Kitten Health Protocol

Kitten Vaccination

Vaccinations

Protects against Feline Rhinotracheitis Virus, Feline Calici Virus, Feline Panleukopenia virus and Feline Leukaemia Virus.

  • 1st vaccination at 9 weeks of age
  • 2nd vaccination at 12 weeks of age

Annual boosters - starting 1 year after 2nd vaccination. We have a fantastic kitten pack offer currently running - this includes both vaccinations, 3 months flea and wormers and a microchip, all for just £70.

Kittens should be kept indoors until at least 3 weeks after their second set of vaccinations. We also recommend that they are not allowed out unsupervised until after they are spayed or castrated at 6 months. When you start to let them outside, let them out when hungry so they don’t stray far.

Go Green! Please leave an email address or a mobile telephone number for vaccination reminders!

 

Flea and worm treatments

In general, kittens should have a broad spectrum wormer (panacur, drontal or milbemax) when 10 weeks old and then have monthly flea treatments. If you want to ensure that your cat doesn’t pick up a flea infestation which can take months to resolve we recommend a combined worm and flea treatment (advocate) as a spot on monthly and a tapeworm tablet or spot on every 3-6 months depending on lifestyle.

We only stock the best products available and although they may appear more expensive, it is important to realise that they are quite cost-effective, once broken down to a cost per month and compared with other similar products. These products are often more effective and safer than over the counter products.

 

Spay/Neuter

We recommend to spay/castrate your cat around 6 months old but this can be done from as early as 4 months of age if you have both male and female kittens or they are showing unwanted behaviour. Neutering a male cat at an early age will prevent spraying, fighting, reduce the chances of catching FIV (a virus similar to HIV in people) and nearly always make him more friendly. Spaying a female cat will prevent hormonal uterine infections (pyometra) and reduce the chances of getting uterine and mammary cancer. It also prevents unwanted pregnancies and means you don’t have a hormonal cat cycling in and out of heat every 3 weeks for 6 months.

 

Microchipping

Microchipping is strongly recommended at the time of 2nd vaccination or at neutering (whilst they are asleep!) Cats are naturally curious and there are lots of stories of cats hitching rides in lorries ending up many miles from home! This is your best chance to ensure your cat makes it back to you if they go missing and only costs £15.

 

Insurance

Pet healthcare insurance is now commonplace. It can offer you protection against veterinary fees for illness or accident, cover for boarding kennel fees if you have to go into hospital, accidental damage and third party liability. Fractured bones and long term illnesses can run into costs of thousands of pounds. When choosing a plan we advise a life cover policy. If your pet falls ill with an ongoing affliction life cover will cover your pet for the whole term of affliction, rather than a year long policy.

Some insurance companies amongst others – Pet Plan, Direct Line, Argos, Tescos, Agria and others.

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