Adopting a Kitten or Cat

Adopting a kitten or cat

A great deal of time and thought must be given to bringing a cat into the home. A cat can live for 15+ years. Have you discussed obtaining a cat with the rest of the family? It is important that everybody should be happy to adopt a new family member.

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Cat Emergencies That Can’t Wait

Cat emergencies that can't wait

Cat emergencies that can’t wait at a glance

  • Heatstroke
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Poisoning
  • Extreme lethargy
  • Sudden paralysis
  • Venomous bite
  • Trauma (even if the cat appears well)
  • Difficult or painful urination
  • Odd-sized pupils
  • Pain
  • Heavy or unexplained bleeding
  • Difficulty giving birth
  • Wobbly (drunken) gait

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Feeding Advice For Fussy Cats

Feeding advice for fussy cats

Unlike dogs, cats have a reputation for being somewhat fussy when it comes to food. I think this is somewhat of a misnomer. Cats aren’t intentionally fussy, there’s always a reason why a cat becomes fussy over food. This article looks at common causes of food rejection in cats and what you can do to overcome this.

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Cat Not Eating – How Can I Get My Cat To Eat?

Cat not eating

Loss of appetite is a common and worrying problem for cat owners. It is a common symptom of sickness and one which can quickly become life-threatening. This article looks at what you can do to get your cat to eat.

When a cat stops eating, the body begins to use fat stores as fuel. These fat stores are sent to the liver, to be broken down to supply nutrients. Unfortunately, the liver sometimes becomes overwhelmed and is unable to process this fat as quickly as necessary, leading to a build-up of fat in the liver, which interferes with normal liver function. This condition is known as hepatic lipidosis.

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Pica & Wool Sucking in Cats

Pica and wool sucking in cats

What is pica?

The word pica comes from the Latin word for magpie, which is known to eat almost anything. Pica in cats is a potentially serious condition where they have an abnormal compulsion to eat non-food substances such as clothing, plastic, wool etc. The preferred food choice is generally reserved for the same object.

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Overgrooming (psychogenic alopecia) in Cats

Overgrooming in cats

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Over-grooming is a stress-related disorder and can be classified as obsessive-compulsive behaviour. During grooming, endorphins (hormones that make your cat happy) are released, making grooming a pleasurable and relaxing pursuit. So it seems quite natural that when the cat becomes stressed, he attempts to calm himself down by pursuing a relaxing activity such as grooming.

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