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Pet dental care

Your pet and dental diseases

This is the most common form of dental disease and refers to the teeth and supporting structures around the teeth. It starts with the formation of plaque (food and bacterial debris) on the tooth surface. This leads to gingivae (gums) becoming very sore and inflamed. This inflammation is termed gingivitis. The plaque eventually hardens and […]

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Ear Mite infestation in Cats

What are ear mites? Mites are very small parasites which are invisible to the naked eye. Depending on the type of mite they can live anywhere on the body, however, this article concentrates solely on those found in the ears of cats, the most common of which is the mite Otodectes cynotis. Mites are one […]

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Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) in Cats

Hypertension or high blood pressure is a common condition found in older cats and is commonly a consequence of another underlying disease (secondary hypertension), such as kidney disease or hyperthyroidism. Hypertension can cause some severe health problems so it is important that animals with high blood pressure are treated. This detailed article gives you all […]

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Conjunctivitis in Cats

Does your cat have appear to have painful eyes or perhaps a sticky discharge coming from them? They could be suffering from conjunctivitis which is a disease commonly seen in cats and can effect cats of any age. This article explains the common causes of conjunctivitis and the signs that you might see. It also […]

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Cardiomypothy in Cats

Cardiomyopathy means disease affecting the heart muscle. The forms of cardiomyopathy seen in cats are similar to those in humans and can be classified into several types including Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM), Restrictive Cardiomyopathy (RCM), Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) and Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy (ARVC).  Heart failure, heart rhythm disturbances and arterial thromboembolism (blood clots, ‘saddle thrombus’) […]

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Arthritis in Cats

Arthritis in cats is a very complex condition involving abnormal change and degeneration of the joints. Like humans, it is most commonly seen in older animals and research suggests that a large proportion of elderly cats will be suffering from the disease, often without the owners knowledge.  It is a progressive disease which if left […]

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Rabies in cats

Rabies is a serious virus that has historically been the cause of death in humans. Worldwide measures are in place to help control it, although some countries, including the United Kingdom (UK) and Australia, have managed to eradicate the disease, primarily through stringent import regulations. The UK has been free since 1922. Cats seem less […]

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How much would you pay to save your sick pet?

The bond between owner and pet is always strong, yet to what lengths would you go to in order to help your pet when times are difficult. The story of Maxi and Thomas highlights the deep bonds and extent of loyalty that people show their pets in return for helping them through difficult times.   […]

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