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 them like an expert and enjoy a long and happy life with this most enigmatic of pets. Read our expert advice articles below to help keep them happy and healthy. Our advice articles range from choosing your cat to caring for your cat’s teeth. At Vets4Pets we cover all veterinary aspects of caring for your cat from vaccinations to dental care. Find out more by clicking on the articles below.
Lily Poisoning In Cats
Unfortunately, lilies and cats are a harmful mix. Even cleaning the pollen from their fur can be enough to send cats into critical illness.
Caring For Your Cat's Teeth
Just like humans, cats, including kittens, can suffer from dental health issues. Find out how to clean cats teeth and look after their oral hygiene.
Ticks And Your Cat
Cats are fastidious creatures, and their regular coat cleaning means they are much less likely to pick up ticks than dogs. Click here to find out more.
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.
Vaccinating Your Cat
A vaccination appointment is a chance for your cat to get a physical health check, as well as offering them protection against a range of diseases.
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’.