At Rowan Vets, we’re here to help you take excellent care of your cat. Our experienced cat vets will advise you on (and provide) preventative treatments such as flea prevention, worm control, and cat vaccinations. They will also provide tailored care for your cat through every milestone and health issue.
For practical home-care advice, monitoring of your cat’s weight, and senior cat care, you can come and talk to our Registered Veterinary Nurses too.
Is your new pet a kitten? We have specific information about your kitten’s needs here >
Visiting our practice with your cat
Bringing your cat to the vets can sometimes be a stressful experience for both cat and owner. As part of our Cat Friendly Clinic status, we have taken steps to make any visit as stress free as possible. This includes a cat-only consultation room specifically geared to the needs of our feline friends, plus, a cat-only waiting area and post-op recovery room.
Preventative healthcare for cats
The most important things you can do for your new kitten or cat are to protect them from having or contributing to unwanted kittens, and from harmful pests and devastating infectious diseases.
Our cat vets can talk to you about when to neuter your kitten or cat, as well as the many health benefits. They can also advise you on the best combination of preventative health care treatments.
Did you know you can save money on cat vaccinations and flea & worm control? Learn more about our Pet Health Club.
Other services we offer for cats include:
- Weight & diet clinics
- Senior cat clinics
- Dental care
- Pain clinics
- and many more…
We’ve also created a range of helpful cat factsheets
For more trusted information about cats, visit International Cat Care
Choosing a kitten or an adult cat
Owning a pet is a long-term commitment. Particularly with cats, who can easily live into the mid to late teens, it is important that you consider whether you have the time and financial stability in place to care for a cat before you buy a kitten. This commitment from you will hopefully turn your new pet into a relaxed, loving member of the family.
The first thing to consider is whether to adopt a cat or get a kitten from a breeder. There are numerous cats in rescue centres all waiting for a new home who would make excellent companions.
If you were to choose a kitten from a litter, there are a few things to bear in mind. Pedigrees are generally more predisposed to health conditions than moggies and certain breeds are renowned for suffering from different diseases. Talk to your Vet if you want more advice on this.
Once you have decided which breed you would like, you will then need to decide which kitten. It is a sign of a good breeder if they are happy to show you both parents when you come to view the litter. Consider the reasons why some breeders may not want you to see the parents.
A healthy kitten should be inquisitive, interested in new people and situations, and at less than 10 weeks, shouldn’t be too shy. They should be an average weight compared to their litter mates, and have no signs of coughing or sneezing. The shy, underweight kitten in the corner is much more likely to grow into a nervous (potentially aggressive nervous) older animal than the confident happy kitten who is eager to greet you when they first see you.