WADESTOWN VETERINARY CLINIC AND CATTERY

By: WADESTOWN VETERINARY CLINIC AND CATTERY  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Pets, Dogs, Cats

Teeth Scaling

We can scale your cats teeth to remove tartar during their annual health check. This helps to promote oral health by reducing the risk of developing gingivitis and periodontal disease, which can be irreversible. Pictured above is Mike hand scaling his own cat's teeth. By placing the pegs on his neck he can be restrained and becomes quite relaxed, permitting Mike to clean his teeth as a dentist would. This technique eliminates the need for a general anaesthetic which reduces stress and risk for the cat as well as the cost for the owner.

Some cats are prone to tartar build-up, and require their teeth to be scaled twice yearly. We can also provide Hills Prescription Diet T/D biscuits, which when eaten work to reduce plaque and tartar build up between visits.

Weight Management

For overweight and obese pets we offer a weight loss and management programme providing you with advice, support and low-calorie foods to help ensure a healthy animal. In addition to this it is free to weigh your pet at the clinic to monitor their progress.

Desexing

Cats and Dogs: we recommend for males and females to be desexed at 4-5 months old
To have other pets desexed, please call us for more information.

Worming

Cats/Kittens
0-4 weeks once weekly
4-12 weeks once fortnightly
3 months and older once every 3 months

Dogs/Puppies
0-4 weeks once weekly
4-12 weeks once fortnightly
3-6 months once monthly
6 months and older once every 3 months

Vaccinations

Kittens
9 weeks - first vaccination
12 weeks - second vaccination booster
Then annual vaccination boosters are required.

Cats
Vaccinations are required annually. If they have never been vaccinated, or are not up to date a booster vaccination is required 3-4 weeks after the initial vaccination. Annual vaccinations can be resumed after this.

Puppies
9 weeks - first vaccination
12 weeks - second vaccination booster
Then annual vaccination boosters are required.

Dogs
Vaccinations are required annually. If they have never been vaccinated, or are not up to date a booster vaccination is required 3-4 weeks after the initial vaccination. Annual vaccinations can be resumed after this.

Microchipping:

We recommend that all cats and dogs are microchipped, all it takes is a 15 minute appointment during which a small, rice-grain sized device is injected under the skin between your pets' shoulder blades.

Having your beloved pet microchipped can help protect both you and your pet from the stress of them being lost or stolen, enabling them to be quickly and easily identified and returned to you, no matter how far from home they end up.

Travel:

We are able to arrange and assist with the import and export of animals between New Zealand and Australia, as well as with domestic travel. Our veterinarians are certified to perform the necessary final veterinary check required by MAF prior to departure. If you require assistance with travel further afield, or have any queries please contact us as we may be able to help.


Keywords: Annual Vaccination, Cats, Dogs, Pets, Teeth, Vaccination,

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