Cats

  1. dog in grass
    April 06, 2022

    A Look at Heartworm Disease

    In this blog we take a look at heartworm disease. Firstly, how heartworms affect your pets heart, how to recognize if your pet has heartworms and how to prevent heartworms.
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  2. dog Christmas
    November 29, 2021

    2021 Ultimate Christmas Checklist

    If all of the family is coming to your place this Christmas, your pets will be happy to have you around, but might not be so keen on all of the new smells and noises that come with having a packed house.

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  3. dog autumn
    November 16, 2021

    What Not To Feed Your Pets This Thanksgiving

    Be wary about what meat you feed your pet. If you do decide to give your pet a sliver of turkey, make sure that is well-cooked. Under-cooked or raw meat may contain salmonella bacteria, which can cause stomach upsets and food poisoning.

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  4. Why Your Cat Meows and What it Might Mean
    July 12, 2021

    Why Your Cat Meows and What it Might Mean

    Cats are one of the most vocal species of domestic pets aside from birds, and scientists have been studying feline behavior so we can better understand what our cats are trying to say. You can implement some of their findings at home to help you better communicate with your feline friend and improve their quality of life.

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  5. 6 Flea Finding Tips!
    May 17, 2021

    6 Flea Finding Tips!

    Learn how to detect fleas with these 6 flea finding tips and avoid a flea infestation as well as your pet's life becoming one big itch!

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  6. A black and white photo of an older dog being patted on the head
    May 04, 2021

    Cancer in Pets - Types, Symptoms & Treatment

    This article aims to provide an outline of the most common types of cancer in dogs and cats, some of the symptoms of each type and other symptoms to be on the lookout for. It also explores treatment options, causes of cancer in pets and things that you as a pet owner can do to reduce your pet’s risk of developing cancer.

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  7. New Years Resolutions for Pet Owners
    January 15, 2021

    New Years Resolutions for Pet Owners

    Start the year off on the right paw and resolve to make 2021 the best year ever for you and your pet!

     

    Teach Your Pet a New Trick

    Spend a small amount of time each day teaching your pet a new trick. It only takes 10-15 minutes per day and before you know it you'll be showing off your cat giving high fives or your dog playing dead. Teaching your pet a trick is mentally stimulating, fun and helps to strengthen the bond between you.

     

    Lose Weight

    We've all probably put on an extra few kilos over Christmas, but an extra kilo on a cat or a dog is equivalent to tens of extra kilos on a person! Ensuring your pet is a healthy weight helps to reduce the strain on their joints and can help to extend their life span by reducing their risk of developing weight-related health concerns.

     

    Exercise More

    Resolve to spend more time exploring the great outdoors with your pet in 2021. Go on hikes, visit the beach or take your cat out on a leash or in a pram. Getting out and about can help you both to shift those extra kilos and adequate exercise helps to prevent boredom.

     

    Review Your Pet's Diet

    The new year is a great time to take a look at your pet's diet and ensure it is still appropriate for them. Our pets age faster than we do, so it may be time to move to a senior food as your pet slows down. Consider if adding certain supplements to their diet like joint support or fish oil may benefit. Make the switch to healthier treats and cut back on feeding them from the table.

     

    Schedule Regular Vet Visits

    Regular vet visits are crucial

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  8. Top 10 Tips on How to Clean Your Cat's Teeth
    August 17, 2020

    Top 10 Tips on How to Clean Your Cat's Teeth

     

     

    The mere suggestion of attempting to clean your cat’s teeth may conjure up images of bone-deep scratches and a visit to the emergency room, but it doesn’t have to end that way! Follow our top ten tips for cleaning your cat’s teeth to avoid a bloodbath and ensure you and your cat remain on good terms.


    Did you know eight in ten cats over the age of three suffer from teeth and gum problems? Left untreated, plaque and tartar build up in your cat’s mouth which can lead to more severe dental disease and often results in the extraction of teeth. 



    Dental disease in cats usually presents with some of the following symptoms:

    • Bad breath (cats naturally have a bit of a fishy breath, but a strong, foul odour is a sign of dental disease)
    • Drooling
    • Bleeding gums or bleeding from the mouth when eating dry food
    • Difficulty eating or eating only on one side of their mouth
    • Mild swelling of the face
    • Red or angry looking gums
    • Lack of appetite
    • Failing to groom or looking unkempt
    • Loose or missing teeth


    Ideally, you should start brushing your cats teeth when they are still a kitten, but it is better late than never! So without further ado, our top ten tips on how to clean your cat’s teeth!


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  9. Why You Should Switch Your Cat to Revolution Plus
    June 17, 2020

    Why You Should Switch Your Cat to Revolution Plus

    If you haven’t already heard, there is a new 6-in-one preventative on the market for cats. Revolution Plus, released in America in 2019, builds on the trusted legacy of Revolution for Cats and contains two active ingredients - selamectin and sarolaner. These ingredients combine to deliver double the flea killing power and gives your cat the parasite protection it needs.

     

    A picture of a family with their cat and Revolution Plus

     

    What Does Revolution Plus Protect My Cat Against?

    Revolution Plus takes care of everything that your cat was protected against with Revolution, but with the addition of sarolaner, now protects your cat against deadly paralysis ticks as well. A single tick is enough to cause life threatening paralysis in cats.

    Revolution Plus with TWO active ingredients

    • Kills adult fleas, eggs and larvae
    • Reduces signs of flea allergy dermatitis
    • Kills deadly paralysis ticks
    • Treats and controls ear mites
    • Treats and controls roundworm and hookworm
    • Treats and controls biting lice
    • 100% effective in preventing the development of heartworm in cats

    An image showing the difference between Revolution for cats and Revolution Plus for cats side-by-side

    But My Cat Doesn't Go Outside

    You might believe that because your cat doesn’t go outside that they don’t require a flea and tick preventative like Revolution Plus. But fleas and ticks don’t only find their way onto your pet while they are outside. You can inadvertently bring fleas or ticks into your home on your shoes or clothes, or they simply find thei

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  10. Preventing Separation Anxiety in Pets
    June 07, 2020

    Preventing Separation Anxiety in Pets

    What is Separation Anxiety


    Separation anxiety is when a pet experiences severe distress while separated from their owner. The owner can often be completely unaware that their pet is suffering while they are gone as the pet can act completely normal when they are around. It might only be bad behavior by a pet that can tip the owner off.

    A pet that has separation anxiety can have a variety of symptoms including:

     

    For Dogs

    • Inappropriate urination or defecation (going bathroom inside the house but not in a designated area)
    • Barking or howling
    • Chewing, digging or destructive behavior
    • Attempting to escape or escaping your house or yard
    • Pacing in a particular spot - often up a down a fence or in front of a window
    • Coprophagia - this is the act of a dog defecating and their eating the feces

     

     

    For Cats

    • Inappropriate urination of defecation (going bathroom outside of their litter box or on clothing, sheets, towels, etc)
    • Excessive meowing
    • Excessive grooming
    • Eating too fast or not eating when you are away
    • If they recognize the signs that you are about to leave the house they could become distressed and vocalize loudly or hide
    • When you arrive home they follow you everywhere and demand constant attention

     

     

    Rule Out Other Causes


    It is always important to take

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