CATS AND KITTENS

Moving house with your cat

Moving house with your cat Moving house is stressful for any family – if you have a cat, there are even more things to worry about. However, good planning decreases the chances of anything going wrong. Planning ahead The following advice will help you to plan: One option is to book your cat into a…

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Prevention and management of plant poisoning in cats

Prevention and management of plant poisoning in cats In general, cats are fairly careful about what they eat and plant poisoning is quite rare. However, young, curious or bored cats may nibble on plants, and any cat can ingest pollen, plant needles or seeds when grooming. This article gives you an overview of plant poisoning…

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Transporting Your Cat

Transporting your cat The only way to transport a cat safely is in a cat carrier. However, there is little more frustrating than being unable to get your cat into your carrier. If this sounds familiar, read on – the vets at your local Healthy Pet Club practice  have some advice. Remember Leave plenty of…

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Poisoning in cats

Poisoning in cats Spring is a good time to think about protecting your pet from the hazards of poisoning within the house. Depending on the toxin to which your cat has been exposed, she may show a range of unusual symptoms and behaviours. If you suspect that your cat may have been poisoned, don’t hesitate…

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Protecting your cat from internal parasites

Protecting your cat from internal parasites Like most animals, cats can become infected with internal parasites. These parasites come from a number of sources, such as fleas, the environment, or rodents that your cat kills and eats, so you can never be sure that your cat is parasite-free. However, your cat’s lifestyle will affect its…

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Checking For Lumps and Bumps

Checking For Lumps and Bumps Cats can develop lumps and bumps for a variety of reasons. It is important to identify these growths early and to have them checked out by your vet because, although many of them are benign and of little consequence to your cat, some will prove to be serious. For these…

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Cats Get Hay Fever Too

Cats Get Hay Fever Too It may sound odd, but cats are every bit as prone to hay fever as humans are. However, the symptoms are different and your cat may be suffering although you don’t recognise it as hay fever. Rather than sneezing, cats that are allergic to tree pollen or grass are more…

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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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