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Category: caring for your cat

Worms – A Wriggly Problem

It can be alarming to discover that your cat has worms but it should not come as a surprise. All pets are affected at some stage in their life …

Worm Control

All pets will be affected by worms at some stage in their life and many will be re-infected unless they are given regular, routine worming treatment. …

Vaccination Protocols And Safety

For a long time all new kittens and puppies were given a standard vaccination, which protected them from a number of infectious diseases. Recently …

Vaccinating Your Cat

There are a number of highly infectious and potentially fatal diseases which can affect your cat. There is no treatment for many of these diseases …

Toxoplasmosis And Risks To Pregnant Women

Toxoplasmosis is a parasitic disease which can affect cats and all other warm blooded animals, including humans. In both cats and humans its effects …

Tick Removal

Ticks are blood-sucking parasites that can affect your cat, especially if it goes out in the countryside or grassy areas during the Spring …

Tick Control

Ticks are common external parasites (ectoparasites) affecting cats in many areas of the world. Environments suitable for tick development include …

Senior Cat Care

A kitten is endearing to everyone but kittens grow up all too fast. By a year of age cats of all breeds will be mature. Although individual cats …

Saying Goodbye – Options For Euthanasia

Some of our beloved pets are living longer and longer lives. This is due in large part to the amazing care we provide for them. As our time with …

Routine Health Care

We are all familiar with the phrase “A healthy pet is a happy pet” – but there is probably also something to be said for keeping …

Pet Insurance For Your Cat

In recent years huge advances have been made in veterinary medicine. Vets can now do things to improve the health and welfare of cats that would …

Operations: Caring For Your Cat Before And After Surgery

Most pets will have an operation at some stage in their life, e.g. for neutering (speying or castration) or to treat a disease. Nowadays most …

Obesity

Cats are generally able to regulate the amount of food they eat but there is a trend for modern cats, like modern humans, to eat better food and …

Neutering Your Cat

It is a sad truth that the number of kittens born every year is far greater than the number of good homes that can be found for them. As a result, …

Multi-Cat Households

The number of cats in the U.K. is currently on the increase and so is the number of cats per household. Cats had previously been thought to be …

Microchipping Your Cat

Stray cats and dogs are a big problem in many countries. In the UK alone it is estimated that more than £250 million a year is spent by local …

Kitten care

Cats are now our most popular domestic pet. Some people acquire a cat almost by accident but if you make a conscious decision to get one you should …

Introducing your new baby to your cat

Bringing a new born baby into the home can be a stressful and exciting time for parents. Spare a thought for your cat for whom it will seem that …

Injecting your cat

Administration of medicine by injection is often referred to as giving drugs by the parenteral route. The other main means of administering treatment …

Indoor cats

Cats are increasingly being kept indoors, for many reasons. Owners may want to protect their cats from road traffic accidents, from sustaining …

Giving medicines to your cat

For most veterinary treatments it is important that medicines are given correctly. In the hospital, trained staff give medicines and it is important …

Furballs in cats

Most cat owners will have seen their cat produce a furball at some time. Although this can appear rather distressing it is a normal event for …

Fleas – an itchy business

Fleas are the most common parasite in cats and every cat is likely to be infected at some stage in its life. However, with the advent of modern …

Flea control

Fleas are the most common parasite in household pets and every cat is likely to be infected at some stage in its life. Fortunately, with the advent …

Feeding your kitten

The adage ‘You are what you eat’ applies to cats as well as people – however more is not necessarily better. Over-feeding and …

Feeding your cat

The modern domestic ‘moggie’ is descended from wild cats that hunted for their living in the desert regions of North Africa and the …

Complementary therapies

Some forms of alternative or complementary medicine such as osteopathy and physiotherapy are widely used in veterinary medicine alongside conventional …

Cat flaps

Fed up with playing doorman to your cat, without a tip? A cat flap could be the solution, allowing your cat free or restricted access to the outside …

Cat bite abscesses

If you notice small lumps or swellings when stroking or brushing your cat do not be unduly alarmed. There are many possible causes: growths, cancers, …

Amputee cat care

There are a number of reasons which may necessitate the removal of an animal’s leg. The two most common of these are severe trauma, for …

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