Killing Kitty with Kindness

(Cats Protection Press Release) This Diabetes Awareness Week (11-17 June) the UK’s leading feline welfare charity is urging cat owners not to overfeed their pets, following a steady rise in pet obesity. Cats Protection is warning that podgy pusses are at significant risk of diabetes so there is a danger that owners are making a…

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Old Cat Problems?

A few weeks ago when I was vetting away in Hailsham, a lovely young intelligent couple entered my consulting room nervously carrying their loaded cat-basket. After carefully placing the good ol’ fashioned wicker carrier on my examination table and undoing its three rusty fiddly clasps, out strode an old thin female tortie and white cat…

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Coughing Pets!

We all know pets get sick. Like us they’ll usually start by ignoring their food, possibly even becoming a little lethargic too. For me, the best pet-owners are the ‘early-detectors’ – those of you that know your beloved four-legged friend’s behaviour patterns inside-out and back-to-front, alerting your vet as soon as you spot any changes….

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