Looking after your cat

We've put together some professional advice to help give your cat the best quality of life.

Vaccination

Cats should be vaccinated to protect them from cat flu and feline enteritis, and also against Feline Leukemia virus.

Kittens need a course of 2 injections, given 3 weeks apart. The first should be given at 9 weeks of age.

You should allow at least 1 week after the second injection, before your kitten can go outside.

Yearly booster vaccinations should be given to maintain your cat's immunity.

Booster vacciations are required if you wish to put your cat into a cattery while you're away.

How can I get my cat vaccinated?

We can provide the necessary vaccinations to help protect your cat

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Flea treament

It is important to use a flea treatment on your cat all year round, as fleas are difficult to clear once they are established in the home.

90% of a flea population live as egg larvae in carpets and bedding, so you will also need to treat the environment if you see fleas on your cat.

There is a wide range of Spot On products, such as Frontline Combo, Activyl, and now a 3-monthly product called Bravecto. All of which, we stock.

There are also oral flea products available, such as Comfortis, and we can discuss your needs if you call the practice.

Worming

Cats should be wormed every 3 months, to protect against and kill worms.

We recommend using a multi-wormer, such Milpro; which kills tapeworm and roundworm.

  • Cats can get tapeworm from eating small mammals, or swallowing fleas whilst grooming.

  • Cats can get roundworm from other cats' faeces.

Kittens should be wormed every 2 to 3 weeks, up to 12 weeks of age.

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Neutering

We recommend that all domestic cats are neutered when they are between 5 and 6 months of age.

Females

Female cats come on heat continuously from spring to autumn, and can produce a lot of unwanted kittens in a season.

Females may also cause distress to owners by calling, which often sounds like she is in pain.

Males

An uncastrated male can begin to smell and show behavioural problems, such as uring spraying around the home.

He is more likely to fight and get abcesses, and is also at risk of contracting the Feline Leukemia virus or FIV, from bite wounds.

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