Kittens

When purchasing a kitten a reputable breeder will advise you on the general health, nutrition, socialising and future care of your cat. The kitten will have received it's first vaccinations at 8 & 12 weeks but will require a booster vaccination annually.

Nutrition

Cats need to be fed twice daily. Several brands of excellent quality dried food designed specifically for your cat are available and recommended. They can be purchased at your local vet. or pet shop.

Grooming

It is a good idea to get to accustom your cat to being groomed from an early age, especially, if it has a long coat. Grooming prevents fur balls,& allows you to keep a close eye on your cat's general health.

Neutering/Spaying

Unless you are using your cat as a Stud or Breeding Queen, all cats should be neutered. Veterinary Surgeon will advise re. Suitable time for surgery for your

Vaccinations

Provide protection against potentially fatal infections. Vaccinations need to be topped up annually, given at the cat's annual check up.

Fleas

Cats need to be treated regularly to prevent fleas. Advice should be sought from your local veterinary surgery or veterinary nurse. Several preparations are available.

Worms

Outdoor cats and those who are routinely exposed to soil are prone to worms. Kittens should be wormed at 4 to 6 weeks and every 3 weeks up until the kitten is 4 months old. Adult cats should be wormed every 3 months. Effective treatment & prevention is available from your vet.