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Thank you for continuing to be patient with us as we navigate these strange and challenging times. We have now reopened our waiting room to clients who want to come in for appointments or pick up food or medication. Our waiting room limit is six people, and masks are still required regardless of vaccination status. Our exam rooms are not yet open for in-person appointments due to their extremely small size and recent reports of the rapid spread of COVID 19 variants.

If you would like to come into the clinic, we will have a veterinary assistant meet you in the waiting room to take a history. You then have the option of hanging out in the waiting room or running an errand during the time of your cat’s exam. If you decide to stay in the waiting room, the doctor can speak with you in person after the exam. If you prefer to run an errand, the doctor will give you a call after the completion of the exam.

Curbside service is still available if you would like to limit contact. If you prefer curbside service, please stay in your car and call or text us when you arrive in the parking area on the day of your visit. We will have a veterinary assistant complete the history over the phone. We will then meet you in front of the clinic to get your pet and its carrier. We ask that you stay nearby and keep your phone readily accessible for curbside appointments. Most appointments are 45 minutes long.

If your cat is here for a drop-off visit, you can return home until the doctor contacts you to discuss their exam findings and projected pick-up time.

For all interactions with our staff, masks are still required regardless of vaccination status.

Mercer Island, WA

Cat Urgent Care Services

Learn more about our cat urgent care services below.

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Cat Urgent Care Services

When your pet needs us the most, we’ll be there to provide personalized care. Please be sure to call us immediately if your cat is in need of care.

What to Expect During an Urgent Care Visit

Just like humans, our cats can experience accidents and injuries that require urgent veterinary care. Sometimes it may be difficult to determine if your pet is experiencing a trauma that warrants a visit to an emergency hospital, or if their symptoms are those of something less serious. If you are unsure whether your cat is in need of veterinary trauma services, here are the most common reasons to seek emergency care for pets.

Diarrhea and Vomiting
Whether it’s from illness or something that was ingested, seeing your pet suffer from diarrhea and vomiting can be truly heartbreaking. We’ll be there to use the latest technology to find the cause of the issue and get your pet feeling better in no time.
Ear Infections
Ear infections in pets are more common than you might realize. These painful diseases can be caused by a variety of pests, parasites, and microscopic intruders — and if left untreated, they can lead to ruptured eardrums and deafness. If your cat is showing signs of an ear infection, bring them to Island Cats Veterinary Hospital for prompt diagnosis and effective treatment.
Eye Infections

If your pet displays any of the following eye symptoms, it’s important to contact us immediately.

  • Inflamed, swollen, or drooping eyelids
  • Sneezing, nasal discharge, or another symptom of respiratory distress
  • Red eyes
  • Pawing or rubbing at the eyes
  • Discharge coming from the eyes
  • Cloudy iris
  • Squinting and constant blinking
Wounds and Lacerations
If your pet is dealing with a minor wound, laceration, or a toe nail rip, we’ll be here to get them clean and stitched up quickly. Our team is experienced in dealing with these types of injuries while also keeping your pet calm.
Urinary Tract Infections

One of the first symptoms of a UTI in your pet may be that he or she has had a few “accidents” around the house. If you notice this, then it’s a good idea to look for other symptoms of a UTI. These can be any of the following:

  • Pinkish stains where your cat has urinated due to blood in the urine
  • Changes in urination habits – either going more frequently or less
  • Signs of pain while urinating
  • Excessive licking of the genital area
  • Dribbling small amounts of urine
cat wellness exams