided by a national veterinary laboratory and many test results are available in 24 hours or less.

Common Laboratory tests:

  • Blood tests
  • Urine tests
  • Fecal testing
  • Cultures
  • Microscopic exam for mites and bacteria
  • Biopsy examination
  • Feline Leukemia/Feline Immunodeficiency virus testing
  • Heartworm testing

Radiology Services

Our Radiology Services include:

  • Digital x-rays
  • Digital dental x-rays
  • Barium and other special radiology studies
  • Ultrasound by ultrasound specialist available

Many radiology services can be done during appointment visits, or as a single hospital day stay.
Dental x-rays are taken at the time of the dental procedure when the cat is under anesthesia.

Grooming

Our general and medical grooming includes:

  • Brushing and Medicated Bathing
  • Nail Trims
  • Lion cuts
  • Spot shaving such as the chin or rear end.
  • Grooms under anesthesia for cats that cannot be groomed awake.
  • As we are not professional groomers we do not do show grooming.
  • All cats need to be examined and current on their Rabies and Distemper vaccines to be groomed.

Rx & non-Rx Foods

Cats Preferred carries a wide range of feline prescription diets from:

We also carry non-prescription feline diets from:

Visit our online store for Purina Proplan, Hills Ideal Balance & Hills Healthy Advantage diets

Examinations

All types of physical examinations cover your cat from the “tip of the nose to the end of the tail”.  Vaccine and Wellness exams are the physical exams that are done yearly on the young cat and twice yearly for senior cats.  Sick cat exams are done when your cat is not feeling well.  Our Behavioral Consults are for problems such as behavioral urinary issues, aggression, destruction of property or issues between multiple cats.  Health certificates are usually needed for travel that includes flying or leaving the United States.

Our exam tables are laminate, not cold stainless steel, and exams are performed with the owner and doctor seated to place your cat at ease.

Our exam areas are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized between each use.

Our veterinarian will look in your cat’s eyes, ears and mouth.  We will listen to the heart and lungs, then feel the abdomen and extremities for any abnormalities or discomfort.  Next, we will check the lymph nodes for swelling or pain and check the thyroid glands for enlargement.  We will also discuss any nutritional or weight concerns.

If your cat is ill, areas of concern or obvious disease will have an additional focused examination and possible diagnostic testing.

Vaccines and Wellness Exams

Our goal with yearly wellness exams is to help prevent diseases and health issues before your cat becomes seriously ill.

These wellness exams allow us to look for early signs and symptoms of the disease.

At wellness visits, we’ll discuss how to keep your cat happy and healthy through individualized vaccinations, preventative medical and dental care, microchipping and parasite control.

We will also discuss any nutritional or weight concerns.

Vaccinations: We realize that cats can have very different lifestyles. Some go outside, some stay inside, and some travel the country. We work with you to determine which vaccines are indicated to best protect your cat based on the possibility of exposure to disease.

Preventative medical and dental care: Wellness exams include a full physical exam from head to tail. We will check the weight, eyes/ears, oral exam and teeth check, listen to the heart and lungs, palpate the abdomen and lymph nodes, and check for pain or abnormalities.

Microchipping: Microchips are an excellent way for your cat to have permanent identification. Cats can easily get out of collars and lose their tags. A microchip is placed under the skin between the shoulder blades and when scanned can give a veterinarian, shelter, or animal control officer a number that is called into the microchip company who then notifies the owner that their cat has been found.

To check if your cat’s microchip is registered visit: http://www.petmicrochiplookup.org/

Parasite control: Cats can have many types of parasites ranging from fleas and mites to intestinal parasites and heartworm. Parasite prevention can also vary based on your cats lifestyle. We recommend at least yearly fecal testing for intestinal parasites for all cats, as some intestinal parasites can be passed on to family members. For more information regarding diseases that can be passed from cats to humans visit: http://www.cdc.gov/healthypets/

Sick Cat Exams

All our physical examinations cover your cat from the “tip of the nose to the end of the tail”.

When your cat is sick, it may have obvious areas of concerns or may have subtle changes over time.

Our exams for the ill cat will focus on not only the physical abnormalities we find from the full physical examination of your cat but also on any changes in behavior or activity you have noticed that are associated with the illness.

Behavior Consults

Our behavior consultations are scheduled as extended office visits to allow sufficient time for us to discuss your cat’s history in depth.  

Also included is a full physical exam of your cat. We will then discuss possible solutions, diagnostics and treatments for the issue. If your cat is having problems with inappropriate urination, we will want to check a urinalysis to rule out a medical cause.

