Cat Health

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…

Pet Obesity – How Can You Help?

Just as with humans, the number of pets showing signs of obesity is increasing. Canine and Feline Obesity can be defined as an excess of body fat that is enough to impair health, welfare and quality of life. The vast majority of pet obesity is…

Arthritis in Cats – Spot the Signs

Cats are natural athletes and highly active but over the years this can take its toll. As a consequence, older cats may suffer from wear and tear on their joints. Many older cats suffer with arthritis and with cats living longer this is a growing…

Cats and Fireworks – How you can help…

As you might imagine, cats and fireworks are not the best of friends. That’s why certain times of the year, like New Year’s Eve and the approaching Bonfire Night, can be sources of stress for your cat. In order to give your cat, the best…

Common Heart Problems in Dogs and Cats

What is Heart Disease? It is estimated that heart problems can affect around 10% of all dogs and cats in the UK. Whilst some heart diseases may be present when the animal is born (congenital), the vast majority develop in adulthood. With certain breeds of…

Diabetes in Cats and How to Spot the Signs

  What is Diabetes? Diabetes is a disease that affects the production of the hormone insulin in the pancreas. Glucose, which is a sugar, is one of the main sources of energy for most cells in the body. When food is digested it releases glucose…

Lost & Found Pet Advice

Help! I’ve lost my Pet Most people consider their pet to be part of the family, so it is understandable that when a pet goes missing this can be extremely distressing. UK statistics show that in the region of 200,000 pets are reported lost or…

How Do I Stop my Cat Scratching in the House?

It’s every cat owner’s nightmare, a new sofa arrives, the one you have been saving up for over the last 2 years and whilst you’re signing the delivery note, out of the corner of your eye you see your beloved feline friend flexing its claws…

Transporting Your Cat to the Vets

Here are our top ten tips for transporting your cat to the clinic 1) Make sure when you are travelling to the vets that your cat is secure in its basket. 2) Choose a solid carrier basket with an opening at the front and on…

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