Cat Vaccinations & Other Requirements

Neutered or Spayed cats only

With the exception of kittens under the age of 6 months, all cats must be neutered or spayed.

 

Vaccinations

All cats boarding with us must have a current Vaccination Certificate or Pet Passport, valid for the duration of their stay. Vaccination Certificates/Pet Passports must be produced on arrival, and we are required to hold these on the premises for the duration of your cat's stay with us. 

Vaccinations offer protection against Herpesvirus, Calicivirus and Panleukopenia, and are commonly known as cat flu. 

 

Kitten Vaccinations and Worming

Kittens are vaccinated once every three to four weeks until they reach 16 weeks of age or older. However, to avoid over-vaccination, most veterinarians will recommend starting the vaccine at 8 weeks of age, followed by boosters at 12 weeks and 16 weeks old. Rabies is the other core kitten vaccination. After this, your cat should have a check-up and vaccination once a year to ensure that the immunity is maintained.

Kittens also need to be wormed every two weeks until twelve weeks of age, then monthly until six months of age, then every three months for life.

 

Fleas and Worms

Regular flea and worm treatment should also be part of your pets regular health program. We require that all cats staying with us must have had flea and worm treatment, given not less than 7 days or longer than 5 weeks, prior to check-in.

 

Cat Flu

Herpesvirus:
Feline viral rhinotracheitis (FVR) is an upper respiratory infection of the nose and throat in cats. It is caused by, and also known as feline herpesvirus 1 (FHV-1). Cats of all ages are susceptible, but kittens are at a higher risk and may be infected at about five weeks of age. Pregnant cats or those suffering from a lowered immunity due to a pre-existing disease are also at higher risk.

Calicivirus:
Feline calicivirus infection is a common respiratory disease in cats. The virus attacks the respiratory tract (nasal passages and lungs), the mouth (with ulceration of the tongue), the intestines and the musculoskeletal system. Vaccination against the calicivirus is strongly advised. This infection can occur in cats of any age, but young kittens older than six weeks have been found to be most susceptible.

Panleukopenia:
Feline panleukopenia (FP) is a highly contagious viral disease of cats caused by the feline parvovirus. Kittens are most severely affected by the virus. The feline parvovirus infects and kills cells that are rapidly growing and dividing, such as those in the bone marrow, intestines, and the developing fetus.

Phone 07 541 1411 Phone 07 541 1411 or... Email us Send us a message

 

A Cat's World
About Us | Find Us | History | Vaccinations | Diet | Accommodation | Cat Photos | FAQ | Forever Loved | Contact Us