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Climate Change – Why wash a Cat?

Climate Change is affecting even our feline friends! Much as they love a warm spot, the humidity, dust and pollen have resulted in a lot of cats getting very sticky, dirty coats.

Cats only have little tongues to clean themselves with, resulting in sore mouths and sneezing when they try to clean themselves, so a lot of them will need some help from you. Nowhere is hermetically sealed, so even indoor cats are exposed to the outside pollutants and aerosol debris. Plus the EPA even reckons that the stuff indoors is worse than outdoors, and the […]
April 7th, 2020|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

COVID-19 SHOULD CAT OWNERS BE WORRIED?

Dr Kim is being informed on a regular basis about current risks of cat ownership in the COVID-19 pandemic.   In a nutshell: KEEP YOUR CAT – it is better to be SANE in self-isolation with your feline friend than induce an unnecessary and deeply distressing total aloneness. JUST WASH YOUR HANDS ( especially BEFORE EATING ANYTHING)! And don’t eat anything made from bats or pangolins. Cats are (pretty definitely) not part of the problem.

For those who are worried about their cats and want more information about the risks to their pets and themselves from COVID-19 – there is an article […]

April 6th, 2020|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

April Public Holidays Opening Hours

APRIL – PUBLIC HOLIDAYS & COVID-19 CLOSURE OF THE PALACE

Difficult times, but Dr Kim and the staff are being as available as they can. We are still classed as an essential service (of course ANYTHING that benefits cats is an essential service!) The easiest thing is to PHONE 9417 3329 or 0400 756 331 – leave a message if the premises are unattended and one of us will phone you back, but it might be a few hours, especially on Tuesdays to Thursdays.  Or book online at www.thecatpalace.com.au or EMAIL info@thecatpalace.com.au  

FOR APRIL – THE PALACE PEOPLE ARE ONSITE AND THE CLINIC IS OPEN DATES

Mondays and Fridays 10 […]
April 6th, 2020|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Cats and Babies, Kittens and Kids

Do cats damage babies

To dispel one myth – cats do not suffocate babies (no baby has ever been found with cat hair in its windpipe) and they certainly don’t suck out the oxygen from a baby’s breath. They will sleep close to babies especially if the crib is high up and warm. But they won’t smother the baby.

Sometimes, cats will scratch babies and small children who don’t respect the messages the cats will give before striking out (often with retracted claws but sometimes not). Persistent toddlers will also get scratched – if your toddler keeps cornering […]

August 16th, 2019|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Scratching Furniture 2

Is your cat digging their claws into your furniture or the carpet? Cats WILL hook their nails into something, because they need to shed nails, and leave their ‘message oils’ on the surface to remind themselves (and advise others) of their state of mind. However, if the something is precious, then there are a few tricks to divert your feline friend onto a more suitable surface. First you have to find a solid item, of the preferred material that you are happy to have shredded by your cat (what we call ‘damage’, cats call ‘art and […]
August 16th, 2019|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Feline Cystitis (FLUTD) – Mental or Medical?

Cats have been confusing veterinary clinicians with their bladder issues since at least the 1860’s. The mere fact that no one can agree on a title for the feline syndrome of increased frequency of urination – often away from the normal place (the litter tray) – with visible or congealed blood, that resolves within a few days, and upon which no medications seem to have an influence, would indicate multi-modal cause. Dr Kim calls it a Kitty Migraine. 

What Causes FLUTD?

Cats given a stable, enriched environment have almost no episodes of FLUTD / FIC (Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (or Disorder) / […]
April 2nd, 2019|Categories: Blog|0 Comments
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