Kittens

 

Endlessly playful and and unbearably cute. A kitten is an adorable and exhilirating addition to the family. Kittens usually fit easily into a household with little training required. Follow our simple tips below to keep your new kitten healthy and safe.  

Parasites

Fleas and intestinal worms are the most common parasites in kittens in NZ and they effect almost every kitten! Luckily they are easily treated.

Let’s get down to business and make sure these little critters never make an appearance! Kittens need to be wormed every 2 weeks until 12 weeks, then again at 16 weeks of age.  After that worm every 3 months for life.

fleas are most unwelcome guests, best dispensed with immediately! They are the commonest cause for skin allergies, irritations, and over grooming. We offer the best products and the best advice. The product and dose is selected based on age and weight.

Flea and worm treatments come as topical (spot on) and oral products. Our staff are trained to help you decide on the best product for your needs.

Desexing

We recommend desexing around five to six months of age. Benefits of desexing include preventing problem behaviours and wandering as well as unwanted kittens. We offer a very high quality service, including gold standard anaesthesia, IV fluid supportive, post operative pain relief. Call us to book your kitten in at the right time

Vaccination

 

One of the single most important things you can do for your kittens health. Kittens require multiple vaccines, to cover the period between developing their own immunity, and Mum’s milk antibodies running out. We recommended vaccines at 8-9 weeks, 12-13 weeks and 14-16 weeks of age. We can tailor vaccine regimes to the stage your kitten is at, so just call us and ask if you if you are unsure. The main diseases that are covered by the vaccines are; Feline Herpesvirus and Calicivirus (“cat flu”) and Feline Panleucopaenia. For outdoor cats and cats in areas with high cat populations ask us about the FIV vaccination for extra protection.

Microchipping

Microchipping isn't just for dogs! It is super quick and a brilliant way to permanently identify your furry family member. If a microchipped cat is handed into a vet clinic we can have you on the phone in minutes, such a relief for all involved. Microchips are now used by a new generation of automatic cat doors and cat feeders so you can control who comes and goes as well as when they eat their dinner.

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Onewa Road Veterinary Hospital

(09) 481 0061
onewa.vets@gmail.com
181 Onewa Road
Birkenhead
Auckland

Monday -  Friday     8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday                   9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sunday                      Closed