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Some helpful advice

Vaccinations

The complete vaccination course consists of two injections, given three weeks apart. Kittens get their first vaccine at 9 weeks of age and their second at 12 weeks of age.

Having your kitten vaccinated is the most important thing you can do to protect them from disease. We routinely vaccinate against four feline infectious diseases:

  • Feline Panleucopaenia Virus
  • Feline Rhinotracheitis
  • Feline Calicivirus
  • Feline Leukaemia Virus

Boosters

The annual booster vaccinations, especially the one at 15 months of age, are extremely important to boost immunity against disease. Every year, we see cases of diseases that are perfectly preventable by an annual vaccination.

Neutering

From around the age of 5 to 8 months, kittens reach sexual maturity and are therefore capable of breeding and producing kittens themselves! Neutering a cat - castration in the male (removal of the testes), and spaying the female (removal of the ovaries and uterus) - not only prevents unwanted pregnancies but also helps prevent unwanted behaviours associated with sexual maturity and reduces the risk of certain diseases.

We normally neuter cats at around 6 months of age.

The BSAVA Kitten Guide provides lots of helpful advice for those important first months with your new kitten.

Worms & Fleas

Kittens need to be wormed on a monthly basis until they are four months' old and then every three months after that. 

Here at Brownlow Veterinary Group, we advise that our flea treatments are applied every 8 weeks.

Practice information

Brownlow Vets

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    8:30am - 6:00pm
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    8:30am - 6:00pm
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    8:30am - 6:00pm
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    8:30am - 6:00pm
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    8:30am - 6:00pm
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    8:30am - 1:00pm
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01691 622 152/137
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Ellesmere Business Park, Ellesmere, Shropshire SY12 OEW
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Border Vets

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    8:30am - 6:00pm
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    8:30am - 6:00pm
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    8:30am - 6:00pm
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    8:30am - 6:00pm
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    8:30am - 6:00pm
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    8:30am - 1:00pm
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01691 670395
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Kensington Gardens, Maesbury Road, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY10 8HA
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Castle Vets

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    8:30am - 6:00pm
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    8:30am - 6:00pm
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    2:00pm - 6:00pm
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    8:30am - 6:00pm
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    Closed
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01691 774202
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4 Hand Terrace Chirk, Wrexham LL14 5EU
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