At Celyn Vet Group, we recommend the following to our cat owners:
1. Arrange an annual health assessment and vaccination against cat flu, enteritis and leukemia virus. Leukemia virus vaccination is optional for cats that never go outside. Kittens should have a primary course of 2 injections, three weeks apart, generally at 9 and 12 weeks of age. The specific requirements of your cat should be discussed with your vet. Vaccination is the only way to protect your cat from these diseases and is the main reason these diseases are now uncommon. It is important to vaccinate, not only to protect your cat, but also to protect the population of cats in the area.
2. Feed a good quality diet that is high in animal protein and have ingredients you can recognise such as Hills, Iams or Nature Range. Avoid supermarket foods like, Go Cat, Felix and Whiskas. Feed real meat as a treat.
3. Stay on top of worming. Most cats need worming every 3 months especially hunters. Indoor only cats can be dewormed yearly or every other year.
4. Flea treatment. Minimum treatment period should extend from Spring through to Winter until well after a few good frosts.
5. Neuter from about 6 months of age.
6. Join our Pet Health Club and save up to 33% giving all of the above to your cat. Click here to find out more.
7. Insure your cat against accident and illness. Choose wisely, the more expensive policies are often better in the long run. For further advice on insurance, click here.
8. Microchip your cat to help find it when lost (an added bonus is our microchips have a built in thermometer so no more struggling with rectal thermometers).