November 08, 2023
If you own a cat, you know that keeping your furry friend looking and feeling their best is all part of the job. Cat grooming might seem like a fancy affair but it's pretty straightforward if you know what you're doing.
First things first, let's talk about brushes. Cats are all unique and their fur comes in different shapes and sizes. For short-haired cats, a bristle brush can work wonders. Long-haired kitties might prefer a slicker brush to keep those tangles in check.
Now, how often should you brush your cat? Short-haired cats are usually okay with a once-a-week session, while long-haired cats might need a quick brush every day. It's all about knowing your cat's coat and keeping it in check.
September 13, 2023
As vets, we know how much people cherish their feline friends. You probably have an excellent oral hygiene routine for yourself, but does your cat?
It’s easy to overlook dental care but it plays a crucial role in your cat's overall well-being. Help to eradicate the risk of your cat having any dental problems by following these useful tips.
Why cat dental care is so important
Untreated dental problems can cause severe health issues. Bacteria can spread to organs and cause potentially life-threatening infections.
Dental problems can be prevalent in cats of all ages, from kittens to senior cats. Plaque and tartar buildup can lead to gum inflammation, tooth decay, bad breath, and even tooth loss.
No one wants their cat to be in pain, and no one wants t
August 01, 2023
There is a misconception that you only need to treat cats for fleas if they have them. However, you should treat your cat regularly to help prevent fleas. Treat your cat on the same day each month to ensure continuous coverage.
Fleas are an uncomfortable inconvenience but they can also cause serious health conditions if your cat becomes infested. These include tapeworm, anaemia and dermatitis to name a few common diseases caused by fleas.
A flea infestation can take over your home and be very difficult to get rid of. Fleas can also cause people to have unwanted health conditions too. Luckily, there are many effective treatments to help combat fleas on your cat and in your home.
We will look at how to spot your cat has fleas and the ways to prevent and get rid of the pesky parasites.
May 24, 2023
Summertime brings long, sunny days, and cats love to spend this time outdoors.
While it's delightful to see our feline friends soaking up the sun, it's important to be aware of the potential hazards that can jeopardise their safety during this warmer season. In this blog post, we will discuss essential measures to protect your beloved cat during the summer months.
Hydration and Heat Management
As temperatures rise, cats become more prone to dehydration. To prevent this, ensure your cat always has access to a bowl of fresh water. Hydration is crucial, especially on hot and sunny days. Additionally, if your cat has access to an outdoor pond, regularly check for algae growth as it can be toxic if consumed.
Never leave your cat alone in a parked car during the summer, the temperature inside a vehicle can escalate rapidly,
September 20, 2022
As the temperature drops and the winter months set in, your cat will 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 that could be dangerous to your feline friend. These are risks that are specific to the season, just like you would watch out for sunburn and heatstroke in your pets in the summer months.
April 26, 2022
Kittens and cats are among the cleanest of animals and are very easy to litter train when young. However, you may not be aware that cats can suffer from debilitating urinary problems which can cause a great deal of pain.
As your cat cannot tell you what’s wrong, the first sign you notice may be a change in behaviour. If toileting habits change significantly the first thing you should do is arrange a check-up with the vet. Urinary problems can be serious, but the good news is that they are treatable.
February 28, 2022
Most of us have heard of high blood pressure in people but probably haven't realised that the condition can affect our feline companions too. High blood pressure or hypertension usually occurs as a symptom of another underlying disease such as kidney disease or hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid), but it can be a standalone condition with no discernible cause.