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Category Archives: Cat Tips

Stress Less!

There is plenty our pets could get stressed about in the coming months. Tropical summer storms, new routines due to COVID-19, separation anxiety, and the arrival of a new pet or baby, can all provide inconsistent levels of anxiety if left unchecked. What causes dog anxiety? Separation Fear Ageing Change of routine What are the … Continue reading Stress Less!

Storm season is here

Does your animal get super nervous during a storm? Storm phobia or anxiety is a very common problem, particularly in dogs. Phobias are an exaggerated irrational response to something that is often not dangerous. Storm phobias are often initially triggered by loud thunder. Affected animals become sensitised and start reacting to earlier signs that predict … Continue reading Storm season is here

Pet care tips during hot weather

We know it’s summertime and all you want to do is have fun and play in the sun, but please spare a thought for your pet friends, as heat stress can be fatal. The best way to deal with heat stroke is to prevent it. Keeping your pets  cool and comfortable on a hot day … Continue reading Pet care tips during hot weather

Lumps and bumps on your pets should not be ignored

Lumps and bumps are a very common occurrence in pets both young and old, but especially in our ageing animals. It’s a serious matter, because one third of all tumours found in our pets are found on the skin. A simple, regular check of your pet’s body once a week may save his/her life. A tip is to … Continue reading Lumps and bumps on your pets should not be ignored

Pets Get Diabetes Too! National Diabetes week – 14-20 July

Puggy, a long-haired Persian cat, came into one of our VetLove clinics because his owner had noticed that he wasn’t eating well and had vomited a couple of times over a couple days. He had also been losing weight. Upon further examination, Puggy’s owner mentioned that he may have been drinking and urinating more than … Continue reading Pets Get Diabetes Too! National Diabetes week – 14-20 July

Childs Nerf Toy becomes HAZARD

Teddy the Burmese just could not help himself and had to join in the fun and play with his owners nerf gun bullets. Young cats like him love to play with small toys and sometimes eat objects around the house to entertain themselves. It was not until Teddy started vomiting and his concerned owner brought him … Continue reading Childs Nerf Toy becomes HAZARD

Air travel with cats’ considerations

The school holidays are just around the corner and its vacation time again for many and many pet owners who fly with their pets or travel long distances in the car question whether they should sedate their cats when they travel.   Should you sedate your cat? Sedatives have been used for years in pets … Continue reading Air travel with cats’ considerations

Feline Immunodeficiency Virus

Feline Immunodeficiency Virus, otherwise known as FIV, which can lead to Feline AIDS, is an increasing problem for our much-loved cats. FIV is a severe disease affecting the immune system that is spread by fighting. Thankfully, today we can prevent it. FIV is a virus that aggressively attacks your cat’s immune system, similarly to HIV … Continue reading Feline Immunodeficiency Virus

Tips For Grooming Your Cat

It’s very well known that cats like to keep themselves clean and tidy – usually with a good old tongue bath! However, your feline best friend needs a bit of help to stay hygienic, healthy and happy. Grooming your cat provides many benefits, including preventing hairballs, stimulating oil production for a shiny coat, giving you … Continue reading Tips For Grooming Your Cat