CAT INFO

 

Cats are now our most popular domestic pet. Some people acquire a cat almost by accident but if you make a conscious decision to get one you should think carefully before going ahead. A cat needs lots of love and care, including regular worming, vaccinations and dental care; you will also need to keep an eye out for ticks, fleas and ear mites. If your new kitten or cat hasn't been neutered you will also need to make arrangements for your pet to be neutered with your vet.

Cats are very independent and often go wandering over large distances, if your cat goes missing it is going to be very difficult for anyone to know who it belongs to, unless your cat carries some form of permanent identification. It is wise to get your cat microchipped, this will avoid heartache in the long run, should your cat go missing.

Don't forget that cats need somewhere warm to sleep, a litter tray, a constant supply of water, feeding daily and toys to play with. It costs approximately £20 a month to care for a cat, this includes food, litter, veterinary care and pet insurance; there will be other costs, including buying a litter tray and cattery charges when you go on holiday.

Cats can live up to 14 years old and longer, over this time your cat will expect lots of care, companionship, time for play and grooming. Being able to provide all of this will ensure you and your cat make the most of your time together.

If you are not already a Chantry Vets client we would love to welcome You and Your Pet to one of our surgeries, please CLICK HERE to register your pet online. 

 

 

 

VETERINARY ADVICE FOR YOUR NEW KITTEN

 

VACCINATION

Your kitten will be vaccinated against Flu, Enteritis and Leukaemia. The first vaccine can be given at nine weeks of age and a second injection at twelve weeks. Your kitten will not be fully immunised until one week after the second injection, and should not go outside or mix with other cats until this time. CLICK HERE to see our Kitten Vaccination Package.

 
WORMING
You will have been prescribed Milbemax worming treatment for your kitten. You should worm your kitten monthly until it is six months old, thereafter four times a year. Worming reminders are available on reception for you to fill in if you wish. If you sign up, you will receive a reminder either by text message or email informing you when the next worming treatment is due, saving you the job of remembering. We recommend that you bring your kitten in for regular weight checks, so that we can ensure that the correct worming dose is being given.
We are also happy to administer worming treatments for you at our FREE nurse weigh and worm checks.  We also offer Profender Spot on worming treatments for cats who are completely unwilling to take a Milbemax tablet!
 
FEEDING
Always feed your kitten a good quality diet. At the Chantry Vets we recommend feeding 'Hills Vet Essentials Kitten Food'.
 
MICROCHIPPING
Microchipping is a simple, permanent way of identifying your pet. This can be done at any time.
 
NEUTERING
We recommend that you neuter your kitten at six months of age.
 
FLEA TREATMENT
You will need to treat your kitten for fleas all year round. At the Chantry Vets we Recommend 'Effipro Spot On Treatment´. We also offer 'Program Injection for Cat´s'for clients who prefer an alternative to a Spot On treatment.
 
INSURANCE
We recommend that you have insurance for your kitten. If your kitten is under a year old, then we can offer you a “no obligation” 4 Weeks FREE Insurance with PETPLAN (CLICK HERE).
 
YOUR CAT´s ENVIRONMENTAL NEEDS
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