Manx Syndrome in Tailless Cats

Manx syndrome is a collection of disorders affecting the spine and sometimes the hind limbs of affected cats. It is believed to be a form of spina bifida, in which the spine fails to develop as it should. The condition is congenital (present at birth) and occurs during development in the caudal (tail) region of […]

Feeding fussy cats

Feeding Advice For Fussy Cats

Unlike dogs, cat have a reputation for being somewhat fussy when it comes to food, but I think the word is somewhat of a misnomer. Cats aren’t intentionally fussy, there’s always a reason why a cat becomes fussy over food. This article looks at common causes of food rejection in cats and what you can […]

Hematuria in cats

Hematuria (blood in urine) in Cats

Hematuria is the presence of red blood cells in the urine. It is a symptom of an underlying disorder and isn’t a disease in itself. As are many causes of hematuria in cats ranging from mild to severe and life threatening, prompt veterinary attention is required. It can be classified as microscopic or gross. Microscopic […]

Pointed cat

Pointed (Colourpoint) cats

Recently there was an interesting discussion around a photo of a beautiful pointed kitten and what breed of cat he may be. People suggested he was a Siamese, Traditional Siamese (due to his rounder head), Birman, Ragdoll, Snowshoe or Tonkinese. A few suggested that he was a lovely seal point domestic shorthair (aka a mixed […]


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