Latest articles by Amy

Caring for the older cat (part 1) - helping your feline friend through old age
Sammy is 12 years old. That is a respectable age for a cat, so I was very happy to hear from his owner that he was still very well in himself and she had no concerns at all. The purpose of my visit was a routine health c…
January 29, 2014
Lost in translation – do you know what your cat is really trying to tell you?
‘Miaow!’ One simple word, so many possible meanings. Is she happy? Is she hungry? Is she scared? It’s all in the tone in which it’s delivered. And that’s just the miaow – researchers have documented 19 different vocal pa…
October 4, 2013 • 2 shares
Difficult Diabetic Cat – Could Acromegaly Be To Blame?
I know, it’s kind of a funny sounding word. But if you have a diabetic cat that your vet just can’t seem to stabilise, it’s definitely not a laughing matter. Acromegaly has recently been found to affect up to a quarter o…
August 9, 2013 • 16 shares • 6 comments
Caring for Constipated Kitties
I thought I might write a few words about this sticky subject after seeing a particularly unfortunate case the other day.  Minty is a slightly grumpy, independent and strong-willed 15 year old cat who until a week ago, h…
July 12, 2013
Toxoplasmosis gondii, Pregnancy and Cats - Fact vs. Fiction
Well over halfway through my second pregnancy, I am currently inundated with comments from clients, mostly positive, and it has added a bit of humour and lively conversation to my otherwise increasingly tiring days. ‘Do…
September 28, 2012 • 110 shares • 81 comments
What NOT to feed your cat
What NOT to feed your cat
Clients often ask me what they should feed their cats. It sounds like a simple question, but the answer is far from straight forward. The biggest debate amongst veterinarians at the moment is whether or not a cat should…
August 20, 2012 • 33 shares • 34 comments
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