Cats

Your cat is part of your family, and deserves the very best treatment. Whether it’s surgery for a beloved companion or a simple checkup, at Anexa FVC we take care of all your pet's health needs.

 

Cat Health - click for more information

  • Vaccinations
    Vaccination protects your cat from disease, and complications caused by disease. Kittens require a series of vaccinations to achieve immunity. Adult cats may require an annual (if they go to a cattery) or a tri-annual vaccine. Prior to vaccination your cat will be given a complete health check.

  • Fleas and worms
    There are a number of treatments available for treating your cat for fleas, some are a monthly treatments, but there are some that last longer. Some can be administered topically or orally.

    If not treated for fleas, you cat is at risk of developing:
    - Skin irritation from bites
    - Flea allergy dermatitis
    - Secondary infection from self trauma after itching

    There are benefits for you too:
    - No flea bites at home
    - The decrease of the flea population

    We recommended treating your cat for worms 3 monthly. Cats will pick up worms from the environment, from prey they have hunted, from fleas, and from other cats.

    Application is a single tablet. Worms can cause gastrointestinal upset and they can be contracted by humans.

    Flea and worm treatment can be combined in one easy topical application too! Ask your local clinic about the best option for flea and worm treatment for your cat.
  • Nutrition
    Nutrition is a vital part of your pets’ wellbeing. More and more animals are presenting in New Zealand as overweight.
    Our clinics stock a range of premium diets and our experienced staff can offer you the best nutritional advice for your pet.
    Our qualified veterinary nurses run a free weight loss clinic and are there for you for the journey to offer support and advice.
  • Microchipping
    Microchipping is the best method for permanently identifying your pet. A small chip containing a serial number is implanted under the skin between the shoulder blades. This chip should then be registered on the New Zealand Companion Animal Register. If your pet is lost, and has no means of external identification the microchip will help get your pet home.
  • Dental disease
    By the age of 2 most cats are living with some form of dental disease. Any form of dental disease is likely to be uncomfortable, progressing to painful, for your pet.
    There are plenty of options for you to help with your pet’s oral health at home ranging from tooth brushing, specific diets and water additives.
    Our clinics offer dental services for scaling, polishing, and tooth extraction (when required) for your pet.
    Regular dental checks are recommended to avoid the development of severe dental disease.
  • Caring for Senior | Older Pets:
    Senior pets have very different requirements to that of younger animals. Generally, a pet over the age of 7 is considered to be a senior. Senior pet checks are recommended at least annually, in some cases more often may be best for your pet. Senior pets are more prone to developing diseases such as arthritis, dental disease and multiple organ diseases. Anexa FVC Veterinarians are here to advise you and your aging pet.

Cats are a great companions. So great in fact that approximately half of all New Zealand households have at least one cat. This is one of the largest cat ownership rates in the world. We are, you could say, a nation of cat lovers.
As an owner, you and your cat share a special bond. Whether this bond be close and attentive, or a mutual agreement to keep each other at arm’s length.

As your trusted veterinarian, you can be assured that your cat is in excellent hands when a visit to us is needed and that we can provide the most up to date and relevant advice for you and your cat.