Cat Healthcare

Routine vaccinations

Offer protection against Flu, Enteritis and Leukaemia virus.

They are usually given at 9 and 12 weeks and followed up with Annual boosters.

Other vaccinations

Rabies: required for overseas travel with a Pet passport.

Parasites

Fleas

Some animals are very sensitive and attractive to fleas we advise Advocate monthly throughout the year this is also effective against roundworms.

Alternatively 6 monthly Program injections make fleas sterile and so reduce fleas in your household.

Annual house spraying with Indorex is also useful to reduce the eggs and larvae on your carpets.

Worms
  1. Roundworms – monthly worming until the animal is 6 months and then every 3 months.
  2. Tapeworms – If you are using monthly Advocate then Milbemax tablets every 3 months if your cat is a hunter.

Milbemax tablets are the most effective but if giving a pill to your cat is difficult there is Profender a worming spot on which is effective against all the worms.

Ticks

If your cat is prone to Ticks, we recommend monthly spraying with Frontline.

Please note:

For flea and worm control we recommend you use the products we sell as these are more effective than Pet shop or supermarket brands.

Identichip

This is an injection which inserts a small chip into your pet, thus providing individual identification. If your pet is lost or stolen it can be identified using a scanner. It is one of the requirements for pet passports if you decide to take your pet abroad.

Diet

We highly recommend Hill’s and Royal Canin, who produce good quality complete life stage dry food. Dry food makes a big difference to the long term maintenance of your cat’s teeth. Lifestyle diets contain the right quantity of protein for each stage of your pet’s life – kitten, adult & elderly cats.

Insurance

We highly recommend insurance for peace of mind. Please check the small print and make sure you choose a policy which states “cover for life”. Please don’t change Insurers if possible – new insurers will exclude every problem previously mentioned in the animals medical history.

Neutering

We recommend spaying and castration for females and males from 6 months. This reduces the risk of unwanted pregnancies, fights, viral diseases and road traffic accidents associated with other un-neutered cats.

Exercise

Cats should be allowed outside. To reduce the risk of road traffic accidents and cat fights, keep your cats inside from dusk until dawn.

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