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CATS AND KITTENS

Health problems to look out for in your cat

Health problems to look out for in your cat Our cats are part of the family and are very much creatures of habit, so often the first thing you might notice is a change of routine. Your cat might behave differently, either being more or less affectionate. These signs can be difficult to interpret, even…

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Preparing your cat for a visit to the vet

Preparing your cat for a visit to the vet Every cat should go to the vet at least once/year for a check-up, and some will need to go more often than this. But many cats hate going in the cat carrier, hate travelling in the car, and hate being at the vets – so it…

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Keeping cats cool in hot weather

Keeping cats cool in hot weather Hot summer weather may be welcome, but some cats struggle in the heat – with limited capacity to cool off by sweating, they can overheat quite easily. Because hyperthermia and heatstroke are emergencies, you should find out now where your local Healthy Pet Club practice is, in case you need…

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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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