CATS AND KITTENS

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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The best toys to engage your cat to play

Do you remember your kitten’s early days? Simply waggling a toy mouse in their general direction was enough to get them geared up to play! Now your cat is an adult, sleeping may well take priority over any form of exercise! We’re here to help with advice on some of the best toys to encourage…

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Settling your kitten into their new home

For a small kitten, moving away from their mum and siblings to a new home can be strange and scary. So, it’s important that we do all we can to build their trust and confidence in us as their new owners. To them, we are total strangers and their new house looks and smells completely…

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Kitten Socialisation

We’ve all heard of those ‘nightmare’ cats that swipe at anyone who approaches them and hiss at every cat that dares walk near. The fact is, these kitties likely had little to no socialisation when they were a kitten and never really stood a chance. Mixing with other animals and humans does not always come…

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Keeping your cat at a healthy weight

What is a healthy weight for a cat? A difficult question to answer, as just like humans, there is a lot of variation in the size of individuals. 5kg may be perfect for a large male cat, but in a petite female, this would be overweight. Just like the BMI scheme in humans tries to…

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