Health Certificates

All of our Veterinarians at Cats Preferred have Federal Accreditation and are able to sign health certificates for US and international travel. Please note that international health certificate requirements vary by country and can change frequently. They may also require months of planning. We recommend you contact your destination country as soon as you are aware of the need to travel with your cat for proper travel forms.

For more information on traveling with your cat: https://www.avma.org/public/PetCare/Pages/Traveling-with-Your-Pet-FAQs.aspx

Dental Care

Our dental procedures are performed under general gas anesthesia. Anesthesia provides three important functions: immobilization in order to clean below the gum line, pain control, and the ability to place a tube into the windpipe, so bacterial products do not enter the respiratory system.

Most dentistry services are same day procedures, with your cat able to go home once it is fully recovered from anesthesia. We place IV catheter to administer fluids during the procedure and the cats have a breathing tube in place throughout the dental. We have a state of the art conductive fabric warming system (by the inventor of human Bair Huggers warming systems) that the cats are wrapped in to keep their body temperature constant. Dental x-rays are taken and any needed extractions are preformed. The teeth are cleaned with ultrasonic scaling and then polished. They recover from anesthesia in a warmed cage.

At discharge time, a technician will discuss what was done for your cat, show you any dental x-rays that were done and go over both discharge and home care instructions.

We provide full dental services including:

  • Ultrasonic cleaning
  • Polishing
  • Dental X-rays
  • Extractions
  • Laser gingival surgery
  • At home dental care products

For more information on cat dental care visit:

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&A=172

Surgical Care

At Cats Preferred we offer full Surgical Services including:

  • Spays
  • Neuters
  • Bladder and other soft tissue surgery
  • Foreign body and intestinal surgery
  • Mass removals
  • Orthopedic and specialized surgery available by Board Certified Surgeon
  • We use gas general anesthesia for all our surgical procedures which allow many of our surgeries to be same-day procedures.

Recovery from gas anesthesia is very quick and your cat will be fully awake and alert at discharge.

Some orthopedic procedures do have an overnight stay to allow adequate rest before return to activity, as do some major abdominal surgeries.

A conductive fabric warming system will keep your cat warm throughout the surgery and surgical monitors are used to measure the heart rate and oxygenation.  A certified veterinary technician also monitors your cat throughout its anesthesia and recovery period.  Your cat will recover from surgery in a warmed cage.

At discharge, we will discuss the surgery, the recovery period and any limitations.  You will also be given a discharge information sheet with go home and medication instructions.

Hospitalization

If your cat requires hospitalization, we have a specialized treatment area that includes laminate housing and windows
for both afternoon sun exposure and visual stimulation.  We have an additional hospitalization area for cats who are very shy and prefer distance from other hospitalized patients.  We encourage you to bring small blankets or towels to keep with your cat in the hospital as a comfort of home.

We are able to provide:

  • IV Fluid Therapy
  • Warming Therapy
  • Feeding Care
  • Short Term Oxygen Therapy
  • Diabetic Care
  • Treatments and Diagnostics
  • Pre and Post Operative Care

At Cats Preferred we strive to keep your cat happy and comfortable throughout its stay with us.  

We carry a wide variety of prescription and non-prescription diets to offer variety and entice appetite during their hospital stay.

Laboratory Services

In house and outside laboratory services are available, with our in house lab results available in about 20 minutes!

Additional laboratory services are provided by a national veterinary laboratory and many test results are available in 24 hours or less.

Common Laboratory tests:

  • Blood tests
  • Urine tests
  • Fecal testing
  • Cultures
  • Microscopic exam for mites and bacteria
  • Biopsy examination
  • Feline Leukemia/Feline Immunodeficiency virus testing
  • Heartworm testing

Radiology Services

Our Radiology Services include:

  • Digital x-rays
  • Digital dental x-rays
  • Barium and other special radiology studies
  • Ultrasound by ultrasound specialist available

Many radiology services can be done during appointment visits, or as a single hospital day stay.
Dental x-rays are taken at the time of the dental procedure when the cat is under anesthesia.

Grooming

Our general and medical grooming includes:

  • Brushing and Medicated Bathing
  • Nail Trims
  • Lion cuts
  • Spot shaving such as the chin or rear end.
  • Grooms under anesthesia for cats that cannot be groomed awake.
  • As we are not professional groomers we do not do show grooming.
  • All cats need to be examined and current on their Rabies and Distemper vaccines to be groomed.

Rx & non-Rx Foods

Cats Preferred carries a wide range of feline prescription diets from:

We also carry non-prescription feline diets from:

Visit our online store for Purina Proplan, Hills Ideal Balance & Hills Healthy Advantage diets