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Congratulations on your new Kitten!

Whether you have had a cat before or not, it is always an exciting time welcoming a new kitten into your home.
As a feline friendly practice, we encourage cat owners to have their cats
vaccinated in accordance with the most recent advice.

We currently recommend all kittens are vaccinated against the Feline Respiratory (“Flu”) Viruses and
Feline Panleukaemia Virus. Vaccines against these diseases are known as “Core
Vaccines” and kittens can start the vaccine course at 9 weeks old.

We also recommend vaccination against Feline Leukaemia Virus (FeLV) as standard in
most kittens. Research has shown that some kittens do not respond to the two
part vaccine course because they may still have immunity from their mum.

In line with current guidelines, Lomond Hills Veterinary Clinic will offer kitten owners a
third vaccination at 14-16 weeks old at a reduced rate. This varies greatly
depending on the individual kitten and its mum.

Current guidelines issued by the WSAVA (World Small Animal Veterinary Association) and
ABCD (European Advisory Board on Cat Diseases) should ensure that cats are not overvaccinated
whilst maintaining optimal immunity.

Lomond Hills Veterinary Clinic has chosen to use Purevax cat vaccines. We researched various
cat vaccines and spoke to feline specialists before making the choice to use these vaccines.

We believe that at this time, they are the safest and most effective vaccines available in the UK. We
will constantly review our vaccination policy, as this is a topic of great interest currently. We will
always endeavour to make these decisions based on medical facts, not financial incentive.

Lomond Hills Veterinary Clinic are pleased to offer FREE 4 WEEKS PET INSURANCE with PetPlan when your new kitten attends the clinic for their first health check. We register your pet online with PetPlan which ensures immediate cover.

As a responsible pet owner, we advise that you consider the following for your new kitten:

- Microchipping
- Pet Insurance
- Neutering – we recommend routine neutering of ALL pet cats. This can
be carried out from 4 months old subject to a health check before hand.
- Regular worming with a quality product. Many supermarket and pet shop
wormers are not fully effective, particularly in kittens.
- Regular flea and tick prevention (we are seeing ticks more and more in
very early Spring and late Autumn). Again, many products sold in
supermarkets and pet shops are not fully effective and some are
extremely dangerous to cats.
- Feeding a good quality food appropriate for your individual kitten – we
are happy to advise.

Our “Lifetime of Caring” Healthcare Plan can help you spread the cost of routine preventative care. Please ask for further information.
Useful information:
http://www.fabcats.org/owners/kittens/info.html
http://uk.merial.com/pet_owners/cats/pdf/kitten_guide/0606_kiguide.pdf
http://www.royalcanin.co.uk/your-cat/living-with-your-cat/your-kitten/bringing-your-new-kitten-home
The Perfect Kitten – How to Raise a Problem Free Cat, Peter Neville and Claire Bessant ISBN 13: 9780600623373 ISBN 10:
0600623378
The Kitten Whisperer, Clare Bessant ISBN 13: 9780764130533 ISBN 10: 0764130536
Both books are available from www.amazon.co.uk and www.bookdepository.co.uk
Remember, we are always happy to answer any questions you may have!

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