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.
During the months of February and March 2020, we will be having a vaccine amnesty for all dogs and cats. Puppies and kittens require two vaccinations and following this course they require an annual booster. Any cat or dog that is more than three months overdue would be considered to be lapsed and would require a …
Brrrr……Autumn has suddenly appeared, with summer a distant memory. With the cooler climate comes several seasonal toxins which may harm our pets….
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 …
There’s a lot going on in our homes at this time of year, but with all the festivities comes a number of potential hazards for our pets….
It is well recognized that as people age, they are likely to suffer from joint pain caused by osteoarthritis. It is also well known that older dogs commonly suffer from arthritis, and both vets and owners are familiar with the medication we can use to relieve their pain. Sadly, until recently, arthritis in cats has …
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!
Bonfire night is still a few weeks away, yet each year, it seems that the fireworks start earlier and earlier, and so pet owners should start preparing for this potential disruption now.