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Vaccinations

To help your cat be healthy and prevent him/her contracting disease and spreading it. Vaccinations cover: Feline Infectious Enteritus (also known as Feline Parvovirus or panlucopenia) -a severe and potentially fatal gut infection. Cat Flu - a respiratory disease that can have long lasting effects. Feline Leukemia Virus - a devastating disease that affects a cats immune system and can cause cancer Chlamydophilia -  disease that causes severe conjunctivitis along with mild sneezing and nasal discharge Kittens need to be vaccinated at nine weeks old with a second dose at 12 weeks. Cats should continue to receive ‘booster’ vaccinations throughout their life in order to maintain cover. Talk to your vet about the importance of vaccinating.

Fleas, Ticks, Ear Mites & Worms.

Why control fleas? The cat flea carries the larvae stage of a tapeworm and cats ingest these while grooming. Fleas can transmit other infectious agents whilst they feed on the cats blood. Why control ticks? Ticks can cause infection, sore patches and abscesses. Ticks also carry Lyme Disease which also affects humans. Why control Mites? Mites are minute parasites that are only just visible to the naked eye. They cause a range of skin conditions and are highly contagious between cats. You can usually tell if your cat has ear mites as they will flick their head from side to side, scratch at the infected ear and have very dark wax like substance inside the ear. Why control roundworms? Heavy burdens of worms in cats can cause weight loss, vomiting, diarrhoea and/or failure to thrive, particularly in young kittens. To ensure your cats health you must worm regularly, obtain worm tablets from your vet. Use of wormers obtained in the supermarkets does not have the right efficacy to provide the correct treatment. A worming regime of approximately four times a year is recommended. You may need to do it more often if your cat hunts.
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 Isle of Arran Branch of Cats Protection

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These are just some of the health aspects you should consider with your cat. Please discuss your cat’s health with your vet. You can also download or view more Cat care/Vet information leaflets at The National Cats Protection website.
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