Tag: pet health

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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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 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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Can pets spread coronavirus?

With the current outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), there has been some speculation as to whether dogs or cats can become infected. However, the latest information from the World Health Organisation (WHO) is that there is absolutely no evidence that

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Grimace scale helps determine whether cats are in pain

Sometimes it’s obvious your cat is in pain. Your cat may be howling, growling or hissing at you when you touch it in a painful spot. However, it is often less obvious they are in pain. After an injury or

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Giving your cat pills

As cat sitters we regularly need to give pills to our clients’ cats. Some cats have a reputation for spitting out the pills even when they have seemingly swallowed it. They walk away and when you walk over to see

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Cat friendly gardens (or balconies)

Most cats love spending time outdoors. They enjoy roaming the garden, rolling in the grass, sleeping in the sunshine and spotting (& catching) prey. Many city cats don’t have gardens but they have access to balconies. Dirk loves sitting there

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Feeling hot, hot, hot?

With another heatwave coming our way this summer it’s important to help our cats cope. Make sure they have enough water and cool places to sleep. Dirk loves being brushed during the hot days as he’s shedding a lot! He

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Dirk’s new Activity Feeder: Catrine’s Catmosphere Dispenser Ball

* Originally written by Karen Juffermans for katzenworld.co.uk Some of you may have read the piece about Dirk trying to beat the flab. His weight is now down to 5.0 kg and his vet is happy with that. I guess

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