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Five signs of illness in pets which we shouldn’t ignore, Part 5

Today is the last sign of illness in pets that every owner should be aware off. We hope that this week has been useful to you, and if you have not seen them yet check out the earlier signs of illness in pets blogs covering our pets appetite, pets thirst, pets eating habits, pets activity…

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Tiredness and change of activity in pets

Five signs of illness in pets which we shouldn’t ignore, Part 4

The week is nearly over, and so far we have discussed appetite, thirst, eating habits and today we will talk a little about our pets activity levels. Reduced activity or tiring easily As our pets grow older, they will often be less keen to exercise, and spend more of the day sleeping – while these…

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Changes in pet eating habits

Five signs of illness in pets which we shouldn’t ignore, Part 3

So we have already discussed change of appetite and changes in thirst this week, now today we will look at… Changes in eating habits It’s not just failure to eat – as we discussed above – which can be a cause of concern. Changes in food preference and in eating patterns and appetite can all…

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Signs of illness in pets - rabbits and cats

Five signs of illness in pets which we shouldn’t ignore, Part 1

Some problems and symptoms in our pets are obviously serious and no responsible pet owner would delay seeking veterinary attention – collapse, bleeding, or signs of pain or distress, for example. But there are also ‘lower-grade’ signs and symptoms which, while they might not seem so serious or urgent, also merit prompt investigation. This week,…

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Dogs and Cats as pets for children

Getting dogs and cats as a pet for your child

Thankfully, the fashion for buying puppies and kittens as presents for children is now mostly behind us – responsible breeders will even often try to avoid having litters ready to go to homes around Christmas! While dogs and cats for the most part make great family pets, they really are that – children should of…

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Using environment enrichment to reduce stress in cats

How enrichment can reduce stress in our pet cats

Stress – usually as a result of interaction with other cats, be they in the same household, or outside the home – is a big problem for our domestic cats. Many of the behavioural and even some of them medical problems that we see in the pet cat population can be traced back to this….

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Giving medicines to cats

Why does my cat…?!

If my Facebook feed is anything to go by, quite a lot of us can be puzzled by the strange behaviours our cats show on a regular basis. Over the years I’ve heard explanations for some of these odd behaviours, so I thought I’d share them here. I should stress that I can’t guarantee all…

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Moving house with pets

Moving house with pets?

Although moving doesn’t involve introducing a new pet to the household, it does involve introducing all your existing pets to a new home, with new smells and outdoor spaces. Make sure you plan ahead of time what will happen to your pets on moving day. Unfortunately, the combination of strange happenings and people around the…

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Introducing a new cat to existing cats in the household

Introducing a new cat to existing cats in the household

Cats can be pretty antisocial creatures! Naturally solitary, apart from the time a queen spends with a litter, they can be highly territorial and find the presence of other cats quite stressful. A successful introduction depends on giving both the new cat, and all existing cats in the household, plenty of time and space to…

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Giving medicines to cats

Giving medication to cats

If your cat will eat the tablet on its own, great. If it can be mixed with food, try giving it in a bit of fish or chicken. Some people crush tablets and mix them with butter and apply it to the cat’s front leg for him to lick off. I’m not a big fan…

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