Cats
 

Health Issues

Preventing is better than curing! Various vaccinations are available to provide good health protection for cats. Cats should be vaccinated against cat flu, feline panleukopenia, feline leukemia and if possible, feline infectious peritonitis.

 

Which vaccinations?

Cat flu and feline panleukopenia: At 8 to 9 weeks of age; new vaccination at 12 weeks of age. New vaccinations annually.


Feline Leukemia (FELV): Initially after 12 weeks, new vaccination after 3 to 4 weeks. Annual vaccinations.


Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP): Vaccinations are available and indicated, depending on the disease. We recommend consulting a veterinary.

 

How to carry out checks and provide treatment yourself?

With practice – and provided the cat cooperates – you can provide the following care yourself:

  • The fur of longhaired cats needs to be combed and shorn regularly to prevent it from matting and felting.
  • Regular weighing helps to adjust weight in due time and prevent overweight.
  • During the warm months of the year, we recommend regular treatment against fleas and ticks (collars, powder, tablets, spot-on).
  • Moreover, cats should be wormed regularly (3 to 4 times a year). This can easily be carried out at home.
  • Smaller wounds can be emergency-treated, larger injuries or surgery scars can be treated with an antiseptic solution (e.g. Betadine) if necessary.
  • Encrusted eyes should be washed out with lukewarm water.
 

When to take your pet to the veterinary?

Primarily, vaccinations should be carried out according to the vaccination plan (re. above) and repeated regularly. In addition to this, cats should be brought to the veterinary for castration.

 

If you realize that a cat is no longer as active as usual, if it refuses food or shows clear symptoms of an organic disease, you should take it to a veterinary as quickly as possible. The quicker a diagnosis is made and treatment is initiated, the faster the cat is likely to regain its health.

 

In emergencies, such as car and other accidents, the breaking of bones, etc. owners should always take their cats to a veterinary.

 

A HEALHTY CAT?

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