Cats


Recognising and Managing Cystitis in Cats Cystitis is a lower urinary tract disease. When the bladder becomes inflamed, the first symptom is usually frequent urination or attempts to pass urine. When the cat is attempting to urinate you will see it will have an arched back, is hunched up, the […]

Cystitis in Cats


7 Facts about Catnip (source WebMD- by Monica Weymouthe) Catnip is like magic. Toss a sachet of the good stuff kitty’s way, and she’s in for a wild afternoon. But what is it about catnip that makes a cat so happy? How safe is this feline euphoria? Read on for […]

Facts about Catnip


Top Ten signs your Pet may have Diabetes (source PetMD) Hyperglycemia, abnormally high levels of glucose in the blood, is a hallmark sign of diabetes. Insulin, a hormone produced and released by the pancreas, plays a key role in maintaining normal sugar levels. Low levels or absolute deficiency of insulin results […]

Diabetes in Pets on the Rise!




What are the most cuddly Cat breeds? Source: Kathy Blumenstock / PetMD While most cats are more than happy to be a bit, shall we say, aloof, there are some breeds out there that actually love nothing more than a good snuggle with their owners. If your own favourite breed isn’t spotlighted, […]

Most Cuddly Cat Breeds


Cat Hairball problems? Learn why they happen and how to help. Source: Jennifer Coates, DVM – PetMD Hairballs can be a worry in cat ownership. These clumps of hair bond together in the stomach and then are vomited up in our shoes, carpets and floors. But are cat hairballs normal, […]

Are Cat Hairballs Normal?



Skin problems in Cats If your cat’s dignified poses have given way to constant scratching and licking, a skin problem may be to blame. Cats are susceptible to skin infections, parasites, allergies, and many other conditions. Here is an overview of some of the most common feline skin problems. Yeast […]

Cat Skin Problems


Why Do Cats Have Whiskers? Those stiff hairs on your cat’s face and legs don’t just add to her cuteness — they have real work to do. Whiskers are GPS and radar systems for your cat. “They are a powerful and important part of how a cat senses the world,” […]

Why Do Cats Have Whiskers?


What to do if your cat has some annoying behaviours. Below you will find some “bad” behaviour and what you can do to try and change that. Scratching Cats like to scratch. They do it to play, stretch, sharpen their claws, and mark their territory. That’s bad news for your […]

Cat Behavioural Problems



What Is Normal for a Cat? Sleeping all day, chasing shadows all night, getting high on mysterious herbs — that may be bad behaviour for a teenager, but it’s quite normal for a cat. Learn more about peculiar feline habits, so you can sort harmless kitty quirks from cat behaviours […]

Is My Cat Normal?