Posts Categorized: cats

Big Bear Award – Brook

Brook is a gorgeous Devon Rex cat who is much loved by all of us here at the clinic.  Since 2015 Brook has been in and out of the clinic for investigations of breathing problems and lumps.  Unfortunately back in July, he was diagnosed with dendritic histiocytoma which is a type of low grade skin… Read more »

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Vet4life Surbiton is a gold standard cat friendly clinic

We are very excited to announce that Vet4life Surbiton has been gold accredited in the ISFM cat friendly clinic scheme! Register your cat with us today. This is a worldwide programme run by the International Society of Feline Medicine to promote cat friendly veterinary practices. The gold certificate is the highest accreditation and is given to clinics that demonstrate… Read more »

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Travelling with a cat – reducing feline stress

Although it may seem as if sedation is the best option, we do not recommend pets are sedated for stressful times such as fireworks and travel. Sedatives prevent them from acting normally but actually do little to reduce the fear they are experiencing. However, we do have a number of products you can try to help… Read more »

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Big Bear Award – Teazel

Teazel’s Story Teazel is a lovely 13 year old Tabby Cat who doesn’t really like being handled, which can make it difficult to examine her. Teazel first came to visit Will on Saturday the 27th December 2014. For the last couple of weeks, Teazel had not been eating very well and had been quite lethargic…. Read more »

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Pet care whilst you are on holiday

Going away on holiday or planning a short trip takes lots of organisation and preparation, but the added pressure of organising care for your beloved pet can often add extra strain. For some pets, being in a cattery or boarding kennel is a fun trip away from home. For others, especially cats, it can be… Read more »

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Big Bear Award – Dante

Dante is a very brave little cat. He has already had to undergo several major operations despite being only 1 and a half years old! His owner noticed him limping on his right front leg when he came home one day in September but it wasn’t certain how he had hurt himself. He had a small wound… Read more »

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Big Bear Award – Godfrey

Godfrey is a young Burmese cat who has calicivirus. Calicivirus is something that we routinely vaccinate against as part of kitten vaccines and yearly boosters. There are various strains of the virus and some are more virulent than others. Infection can be fatal in some cases if signs are severe. Godfrey was an indoor cat… Read more »

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Things that are poisonous to pets

If you have a veterinary emergency over the Christmas period, you can rest assured we are on call 24/7. Please call 020 8977 3955. Chocolate Chocolate contains a stimulant called theobromine (a bit like caffeine) that is poisonous to dogs. The amount of theobromine differs in the different types of chocolate (dark chocolate has the… Read more »

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Tempting pets to eat

Throughout your pet’s life, their diets will change depending on their age or health status. Any change to your pet’s food can be stressful for both you and your pet so we have prepared these handy tips to help your pet to accept the new diet and ensure the transition is as stress free as… Read more »

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