Manhattan Cat Specialists is Now Offering House Calls
and In-Home Veterinary Services!
Dr. Arnold Plotnick, a
veterinarian & feline expert for over 30 years, has been
examining cats at his Upper West Side practice, Manhattan Cat
Specialists, for a decade. Nearly
every day, he hears that a client or cat owner in New York City
wants Dr. Plotnick's expert care for their cats yet they cannot
make it to our cat hospital. Now, Dr. Plotnick is bringing
the services of Manhattan Cat Specialists to homes in New York
are many reasons why house calls are requested:
Some cats get so nervous on the trip to the
vet that they urinate, defecate, or vomit (or all three!) in
their carrier on the way to (or from) the office.
Cats who are normally angels at home turn
into devils once they enter the veterinary office.
cats, with their sixth sense, know that a veterinary visit is
imminent, and they hide under the bed or the couch, making their
capture and transport to the office an ordeal for the client.
of our clients have multiple cats, and bringing two, or three,
or five (or
seven, or sixteen) cats to the office becomes a logistical
our feline population ages, our clientele are aging right along
with them, and some of our elderly clients find it increasingly
difficult to bring their cat to the office.
owners would like their terminally ill cats to be euthanized in
their own home when the time comes.
For these reasons, Manhattan Cat Specialists has decided to now
provide house calls and in-home veterinary services.
Initially, house calls will be limited to Thursdays, in
Manhattan only, however, this may change in the future,
depending on the demand.
If you elect to schedule a house call, Dr. Plotnick and Gina
Manes (veterinary technician / animal behavior) will come to your home with the necessary equipment
and supplies to give your cat the same kind of experience that
he or she gets in the exam room. This
includes a complete physical examination, blood and urine
collection for lab analysis if necessary, vaccinations,
microchipping, feline leukemia and FIV testing, blood
typing, subcutaneous fluid administration, ear cleaning, claw
trimming, blood pressure measurement, application of Soft Paws,
and many other procedures. And
of course, when the time is appropriate, euthanasia can be
performed in a gentle, compassionate manner at home, and then
take care of the cremation arrangements for you.
Of course, some procedures cannot be performed in the home, for
example, x-rays and surgery. After
the examination, if it is determined that your cat needs these
or other advanced diagnostic procedures, or needs to be admitted
to our hospital, transporting your cat to our hospital for
further treatment would be arranged.
Life threatening emergencies cannot wait, and should not be
scheduled for house calls. Cats
who are having difficulty breathing, are having seizures, are
unconscious, or are bleeding uncontrollably should be brought to
our practice immediately, or to an emergency hospital if it is
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Dr. Plotnick strives to provide expert care to all felines so if
you and your furry companion could not make it to see Dr.
Plotnick at his veterinary practice, he will come to you.
To schedule an appointment, call 212-721-2287 or email
Manhattan's Cat Expert Dr. Arnold Plotnick and Veterinary
Technician Gina head off to a Feline House Call in New York
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