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									                                                                 You and Your Cat ...
A strong bond of affection soon grows between you and your cat! In order to enjoy this bond for as long as possible you must play
                                         an active role in maintaining your pet’s health

              This information sheet will help you to keep track of all the most important healthcare measures to take!

    Year by year it builds a complete picture of your cat’s healthcare including all its vaccinations, routine check up’s and other

     Check list of routine services that we offer:                            What can fleas do to my pet?
                                                                               Flea bites cause discomfort and
                                                                                                                                  Pet treatments...
                                                                                                                                  Spot on applications
     6-8 weeks: Meet your healthcare nurse                                    Many pets become sensitised to                     such as Effipro are applied
                Free nurse clinic                                                                                                 every 2 months to the
                                                                               bites which leads to intense itchiness
                Discuss nutrition/ healthcare etc.                                                                                skin region and kill fleas.
                                                                              Fleas can transmit roundworm to our
     9 weeks: Full health examination with
              Your vet
              Start primary vaccination
              programme                                                                                         FLEAS
              Discuss any queries, e.g. flea/
              worm control, microchipping etc

     12 weeks: Complete primary vaccinations
               Free nurse clinic to discuss any
                                                                             Environmental control ...                   How can I control a flea problem?
     5 months: Free health check with nurse to                                                                           Consult your vet! Non prescription
                                                                             Environmental control is very
              Discuss neutering/ weight etc                                                                                preparations simply do not work well
                                                                             important, 5% of fleas in your
                                                                                                                           enough to achieve effective flea
                                                                             house are adults and are living on
     9 months: Free health check with nurse,                                 your pet. 95% are larvae, pupae
                                                                                                                         Apply regular treatments
               check weight etc.                                             and eggs. To treat the
                                                                                                                         Use a combination of products, e.g.
                                                                             environment we recommend
                                                                                                                           Effipro and Indorex
                                                                             Indorex household spray
     15 months:     Full health examination with vet
     and every     Annual booster vaccination
     year until    Continue with flea/worm
     8 years old    treatment
                                                                                     Worms are parasites found within the
     3 monthly:    Free check with your nurse for any
                                                                                           gut of your cat.
     Checks        further advice on issues such as
     Throughout    behaviour, nutrition, weight, fleas,                          Heavy infestations can result in vomiting and diarrhoea and cause loss of
     Life          worms etc.                                                   blood, weight and condition. Worms weaken the immune system and make
                                                                                                     it more susceptible to infection.
     Every year: Full health examination with vet                                  Worms also pose a risk to the health of humans. The greatest threat to
                 Annual booster                                                 humans is the larvae from roundworm toxocara. They may be picked up from
                 Free nurse clinic                                                the environment by children chewing dirty fingernails! These worms can
                                                                                                cause blindness, heart problems and epilepsy.
                                                                                Kittens are born with worms. They can also pick them up from other animal’s
                                                                                   faeces, swallowing them when grooming or by eating mice if they hunt.
                                                                                     The prescription wormers we supply are milbemax that treat all types of
Treatment of sick and injured pets is obviously a very important                    roundworm and tapeworm found in cats and dogs, as well as hookworms
part of our work, but we are great believers in preventative                                                   and heartworms.
medicine. Vaccination of kittens plays a major role here.
                                                                                    Kittens should be treated every 2 week until 3 months, every month until 6
Routine vaccination provides protection against life                                                 months and then every 3 months for life.
 threatening diseases that can be contracted from
 the environment or from unvaccinated cats; these
 include feline enteritis, cst flu viruses and the feline leukaemia virus. Once
kittens have had their initial vaccination course it is really important for them
to have an annual booster vaccination into to maintain their immunity!                                               KEY POINTS
   At footprints veterinary group a full health care assessment is included                      All kittens should be vaccinated & need
     in the price of a vaccination appointment and this is always a good                         yearly boosters
    opportunity to examine your pet for any problems that you may, or
                                                                                                 elderly cats need their vaccinations
                         may not, have been aware of!
                                                                                                 rabies vaccinations are available for pets
         In summary vaccination is a safe, reliable and cost effective                             destined to travel
             way of giving your pet the best chance of living a long                             almost all dogs and cats pick up fleas
                               and healthy life!                                                 fleas are present all year round
                                                                                                 Effective flea control involves the use of a
                                                                                                 combination of products
                                                                                                 regular worming is necessary to
                                                                                                   control infestations

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