Tag: animal health

World Diabetes Day

To mark World Diabetes Day we’re posting the article below by our partners from International Cat Care about taking care of cats with diabetes. Diabetes mellitus (or ‘sugar diabetes’) is a complicated condition caused by either an absolute or relative lack

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Five Toxic Autumn Plants to be Aware of if you Have Pets

* Originally published by katzenworld As in every season, our curious furry companions will naturally enjoy exploring their surroundings in autumn – particularly in gardens. Though autumnal plants may be wonderful to look at, they are not always safe for our

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How to help our arthritic cats

To mark World Arthritis Day we’re re-posting this blog about arthritis in cats. From the iCatCare Conference – written by Karen Juffermans Like people and dogs, aging cats can suffer from arthritis. In itself this doesn’t sound too surprising, but

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Do Cats’ Behaviours Change as They Age?

Just like humans, cats behaviours also change as they get older. “There are big changes that happen between kittenhood and adulthood as cats grow through developmental milestones, but also changes for senior cats as they go through the normal ageing

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World Kidney Day

To mark World Kidney Day we’re re-posting this blog about taking care of cats with kidney disease. From the iCatCare Conference: written by Karen Juffermans Chronic kidney disease is a common disease that affects over 30-40% of cats over 10

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Cats change their eating behaviour when moved from free access to restricted feeding

* From our partners at International Cat Care Limiting caloric intake is the basis of the standard approach to prevent obesity. Researchers investigated how cats’ feeding behaviour changes when they are switched from ad libitum (free access) to restricted feeding. One of

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Take Your Cat To The Vet Day

It is ‘Take Your Cat To The Vet Day’ today. This doesn’t mean we should all be taking our cats to the vet today, but it is important to take your cat to the vet for regular health checks. ‘Take Your Cat

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Helping Pets With Seizures and Epilepsy

Pets can have epilepsy and get seizures too. Watching your pet have a seizure can be very upsetting. Many of our cat sitters have dealt with seizures in cats at some point. Fortunately, we are first-aid trained so we know

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Covid-19 & Cats: an update from International Cat Care

* From our partners at International Cat Care International Cat Care was very concerned to read the BBC news report published 8/4/2020 presenting advice to keep cats indoors during the COVID-19 pandemic. The article was alarmist and has since been

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COVID-19 advice for cat owners

* Information from our friends at International Cat Care As we mentioned in our post last week, there is no evidence that pets can become ill from the disease or be a source of infection for humans. However, carrying on with

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