Cat Corner

We welcome questions about your cat's health and behavior, so please ask!


Maintaining your cat's good health requires annual exams, even if they are not due for vaccinations. Early detection of disease is more difficult in cats compared to dogs, because cats naturally hide signs of illness. 

We are so grateful for our feline patients who calmly take their vet visits in stride! For those who do not, we continually ask ourselves "How can we make this easier for them?" 

Getting your cat to the vet starts with getting them into the carrier. WE PREFER the traditional airline carriers that have a removable top. During the exam, we remove the top and allow your cat to remain in the bottom portion, where they feel more secure. This type of carrier is also easier to clean and disinfect in case of a urine or stool "accident". A towel or cat bed can be added for comfort. We often allow our anxious cat patients to remain in their carriers for short drop offs, instead of placing them in a cage.

The pheromone product Feliway, available as a wipe or a spray, can be applied to your cat's carrier 10-15 minutes BEFORE putting your cat in the carrier, to help with anxiety. Feliway is also available as a plug-in, for a calming influence at home or in a new environment. For additional tips on transporting your cat, click on "Getting Your Cat to the Vet".

Getting your Dog and Cat to the vet! Click here to read more.

Getting Your Cat to the Vet: Click here to read and download


Cat specific veterinary resources: - click on "cat owner information" - Cornell Feline Health Center

For tips on medicating your cat and trimming claws:

Giving your cat a pill: 

Giving your cat liquid medication: 

Managing destructive scratching behavior in cats: 

Trimming your cat's claws: 


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Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Friendly/knowledgeable staff & doctors, reasonable prices. I drive from west Nashville just to go see them! Worth it."
    Jenny Williams
  • "Been going here for years. Always compassionate and professional."
    Joan Polk
  • "Animal Care Center of Brentwood has provided compassionate, expert care for our cats for over 20 years. I highly recommend Dr. Sullivan and Dr. O'Neill!"
    Tambi Swiney
  • "Awesome Vets! Welcoming receptionists .Great care ."
    Tricia Jones
  • "I am very pleased with the veterinary care received from ACC of Brentwood. They are genuinely concerned about the well being of animals . Their staff is the Best"
    Nick Taras
  • "Amazing folks. They get to know you and your pet and treat you like family. I have never had a better vet!"
    Jackie Dryden
  • "Friendly and very caring staff. I feel confident in their care of our Golden Retriever."
    Cheryl Morris
  • "Great loving care for my sweet fur baby. Always greeted with kindness and smiles."
    Lynne Mullins
  • "We recently moved back to Nashville and sought out Animal Care Center and Dr. O’Neill. Our cat loves the team and we couldn’t be happier with the care. Two months into treatment and our cat is healing better then she had in a year with our previous vet. I couldn’t recommend Animal Care Center more."
    Kate Rogers