Monday, June 3, 2013

Veterinary House Calls for your Cat in New York City with Dr. Arnold Plotnick of Manhattan Cat Specialists

Manhattan Cat Specialists Now Offers House Calls and In-Home Veterinary Services!

Dr. Arnold Plotnick Feline Veterinary House Calls for Cats in Manhattan, New York City
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 City.

There 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.

* Some 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.

* Many of our clients have multiple cats, and bringing two, or three, or five (or seven, or sixteen) cats to the office becomes a logistical nightmare.

* As 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.

* Many 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.

Dr. Arnold Plotnick Manhattan Cat Specialist Feline House Calls in New York CityOf 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 after hours.

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

Dr. Arnold Plotnick | Cat Veterinarian House Calls in New York City
Manhattan's Cat Expert Dr. Arnold Plotnick and Veterinary Technician Gina head off to a Feline House Call in New York City.


NEW YORK, NY. — Manhattan Cat Specialists' feline expert Dr. Arnold Plotnick now makes veterinary house calls to cats in New York City.  The long-time Manhattan resident, with over 20 years of feline experience, has made a name for himself as owner of the Upper West Side feline-only practice, Manhattan Cat Specialists ( ).  He has appeared as a guest on Martha Stewart, is a cat health expert on CatChannel and Petocracy, and writes columns and feature articles for Cat Fancy Magazine and Catnip Newsletter.

If it’s time for your cat’s medical check-up, now you might not need to leave your home in order to see one of the top feline specialists in the country. Cats that pee, poop or vomit in their carriers need not be stressed anymore.  Veterinarian Dr. Arnold Plotnick is here to help with his in-home veterinary services.

Dr. Plotnick and his technician will travel just about anywhere in Manhattan for those cat owners who have a hard time dragging their cat out from under the bed for the dreaded veterinary visit.

The services provided will include physical examination, vaccination, microchipping, feline leukemia and FIV testing, subcutaneous fluid therapy, and other medical therapies as needed.  Cats that require x-rays, hospitalization, or other advanced diagnostics will be brought back to Manhattan Cat Specialists by Dr. Plotnick for further treatment.

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 inquire or schedule an appointment, call Manhattan Cat Specialists at 212-721-2287 or email

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