CATS AND KITTENS

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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Worm control in cats

Worm control in cats Any cat is at risk of infection of worms, however well cared for – and most will be infected at some stage in their life. Left untreated, worms have the potential to cause real health problems for your cat: vomiting, diarrhoea, weight loss and anaemia to name just a few. A…

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Flea control for cats

Flea control for cats Do you know that just 5% of fleas live as adults on pets? The other 95% of flea population lives in the home. Adult fleas lay their eggs on the dog within a few days of their first blood meal. These eggs are non-sticky and will drop off onto surrounding carpets…

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Vaccinating your Cat

Vaccinating your Cat The Importance of Vaccinations There is no specific treatment for most of the viruses that affect our pets today and we at the Healthy Pet Club believe that ‘prevention is better than cure'. Cat flu is still a very common disease, and sadly we also often see cats that have been infected…

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