Dr. Jane Lorie opened Tail Wag Inn Veterinary Hospital in 1998 to serve Bethel Island and the surrounding communities. The full service veterinary hospital sees a variety of patients including pot-bellied pigs and parrots, turtles and guinea pigs as well as all breeds of dogs and cats and exotics. We provide a full range of services including boarding for your pets. On occasion we also have pets looking for new families to adopt.
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Q: I've heard that cats are naturally very healthy and don't need to go to the veterinarian as often as dogs do. Is this right?
A: Cats are no more or less healthy than dogs and require annual wellness exams just as much as dogs do. Also, cats are notorious for hiding illness, and cat owners may not be aware their cats are sick until the illness has become critical and requires longer and more extensive treatment.
Q: I can't get my kitty in a carrier to take her to the veterinarian. She runs off and hides and then when I find her and pick her up, she tries to bite and scratch me. It's been almost two years since she's been to the veterinarian. Any ideas would be helpful, because I know she needs her shots.
A: Your cat is just being fearful of the carrier because it means a ride in the car and a visit to an unfamiliar place. Try keeping the carrier open in your home with her favorite blanket, toy or treats in it. This allows her to become accustomed to the carrier and see it as a comfortable place to sleep or play. After a couple of weeks of this, try getting her in the carrier and taking a short ride in the car. Do this several more times so she'll begin to lose her fear and allow you to get her to the clinic for the exam. For more tips of taking your cat to the veterinarian, watch our helpful instructional video.
Q: My cat is very healthy, so I don't know why she needs to go to the veterinarian every year for an exam. If she get sick, I'll know it and we'll go then.
A: Did you know that cats instinctively hide illness? There's a good chance you won't know if your cat is sick, especially in the early stages of any illness. Annual exams may uncover an underlying illness or condition. Diagnosing illnesses or conditions and beginning treatment early can save your cat a lot of suffering later if the disease or condition has progressed.
That is why Dr. Lorie and Staff are participating in the “Have we seen your cat lately?” national awareness campaign and taking steps to raise awareness about the importance of regular veterinary care for cats. We want to ensure that your
cat is protected and healthy.
Call us today to schedule your cat's exam and get a complimentary pedicure. Then, ask us how you can win free Vaccines for life for your kitty!
Does your cat find his carrier frightening? Check out this video for ideas on how to make it less stressful on both you and your cat.
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Every other Saturday 9am-12pm
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4901 Bethel Island Rd.
Oakley, CA 94561
Phone: (925) 684-2862