At Wellpets, we highly recommend providing the best protection for your pet by means of regular vaccination against serious diseases. Your pet will also receive a full and thorough health check with your vet before any booster or primary vaccination is given - this is all part of the service.
It is essential to make sure your pet is in tip-top condition to have their injection, and it is a perfect opportunity to discuss any other issues like parasite control, diet, or any concerns you may have. It is important to ensure you follow advice about when your pet is due a booster vaccination. Extensive research has been carried out to show how long immunity from vaccines lasts.
If your pet is overdue, they are not protected and may need to have a restart course. Your vet will be able to advise you on this. Kittens start their vaccine course from 9 weeks old and have 2 injections weeks apart. It is recommended not to let kittens go outside until after their vaccine course or even better, until after they are neutered as they can very easily pick up diseases early, especially cat flu.
Booster vaccinations are annual and highly advised. Catteries will often insist that cats are up to date with their vaccines, and some insurance companies do too. Fleas are the most common parasites caught by cats. They are small, wingless insects, with back legs that are modified for jumping. Fleas cause itching, they also transmit worms and will bite humans.
It is important to understand the flea life cycle when choosing a flea product, to ensure it's targeted at treating both the pet and the environmental load. You can help protect your cat from fleas with correct advice and treatment. We generally do not recommend non-prescription products as they are not effective. Speak to our friendly vets and nurses who can advise and provide you with safe, effective flea prevention and treatments for your cat.
As a caring pet owner, you will know that worms come with the territory. Pets can be suffering with worms without showing any obvious symptoms, so worming your pet is important. Worms carried by cats can pose a health risk, not just to the pet in question but to other animals, and to humans. Worms sound unpleasant because they are. They are parasites that live in intestines, affecting how your cat digests its food. If you find a tick on your pet, please book an appointment so our trained veterinary staff can remove the tick with the safest agents available. You can spread the cost of your parasite treatment across the year with The Pet Health Club.
Microchipping has become a very popular and safe way to permanently identify pets - and owners - if they get lost. Every year, thousands of lost pets are reunited with their owners by having a microchip.
Microchipping involves placing a small electronic chip, the size and shape of a grain of rice, just under the skin in the neck area. If lost pets are found and taken to any veterinary practice or animal charity, they will be able to scan your pet for the chip and contact you, reuniting you with your beloved pet. Microchipping is included in The Pet Health Club. Dental disease in cats is very common. Without adequate dental hygiene, cats' teeth will develop dental plaque, formed from bacteria.
If left, plaque can form tartar. The acid created by the bacteria in plaque severely damages the surface of the teeth and irritates the gums; leading to inflammation of the gums, damage to the tissues around the teeth and, potentially, tooth loss.
s of dental disease can include:. It is an important part of maintaining their overall health. Like most things, prevention of dental disease is much better than cure.
Brushing should be introduced as young as possible. At Wellpets, we can provide special toothbrushes exclusively for cats, and meat or poultry flavoured toothpaste! Additionally, we are fully equipped for any dental problem your cat may be suffering with.
Our operating theatres contain compressed air dental machinery and manual dental equipment to enable efficient cleaning and removal of any damaged teeth. Animals have various nutritional requirements depending on their age, breed and health status. Senior animals have ificantly different requirements to young puppies or kittens. Animals with diabetes or kidney disease also have different requirements.
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Dental Advice. Weight and Nutritional Advice. Cat Vaccinations At Wellpets, we highly recommend providing the best protection for your pet by means of regular vaccination against serious diseases. Cats are vaccinated against: Cat flu Feline enteritis similar to Parvo virus in dogs Feline leukaemia virus Kittens start their vaccine course from 9 weeks old and have 2 injections weeks apart.
Cats can also be vaccinated against Rabies, ask us to find out more. Flea treatment for cats: Fleas are the most common parasites caught by cats. Worming treatment cats: As a caring pet owner, you will know that worms come with the territory.
Microchipping Why should I microchip my cat? Dental Advice Dental disease in cats is very common. Weight and Nutritional Advice Animals have various nutritional requirements depending on their age, breed and health status. Neutering Here at Wellpets, we recommend neutering for cats. There are many benefits of neutering which include: Preventing unwanted pregnancies Reduction of unwanted sexual behaviour such as spraying and roaming For males, it can reduce the risk of testicular cancer and prostate disease Reduces the risk of mammary gland tumours, ovarian and uterine cancer For more information about neutering, please.
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