Address: 15 McLeod Rd, Carrum VIC 3197

Introducing a new diet to your cat (eg Renal diet)

  • This needs to be done gradually-over many weeks and whilst being introduced the previous food should also be offered.
  • Best to start with ¼ new food plus ¾ old food for 1-2 weeks and once cat is eating that well then increase to 50/50 for another week or two. Then ¾ new plus ¼ old for another week or two.
  • If the old food is dry then use dry new food and if old food was wet then use new wet.
  • Cats can be very fussy so to help them along with the new food transition-offer it in a number of different bowls- warm it up a bit.
  • It can help to offer both wet and dry-some cats will change their preference-eg a cat that has always only eaten dry food may now eat wet.
  • Use a shallow dish (saucer) for the new food. (if whiskers rub on sides of deep dish this can affect the cats food preference).
  • Offer in different positions around the house.
  • Add flavor enhancers-low sodium chicken broth, tuna juice, oregano, brewer’s yeast.
  • You must be patient, it can take time.
  • Try a different brand.
  • If you have been prescribed a diet then getting the cat to eat the food may save you having to give the cat a number of tablets daily. (ie. It will make your life easier in the long term.
  • Never introduce a new food to a cat in hospital-this can create a food aversion.

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Address: 15 McLeod Rd, Carrum

Monday 8am - 7pm
Tuesday 8am - 7pm
Wednesday 8am - 7pm
Thursday 8am - 7pm
Friday 8am - 7pm
Saturday 8am - midday
Sunday/Public Holidays Closed
Phone 9772 0777

Emergencies can be very stressful. Try and remain calm and phone for help. 9772 0777 or after hours please the Animal Emergency Centre in Frankston-9770 5555 or Highett-9532 5261

PUPPY CLASSES are on again. Held each Monday night and run by Meaghan, one of our very experienced vet nurses. Fun and learning together for you and your new family member. A safe way to socialise your pup.

 

Just for Cats. We are proud to be able to offer our feline patients a "Cat only" area in our waiting room.

We are proud to support three very worthy working dog rescue groups by offering generous discounts on all services. If you are planning on getting a new pet please consider a rescue pet and save a life.

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Only $12!