Make the trip less stressful for them, and our jobs easier for us!
Jennifer L. O'Driscoll, DVM, MS, and Amy N. Hanson, DVM, provide veterinary care exclusively for cats Both are open 24 hours a day.
Our mission is to make life better for cats and their people by providing expert, effective feline health care with minimal stress and maximum compassion. Our staff, services and facility are focused on one thing only: your cat. We provide expert feline veterinary care in a calm, quiet hospital with state-of-the-art equipment for diagnosing and treating your cat’s problems and maintaining his or h
er health. We can help with medical, dental, surgical, and behavioral cat issues, and our goal is to provide this help with the least amount of stress on you and your cat. If your cat is having an emergency and needs to be seen by a vet before we resume our business hours, you may call BluePearl Vet Emergency in Overland Park at 913-642-9563 or Mission Animal Referral and Emergency Center in Mission at 913-722-5566.
Make the trip less stressful for them, and our jobs easier for us!
It's all about Pip!! She's lost over 2 pounds since joining the Cat Clinic team, and boy, does she love posing to show her progress! However, she was not amused when we applied her monthly Revolution Plus. Everyone needs their parasite preventatives, silly girl!
A note from the Practice Manager:
As we come to the close of a roller coaster of a week here at the Cat Clinic, filled with back-to-back tragedies and miracles, I feel moved to reach out. I am fortunate to work with an incredible group of people, serving a wonderful population of cat lovers. The bonds that I see daily, both already existing between cats and their families, and blossoming as Cat Clinic staff grow to know and love our clients and patients, warm my soul, and fuel my motivation. We will celebrate with you. We will grieve with you. And we will walk the road of healing -- every frustrating, spit-out pill and peed-on pillow of the way. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to love your cats with you.
Meet Cosmo, a 10-year old neutered male Himalayan. He is looking for a soft place to land for his retirement years. His owner loved him dearly, but his living situation changed and the new arrangements included a dog that was not cat-friendly, so Cosmo is bunking with Dr. Hanson until he finds the purrfect permanent situation. Cosmo had a Great Dane buddy in his previous home and tolerates other cats, so sharing a home would be ok, but he would do fine being the center of your attention. He's very cuddly and gives head boops and makes biscuits all the time. His blood work looks very good for a 10-year old, but he could use a dental cleaning (which we are trying to get done before he goes to his new home).
Are you interested in giving this big snuggly smooch a soft place to land in his retirement? If you are, please reach out to Cat Clinic of Lawrence or Dr. Hanson.
You may have heard about "Take Your Cat to the Vet Day" on Tuesday, but we all know that if everyone took their cats to the vet on the same day, NONE of us would be happy! Here at Cat Clinic of Lawrence, we prefer to spread the love around and take our time with each patient. If someone needs a little coaxing and "bribery" to come out of their carrier, that's just fine with us! Here, Paige gives miss Moolah a special treat to get her comfortable with coming out into the exam room.
It's weigh-in day for our resident diva: Pip has lost 9/10 of a pound since joining our team here at the Cat Clinic! She's really working towards that beach bod at a nice, healthy pace. Losing more than one pound a month wouldn't be safe so we're all happy with her progress, including Pip herself; she LOVES her new prescription Metabolic diet!
Did you know that bats are one of the most likely animals in the United States to carry rabies? Within the past month we've seen 3 incidences here at Cat Clinic of Lawrence of indoor-only cats exposed to bats that got inside their homes. No cat can resist chasing a MOUSE THAT FLIES! Rabies can spread from a bat biting a cat, but also from a cat biting a bat. If you see your cat playing with a bat, DO NOT touch the bat, and contact your vet as soon as possible!
Seriously, Pip? What's with all this lounging around? We've got work to do!
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Pip practices for a modeling career in case this whole "catting" thing doesn't work out.
Pip checks our work. Gotta make sure everything is clean enough for her Highness!
Hello, friends! We'd like to introduce the newest member of our Cat Clinic staff: Pip! Pip has just come on board as a seasonal member of our hospital team. Her role is to love on staff, lose weight, and get her business back in the litter box. After she's completed her term here, Pip's ultimate career goal will be to find a home that can continue to support the special lady she is. We'll keep you posted on Pip's progress as she moves onward and upward!
OK, so we didn't celebrate "Take Your Cat to Work Day" in the traditional sense, since most of our cats would have gotten a leeeeetle bit jealous watching us love up on our patients. I mean, come on, some of the kittens we see here are just SO DARN CUTE!
It's World Internet Cat Day!
When we're not loving on your cats (or our own) in real life, you can be sure we're laughing at funny felines on the web! What are some of your favorite cat memes?
For World Pet Memorial Day, please share a story or image of a cat (or cats) who made a difference in your lives. We would love to remember them with you.
It is an extremely cute Friday here today...
Today is Cat Lady Day! Celebrate the Cat Ladies (and Gentlemen/Others) in your life with a nice, fluffy cuddle - if they're into that.
Two years later, Deebo still knows how to brush those pearly whites! Cats love their routines. When you make something like morning teeth brushing part of their regular day, they won't let you forget to do it!
Tiny Deebo's mom introduces him to dental hygeine.
What healthy habits have you made a part of the daily routine for your furry pal?
Wishing all of our kitty friends and their families a safe, bright, and lovely holiday.
Due to the weather we are closing for the day today. Stay home and be safe (that goes for people and dogs too).
As the temperature drops this week, we recommend that you find a cozy chair and warm kitty to snuggle up to, like clever boys Oscar and Dragon are doing!
