Minster Veterinary Centre Kitten Package – The Best Start For Your New Companion
It is important that your new bundle of fluff gets off to the best possible start in life. Preventative healthcare will play a major role in that, alongside diet, lifestyle and surroundings.
Vaccinations are a vital part of preventative health care in all species. We strongly recommend routine vaccination against diseases that pose a genuine risk to the health of your pets. We aim to follow the most accurate and up to date guidelines to keep your pets healthy.
Cat vaccination will be more dependent on your cats’ life style. All cats should be vaccinated against Feline calicivirus, feline herpes virus and feline panleucopaenia virus. Cats that breed or go may go outdoors should also be vaccinated against feline leukaemia. Cats should receive a primary course of 2 injections followed by booster vaccination on an annual basis.
Parasite control is also vital for the health and well being of both pets and owners. We know that all pets are individuals and risk levels will vary between lifestyles. There are two types of parasites that you need to be aware of; internal and external parasites.
· External parasites
In this region we have a high prevalence of fleas and ticks which can transmit diseases to your animal and irritate them by being present. We highly recommend that you use preventative treatment that kills fleas and ticks quickly to present the spread of disease. We would also recommend that the products you use remain active at high levels for the full duration of treatment.
· Internal parasites
The most common internal parasites locally are round worm and tape worm.
Kittens should be wormed every 2 weeks from 6 weeks to 12 weeks old and then monthly until they are 6 months old.
After this time cats should be wormed on a regular basis decided by risk. Some will require worming on a monthly basis, while as others may be wormed as little as every 3 months.
At the Minster Veterinary Centre we have designed a primary care package that helps to get your kitten off to a healthy start from 1st vaccination up to and beyond 6 months of age while making substantial savings compared to purchasing the treatments individually.
Our Package cost is £80 (srp £130) and will include;
Primary vaccination course
You will see a vet for both parts of the vaccination course. Two injections 3-4 weeks apart, the first can be from 9 weeks of age.
Worming treatment cover for 6 months
We would always advise that kittens are always wormed every 2 weeks until 12 weeks and then monthly until they are 6 months old.
This package includes a worming tablet to be given at approximately 8 weeks (first 1st vaccine would be 9 weeks), 10 weeks and 12 weeks (2nd vaccine) and then doses to be collected monthly until 6 months old.
We will be requesting that you bring your kitten to be weighed for each dose to make sure the dosing is accurate.
Flea and tick treatment cover for 6 months
Depending on your kittens weight when first collecting/applying the treatment you will receive either; 2 treatments which cover for 12 weeks each or 3 monthly treatments followed by a treatment that covers for 12 weeks. These treatments will cover both fleas and ticks. As we will recommend your kitten staying indoors until after the second vaccination, we would normally advise treating at the second vaccination unless they already have any unwanted visitors. This will tie the second treatment with the juvenile health appointment with the veterinary nurse at 6 months of age.
Free bag of kitten food
There is a voucher included in the package that will provide you with a free bag of Royal Canin kitten food tailored to your kittens size.
This voucher booklet also contains code to claim a money-off voucher towards a second bag.
Free juvenile health appointment with RVN
You will be entitled to a juvenile health appointment for your kitten at 6 months with a qualified veterinary nurse. This appointment will cover all aspects of juvenile health including; weight, diet, neutering, parasite control and any questions you may have.
App reminder service (free download required)
We have had an app designed for Pet Dialog to allow us to help you schedule treatment reminders and much more