Cat Health

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Skin Problems

From time to time you may notice that your cat or dog is not looking as pristine as they usually do. There are many causes of skin problems including allergies (seasonal and food), parasites, bacterial infections and stress. The typical symptoms may include: Flaky or…

Dental problems in cats

How can I tell if my cat has toothache?

Dental problems and infections are very common in cats – especially as they get older, and, knowing what toothache feels like, it’s fair to say it’s probably painful for our feline friends, too. Once any problems within your cat’s mouth have been diagnosed and treated,…

Winter dangers for cats

How to Keep Your Cat Safe This Winter

With a cold spell predicted for the next few weeks your cat may need a little bit of special attention in order to stay warm, happy, healthy and safe. There are certain hazards that you need to look out for in the winter months that…

Pet Poisons

There are many toxic hazards around your home and garden including medicines, cleaning products, pesticides and plants.  Puppies can be exposed to these toxins in a number of different ways including ingestion, contact with the skin or eyes and inhalation. If you think your puppy…

Vet examination for pet travel after brexit

Brexit and Pet Travel – Urgent Update (Nov 2018)

In preparation for Brexit, the government are preparing for worst case scenarios which may impact on the many aspects of our lives. As part of this, DEFRA have issued an update on what will happen if the UK leaves the EU in March 2019 without…

Food Allergies in dogs

Food Allergies in cats and dogs

Adverse reactions to food, whether seen as a food intolerance or a food allergy, is one of the commonest cause of ill health in pets. Food allergies and food intolerances are not the same. Food allergies work through the immune system and show the characteristic…

What is a Cat Friendly Clinic?

A cat friendly clinic is not just any veterinary surgery that likes cats. The term Cat Friendly Clinic is a recognised accreditation given to veterinary practices that meet certain criteria, by the International Society for Feline Medicine, and it is recognised by the veterinary profession…

Spring Dangers

Spring looks set to be the time for flowers and chocolates. This month the sun starts to shine for longer and nature sends out signals for the early flowers to put on their display. Easter is just around the corner and the traditional gifts associated…

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