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It’s getting hot! How does your pet feel?

Here are some simple tips to make sure our furry friends don’t over heat as we head into summer.   Have you ever spent too long in the sun and felt like you were about to boil over? Well humans aren’t the only ones to struggle with the heat, animals are at as much at risk as humans […]

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Cat Fights – Cat Bites

Cat bites are responsible for the majority of infected wounds seen in cats seeking veterinary attention. These are usually sustained during fights between these very territorial animals. The most territorial of these are the entire Tom cats who also roam to expand the area of their territory. If you have an entire Tom who is […]

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Fat Cats Facts – Health advice from the experts

I am highly concerned about the rising obesity levels in cats here in the UK.  We don’t usually think of cats as being lazy, or obese. They are active free spirits.  Associated with obesity are health complications such as diabetes, heart disease, liver disease, respiratory disease and joint problems. This article attempts to unravel fact from fiction in understanding […]

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Constipation in Cats

Feline constipation is encountered relatively commonly in veterinary practice, with many possible underlying causes. This pet health article is intended as a resource for owners seeking further information, discussing what some of these causes might be, explaining the importance of seeking veterinary attention, and detailing how constipation might be investigated and managed. What is Constipation? […]

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The law and your cat

As a cat owner, you can’t be expected to be an expert in relation to the law as it applies to you and your cat but it’s useful to have a general understanding of the legislation that may be relevant to you (e.g. should your cat toilet in a neighbour’s garden, are you inadvertently doing […]

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An Owners Guide To Pet Insurance

Pet Insurance is big business and we are constantly bombarded with advertisements for different sorts of policies for our pets. This can be a bit confusing and the reasons behind the costs of pet insurance can sometimes be a bit baffling. This article aims to enlighten the reader as to why pet insurance works how […]

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Who gets the dog?

Pets have become part and parcel of the family in many UK homes. The pertinent question in the case of a divorce being the custody of the pets. A survey in 2011 in the UK revealed that 20 per cent of separating couples with pets have sought legal advice and fought for custody of their […]

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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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Cat Scratching Behaviour

It can be very frustrating to own a cat who scratches the furniture or other parts of the home. The key to tackling this behaviour is to firstly understand it. Our resident feline behaviour expert Sue Hartley BSc MSc CPsychol takes you through this common problem step by step giving you all the information you […]

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