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Updated 8/30/22

Island Cats Updated Face Mask Policy

As most of us are aware, mask recommendations are frequently changing and we at Island Cats Veterinary Hospital try to keep up on the most recent advice from the Center for Disease Control.

Effective immediately, we are no longer requiring clients to wear a face mask while in the building. We will continue to provide masks to those clients who still choose to wear a mask indoors. You may still see some of our staff wearing masks for their own protection, as well as in exam rooms since it is a small space.

We still ask that only one client accompanies their pet into the exam rooms unless it is a critical case. If you are feeling ill, have tested positive for Covid, or have been exposed please follow the CDC guidelines for isolation and reschedule your appointment if needed.

The safety and health of our clients and staff is paramount. We will continue to keep everyone advised if there are any further changes.

Thank you!

Island Cats Veterinary Hospital

Veterinary Services

Cat Urgent Care Services

Learn more about our cat urgent care services below.

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Cat Urgent Care Services in Mercer Island, WA

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
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