CATS

Kitten Vaccines:

Kittens need 1 vaccine and another in 3 weeks time to cover them for a number of fatal diesease.

It is recommended that a kittens 1st and 2nd vaccinations are done using the same brand. We only stock NobiVac but in some cases due to wholesaler reasons we do sometimes stock PureVax. NobiVac vaccinates against feline panleucopaenia virus, feline herpesvirus, feline calicivirus and feline leukemia virus (FeLV).

We do send yearly reminders the month before the booster vaccine is due. If you think your booster vaccine is needing to be done and you haven't recieved anything from us please call us as computer errors do occur especially while we are currently trying to set up an electronic reminder system.

 

Microchipping

Even though microchipping isn't compulsory for cats it is still recommended due to the high volume stray cats. Microchips solve a lot of issues within veterinary practices, animal charities and owners. Reuniting a cat with no microchip is a very slim chance but this is not the case if the microchip details are up to date, there have even been cases where animals have been reunited after years of being missing. You can also watch an educational clip about microchipping our video section.

If any of your details change (address, phone numbers or ownership) please contact us to update your microchip details.

 

When can I neuter my cat?

We neuter cats from 6 months of age, we recommend this highly if you are intending to let the cat outdoors. As female cats can have seasons and get pregnant as young as 4 months old, they then can come into season many times throughout the year especially if they pick up on male pheromones.

Males will develop a strong smelling urine after 5-6 months of age as they start to mark their territory, you may also notice them marking around the house. This should reduce or stop completely once you neuter the cat, and potenitally stop fighting with other male cats in the area. Neutering your cats will also prevent fatal diseases because these diseases are often spread through mating.

Contact us for more information and prices for neutering your cat.

 

Why should I adopt not buy?

Cat overpopulation is a big problem within this industry. Cat charities and vets are constantly urging owners to neuter their cats, but they'll always be stray cats roaming around. Due to female cats being able to come in and out of season throughout the year theoretically, your female cat can give birth to three litters of kittens per year! With an average of four kittens per litter, in an average lifetime of 15 years for an indoor cat. This could result in up to 180 kittens in her lifetime. This causes cat shelters to be swamped with cats of all shapes and sizes needing new homes.

 

Cat-Proofing Homes

A lot of people are unaware of how many household goods are toxic to cats, below are only some:

  • Onions & Garlic
  • Lillies (flower)
  • Grapes & Raisins
  • Chocolate
  • Avocado
  • Antifreeze (car product)
  • Fat Trimmings/Raw Meat
  • Human Medication
  • Many more!

If you see your cat consume any of the above please contact us or the emergency vet immediately.

 

Is milk okay for my cat to drink?

There is no need for a kitten/cat to be ever given milk. Water and dry/wet food is all your cat needs.

However cats do like milk. The problem with milk is it tends to give some cats violent diarrhoea - this is due to the with lactose intolerance from cow's milk. There is a specially made "cats milk" that will prevent this.

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