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

Having a Problem With Cat Scratching?

Is your cat ruining your favourite sofa? Here are a few tips to train your indoor cat to use a scratching post and not your furniture.

Chronic Kidney Disease in Cats and Dogs

Chronic kidney disease is a major cause of death in dogs and cats. The kidney cells, or nephrons, cease to function gradually over a period of weeks to years.

Fear and Anxiety in Pets

In animals, "fear" and "anxiety" can be confusing terms as they are often used interchangeably. Without intervention, fear in dogs or cats can lead to anxiety and eventually a phobia, which is disruptive to their everyday functioning.

Keeping Kitty Happy

Many cats enjoy interacting with their owners and playtime, either indoors or outdoors, is a great way to cultivate a bond between cat and owner.

Introducing a New Cat Into a Household

Introducing a new cat into the family can be a fairly daunting process. Here are some tips to help make the process as seamless as possible.

Gift Ideas for Cats

Cats have always been the type of pet that adopts you rather than you adopting them. They are self-reliant (until they need to be fed, of course), mischievous and very affectionate... when it suits them!

Whether it be a new collar or lead, a fun toy or cosy bed, here are a few suggestions to help you spoil your favourite feline.

Pheromones for Pets

Pheromones are compounds that are naturally secreted by animals that help them communicate with members of the same species. Synthetic analogues of these natural pheromones can assist in managing stress-related problems in pets.

All cats are at risk of contracting heartworm and feline heartworm disease can cause sudden, dramatic and fatal effects.

Feline Frolics

Cats get bored like anyone else! If your cat is a 'party animal' rather than a 'couch slouch', giving him or her things to do apart from ripping flesh from passing human legs will be of immense benefit.

Snakebites in Cats and Dogs

Snake bites are a common cause of death in the warmer months of the year, but they can occur all year round. Make sure your pet doesn't become a victim.

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