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Kitty Blackmail

Cats find humans very trainable. They have perfect timing, persistence and consistency. We certainly need to take a leaf out of their book and look at the successful strategies our feline friends adopt to get exactly what they want from us! Forewarned is forearmed – many cats are making their owners miserable by their tyranny. At the Cat Clinic, we rather admire the feline ingenuity, but now […]

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Kidneys are a cats week point.

Where humans have heart attacks and get pneumonia, cats get kidney failure. 50 percent
of old cats die of kidney failure, and the other half die of cancer or heart problems (and a
few other rare things).

The good news is that over the last few years there has
been considerable research and progress in the area of
feline renal failure (cat kidney problems). Lo and behold […]

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Is Middle age cat catching up with your feline friend

More cats are living longer because their owners are more attentive to their basic health
and behaviour requirements.

Dr Kim is regularly helping owners to manage their venerable feline friends age gracefully into their ‘teen’ years. A cat who has lived 13 calendar years is metabolically the same as a 70 year old person! By 19, a cat equates to a human over 90 […]

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Introductions

Cats really prefer things to stay the same, and they are usually very unsubtle about indicating their displeasure. Introducing a new anything–from another pet, to another human to even new furniture–is a source of anxiety for the cat and the owner, so these are some strategies to help reduce the disruptions.

Introducing yourself–the easiest one. This is achieved when your cat selects you, and you can be pretty […]
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How can my cat have high blood pressure

It is only fairly recently that vets have been able to measure feline Blood Pressure (BP). Cat’s arteries are small, and the blood flow through them is not audible with a stethoscope (like humans), so measuring feline BP had to wait for the development of Doppler Crystal Probes to be invented. These identify the movement of the arterial walls and convert it to sound, so […]

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Hot Tips for Cool Cats

CLIMATE CHANGE – believe in it or not, this summer is a hottie. And cats are especially vulnerable to heat stroke and dehydration as they age. Your cat loses as much water through their saliva as they do through their urine during the summer, because they lick themselves to cool off. Cats can only sweat through their footpads, and, to an extent, through panting. However, […]

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