|你有否定期為貓咪作防疫注射及杜虫? || |
Is your cat regularly vaccinated and de-wormed?
Below are some common mis-understanding regarding vaccination and de-worming.
1. 王太Mrs. Wong:
這都是一些預防性工作，況且貓兒未必會染病， 所以付出的金錢可能是浪費的。倒不如留作醫療基金，待有病時才用。2. AMY小姐
Theseare just preventive measures. The money paid would be a waste if my catdoesn't get sick. I would rather save up the money until I really needit.
預防勝於治療, 長遠來看, 可以節省醫療費用, 並可以減少你照顧患病寵物所帶來的時間和壓力。但最重要的是減少貓兒患病及受苦的機會。
Preventionis always the most effective way to fight against diseases. In the longrun, it not only save the medical expenses, but also reduce your time& pressure in taking care of a sick animal. The most important isthat it reduce the risk of your cat to suffer from illness.
Inever let my cat go out, it is not supposed to contact any source ofillness, so vaccination & de-worming is not necessary for it.
Itis quite safe for your cat to live in such a confined condition. Butyou will never know when and how your cat may be infected. It may beyou or the food that carry the virus or egg. Thus vaccination &de-worming serve a very effective way to prevent illness. 3. 六嬸Aunt Mary
從貓兒糞便中找不到寄生虫的蹤跡，便代表貓兒健康，無需杜虫。4. 陳先生Mr. Chan
Ican't find any signs of parasites in my cat's stools, it means that mycat is free from parasites thus de-worming is not necessary.
內寄生虫的種類繁多，包括原虫類, 吸虫類，絛虫類和圓虫類，一般寄生在腸道內, 不一定在貓隻糞便中被發現。
Themost common feline internal parasites are worms, and the most importantgroup of these parasites are those which infect the gastro-intestinaltract : roundworms, tapeworms & flukes. They are not easy to befound in the stools.
我的貓咪自出生到一歲時已在獸醫處完成整個防疫注射過程，應該是終身免疫吧!5. 林世伯Uncle Lam
My cat had received full vaccination course in its first year of age. It should be lifetime protected.
Thereis no lifetime effective vaccine at the moment. Its better to followthe veterinarian's recommendation to vaccinate your cat regularly. Anadult cat should be vaccinated annually.
Fleas will only cause mild itchiness on cat's skin. Its nature's rule, not a big deal!
Aseriously infected cat will be run-down and anaemic. Some mites canalso cause inflammation and hair loss. In fact, flea may carry tapewormlarvae and can spread certain viral diseases. Don't think small of aflea because it can breed out 600 fleas in 1 month.理想的防疫注射時間表*
Ideal Vaccination Schedule*
*The age of the cat and type of vaccine may influence the number ofvaccinations required. Follow your veterinarian's recommendations.
3 in 1 Vaccination
(Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis/
6 - 8
10 - 12
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Ideal de-worming schedule
De-wormingcan usually be started on kitten when they are 4-8 weeks old, onceevery 2-3 weeks until they are 3 months old, then once every 3-6 monthsdepending on the living environment & individual cat.**De-worming drugs from different manufacturers may carry differentcharacteristics, follow your veterinarian's recommendation or read theinstruction carefully.