Whilst pet cats are considered to be a “domestic” species – having lived among humans for thousands of years – what many people don’t realise is that “domestic” cats still strongly retain many of their natural wild instincts. We frequently see behavioural issues with pet cats when these natural instincts are challenged, or not accounted …
Hyperthyroidism is the most common endocrine (hormonal) disorder seen in cats, and most frequently occurs in middle-aged and older cats.
Feline Idiopathic Cystitis (FIC) is a very common condition of cats that can have complex causes, but can be successfully managed with an understanding of feline stress management, and by making a few key alterations to the cat’s environment.
At Stanhope Park Vets Cats and Exotics, we are celebrating our first birthday on 31st October, and what a busy year it’s been!
Meet Magpie. Magpie belongs to our Nurse Sue, and is known for being quite an anxious cat, and over the years has become more difficult to handle at the surgery, especially on routine trips when she is feeling fit and well.
Did you know that all species of animal can be microchipped? Whilst it is now a legal requirement that all dogs over 8 weeks of age are chipped, microchipping is an excellent way of permanently identifying ALL pets, and helping lost pets to be reunited with their owners.
Here at Stanhope Park Veterinary Hospital, we are thrilled to announce that our brand new Cats and Exotics Only Clinic, opened on 31st October 2016, on Duke Street in Darlington, just a stone’s throw away from our Stanhope Road Hospital!
We are very excited and pleased to announce that we are currently working on opening a new clinic, specifically for cats and exotic species only, just round the corner from our Darlington Hospital!
Get your cat microchipped for just £10 throughout July!
As well as preventing unwanted litters of kittens, there are also several health benefits in neutering cats…. With thousands of cats given up to rehoming centres or relinquished to the stray population every year in the UK, it is vital that pet cats are neutered to reduce these increasingly out-of-control statistics.