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Five Steps to Litter Tray Success

Litter tray success
At a glance Choose the right size litter tray Location Type of cat litter Keeping trays clean Number of litter trays Catering to senior cats and kittens   About One of the many reasons cats are so popular is their cleanliness. When their needs are met, the overwhelming majority of them will use a litter tray and not your new rug. The...

Microchipping Cats – Everything You Need To Know

Macro image of a cat microchip
Microchipping is a permanent way to identify a cat so that if it becomes lost, injured or stolen, there is an easy way to reunite the cat with his or her family. The microchip itself is a similar size to a grain of rice and is implanted under the skin through a syringe between the shoulder blades. Thin layers...

Cat Eye Colours – Different Eye Colours in Cats

Cat with brown eyes
Overview The eyes are the window to your soul and that definitely applies to cats who are blessed with a stunning variety of eye colours. All kittens are born with blue eyes, some will keep the blue eye colour for life, but others will change colour from 6-8 weeks. The reason eye colour is blue at birth is that kittens...

Electrolyte Imbalances in Cats – Causes and Symptoms

Electrolyte imbalances in cats
What are electrolytes? Electrolytes are salts which dissolve into positive and negative charges (ions) which conduct electricity when in water. They perform many essential roles in the body, and when levels are too high or low, can cause significant derangements. Cations (positively-charged ions) and anions (negatively-charged ions). Cats receive electrolytes via the food, which are absorbed by the intestines and are stored in different...

Cat Breeds With Blue Eyes

Blue-eyed cat breeds at a glance Siamese Balinese Birman Javanese Himalayan Foreign White Ragdoll Snowshoe Related: Cat Eye Colours   Cat's eye colours can range from blue to yellow, copper, brown, green and odd-eyes (blue and another colour). Several cat breeds have blue eyes, some of these breeds only have blue eyes, while others can have all eye colours, which include blue. Siamese One...

What Cat-Safe Plants Can You Grow In A Cat Enclosure?

What plants are safe to grow in a cat enclosure or catio??
At a glance Spider plant Bamboo Staghorn Boston Fern Ponytail Palm Golden Cane Palm Spanish Moss Maidenhair Fern Silver Falls Catnip Cat Grass Cat Thyme Silver Vine   Overview No cat enclosure or catio is complete without some plants which provide decoration, shade and something to nibble. Most pet owners are aware that many common plants are toxic to cats. This article...

Adequan (Polysulfated glycosaminoglycan) For Cats

Adequan for cats
Adequan (Polysulfated glycosaminoglycan or PSGAG) is an injectible drug derived from cow tracheas that are used in the treatment of arthritis and less commonly interstitial cystitis (also called idiopathic cystitis). While only approved for use in horses and dogs, veterinarians can prescribe it as an extra-label medication to treat traumatic or non-infectious degenerative arthritis in cats. Other names Chondroprotec What is arthritis? Arthritis is...

Senior Health Checks For Cats

Senior health check for cats
A senior health check is a bi-annual or annual veterinary check to monitor an older cat's health and pick up changes early so that they are easier to manage. Cats are expert at hiding signs of illness and pain, and senior health checks are beneficial to diagnose changes and reverse or at least slow down their progression. Senior pet health...

Himalayan Salt Lamps and Cats Don’t Mix

Dangers of Himalayan salt lamps to cats
A veterinary practice has issued a warning about the dangers of Himalayan salt lamps after a cat almost died after licking the lamp. Himalayan salt lamps are decorative lights which have become popular in the home. Maddie Smith from New Zealand posted on Wednesday that she had noticed her cat Ruby was walking strangely with a head tilt, which was...