Cat Health Care 

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As a responsible cat owner, you should always ensure that your cat/kitten's health condition is in peak condition, by making trips the vet every now and again. Other simple but important measures that you must do that can greatly improve your cat's overall health as well as increasing its life expectancy:

 

  1. Vaccination
  2. Neutering

 

 

Cat vaccination info

 

 

 

Cats are constantly exposed to deadly viruses. Some common ones are:

 

  1. Influenza ( viral rhinitis )
  2. Feline infectious enteritis ( Fie )
  3. Feline leukaemia virus ( feLV )
  4. Feline immunodefiency virus ( FIV )
  5. Feline infectious peritonitis ( FIP )
  6. Chlamydia

Currently there is no cure, so once a cat gets affected by one or more of the viruses listed above, especially no 2 to no 5, there is not much the vet can do for the cat. All is not loss however, it is possible for the vet to prevent the virus from spreading and causing further damage to the cat's body. Sometimes this may work, and the cat will go on living like normal until it reaches the end of its lifespan. So it is actually possible for an affected cat, to die of old age before the virus could claim its life. Do note however, that in a multi-cat household, the affected cat will have to live separately to avoid transmitting the virus to other cats. Anyway, this is a rare occurrence though because from my experience, once a cat is affected, death seems to be the outcome in most cases...Sometimes the virus grow at a very fast rate, causing swift death before you'd even know what hit the cat. This is why vaccination has to be acquired early on to prevent the virus from affecting the cat.

 

 

You are required to send your cat or kitten (after 8 weeks of age )  for vaccinations annually.  I know of a few cat owners who send their cats for vaccination only once and couldn’t be bothered to send them again, citing excuses like “not enough time”, “a bit pricey to send every year”, “once should be enough to last until the cat croaks”. or something like that. This is like a once a year thing and its not going to cost you an arm and a leg, or your entire life savings ( unless you have hundreds of cats at home ).  Make sure you do it once a year because the vaccine will diminish after a year or so, and your cat’s health will be seriously jeopardized.

 

 

 

 

Cat vaccination info : If you have a new born kitten, please do not immediately send it to the vet for vaccination. The kitten will normally receive immunity from its mother’s milk and this will last for 8 weeks after which, vaccination is required. After 8 weeks please do not hesitate to send your kitten to the vet for vaccination, the kitten’s natural immunity barrier will diminish after this period.

 

 

Another thing that you need to take note of  is that, the vet will not vaccinate your cat if it is sick no matter how minor it is.. This means that you need to ensure that your cat’s health is in a totally good shape before bringing to the vet for vaccination. So let's say that your cat has a little flu or a fever, bring it to the vet to cure the flu or fever, then bring it back again for vaccination.

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