Prevention is better than cure, we humans are constantly told, but it is just as valid for our friends the cats. Therefore, below we are going to try to detail our recommendations for caring for a cat that must be carried out each year.

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Annual vaccination for cats

Deworming

Analysis

Follow-up

Annual vaccination for cats

For more details about vaccines for cats read Cat Vaccines. You should have your cat vaccinated annually to avoid serious diseases.

Annual reminders cats “home”

  • 1 x Trivalent

In addition, if you are going to travel or routinely travel outside of Catalonia:

  • 1 x Rage

Annual reminders “outdoor” cats

  • 1 x Trivalent + Leukemia

In addition, if you are going to travel or routinely travel outside of Catalonia:

  • 1 x Rage

In addition to these general recommendations, we must take into account other factors that may lead to the need to administer other vaccines:

  • Travel: The legislation of other countries or even some diseases may require the administration of other vaccines. Inform yourself beforehand and consult your veterinarian if you have any doubts.
  • A lot of contact with animals of other species: In these cases it is prudent to consult the veterinarian since some species are carriers of viruses that do not affect them but can make your cat sick

Deworming

Internal deworming

We must use a specific antiparasitic for their age and breed.

Every year we will deworm our cats every 2-3 months (there may be variations depending on where they live or who they live with)

External deworming

There is a wide range of antiparasitics but in any case our animal must be covered against:

  • Fleas
  • Ticks
  • Sandfly

In addition to causing itching, they transmit serious diseases such as Leishmaniasis, Ehrlichiosis, Anaplasmosis, among others.

These parasites are not seasonal, so they must be protected all year round.

We have many types of antiparasitic such as collars, pipettes, chewable tablets and sprays. There is none better than another and choosing one or the other will depend on the size, daily activities, type of hair, animals with which you live…

Your veterinarian is the one who can best advise you. This advice is included in our annual care plan for adult cats.

Review and Analysis

In addition to vaccination, the best way to avoid admissions for serious illnesses is early detection. For this reason, we recommend carrying out an annual review with the following analyses:

  • Urine
  • Feces

Additionally, in some cases, especially in older cats, it will also be convenient to perform a blood test on the cat.

Follow-up

Finally, we want to remind you of a series of indicators that will help us detect possible diseases in time:

  • Changes in behavior or mood swings. Inform the veterinarian if it lasts more than 1 day.
  • Changes in appetite and report if lack of appetite lasts more than one meal.
  • Decomposition or other abnormalities in their stool and inform the veterinarian if an episode of diarrhea lasts more than 1 day.
  • Lumps, wounds or other abnormalities in the skin or hair. Messy hair is also an indicator.
  • Check the recent wounds that you detect daily to ensure that they do not become infected

For this follow-up and in case of illness, our annual care plan for adult cats includes a veterinary visit to address, 5 video consultations and recipes

IMPORTANT: all these are general guidelines but each cat and each family is a world. That is why we recommend that if you have any doubts, contact a veterinarian.