Cats

HEALTH AND WELL BEING

Vaccinations

Responsible pet care requires kittens to be taken to the Vet for their initial course of vaccinations, but these can not protect them for the rest of their lives. The immunity weakens overtime and your pet can again become susceptible to disease. Vaccinations need to be given yearly for life to ensure continued immunity.

 

 

When should your cat or kitten be vaccinated?

Kittens will be "temporarily" protected against many diseases by antibodies received through their mothers milk. Unfortunately, these maternal antibodies may also neutralise vaccines. A kitten will respond to vaccination when these maternal antibodies decline sufficiently. Under normal conditions, the recommendation would be for 2 or 3 vaccination visits as specified by your Veterinary Surgeon and depending on when the first vaccination is given. Therafter annual booster vaccinations will provide the best protection for the life of your pet.

Intestinal parasites

Your cat is a big part of your life, so looking after their day-to-day health is a big priority. And part of that responsibility is protecting them from the threat posed by intestinal parasites. These intestinal worms present a health risk to you and your pet.

Internal parasites are introduced to cats through everyday contact with eggs in soil, or through close contact with other animals. They also need protection from heartworm, which is spread by mosquitoes. If left untreated heartworm could result in death.

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Why You Should Vaccinate Your Cat

Has your cat been vaccinated in the last 12 months? Vaccinating your cat is the only way to protect your cat against a group of deadly diseases.