Cat Health

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…

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…

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