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Just Cats

An award winning veterinary clinic devoted to feline healthcare

Just Cats Veterinary Clinic

57-59 Duke Street

Southport

Merseyside

PR8 5BT

Opening Hours

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

08:30 - 18:00

08:30 - 18:00

08:30 - 18:00

08:30 - 19:30

08:30 - 18:00

08:30 - 12:00

Closed

[Closed Bank Holidays]

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Veterinary consultation by appointment only. Please contact the clinic if you would like to arrange an appointment.

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Telephone :

01704 544640

Fax :

01704 532593

Treatments

General health check

A general health check for your cat includes examination of its eyes, ears, mouth, teeth and skin. We also listen to your cat’s heart and lungs using a stethoscope as well as checking its abdomen for irregularities. Your cat’s weight will be recorded at each visit as fluctuations can be a significant indicator of health problems.

Advice will also be provided on flea and worm treatments as well as neutering if appropriate. We will also provide advice on your cat’s diet, particularly if your cat is underweight or overweight.


Vaccinations

Vaccinations are an important part of taking care of your cat as they offer protection against diseases which can be extremely debilitating as well as life threatening. We routinely vaccinate against cat flu, Feline Leukaemia Virus (FeLV) and Feline Infectious Enteritis. These vaccines can safely be started from 8 weeks of age with booster vaccinations given yearly.

For more information about vaccinations please see our Vaccinations information page.

Please note that all catteries should insist on your cat being vaccinated against flu and enteritis before they can be admitted for boarding. Most pet insurance plans also stipulate that your cat must be vaccinated for the insurance cover to be valid.


Neutering

The spaying of female cats involves the removal of the uterus and ovaries and castration of male cats involves the removal of the testes.

Traditionally male and female cats have often been neutered at six months of age, but this is after many cats reach sexual maturity and not based on any scientific rationale. For social, health and population control reasons, it is now recommended neutering should routinely take place at around 4 months of age.

Some animal charities can help cat owners on low incomes by contributing towards the cost of neutering.

For more information on the benefits of having your cat neutered, please visit our Neutering information page.


Flea treatment

We offer a range of treatments to protect your cat against fleas and ticks. For routine and regular treatment we recommend Frontline Spot-On and Frontline Combo to offer your cat the best protection from fleas and ticks. If your cat has not been seen by a vet in the past 12 months you will need to make an appointment with the clinic before Frontline Combo can be dispensed.

For more information on how to protect your cat and your home from fleas and ticks please visit our Flea Control information page.


Worming

For the most comprehensive protection against roundworm, tapeworm and hookworm we recommend treating cats every 3 months using Drontal or Milbemax tablets or Profender Spot-on wormer.

Drontal can be bought over the counter without your cat having to be checked by a vet first. Milbemax and Profender are prescription-only treatments so it is a legal requirement that your cat has been examined by the vet before either treatment can be dispensed.

If your cat is a regular hunter, treatment for worming is advisable once a month.

For more information on worming your cat please visit our Worming information page.


Dental treatment

Cats rarely show their owners signs of a dental problem so it is important that their teeth and gums are checked regularly. De-scaling a cat’s teeth to remove a build-up of plaque can significantly reduce the risk of gum disease and the need for infected or decayed teeth to be extracted.


Microchipping

Microchipping provides a permanent and unique way of easily identifying your cat. Each microchip has a unique identifier with details of the cat and the owner being registered on a database. Implanting the microchip is a one-off procedure and the microchip should last the lifetime of your pet. Many cat owners have been reunited with their lost cats because their cat has been microchipped.

Whenever possible we prefer to implant the microchip when the cat is already under a general anaesthetic for another procedure (for example, neutering) as the needle used to insert the microchip is quite large.


Senior Cat Health Check

We have introduced Senior Cat Health Check consultations for cats over 12 years of age that have not been seen at our clinic for 3 years or more. The aim is to pick up common older age health issues at an early stage to allow for prompt intervention to halt or slow progression. Particularly we would be looking for signs of Hyperthyroidism, Diabetes, Kidney Failure and High Blood Pressure.

Cats with existing medical conditions do not qualify for a Senior Cat Health Check consultation and the our standard initial consultation fee will apply.

A cat can only have one Senior Cat Health Check in its lifetime.

Other conditions may apply - Please ring the clinic for details.


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