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98-100 Yandilla Street, Pittsworth, QLD, 4356

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07 4693 2233

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Pittsworth Veterinary Surgery Logo

98-100 Yandilla Street, Pittsworth, QLD, 4356

pittsworth vet surgery phone details - RightBusiness Hours

07 4693 2233

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0429 932 233

Cat Veterinary Care

We’ll Make Sure Your Kitty

Is Fe-line Purrr-fect

Our clinic offers a range of preventative and diagnostic medical care, including the provision of medication to keep your cats and kittens, happy and healthy.

Our service includes Aftercare Support for all our patients and clients.

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Cat and Kitten Vaccinations

Vaccination Schedule: We recommend vaccinations at 8, 12 and 16 weeks of age for your kitten, and 12 monthly there after.

We feel that this protocol allows your kitten to be old enough to avoid any antibodies from their mother’s milk from interfering with the vaccine.

When due for booster, F3 vaccination boosters need to be given within 6 months of last vaccination whilst FIV needs to be given within 3 months due to how the vaccines work and are manufactured.

Recommended Vaccines: We recommend cats are vaccinated with the following for our area:

  • F3 : Feline Panleucopaenia (Parvo), Feline Rhinotracheitis (Herpes), Feline Calcivirus (Cat Flu)
  • FIV : (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus) – recommended for outside cats that may get into fights due to the high prevalence of disease in our area

It is important with cats in particular to try to get your vaccinations around when they are due – not only does this minimise risk of disease but it also prevents you from having to start the course again – ie. having to do multiple injections to get your cats immune system back to speed rather than just a booster dose.

Vaccination products we use:

  • F3: MSD Companion Vaccine: Feline Panleucopaenia (Parvo), Feline Rhinotracheitis (Herpes), Feline Calcivirus (Cat Flu)
  • FIV: Boehringer
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Cat and Kitten Worming

Worming Schedule: All kittens should be wormed every 2 weeks (from 6 weeks of age) until they are 12 weeks of age, then monthly until 6 months of age. From here on we recommend that cats are wormed every 3 months.

What to worm against:

  • Tapeworm – 2 types, but a higher dose is needed to treat Spirometra. Most topspots that treat fleas and ticks do not treatworm tapeworms and need to be done separately.  There is one topspot ‘Profender’ that does do tapeworm and is applied to the back of the neck.
  • Roundworm
  • Hookworm
  • Whipworms
  • Heartworm

Products We Recommend for Cat Worm Treatments

  • Milbemax
  • Profender – all wormer topspot
  • Popantal
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Flea and Tick Treatments for Cats

Flea and Tick Treatment Schedule: When it comes to fleas and ticks, prevention is better than cure. We recommend you have a chat with us about a prevention plan to develop a product and schedule tailored to your cats living environment.  

Types of Flea and Tick Treatment

There are a range of products available with the right one for your cat depending on your environment. Treatment options include:

  • Spot-On Flea Treatments
  • Oral Tablets
  • Flea Collars, Sprays and Powders

Products We Recommend for Cat Flea and Tick Treatment

  • Revolution Plus Spot On
  • Bravecto Spot On
  • Advantage Spot On
  • Frontline Spray

Cat Ear Mite Treatment – If your cat is excessively scratching their ears, black discharge or shaking their head, they might have a case of ear mites.

  • Use Revolution or Bravecto for Cat Ear Mites. Ilium ear drops are also available but not as easy and convenient to use.

Microchipping

Cat Microchipping is where a small microchip is placed under your cats skin.  Whilst it is a bigger needle, this is most commonly inserted whilst your cat is awake usually between 8-12 weeks of age.

It contains information that allows the owners to be contacted should your cat be lost.  Microchipping laws have been in place since 2009 that state all animals, cats and dogs, need to be microchipped in Queensland to be sold or given away.

Microchipping is very worthwhile as registration of the microchip number helps to prove ownership of your cat, as well as allowing your pet to be returned to you.  Many local councils will have laws about having your cat microchipped too.

If you have any questions, please ring and we can discuss this with you.

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Health Check Ups

Cats age faster than humans, so regular check ups are a great way to recognise and remediate issues, before they become more serious.

During the check up, we’ll ask you a series of questions about your cats general routine, as well as a physical examination to look for anything that is unusual for the age of the cat including:

  • alertness
  • body and coat condition
  • eyes, ears, nose, mouth and teeth health
  • heart, lungs, abdomen, locomotion and musculoskeletal assessment
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Cat and Kitten Desexing

Desexing is a vital component of routine prevention for your pet. We recommend ALL male and female cats are desexed before 6 months of age. Some of the conditions that desexing cats early can prevent include;

  • Unwanted litters: Cats are prolific breeders due to the fascinating way they breed.  Did you know that cats are on heat every 3 weeks but if they mate with a tom when on heat, the mating stimulates the female to ovulate and rarely if ever will they not become pregnant?  Its pretty much guaranteed with this procedure! This is why we suggest desexing before 6 months of age when females typically will first come on heat.
  • Unwanted behaviours: Fighting is one of the major problems especially with entire male cats. Fighting can increase the likelihood of Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (also known commonly as cat AIDS) greatly. Males who are not desexed are also more likely to stray in search of females on heat as well as to fight.  They also spray more often inside homes and around the home to ward off other males and attract females.
  • Mammary tumours: Did you know the incidence of mammary tumours in female cats are reduced significantly if performed before 1 year of age.
  • Pyometra: a life threatening uterine infection.
  • Pregnancy and queening complications: Did you know the cost of a Caesarean is in excess of $1000.