A little holiday fun from one of our staff members' kids... with a surprise 😺 plot twist:
🎶"We wish you a Merry Vaxmas, and a Happy Mew Year!"🎵
(*Note: Actual feline vaccines do not contain glitter.)
With this colder weather, more and more cat caretakers are noticing changes in their furry friends' behavior. We're so excited to share that the FDA has released a new product - just for cats - that really makes a difference in treating arthritis pain!
*If your arthritic cat is already current on their annual exam, we will not charge an additional exam fee to give our patients this relief - just pay for the medicine itself. Call, text, or email us today for more information!
Bartholomew enjoys a snack during her blood pressure check. We love being able to help our patients without scaring them. Low-stress handling for the win!
Mr. Lucky, is this your Halloween costume or just your everyday work wear?? Either way, you look great. 💙
Happy Halloween! The Cat Clinic is 11 years old today! And we just recently examined our 7000th kitty patient, Harvey -- seen below cleaning up after we gave him a treat at his appointment.
Thank you to all who trust us with their feline family. 🧡🖤
Precious Navi is normally a sweetheart anyway, but with pain relief, BOY is she a lover! It is always such a joy when our patients start feeling better, especially with thanks like this!
You've probably heard that over half of household pets in the United States are overweight or obese, but have you heard how to do something about it? If your kitty looks like higher than a 5 on the Body Condition Score chart here, let us know! There are many things we can do besides just taking away some of their kibbles to help reduce that paunch.
Some things to keep your fluffy pal just fluffy: encourage exercise! Drag that string toy, twirl that feather, and even out your throwing arm: many cats will play "fetch" if they know you'll keep tossing the mousie. Adding mental stimulation to mealtime can be fun too. Put kibble in a puzzle feeder, or in multiple dishes around the house so kitty has to "hunt" for dinner. And don't forget that boredom can lead to grazing - just like in people! Keep your furry pal entertained with a bird feeder outside your window or a catio to explore. Your healthy buddy will be glad you did.
Mabel is SO PROUD of the mess she made in her kennel that, as soon as we had cleaned it up, she did it again!
One of the many reasons we love cats is their wicked little senses of humor! Please share some of the silly ways your kitty pals have left you shaking your head - and laughing at the same time.
"But we don't WANNA sit still for the camera!"
Dr. O'Driscoll tries valiantly to pose this trio of kittens (lovingly known as "the Sharks") for a PSA to get them adopted. They're currently in foster care while they put on some weight and recover from a gnarly eye infection, but they'll be looking for their forever home soon!
"But my cat never goes outside, Why should I get him a rabies vaccine?"
This World Rabies Day, we're spreading awareness of the dangers posed by bats that might get into the house. Rabies is always fatal to domestic pets, and over 99.9% fatal to humans too! Don't let your best buddy become a tragic statistic! Keep even indoor-only cats vaccinated against rabies.
Sounds about right...
They can fall from potentially infinite heights and survive. They can pivot off of nothing to land on their feet. Scientists still can’t fully explain why.
Do you remember Wee Wee? His family sent us this updated photo today. He looks AMAZING! His wounds have all healed, his fur is growing back, and he's eating and playing like nothing ever happened to him. We're so proud of his resilient spirit, and his family who just wouldn't give up on their boy!
A few days ago, Dr. O'Driscoll brought some of us to the 988 Breakfast for Hope to represent not only the Cat Clinic, but the veterinary industry in general. The love we have for your pets is real, and sometimes it's hard for your vets and vet staff to contain all our feelings. This new 988 hotline is going to save so many lives, by providing support when we need it most. They allow for texting, as well as phone calls, for people who can't quite say the words out loud, and provide on-site support for the volunteer counselors who are there supporting our community. A heartfelt thank you to everyone who volunteers for, or has donated to this cause. We appreciate your kindness.
Today is Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day. We all know and love so many furry friends who have gone on before.
Please share pictures and memories of your beloved kitties who have passed.
Image credit: zazzle.com
It's Take Your Cat to the Vet Day!
Here are some reasons to keep your cat up to date on annual exams, even when no vaccines are due:
1) Cats age faster than people do, and cat body changes can be subtle. Vets study how to detect those minor changes to diagnose issues early.
2) The best parasite controls are available by prescription only. That legally requires an annual exam to keep getting them and protecting your cat from icky parasites.
3) We want to cuddle your kitty! It helps to see our patients when they're healthy so we have something to compare to if they ever get sick.
Today is ever so near and dear to our hearts; it's Clear the Shelters Day! Some of the best forever friends are waiting for your loving home in a shelter kennel - and today is a day to celebrate emptying those kennels. Find your next kitty friend in a shelter today - we can't wait to meet them!
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Our mission is to make life better for cats and their people by providing expert, effective feline health care with minimal stress and maximum compassion. Our staff, services and facility are focused on one thing only: your cat. We provide expert feline veterinary care in a calm, quiet hospital with state-of-the-art equipment for diagnosing and treating your cat’s problems and maintaining his or her health. We can help with medical, dental, surgical, and behavioral cat issues, and our goal is to provide this help with the least amount of stress on you and your cat. We are recognized as a Gold Level Cat Friendly Practice by the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) and an Accredited Hospital by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). If your cat is having an emergency and needs to be seen by a vet before we resume our business hours, you may call BluePearl Vet Emergency in Overland Park at 913-642-9563 or Mission Animal Referral and Emergency Center in Mission at 913-722-5566. Both are open 24 hours a day.