5 Tips To Keep Your Cat Safe This Festive Season

Posted by Dr Claire Jenkins on Dec 20, 2018 11:11:50 AM

No matter how low-maintenance your cat is (or laidback your parenting style), the reality is that emergency vet visits happen at this time of year, and that many of these are completely avoidable. So take the time to put a safety plan in place for your kitty, for the festive season, and beyond. 

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Topics: christmas food for pets, cat anxiety, cat, christmas

How do I know if my cat is at their ideal weight?

Posted by Dr Claire Jenkins on Oct 25, 2018 2:11:26 PM

Many pet owners are unsure how to determine if their cat is indeed overweight. We’re here to make this simple.

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Topics: cat, body condition score, ideal weight

Paralysis Ticks and your pet: What You Need to Know

Posted by Dr Claire Jenkins on Sep 20, 2016 6:36:57 PM

In Sydney and surrounds the 'tick season’ is unofficially Spring and Summer, however in warmer areas up north it can be all year around. One type of tick, the paralysis tick, is a big problem along the East Coast of Australia, and if left to feed on your pet (both dogs and cats can be affected) it will inject it’s toxin which will cause them to become very sick and if left untreated, can result in death.

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Topics: Parasites, tick paralysis, ticks, cat, dog

Permethrin In Spot On Treatments Put's Your Cat At Risk

Posted by Dr Claire Jenkins on Apr 5, 2016 9:00:42 PM

Permethrin is an insecticide within the pyrethroid family. It is widely used in flea and tick control and is well known to be toxic to cats. Unfortunately this is a commonly reported poisoning in cats.

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Topics: PERMETHRIN, Toxins, cat

Why is my cat shedding hair everywhere?

Posted by Dr Claire Jenkins on Mar 30, 2016 10:00:50 PM

Shedding of hair is absolutely normal for most cats, provided that they continue to maintain a normal hair coat.

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Topics: GROOMING, cat, shedding hair

Monitoring cats for heart disease

Posted by Dr Claire Jenkins on Feb 15, 2016 11:07:10 PM

Heart disease in cats has shattering consequences, and sadly in cats, who are very good at hiding their symptoms, it's often not picked up until it is very progressed. 

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Topics: SRR, heart disease, cat