Cats

Market Veterinary Centres are members of The International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) - the veterinary division of the Feline Advisory Bureau - and we are proud to be offer completely separate cat friendly facilities. Our separate and segregated cat only in-patient wards have been specially designed to make your cats stay with us as enjoyable and stress free as possible, in order to help us achieve this we use Feliway plug-in diffusers in our catteries to ease anxiety.

Pet Wellness Scheme       paws                                                                                                     

Our vets have created these comprehensive wellness plans with you and your pet in mind. We have taken the utmost care to include all the preventative care services we believe are essential for maintaining your pets health and happiness while keeping your budget in mind. We know that early detection is the key to preventing and managing many diseases and reducing costly medical bills. By providing your pet with essential vaccinations, six month health checks, regular parasite screening and treatment, and all the other benefits of our wellness scheme, we have the best chance of preventing, detecting, and managing illness now and in the future. Looking after your pet and your pocket!

Not only does the pet wellness scheme give you the reassurance of knowing you are providing the best possible care for your beloved pet, it also helps you spread the cost of preventative care throughout the year. You simply make an initial payment, followed by eleven equal Direct Debit payments, and we take care of the rest. 

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Vaccinations

We recommend that your cat is vaccinated.  The primary course is 2 vaccinations given 3-4 weeks apart, and then a yearly booster is given after that to maintain protection.

The vaccination appointment gives us an excellent opportunity to give your pet a thorough health examination and to answer any questions you may have.

Vaccination protects against Cat Flu, Enteritis, and Feline Leukaemia Virus.

Worming

Regular worming is important for both your cat and family's health. There are a number of safe and effective ways to keep your cat worm free and we will happily give advice and tailor a worming regime to suit you and your cat’s lifestyle.

Neutering

We strongly recommend that you cat is neutered. Apart from the obvious benefit of preventing unwanted pregnancies having your pet neutered reduces the risk of disease and can help prevent antisocial behaviour. Cats can be castrated or spayed from 4 months.

Fleas

Fleas are common parasites in cats and modern, warm houses unfortunately mean that they are now active the whole year round. This coupled with the fact that the fleas found on your cat represent only the tip of the iceberg - for each adult flea on your pet there will be at least 20 developing in the environment - means that regular preventative treatment is essential to keep your pet and house flea free.

Effective flea control means treating your pet and its environment and we are happy to provide advice on how to maintain a flea free home!

Effective flea control is also essential for the good health of your pet – as well as causing itchy and uncomfortable skin fleas can act as an intermediary host and spread tapeworm.

Ticks

Unfortunately ticks are extremely common in the countryside of North Devon and can potentially transmit infectious diseases. Once attached Ticks bury their head into the skin and feed on your pet’s blood. They grow to many times their original size as they feed.

Preventative treatments for ticks in cats are available and we will be happy to discuss these treatments with you. If you discover a tick on your pet we strongly recommend that you do not simply pull it off – often the head and mouth parts detach and are left behind in your pet's skin. The Market Vets Team will happily remove ticks from your pet, show you how to use a tick remover and discuss preventative treatments.

Please contact one of our surgeries for more information or why not book a free parasite check with a member of our nursing team?