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What is a Black Tabby Cat?

What is a black tabby cat?  A black tabby is a type of coat colour and pattern combination that consists ...

Deafness in White Cats

Deafness in white cats with blue eyes is a form of congenital deafness medically known as unilateral or bilateral congenital ...

Why Can Cats Eat Raw Meat Without Getting Sick?

Raw diets are a contentious topic among cat lovers and veterinarians. What is not disputed is that cats are obligate ...
About A blood transfusion is a life-saving procedure where blood or blood products from a donor are given to a ... Read More

Blood Transfusion For Cats

Affectionately referred to as tripod cats, leg amputation is the surgical removal of the limb. Cats are such agile creatures, ... Read More

Limb Amputation And Recovery In Cats

Sometimes it may be necessary for your cat to stay at the veterinary surgery for a period to be treated ... Read More

Visiting A Sick Cat At The Vet

The weaning process is the transition from drinking milk to eating solids which occurs gradually over several weeks. Kittens begin ... Read More

Weaning in Kittens

Christmas is an exciting time for the family, but it always pays to take some extra precautions with our pets ... Read More

Cat Christmas Safety – Tips To Keep Your Cat Safe

Daily maintenance Litter trays should be scooped at least once a day (twice is better), with all solids removed. Clumping ... Read More

How To Clean A Litter Tray – Step By Step Guide

Can cats eat bones? The feeding of raw bones is a controversial topic for cat lovers as well as veterinarians ... Read More

Can Cats Eat Bones?

I recently found out about an animal shelter in my small town and got in touch with the lady who ... Read More

How To Help Your Local Shelter

Oriental cat at a glance Origins: United Kingdom Lifespan: 12-14 years Eyes: Hazel, green and yellow Energy: Medium to high ... Read More

Oriental Cat (Foreign Shorthair) Breed Profile

Scottish Fold at a glance Origins: Scotland, 1961. Also known as: Scot Fold Lifespan: 12-14 years Eyes: Hazel, green, gold, ... Read More

Scottish Fold Breed Profile

At a glance Origins: Norway Also known as: Wegies, Norsk skogkatt, Norsk granskogskatte and Norsk skaukatt Lifespan: 12-15 years Eyes: ... Read More

Norwegian Forest Cat Breed Profile

At a glance The Siamese (and other pointed cats) have a modifier gene that inhibits the development of pigmentation on ... Read More

Siamese Cat Genetics – Why Do Siamese Have Dark Points?

What is a chimera cat? A chimera (pronounced ky-meer-uh) cat is a cat that is made up of two distinct ... Read More

What is a Chimera Cat?

What is a grey calico cat? Also known as a muted or dilute calico, a grey calico cat is a ... Read More

Grey (Dilute) Calico Cats

At a glance Panting is defined as open-mouthed breathing; it is not as common in cats as it is in ... Read More

Panting in Cats: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

At a glance Christmas trees Decorations and ribbons Christmas food (ham, cooked turkey bones, chocolate, turkey stuffing) Christmas plants and ... Read More

Keeping Cats Safe During Christmas

Nothing smells like Christmas more than a real Christmas tree. But are Christmas trees toxic to cats and what, if ... Read More

Are Christmas Trees Toxic To Cats

At a glance About: Oral cancer is any cancer within the oral cavity, the most common type is squamous cell ... Read More

Oral Cancer in Cats

About Acute metritis is an inflammation of the lining of the uterus after a queen has given birth, which causes ... Read More

Acute Metritis in Cats

Most queens (mother cat) require little or no assistance during the delivery and can successfully raise a litter without our ... Read More

Postpartum Care For Cats

Rainbow Bridge Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that has been ... Read More

Poems About Cats – Cat Poetry

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Cat fences and enclosed gardens: Please click on images to see full size. The picture below shows how netting has ... Read More

Cat Enclosures and Cat Fences (With Photos)

About Hookworms are small, thin nematodes that are approximately 10 to 20 mm in length. They are a common intestinal ... Read More

Hookworms in Cats

Medically reviewed by Dr Sam Kovac BVSc (Merit) - Southern Cross Veterinary Clinic Fleas are a common external parasite that ... Read More

How To Safely Remove Fleas From Newborn Kittens

What are ear mites? Ear mites are a common spider-like mite that lives in the ears of animals. Although the ... Read More

Ear Mites in Cats