Longcroft’s guide to feline vaccinations

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Longcroft Luxury Cat Hotel’s guide to feline vaccinations, worming and flea treatments

Longcroft Luxury Cat Hotel’s guide to feline vaccinations, worming and flea treatmentsFor the health and wellbeing of all the guests that stay with us here at Longcroft Luxury Cat Hotels, we require all of our feline guests to be up-to-date with their vaccinations. Guests should also be up-to-date with their worm and flea treatments.  This applies to guests that live exclusively indoors as well outdoors.

Our expert hotel owners and HQ team are happy to advise you on our vaccination requirements, especially if your pussycats are coming to us from outside the UK or if they are new kittens receiving their first and second vaccinations.

Standard feline vaccinations offered by vets in the UK will protect against:

> Feline Rhinotracheitis Virus

> Feline Calicivirus

> Feline Panleukopenia virus

> Feline Leukaemia Virus.

Kittens should receive their first set of vaccinations at 9 weeks of age and their second set at 12 weeks: a further wait period of 2 weeks is required and then your new kittens can safely stay with us.

Annual boosters must then be given every year, starting from the date of your cat’s second vaccination.

Lapsed vaccinations

If your cat’s vaccinations have lapsed – i.e. they haven’t been updated after a full year, then your vet may recommend that the course is started again. This is known as a restart and is an identical course to the kitten vaccination programme. The course requires two vaccinations, a first and second vaccine given three weeks apart. Please allow adequate time before your cats stay at a Longcroft hotel.

Sending us your vaccination details

When you book a stay with us, we will send you a detailed confirmation outlining your reserved dates, timings and costs of the booking. In order to confirm the booking, we kindly ask for copies of your most recent vaccination certificates. You can photograph or scan the documents and attach them to an email. Alternatively, if you do not have the records to hand, most vets are willing to email us your kitties’ up-to-date vaccination schedule from their records. Please do this as soon as possible, so that if by any chance your kitty does require any updates to their vaccinations, these can be given in plenty of time before your check-in date with us.

Flea and worm treatments

In general, all kittens from ten weeks old should be given a broad-spectrum wormer and monthly flea treatments. The recommendation from most vets is to use a combined worm and flea treatment as a monthly spot on, plus a tapeworm tablet every 3-6 months depending on their lifestyle. Dosage and the regularity of doses will be led by your cat’s lifestyle, weight and age.

Here at Longcroft Luxury Cat Hotels, we take great care and pride in providing a spotlessly clean and hygienic environment for every guest. We want owners to relax in the knowledge that their beloved feline friends are being taken care of in a safe and comfortable environment. Please help us by keeping your pussycats’ vaccinations, worm and flea treatments up-to-date. If you need any help and advice in doing so, then please do contact us.

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