Posts Categorized: cats

How to brush your pet’s teeth, part 2

 Lily, one of our Head Vets, will take you through the process of brushing your pet’s teeth. It is an important routine to get into because, just like in humans, you can get build up of plaque on teeth which can lead to severe gum disease. Keeping those pearly whites for as long as… Read more »

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How to brush your pet’s teeth, part 1

 Lily, one of our Head Vets, will take you through the process of brushing your pet’s teeth. It is an important routine to get into because, just like in humans, you can get build up of plaque on teeth which can lead to severe gum disease. Keeping those pearly whites for as long as… Read more »

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How to manage your pet’s weight

 Our vet Joe talks to you about the importance of keeping your pet at a healthy weight. One of the ways you can check your pet is at a healthy weight is by feel, using something known as the Body Condition Score.

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How to apply flea and worm treatment to your pet

 Vanessa, our Clinical Director, will show you the best way to give your pet their flea and worming treatments. These are important medications to be given as directed by your vet because they will protect your pet against many internal and external parasites, some which can cause quite a lot of harm. All credits… Read more »

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Hyperthyroidism in cats

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Hyperthyroidism is a very common disease in older cats. It is caused by an over production of thyroid hormones, this causes the cat to burn through calories and normally suffer from weight loss. This over production often results from a benign change, however in a small number of cases this may be related to a… Read more »

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Why do we give cats and dogs vaccinations?

Vaccinating our pet dogs, cats, rabbits and ferrets is an important tool in protecting them against serious infectious diseases. Vaccines form part of our preventative healthcare programme alongside flea treatment, parasite treatment and neutering. Vaccines can be given as injection into the skin or in some cases drops into the nose. Vaccines are safe formulations… Read more »

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Big Bear Award – Rocco

Rocco’s story Recently Rocco came in for a day procedure. He had been having trouble with his eyes. As cats get a little older, they can lose some elasticity in their eyelids, resulting in an entropion. Entropion is when the eyelids start to roll inwards resulting in the eyelashes scratching the cornea (the surface of… Read more »

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How to treat fleas

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Many animals will carry fleas without showing significant discomfort. However control is recommended as fleas may carry tapeworm larvae, fleas can transmit blood borne diseases, fleas can contribute to anaemia, some pets can develop allergies to fleas, and fleas can bite people as well. Fleas are small, flat insects that live on the pet and… Read more »

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