New Kitten Information

Vaccinations and Boosters:

All cats from nine weeks of age and over need an initial vaccination course of two injections three to four weeks apart and then an annual booster. This will protect your cat from feline infectious enteritis and respiratory disease ‘cat flu’ carried by other cats. Your cat is not fully protected unless he gets a booster every year.

Feline Leukaemia:

We can also give your cat a vaccination course for Feline Leukaemia to prevent your cat being infected with the feline leukaemia virus and the resulting diseases including tumours. We recommend that you blood test your cat or kitten first to ensure no infection prior to first vaccination. In cats nine weeks or over we give two vaccinations 15 to 21 days apart and then an annually to boost immunity to feline leukaemia.

Worming:

Kittens need to be wormed every 2 weeks from birth until they are sixteen weeks old. Adult cats need to be wormed every 3 months. Please enquire with a vet or nurse as to which worm treatment to use to ensure treatment for both roundworms and tapeworms.

Pet Insurance:

More of our dog and cat owners are getting their animals insured now, to help with costs should their pet become injured or sick. We recommend that you consider this and if you want any more information to talk to our one of our veterinary nurses.

Neutering:

Your cat can be neutered from six months of age.

Teeth:

Dental hygiene is very important for your cat. They can suffer from dental plaque and tartar, gum disease and bad breath just like us. Dry diets are usually better for your cat’s teeth than tinned food. We have a selection of dry diets for cats in stock. We also have a product called logic oral hygiene gel which is a form of mouthwash for cats. As cats get older and have dental disease we can de-scale and polish their teeth to prevent gum disease and loose teeth.

Fleas and Ear Mites:

We can check your pets ears whilst they are being examined by vets or under general anaesthetic. Ear mites are common in dogs and cats and can be easily treated with ear drops or an application of stronghold. If you are concerned that your kitten may have fleas please ask the veterinary surgeon or nurse to check for you and we can treat them while they are in being treated.