Our Castration and Speying services can help keep your cat happy and healthy.

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Dental Care for Cats

Preventative care for tooth disease is highly recommended. At our clinic, we offer advice for prevention, and full mouth examinations to look for issues such as:

  • Root Exposure
  • Loose, Fractured and Painful Teeth
  • Tooth Abscesses
  • FORLS (Feline Oral Resorptive Lesions) – Where for unknown reasons the cats body attacks it own teeth and causes them to be eaten away and expose the underlying nerves making them very sensitive and sore.

Following the examination, we offer

  • Cat Teeth Cleaning using our ultrasonic scaler and specialised other dental equipment
  • Teeth Polishing
  • Tooth Removal if required with use of local anaesthetic blocks to provide quality post-operative pain relief

Cat Dental Disease Preventatives: We stock the following dental preventative products for cats:

  • Hills T/D Bikkies
  • Advance Dental Food
  • Greenies

Read more about cat dental care with our Pet Dental Care Article or give us a call.

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Orthopedic Surgery

We offer a basic cat orthopedic surgery for common procedures such as:

  • DeAnglis Technique for Cruciate Disease
  • Amputations
  • Femoral Head Ostectomy
  • Basic Fracture Repair with splints/plates/pins

We have access to a mobile specialist surgeon for more complex procedures. Read more about our Clinic Surgeries here or give us a call.

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Nutrition and Behaviour Advice

Nutritional Advice: Cats with obesity can be at greater risk of a range of diseases and conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, pancreatitis and skin problems. Most cats should weigh between 3kg and 4.5kg. 

They should eat a few times a day and the amount they eat can be guided by the packaging.  However, cats should eat about 40g per kilo of their body weight in wet food or for dry food 40g per kilo bodyweight/3 since dry food is more concentrated. 

This should be their DAILY intake and divided over the day by the number of feeds or let them graze throughout the day as most cats like to do.  If you choose to feed wet and dry food, you need to take into account how much of each and that you are still not overfeeding. 

Another simple thing to make sure your feline companion is getting all they need is to check that the food you are feeding is ‘complete and balanced’ and has been tested by AAFCO standards.  AAFCO tests pet foods to make sure they are to their claims on the packaging and include what a pet needs to stay healthy.

If you require more information, please come and see us so we can help you out!

Behavioural Advice: Unusual or unwanted behaviours can stem from a bunch of issues and varies greatly from pet to pet. We can determine if any underlying medical issues are present  first and offer some solutions. 

Let us help you understand the cause of the behaviours so you can get your pet back to adding enjoyment instead of stress to your home.  If we can not assist enough, we will help you to consult with a behaviouralist. 

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X-Rays and Ultrasounds

X-Rays: Our digital X-Ray machine means we can take high quality Radiographs, and send them easily to other clinics such as referral practices. 

Ultrasounds: We have an ultrasound machine allowing for bladder ultrasounds, pregnancy checks and scans for abdominal issues.

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Cat Grooming

As we have a top pet grooming service located in Pittsworth, our cat grooming services are limited to:

  • Nail Clipping
  • Hair Shaving – Only if your cat requires anaesthetic to shave it
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Ophthalmology

If you notice your cat has a weeping or partially closed eye, it may have some sort of eye condition. We diagnose and treat common cat eye conditions such as:

  • Ulcers
  • Herpes Virus
  • Uveitis
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Blood Tests

In house haematology and biochemistry machines mean we can run blood tests and get the results within 30 minutes. Common tests we conduct include:

  • Complete Health Profiles
  • Pre-anaesthetic Tests
  • FIV / FeLV Testing
  • Thyroid Tests
  • Renal Testing
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Cat Medications and Prescriptions

Cat prescription medication can help to manage and relieve a range of issues we see in cats of all ages. Some of the common medications we issue are for:

  • Arthritis relief (Antinol, Seaflex, Zydax injections)  – Read more about Cat Arthritis
  • Car travel / motion sickness
  • Anti-Anxiety / Calming relief (Clomicalm)
  • Antibiotics
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Dermatology

The majority of cats will scratch occasionally, however if your cat seems to have excessive grooming or hair loss, there may be a skin issue. Common skin conditions we diagnose and treat are:

  • Fleas
  • Ringworm
  • Feline Acne
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Demodex Mite
  • Cheyletiella Parasite
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Other Cat Care

Other cat veterinary services available include:

  • Euthanasia

If you require something which is not listed here, please give us a call to see what we can do to help.

24 Hour Emergency Cat Vet Services are available at the Clinic

Call Us Today To Discuss Your Cat Care Needs

Business Hours Phone: 07 4693 2233

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