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  • Unfortunately our pets do not live as long as we do. In fact, compared with us they live relatively short lives and although we realise this, nevertheless when the time comes to say goodbye,…

  • Tellington T-Touch® was developed by Linda Tellington Jones as a method of behavioural modification and animal treatment without the use of force. Today it is used on animals and people…

  • There are a couple of situations in which you may find it appropriate to use a body harness. Firstly, some owners find it difficult to let their cat have free access to the outside world due to concerns about their pet's safety, for example due to the proximity of main roads.

  • Dental disease is one of the most frequent ailments seen by veterinary surgeons, and can be found to some degree in the majority of cats over two years of age. The most common problems are due…

  • In some circumstances your vet may suggest that you should consider having your cat "put to sleep" (euthanased) such as if your cat has a terminal illness from which he cannot…

  • Over 90% of septic wounds in cats result from cat bites sustained during a cat fight. Dog, rat and other rodent bites can occur but they are much rarer. Cats are very territorial. They fight…

  • The most common flea found on cats and dogs is the cat flea (Ctenocephalides felis). The most important source of cat fleas is newly…

  • Raising an orphaned kitten can be a rewarding experience. However, kittens are very fragile, and raising them can be difficult, time consuming, and it is not always successful. Normal kittens…

  • The harvest mite (Trombicula autumnalis) is a mite the larval stage of which causes considerable discomfort to cats and dogs during the late summer and autumn. The mite is widely distributed…

  • Tapeworms and roundworms are two of the most common intestinal parasites of cats. Tapeworms are long flat worms composed of many individual segments whereas round worms are much shorter and…


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