Scooting is less common in cats than in dogs. While occasionally harmless, scooting can indicate underlying issues like anal gland problems. Some cases may self-resolve within 24 hours, but if it persists, veterinary attention is essential. The most common cause of anal gland problems is an itchy bottom caused by allergies. Also known as dragging […]

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Broken bones in cats are very painful. If your cat has a broken bone, move them gently and safely out of harm’s way while doing your best not to manipulate the fracture. Be aware that a cat in pain may bite or scratch. Broken bones or fractures in cats are most often caused by falls, […]

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Haemorrhagic gastroenteritis is not a specific condition in cats, as in dogs, but severe diarrhoea with blood is still a major concern. If lack of energy, no appetite, or frequent vomiting are also present, an urgent vet visit may be needed. Repeated episodes of diarrhoea or straining will often cause a small amount of blood […]

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Shaking their head is something every cat will do at some point or another. Without hands to scratch an itch, it’s one way to relieve an irritation. But repeated or vigorous head shaking may suggest more serious problems inside your cat’s ears, nose or mouth. Head shaking in cats is a vigorous and deliberate action. […]

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Slipped discs in cats are less common compared to dogs. When it occurs, it is a painful condition that causes leg weakness or even paralysis and incontinence. This condition is most commonly seen in middle-aged to older cats.  A slipped disc is a condition where the intervertebral discs (cushions between the backbones) slip out of […]

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Cysts in cats are common. These lumps are not tumours but often grow. They are mostly seen in cats older than 5 years of age, but any age or breed can be affected.  Cysts are hollow, non-cancerous growths that can appear under the skin and often contain a thick grey or yellowish discharge. Do not […]

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Vaccinations are the most effective tool we have to prevent serious infectious diseases in cats. They prepare the body’s natural defences, so they can fight specific viruses and bacteria much more effectively, and with less damage suffered. Which vaccines your pet needs depends on their lifestyle and circumstances. Although we only have effective vaccines against […]

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A mass in the stomach or intestines of a cat is usually due to a tumour, and most of them are cancerous. The outcome varies a lot depending on where the tumour is, what type it is and whether it has spread. These tumours are more common in middle-aged and older cats. Tumours of the […]

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Food intolerance is when a cat’s body is unable to cope with something they’ve eaten and they become ill. This is a common problem and may happen for different reasons. In rare cases, it can be serious, but more commonly, it’s a long-term problem that stops if the problematic food is no longer given. Food […]

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Cats have multiple heat cycles during the breeding season. They can enter in heat every  2-3 weeks and this can last almost all year long, depending on your cat and the location where you live.  Being in heat, also called being in season or estrus, is normal in female cats who have not been neutered. […]

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