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Why do cats have whiskers and how do they use them?
Cats
Why do cats have whiskers and how do they use them?
While whiskers undeniably play a critical role in enhancing a kitty’s cute appearance, these hairs are in fact some of the most important sensory tools a cat possesses. Imagine a GPS, radar, and surveillance camera all m…
March 11, 2021 • 81 shares • 3 comments
My cat has lymphoma – what does that mean?
Cats
My cat has lymphoma – what does that mean?
Cats are experts at hiding disease, sleeping a little more and doing a little less. A diagnosis of lymphoma can be a complete surprise in a cat who seems a little off colour. But lymphoma is actually a remarkably common…
February 28, 2021 • 13 shares
What vaccines does my cat really need?
Cats
What vaccines does my cat really need?
With the Covid vaccine programme for people rolling out, now seems to be the perfect time to talk about vaccination in cats, too. On our vet panel today, we have Lawrence Dodi BVSc MSc MRCVS, Rebecca Martin BVSc CertSAM…
February 10, 2021 • 24 shares
Do vaccines cause cancer in cats?
Cats
Do vaccines cause cancer in cats?
Vaccines (as we are all too aware at the moment!), are life-saving preventative medicines. Worldwide, they reduce both the frequency and severity of many infectious diseases in humans and animals. Whilst rigorously teste…
January 29, 2021 • 53 shares
Do cats need leukaemia vaccines?
Cats
Do cats need leukaemia vaccines?
Often presented as an “optional extra” at vaccination, you might have wondered whether your cat actually needs “FeLV” or “Leukaemia” vaccination. In this blog, we’re going to look at why it’s offered……
January 20, 2021 • 27 shares
Looking after elderly pets in the winter
Cats
Looking after elderly pets in the winter
Winter can be hard for elderly people, and elderly pets suffer more too.  Cats are considered elderly from 11 years of age, dogs at 7, but this depends on breed. Just as in humans, age brings changes: reduced smell,…
January 18, 2021 • 14 shares
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