OUR MEDICAL SERVICES
A healthy cat is a happy cat…
Dr Kim Kendall is a vet, no surprise there. But not only that, Dr Kim is an Applied Cat Behaviourist, with unrivalled experience in cats and the reasons behind the way they interact with us and with each other. Such a dedicated background in feline behaviour is highly unusual anywhere, and especialy in Australia, with Dr Kim’s opinion being highly sought after all over the world. She regularly appears on panels discussing both cats and more general animal treatment and welfare, and is considered one of the foremost feline experts around today.
Like all trained veterinarians, her training and background is in general vet care, but Dr Kim now practises solely in the realm of the one animal humans can never truly master, the humble (and not-so-humble!) felis catus.
Our hope here at The Cat Palace is that we can help to educate cat owners on how to give the best practical care to their cat, enabling a long and happy relationship and a healthier than average cat. Cats do get sick, there’s nothing any of us can do to put an end to that, but we hope the information we provide here can help at least to minimise or delay any of the all too many conditions and diseases which our felines can suffer from. Just small changes to the living environment and ongoing care can make a massive difference.
NOTE: Clinical appointments are strictly by pre-arranged appointment only. Dr Kim is not in attendance all day every day due to other commitments, and so walk-in consultations are not possible. Please contact us for further information.
MEDICAL AND SURGERY
Dr Kim conducts all the routine operations needed for your cat or kitten. In her calm, quiet and feline only environment, there is minimal stress enabling a quick recovery. Regular cat surgery includes the “microspeys” – desexing (spaying and castration) of kittens of 7 weeks or older. Dental operations are also conducted in-house ensuring a quality rehabilitation.
All spays and castrations can be booked for any age cat
If you have a 4 month old kitten, desex now! Cats are very quick to get pregnant
Is your pet cat a bruiser?
Dr Kim tidies up abscesses but more importantly advises on how to STOP the next one happening!
Need a 2nd opinion?
Dr Kim can take and read X Ray Radiographs right on site – and explain what they mean!
Newer technologies like Ultrasound and Echocardiography can also be carried out. For trickier cases, Dr Kim can bring in the help of Dr Richard Malik. They go back to Vet School Days as friends and colleagues.
Do you realise how important cat teeth are to your pet’s long term health and wellbeing? If you can smell her breath, she can taste it! And the smell is telling you there’s a problem.There are steps you can take to remove the smell and improve your cats teeth. Whatever your cat’s age, an examination by Dr Kim will ensure you take the best steps ensuring a healthy future…
Did you know that by 3 years old, 85% of pet cats end up with periodontal and other diseases of the teeth and gums, which means grotty germs circulating in their blood?
Encouraging your cat to chew on chicken necks helps to keep teeth clean and strong, but many cats won’t bother! Also, various cat foods such as Waltham Dental, Advance Dental and Hills Prescription T/D biscuits and several other dried foods help to clean your cat’s teeth while they eat.
What you can do
It is very likely your feline companion is going to need a trip to Dr Kim. At the very least, she will need a check up. Ideally however, dental work on a regular basis will develop optimal oral AND general health! When you visit Dr Kim Kendall Cat Vet (based in Roseville on Sydney’s North Shore), she can provide a thorough analysis of the dental health of your favourite Fluffy! Most of the things that can be done for a cat’s teeth including extractions and root canal are performed right in our state of the art clinic – exclusively established for cat care.
Once it is all over, your cat’s breath will go from fishy and foetid to fantastic! And your cat is going to feel so much better!
Did you know that your pet cat is always telling you how she’s feeling? Examples include cat pee on the lounge, scratching hiding or food refusal. We often complain about our “speeded up lives”, and the loss of community and recreational spaces. It’s even harder for your pets and you can make a difference…
Is your pet cat peeing in the wrong place, hiding, biting and scratching? If so, there is something going on in her environment and Dr. Kim can help
For Millennia, cats lived in small communities of related females, with males visiting seasonally to do what men do. Kittens were raised communally, and not many survived. Evenings were spent hunting for mice and rats, and avoiding bigger predators. Life was pretty short and brutal .
Today, our cats are confined, castrated and made to interact with lots of humans and other cats. Their lives have been radically changed, and the thing to remember is how well most cats have adapted.
However, we seem to see nearly every one of the ones that can’t cope, because they get their owner’s attention by peeing around the place (including on their owner’s heads in rare instances… !). Or else they regularly fight with other cats or people, spend their lives hiding, or pee blood in the bathtub.
If you pet cat is behaving oddly – not being the contented cat, something has changed and Dr. Kim can help. Untreated, it can lead to major illness so if you are even a little unsure, please do contact us.
Some practical cat care tips…