Wootton Fields will be closed on Saturday 25th May. Please collect any meds before 6.30pm on Friday 24th or after the bank holiday.

Both Wootton Fields and Kettering Road are closed on Bank Holiday Monday, 27th May.

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Weight gain can creep up on our Northampton residents and it’s no different with our cats,but having that extra pound or two does make a huge difference to your cat’s wellbeing and long-term health. Tackling weight loss however needn’t be a weight on your mind. At Spinney Vets we can support with nutrition and exercise plans that will support your cat’s journey to reach their optimum weight for their age and breed.

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Food for thought

Your cat's diet will be integral to this, as this is probably the single most important factor in promoting and sustaining a healthy weight. It is not just the amount that is imperative to get right, but the type of food and number of times per day your cat should eat.

Cats require a good daily dose of vitamins D and E, a source of Omega 6 and a balanced intake of minerals. When choosing cat food, be sure to read the packaging to ensure the nutritional requirements are met, whether the food is wet or dry. Cats can be fussy eaters so you may have to try a variety of options to see which one suits your cat’s needs the best.

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Quench their thirst

Do ensure a bowl of clean drinking water is available throughout the day for your cat, no matter how regularly you feed them. Milk is no substitution for water and is best avoided, no matter how much your cat may lap it up.

Feeding time

How often and how much you feed your cat can be advised by your veterinary team here at Spinney Vets as this will depend on several factors including age, breed, weight, activity level. It’s important to remember that your cat will have different dietary requirements at different life stages so do check with your veterinary team along the way.

Food glorious food

There are certain foods that should be avoided at all costs because they are inherently dangerous:

  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Raisins and grapes
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Bread dough
  • Alcohol
  • Anything containing artificial sweeteners

Cats cannot effectively process carbohydrates which is why dog food (heavy in carbohydrates) is a no-go. Sticking to a meaty, nutritionally balanced and nutrient-rich cat food is the best way to help sustain and promote a healthy weight for your cat.

For any questions you may have, please book one of our weight clinics and speak to our friendly team.

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Veterinary Hospital Northampton

Spinney Vets Kettering Road
491 Kettering Rd
Northampton NN3 6QW

Normal Opening Times:
Monday - Friday: 08.00 - 19.00
Saturday: 08.00 - 12.00
Sundays: Closed
Bank Holidays: Closed

Outside of these times you will be directed to our dedicated out of hours emergency service provider,
Vets Now.

Telephone: 01604 648221

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OUR LOCATIONS

Veterinary Hospital Northampton

Spinney Vets Kettering Road
491 Kettering Rd
Northampton NN3 6QW

Normal Opening Times:
Monday - Friday: 08.00 - 19.00
Saturday: 08.00 - 12.00
Sundays: Closed
Bank Holidays: Closed

Outside of these times you will be directed to our dedicated out of hours emergency service provider,
Vets Now.

Telephone: 01604 648221

OUT OF HOURS COVER
Telephone: 01604 648221

Veterinary Surgery Northampton

Spinney Vets Wootton Fields
3-5 Tudor Court
Wootton Hope Drive
Wootton Fields
Northampton NN4 6FF

Opening Times:
Monday - Friday: 09.00 - 18.30
Saturday: 09.00 - 12.00
Sunday: ClOSED
Bank Holiday: CLOSED

Telephone: 01604 700366

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Telephone: 01604 648221