CATS AND KITTENS

Spraying in Cats

Spraying in Cats Spraying behaviour is seen commonly in cats, and refers to the habit of spraying urine up or across surfaces.  It’s more commonly seen in male cats but both males and females are able to spray.  Cats normally spray outside to mark territory, however if they spray urine in the house it suggests…

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Why does my cat steal things?

Why do cats steal things? The good news is your cat’s behaviour is not unusual! In fact, it is quite common for our feline friends to steal things. After all, they are very well equipped with their excellent night vision, ability to walk silently and mischievous ways! All of this makes them the perfect ‘cat’…

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My cat keeps bringing in dead animals!

My cat keeps bringing in dead animals! Cats are natural hunters, the cravings to hunt and the instincts to catch meat are hard-wired into them, they are obligate carnivores. Unlike humans and loads of other carnivores, cats only eat meat, and the way to get this meat is to hunt. Unfortunately for us is means…

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Mobility problems in cats

Mobility problems in cats Mobility problems in cats are more common than you think with 80 per cent of cats over 12 years of age suffering from arthritis. One of the reasons joint problems occur is when cartilage wears away faster than it can be replaced. When it wears away, joints become swollen and painful…

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Advice for cats with stress

Advice for cats with stress How to spot signs of stress in your cat and dog You know your pet better than anybody and will often notice changes in behaviour in traumatic situations. Some of the most common events which pets find stressful are: Moving house Sudden noise eg fireworks, thunder New members to the…

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Well pet screens for cats

Well pet screens for cats When a Veterinary Surgeon carries out a physical examination of your pet they cannot assess fully the condition of the internal organs. Age related illnesses often develop slowly and can easily be missed in the early stages. Modern veterinary medicine means we can now offer the benefits of regular health…

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Diet and nutrition advice for your kitten and cat

Diet and nutrition advice for your kitten and cat There is a huge variety of foods on the market to feed your cat – both wet and dry – making it difficult to decide which is the most appropriate. When choosing a food, it is important to realise that the needs of your cat will…

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Dental care for cats

Dental care for cats Many pet owners complain about their pet’s bad breath. Unfortunately, most cats don’t have their teeth cleaned so the most common cause of halitosis (bad breath) is caused by bad teeth. The problem can range from mild gingivitis where the gums look red, to severe periodontitis where teeth are covered in…

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Advice on neutering your cat

Advice on neutering your cat Males A male kitten can become sexually aware from as young as six months old and he may start pungent marking of his territory. Unless you want to breed from your cat, castration of a male cat is quite a minor operation if done early – usually at six months.…

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Microchipping your cat

Microchipping your cat We often read stories in the press of cats that have strayed miles from home only to be eventually reunited with their owners thanks to their microchip. A microchip can be the difference between seeing a lost pet again, or not. It is very distressing to lose a pet but unfortunately without…

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