How To Determine The Sex Of A Cat

Determining the sex of a cat can be confusing, particularly in young kittens where the anatomy is small and under-developed. Not only that, but a desexed male will look different to an entire male cat. Both will have their scrotum intact, however, the desexed cat will have had his testicles removed, resulting in small and […]

Catnip and Other Plants For Cats

Cats are obligate carnivores, which means their diet must consist of meat to survive, however, many cats also enjoy a selection of plants, many of which can induce a short high when bruised or ingested. The reason for this is because plants contain allomones which are chemicals which protect the plant from insect herbivores (insects […]

Adopting a Kitten or Cat

A great deal time and thought must be given to bringing a cat into the home. A cat can live for 15+ years. Have you discussed obtaining a cat with the rest of the family? It is important that everybody should be happy to adopt a new family member. 

Abyssinian Cat Breed Profile

At a glance: Lifespan: 12-14 years Eyes: Gold, copper, green and hazel Energy: Medium to high Temperament: Playful, outgoing, curious, loving Weight: Males 4.5-5.5 kg (9.9 – 12.1 lbs), females 4-4.5 kg (8.8 – 11 lbs) Colours: Ruddy, cinnamon, fawn, and blue Grooming: Easy Also called: Aby

Human Medications Toxic To Cats

Human medicines toxic to cats at a glance With 50% of calls to the Pet Poison Hotline, we look at common human medications which are toxic to cats, these include: NSAIDs – Ibuprofen, Naproxen, Acetylsalicylic acid (Aspirin) Acetaminophen (Paracetamol, Tylenol Antidepressants ADD medication Benzodiazepines ACE Inhibitors Beta-blockers Anti-cholesterol medications Thyroid hormones Birth control pills Topical […]

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