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Pet care information to help keep your cat healthy and content.

Luxating Patellas (Kneecaps) In Pets

A luxated patella is where the kneecap slips out of its normal position in the knee joint. Some pets are prone to a patellar luxation because they have a shallow groove, or no groove at all, where the kneecap normally sits.

Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) In Cats

The non-pigmented noses and white ear margins of cats are susceptible to repeated sunburn. Over time the cells undergo changes which eventually lead to cancer, known as squamous cell carcinoma.

Diseases You Can Catch From Your Pets

Can your dog spread disease with ease? And what about your cat? Are there man-eating microbes oozing from every one of your cat's hair follicles?

The Importance of Desexing Cats

Sadly, far too many kittens are born to die. Desexing your cat is a simple way to reduce the number of irresponsibly born kittens that end up in animal shelters.

Coughing In Cats

What causes coughing in cats? Is it serious? Can cats get asthma like humans?

Moving House With Pets

It's difficult moving house. The packing, cleaning, huffing and puffing and then the unpacking and associated dramas at your new home are as stressful for you as they are for your pets.

Ten Steps to a Better Behaved Pet

Pets behaving badly are a family menace and the solutions are often frustratingly evasive. You need to know how to set humane and effective limits for wrongful behaviours - these ten hints may help make your pet a better buddy.

Chronic Renal Disease in Dogs and Cats

Chronic renal disease (CRD) is a common condition that can affect all breeds of dogs and cats. The mean age at diagnosis is about 7 years in dogs and 9 years in cats.

On Deaf Ears

Science is coming to the aid of deaf dogs and cats, with better diagnostic protocols and even the installation of pet hearing aids being possible.

The Time Out Technique

Manic, attention-seeking, manipulative mutts, cantankerous, man-mauling catastrophic cats and even ballistic, finger-nipping, belligerent birds can all have their behaviours improved using the technique of 'Time Out'.

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