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How to care for your cat’s dental health

How to care for your cat’s dental health

Dental disease is one of the most common conditions seen by vets today and can be hugely painful for your cat, particularly if it progresses unnoticed and untreated. However unlike many other health problems, the good news is that for the most part it is fully preventable.
Why does my cat sleep so much?

Why does my cat sleep so much?

On average, cats sleep for between 13 and 16 hours in a 24-hour day. This varies depending on the cat’s age and individual personality, but it is roughly twice the amount of sleep that we require as humans. So why do cats need so much more?
Cat Behaviour – Aggression

Cat Behaviour – Aggression

Cats are individuals just like people and because we can’t speak directly with them, we need to try to understand their body language and behaviour in order to communicate effectively and live in harmony with them.
Should I keep my cat indoors?

Should I keep my cat indoors?

Most owners in Europe allow their cats the freedom of going outdoors as well as caring for them and feeding them when they return home. However, about 10% of cats in the UK and many more in the USA live permanently indoors and the number is increasing.
The Importance Of Cat Litter Hygiene

The Importance Of Cat Litter Hygiene

If you wonder how often you should clean your cat’s litter box, just ask yourself “would I want to use a toilet that is rarely flushed”? The answer is probably “Certainly not”!

Don’t forget that cats are very clean animals and their sense of smell is twice as well developed than that of a humans’, hence the importance of keeping their litter box clean.

Cats in Heat: A Guide

Cats in Heat: A Guide

Cat behaviour frequently depends on changes in all kinds of factors such as habitat, diet and even the weather. However, hormones are one of the biggest influencers of mood, and a cat in heat will almost completely change how she behaves. If you have not had your cat spayed then this article, describing the changes a cat will go through during her heat cycles, will help you identify when your cat is ready to mate.
Minimising vet visit stress for your cat

Minimising vet visit stress for your cat

Taking your cat to the vet can be a stressful experience not only for you, but also for your cat. The good news is that it doesn’t need to be and a little advanced preparation can go a long way to helping your cat remain calm.
How to transport your cat to the veterinary clinic

How to transport your cat to the veterinary clinic

All cats will need at least one visit to their vets each year for a health check and vaccinations but some will require more frequent appointments- and most will also need at least one operation (for neutering) during their life. Although some cats take this in their stride, for most the journey to the vets is a stressful experience. Following a few easy tips will simplify your journey resulting in a calmer veterinary examination and a successful visit.
Cat recovery from surgery

Cat recovery from surgery

If your cat has just undergone a surgical procedure, it might be a little weary both from the ordeal and the anaesthetic. On your part, you want to help make her recovery as smooth as possible and there are several ways you can do this at home.

Should you Bathe your Cat

Should you Bathe your Cat

Since cats are fastidious groomers, they don’t commonly need a bath, nor do they want one! However, on the rare occasions when your cat may become extremely dirty, or when the coat comes into contact with oil or toxic substances,- there are some tips which help make the experience easier for both of you!

Grooming Your Adult Cat

Grooming Your Adult Cat

Cats are exceptionally clean animals, and undertake most of their own grooming duties themselves. However, cats can’t always reach everything, and getting involved in your cat's grooming can help grow the bond between you and your pet, as well as giving you a chance to check for signs of ill health. Remember, every cat needs attention, and almost all enjoy being groomed.

Cutting her claws

Cutting her claws

Most cats do not need to have their claws trimmed regularly because their innate urge to scratch leads them to naturally wear their claws down. Outdoor cats will wear down their claws by scratching on rough surfaces, while indoor cats should be provided with a scratching post to help keep claws short and save your furniture from being shredded.

What are the benefits of cat dental products

What are the benefits of cat dental products

Dental disease is one of the most common conditions seen by vets today and can be hugely painful for your cat, particularly if it progresses unnoticed and untreated. However unlike many other health problems, the good news is that for the most part it is fully preventable.