Cats -Parasite Control

Cats -Parasite Control

Fleas
Fleas can cause skin disease, bite humans and also carry tapeworms. Look out for black specks along your pet’s spine, or when you comb her or him, wipe the comb on a damp tissue – if the dirt on the tissue starts to bleed out, this means that this is flea dirt (as opposed to mud), and she/he has fleas.
As with majority of health care, prevention is better than cure, so it is important to regularly use flea treatments. There are … Read More »

Kittens – a rough guide to owning a kitten

Kittens – a rough guide to owning a kitten

This information has been designed to give you a rough guide of what’s required when owning a kitten.
Cats can be independent creatures and make great pets for busy people, but they still need to be looked after. You can expect to share your life with a cat for 16 years or more so taking on a kitten is a big responsibility, not to be taken lightly.
 
Settling in
When you first bring your kitten home you should ensure you have the basic … Read More »

Cats – Neutering

Cats – Neutering

Both males (Toms) and females (Queens) can be neutered from the age of 4-5 months.
Neutering or castrating a male cat will prevent him from developing all the unwanted characteristics and behaviour of a tom cat. Tom cats are likely to feel the need to mark their territory (which includes inside your home) by spraying urine. Tom cats’ urine has a very strong and unpleasant odour which is very difficult to get rid of. They will also wander much greater distances … Read More »

Cat Vaccinations

Cat Vaccinations

Kittens and Adult Cats need to be fully vaccinated against cat flu, enteritis (a severe viral diarrhoea) and Feline Leukaemia Virus.
We currently recommend giving the first vaccine at 9 weeks of age and the second dose at 12 weeks of age. Your kitten is fully protected 2 week after this and that is the time they can start to go outside. The vaccinations can be done after the initial 9 weeks if you are not able to do it in … Read More »