Cat advice articles
Cats have been popular household pets for thousands of years, so if you share your home with a feline friend, you’re joining an ancient tradition! Whether your cat is a cuddly kitten or an elderly bundle of love, we’ll help you care for it like an expert and enjoy a long and happy life with this most enigmatic of pets.
Introducing Puppies To Cats
Getting a puppy is a really exciting time, but not all the family may share your enthusiasm! Cats especially can be very sensitive to change, and making sure they have time and space to get used to your new arrival is key to helping the whole family adjust.
Bringing Your New Kitten Home
Making sure you have everything you need will help your new kitten be a part of the family straight away. Read more here.
Vaccinating Your Cat
A routine procedure, a vaccination appointment is more than just a jab – it’s a chance for your cat to get a thorough physical health check, as well as offering them protection against a range of diseases that can be debilitating, or even kill.
Summer Tips For Cats
Find out how to protect your cat from the sun and what to do if you're going on holiday with these useful tips from Vets4Pets.
Toxoplasma And Your Cat
While lots of warm-blooded animals, including humans, can be infected with and carry toxoplasma, cats are the only ‘definitive host’.
Paracetamol Poisoning In Cats
We often think of our feline friends as being an extended part of our family. We share many things with them; our home, our love and occasionally even some of our dinner! While sharing our lives with cats is intensely rewarding, not everything we do as humans can be shared with our cats.
Tritrichmonas And Your Cat
Tritrichomonas is a microscopic parasite which lives in the large intestines of cats, where it causes diarrhoea. Without intervention, affected cats may have diarrhoea for several years before clearing the infection naturally! Although cats of all ages can develop tritrichomonas diarrhoea, it is most commonly seen in young cats and kittens, and these cats often have a history of being in multi-cat environments such as rescue shelters.
Cognitive Dysfuncation (Dementia) In Cats
Did you know that old cats, just like older people, can have problems with dementia? In our feline friends, this is called Cognitive Dysfunction, and it’s more common than you might think! In fact, nearly a third of 11-14 year old cats might be showing some signs.
Permethrin Poisoning In Cats
Permethrin is one of the most commonly reported poisonings in cats worldwide. A commonly used ingredient in flea-control products for dogs, cats are incredibly sensitive to permethrin, and up to 40% of cats who come into contact with it may die or have to be put to sleep.
The Kitten Socialisation Period
Learn how to introduce your kitten to new experiences and socialise them during their socialisation period with useful pet health advice from Vets4Pets.