Why Do Cats Bury Their Poop?

Why do cats bury their poop?

Cats may have been domesticated for nine thousand years, but they haven’t lost many of their wild ways, and that extends to their toileting habits which include burying their feces. Burying feces is a natural cat instinct which most of us greatly appreciate unless it’s the local cat who is burying their feces in the … Read more

Cystocentesis For Cats

Cystocentesis in cats

A cystocentesis is a routine veterinary procedure with the use of a needle and syringe that is inserted through the abdominal wall to obtain uncontaminated urine directly from the bladder. This provides the veterinarian with a sterile urine sample for evaluation and or relieves a distended bladder in a cat who is unable to urinate due to a blockage (therapeutic cystocentesis). This is typically a last resort, and a catheter is a preferred method in the blocked cat.

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Cimetidine (Tagamet) For Cats

Cimetidine for cats

Cimetidine is an over the counter histamine 2 blocker or histamine H₂ receptor antagonist. It works by inhibiting the production of stomach acid by blocking histamine receptors in the stomach that are responsible for triggering acid production.

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Primordial Pouch (Cat Belly Flap) in Cats

cat primordial pouch

What is the primordial pouch?

The primordial pouch is a loose flap of skin which runs along the length of the belly but is most pronounced towards the rear, just in front of the hind legs. It can often be seen swaying from side to side when the cat moves.

Pet owners often attribute the primordial pouch to weight gain, but it is common on cats of all shapes and sizes, even slim ones.

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Adopt A Less Adoptable Pet Week

Adopt a less adoptable pet week

24th – 30th September is Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet Week, which highlights the plight of those pets who aren’t as adoptable younger and healthier pets. Most shelters are bursting at the seams with animals, and it is usually the cute puppies and kittens who find homes the quickest. But many less adoptable pets are often overlooked but in need of a loving home.

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