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Congratulations on your new family member!

Getting a new kitten is a really exciting time for all your family. There is a lot to take in. Don’t get overwhelmed. We are here to help you regardless
of how trivial you might think your query is.
Here are a few things you need to be aware of.

 KITTEN VACCINATIONS

Why?

Vaccinations prevent contagious diseases. In kittens we vaccinate against Cat Flu, Cat Enteritis and Feline Leukemia.

When?

  • 1st Vaccination from 9 weeks old
  • 2nd Vaccination from 12 weeks old
  • Annual Booster every year after that  

 MICROCHIP

Why?

1 in 3 pets will get lost. Without ID 90% won’t return home.
A collar or ID tag can go missing or fall off, but a microchip will never fall out. Don’t lose your best friend!

When?

I am getting a kitten: Kittens can be microchipped as young as five weeks old.
I am getting an adult cat (not a kitten): Bring your cat to your vet to be scanned. The vet can discover if your cat has a chip and help you to arrange registration if necessary

 WORMING

Why?

Worm eggs (not worms themselves) are infectious to humans and other animals.
Worm eggs are tiny and can’t be seen without a microscope. Just because you can’t see worms in your cat’s poo, doesn’t mean they’re not there.

When?

  • Up to 4 months, every 2 weeks
  • 4-6 months, every month
  • Over 6 months, every 3 months

 FLEA, MITE & TICK TREATMENT

Why?

Because external parasites can be extremely irritating to your cat and cause serious skin disorders such as anaemia, allergic dermatitis, Lyme disease and tapeworms. They can also be transmitted to humans.

When?

Every month for life

 NEUTERING

Why?

Neutering can help your cat lead a longer and healthier life. Neutering reduces overpopulation, territory marking, roaming, aggression,
certain cancers and diseases.

When?

Male and female cats can be neutered from 4 months of age. These are guidelines only. It is best to contact our team to discuss the ideal timing to
neuter your pet

 PET HEALTH PLAN

Why?

To spread the cost of veterinary care over a 12 month period and to never pay for your cat’s vaccinations or vet consultations.

When?

As soon as you get your new friend or anytime if you want to sign up yourexisting cat.

 

 DIET

We only stock food that we can stand over as being good quality while being conscious of your budget. Please ask our vets and nurses for advice when choosing your cat’s diet.
 

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