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Cat vaccinations and check-ups

Regular health check-ups are important for the long-term health and welfare of all pets. A thorough examination of your cat is included in our vaccination price to ensure that your pet is fit and healthy in order to receive the vaccination and also to allow us to take a pro-active role in preventive health care. Actual or imminent health problems will hopefully be spotted earlier and appropriate treatment or preventive action taken. This is an ideal opportunity to discuss any aspect of your pet’s health or well-being (eg, weight problems) that is of concern to you. If appropriate, further investigation (eg, blood tests, xrays, etc) may be suggested. It is of course possible to perform health examinations at times other than the annual vaccination and you are more than welcome to pop in to use the scales for your cat at any time. We often recommend more frequent check-ups for pets with chronic problems (eg, heart disease, arthritis). Remember one human year is considered equivalent to seven for a dog or cat.

Vaccination protocols for Kittens

Kittens are routinely vaccinated against calicivirus – a strain of the common cold, panleucopenia – infectious enteritis, feline viral rhinotracheitis – “cat flu” which comprise “Tricat” and can optionally be vaccinated against feline leukaemia virus. Kittens are born with a protective immunity and gain immunity from the mothers milk and should receive their first vaccination at 9 weeks of age. A second vaccination is required at 12 weeks of age, and revaccination is required yearly. It is thought that protective immunity develops between 7-14 days after your kitten has received it’s second vaccination and should be kept away from other unvaccinated cats until 2 weeks post-vaccination.

Feline leukemia virus, or FeLV, is a contagious, potentially fatal viral disease in cats. Feline leukemia virus is passed from cat to cat through contact with body fluids for example sharing food bowls, mutual grooming etc. and symptoms of FeLV can vary. Cats which are at risk for exposure with feline leukemia virus (FeLV) should receive a vaccine against feline leukemia virus. Cats at risk of exposure to FeLV include those cats which spend part or all of their lives outdoors.


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Cats which live inside and do not contact other cats are not at high risk for exposure to feline leukemia virus (FeLV) and thus are not generally recommended as candidates to receive a vaccine against feline leukemia virus.
 
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Tiverton,
Devon,
EX16 8AS,
United Kingdom (GB)

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01884 861266 

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