Trimming your cat’s claws regularly should be a part of their ongoing healthcare routine. Unclipped claws can become overgrown and turn back on themselves, pressing into your cat’s paw which can be very uncomfortable. Keeping your cat’s claws trimmed will also protect you from being scratched, your clothing from being snagged, and you’ll minimise accidental claw damage to your … [Read more...] about Five Tips to Make Trimming Your Cat’s Claws Easier
Our cat health information will help you keep your cat healthy and happy from a kitten to their senior years. We share our advice on feline nutrition, and how to spot the early signs of illness and disease. We also include everyday healthcare tips on grooming, flea prevention, hairballs, dental health, safety and more.
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An important aspect of caring for your cat is being prepared for an accident or emergency. You probably have an emergency first aid kit at home or in your car, so make sure that you also have one readily available for your cat or dog too. Having an emergency first aid kit can help you provide your cat with essential first aid before you get to the vet for treatment, and can … [Read more...] about Creating a Feline First Aid Kit
Ensuring that your cat remains hydrated, especially during the hot summer months is essential to your cat’s overall health and wellbeing. It can be difficult though, to get your cat to drink as much water as they should. Why is water so important? Clean, fresh drinking water is essential for your cat’s urinary health. Adequate hydration aids digestion and helps to prevent … [Read more...] about 10 Tips to Encourage Your Cat to Drink More Water
Cats generally groom themselves but there may be times when you will need to give your cat a bath, such as when your mischievous kitten gets himself into a sticky or smelly situation or to treat a skin condition or flea problem. Some breeds such as the Sphynx or Selkirk Rex are also naturally prone to an oily skin so may require regular bathing to ensure their skin … [Read more...] about How to Survive Bathing Your Cat
Most cat owners dread having to give their cat medication. Cats have a sixth sense when it comes to pill time and many will scratch, bite, or run away from you and hide. The good news is that there is more than one way to get your cat to swallow a pill; it’s a question of finding what works best for you and your cat. Giving your cat a pill Opening your cat’s … [Read more...] about How to Get Your Cat to Swallow a Pill
With long hot days and soaring summer temperatures comes the risk of dehydration, heat stroke and sunburn, not only for you but for your pets too. Here are some simple tips to help ensure your cat remains healthy, cool and comfortable this summer. 1. Shade your house Close the blinds and curtains to keep the sun out and keep your home cooler. An added bonus is that you’ll … [Read more...] about How to Keep Your Cat Cool This Summer
Without all the facts you’d be forgiven for scratching your head in puzzlement when you see an otherwise slim cat sporting a wobbly apron of what appears to be excess skin on their belly. Why do cats have these saggy, hanging bellies that swing from side to side as they go about their business? One common myth is that this excess flab develops soon after neutering or … [Read more...] about Why Does My Cat Have a Flabby Belly?
Whilst many of us like to spoil our pets and offer them occasional tasty morsels from our plates, there are some human foods that are toxic or potentially dangerous for a cat and shouldn’t be part of a feline diet. Whilst this is not a conclusive list, here are some of the foods you absolutely must not feed your cat. Chocolate You may have an indulgent sweet tooth, but your … [Read more...] about Human Foods Your Cat Shouldn’t Eat
Last week we examined the growing problem of feline obesity in modern society. This week we look at the steps we can implement to take control of our cat's weight and improve their overall health and wellbeing. The two biggest factors that need to be monitored and adjusted are diet and exercise. Feline Diet Many modern cat foods contain a lot of carbohydrates. A cat’s … [Read more...] about How to Treat Feline Obesity
Obesity isn’t an issue limited only to people. Over eating and inactive lifestyles are severely affecting the health of our pets as well and obesity is a common nutritional disorder in cats today. Obesity places additional stresses upon a cat’s body and can predispose them to more serious medical conditions including diabetes, arthritis, and hepatic lipidosis (liver … [Read more...] about Fat Cats are a Growing Problem