Dr. Mann’s 6-year-old daughter’s
rendering that lead to the naming
of The Cat Company and which
provided the inspiration for the
color scheme of our web site.

Before You Come: Pretreatment Evaluations & Tests

Your veterinarian may perform some of the following procedures before your cat can be admitted:

  • Complete Blood Count (CBC)
  • Urinalysis with sediment exam
  • Complete chemistry/electrolyte panel
  • T4
  • Electrocardiogram (optional at discretion of referring veterinarian)
  • Chest Radiograph (optional two views, VD and Lateral)
  • Blood Pressure (waived if the patient is extremely anxious)

Laboratory studies and other evaluations may be performed up to four weeks prior to admission. The Cat Company may suggest other tests if we feel they’re needed.

Your veterinarian will attempt to ensure that your cat is fit for hospitalization and therapy. The Cat Company accepts only medically stable cats. Those with advanced renal disease or other conditions may be poor candidates and may require more evaluation and/or treatment before they are referred. If a cat is currently receiving antithyroid medication—e.g. Tapazole (methimazole) — it must be discontinued seven days before treatment.