CATS AND KITTENS

Creating a cat friendly environment

We all love to indulge our furry friends and it can be great peace of mind to know that their needs are being met and they have everything that they need, both inside and outside of their home. It’s not always easy to know exactly what our fussy felines require. While they may have you…

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Skin problems in cats

When considering what might be causing our cats to scratch and have skin problems, we need to think small. Fleas Fleas are by far the biggest culprit in feline skin problems or disease. They are responsible for the vast majority of all dermatological problems that we see in our cats today. Fleas have been around…

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How to help your cat cope with stress

What diseases are stress related in cats? 1) Over-grooming Over-grooming refers to any behaviour that goes beyond the grooming for normal coat maintenance and scent distribution. Over grooming leads to patches of broken and sparse hair, complete hair loss in some areas and occasionally damage to the underlying skin. It can occur in any part…

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Separation anxiety in kittens

Though not often talked about in cats, separation anxiety can occur just as it does in dogs. This can prove quite traumatic for both the owners and the feline involved. Why do cats get separation anxiety? While it is true that many cats are ‘lone rangers’ that quite enjoy their own space, this is not…

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Neutering your kitten

Neutering a kitten is one of the best things you, as their owner and guardian, can do for them. This is true for both males and females. While some owners worry about the risks of the surgery and anaesthetic, the benefits far outweigh the risks for the majority of our feline patients. Most can be…

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Top tips on playing with your kitten

There’s nothing more fun than a little kitten who wants to play. Easily entertained, to them a piece of string or a small teddy can keep them interested for hours on end. Playing is not only good fun for your kitten and for all involved but is also an essential component of a young cat’s…

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Protecting your kitten against parasites

Why protecting your kitten against parasites is so important When we bring our tiny, fluffy kitten home for the first time we may be so enamoured with their mischief making that we don’t give much thought to the ‘boring’ stuff like prevention against parasites. However, parasites can quickly make our kittens unwell, so it is…

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How to prevent dental disease in your cat

Brushing is best! For those of you who can… You should! There really is no substitute for brushing teeth, in order to remove plaque and therefore prevent the build-up of tartar and the development of periodontal disease. Here is a quick reminder of how to do it. There are many good videos online showing you…

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How to improve your cat's bad breath

Valentine’s Day this month, should be a time when we can all cuddle up with our furry friends as well as our human ones! But if your cat suffers from bad breath, that's the last thing you'll be wanting to do. Here are some of the reasons for bad breath in your cat By far…

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Dental disease – the risk of not taking care of your cat's teeth

Dental disease is a very common problem in both young and older cats. It is thought that as many as 85% of cats aged three or over, have some sort of dental disease. As cats get older, disease tends to become more severe. The cause of dental disease starts with the accumulation of plaque on…

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