3215 Breton Rd SE
Kentwood, MI 49525
Mission Statement: "Our purpose is to help as many cats and their families as possible with litter box issues by serving as a resource for cat owners and veterinarians."
Our website presents a large amount of information and recommendations for both diagnostics and treatments for cats with litter box problems that is offered free of charge.
Individual consultations are available onsite at our feline specialty clinics www.catclinics.com.
We are very happy to see patients for individual consultations as well as other needed health care at our full service feline specialty veterinary clinics the Kentwood Cat Clinic and the Cat Clinic North, located in the West Michigan area. Visit us at www.catclinics.com for more information about our cat hospitals. In addition to behavior consultations, we provide advanced feline specialty care such as ultrasound, radioactive treatment of hyperthyroid cats, dentistry including dental x rays, routine and specialized surgeries, and routine wellness care.
Evaluation for cats with litter box problems usually includes:
1.Physical examination and behavioral consultation including detailed history.
3. Urine culture if indicated by the presence of blood or bacteria in the urine sample, or if the urine is very dilute and may harbor an inapparent infection.
4. Blood panel- CBC/serum chemistries and screening T4 thyroid test to evaluate for metabolic disease such as hyperthyroidism, kidney disease, and diabetes.
5. Abdominal X ray +/- abdominal ultrasound if possible urinary tract stones, kidney damage, or cancer problems are suspected.
the Kentwood Cat Clinic
the Cat Clinic North
Individual consultations are available onsite in the Grand Rapids area of west Michigan at our two hospitals to help those cat owners and veterinarians who would like a detailed plan for their cat elimination problems. We are unable to provide long distance consultations to individuals at this time due to individual state regulations.
We will need you to complete a detailed history of the litter box issues, the household and litter box specifics, and a health history for your cat. Please be aware that the recommendations we make will not replace a physical examination and appropriate laboratory evaluation of your cat, as many times litter box issues are caused by medical problems. These medical problems will need to be treated to improve the litter box issues.
We have made this site as inclusive as possible with information regarding litter box problems in cats, the reasons they occur, and options for treatment.
Please be aware that this information does not replace a thorough medical evaluation of your cat by your veterinarian. The only way to diagnose and effectively treat these cats is with the competent help of your veterinary health care team. It is essential that your cat benefits from this medical evaluation as soon as possible, before you become extremely frustrated and your cat's behavior problems have become a long term pattern.
"Ernie" and Kate relaxing before their appointment
Treatment is most effective for both medical and behavioral problems when it is initiated early on. We have not included doses of medications in our information as we do not want cat owners to medicate their cats on their own without prescription by their veterinarian. All these medications have potentially significant side effects and their administration must be monitored closely. Blood tests are often required to evaluate for their safe use in cats being treated with these medications. Most of these medications are used "off label" in cats as they are not approved for use in cats by the FDA.
3215 Breton Rd SE
Kentwood, MI 49525