Cat Health Advice

  • It is important to start your kittens vaccinations as soon as possible.
    We give two injections 3 weeks apart from the age of 9 weeks. One to 2 weeks after their second injection, kittens are fully covered although we don’t recommend letting them out until they have been neutered as they are more likely to stray.
    Grown up cats should receive annual booster vaccinations to keep themselves covered and particularly if cats are entering catteries.
    It is very important to ensure that you keep these timescales otherwise you may need to restart a full course.
  • Fleas are quite common in pets and we advise regular treatments to prevent fleas. Flea infestations can lead to serious problems such as skin disease and anaemia. Fleas also play an important part in the transmission of tapeworms, which is another reason to maintain good flea and worm control.
    Ticks are most prevalent during Spring to Autumn in Scotland. They are important to protect against as they can pass on serious diseases to your cat such as Lymes Disease.
    Regular worming treatment is very important in kittens. We recommend worming kittens once a month until they are 6 months old and then once every three months after that for life.
    Worming is not only important for your cat, it is also important for people as children, in particular, can become infected with dog roundworms, which in serious cases can result in blindness.
    We recommend using products that are effective against eggs, larvae and adult round worms, hookworms, tapeworms and whipworms.
    We consider Pet Insurance to be an Essential part of routine pet care these days to ensure that you and your pet are safeguarded against facing large vet bills in financially tough times.
    It is so easy and so quick to identichip your kitten at vaccination or neutering.
    We cannot recommend it highly enough. Pets that are chipped are returned to their owners far quicker than if they have no chip. All the cat rehoming centres have chip readers and there is a National Register of identichips, so that your cat can be returned to you.
    Unless you wish to breed from your pet, we recommend that you consider this for a number of reasons.
    It goes without saying that every year the animal charities are inundated with unwanted animals abandoned due to excessive unplanned breeding.
    For unneutered cats, they can pick up fatal diseases such as Feline Aids or Feline Leukaemia.
    Additionally, males can become more territorial and this can see them becoming aggressive and often sees them getting into fights and having to be treated for regular abscesses and wounds.
    Cats can be neutered from 4 months of age as advised by the RSPCA and International Cat Care.