All articles tagged ‘feline’


Eye Care for Cats »

A healthy cat’s eyes should be clear and bright and the area around the eyeball white. Common Symptoms of Illness Red inner eyelids Matter ‘stuck’ on the surface or in the corners of the eye Cloudiness within the eyeball A dull eye surface The ‘third eyelid’ coming across the eye Excessive tearing or unusual discharges […]

Osteoarthritis in Cats »

If your cat no longer appears interested in playing with his or her favourite mouse toy for hours on end, there may be a good reason – osteoarthritis. A chronic, degenerative joint disease that makes movement difficult and painful, osteoarthritis mainly strikes pets in their middle and senior years. However, younger animals can also be […]

Intestinal Parasites »

Can you catch parasites from your pet? Parasitic infections that can be transmitted from animals to humans are known as parasitic zoonoses. 1. Hookworms In dogs, hookworm infection occurs through ingestion or skin penetration of hookworm larvae found in the stools or soil contaminated by feces of an infected animal. The larvae then develop and […]

Osteoarthritis in Dogs »

If your dog doesn’t jump to greet you on your return home each evening, there may be a good reason – Osteoarthritis. A chronic, degenerative joint disease that makes movement difficult and painful, osteoarthritis mainly strikes pets in their middle and senior years. However, younger animals can also be affected. In fact, studies show that […]

Fleas and Ticks »

Ticks are small spider-like acarids and fleas are insects, but these two tiny creatures have at least one thing in common—they are both parasites that feed on your dog’s or cat’s blood and can cause a lot of discomfort and more serious health problems. Flea bites may go unnoticed on some pets, cause slight irritation […]

Household Dangers »

Pet Proofing your Home Just as parents ‘childproof’ their home, so should pet owners ‘petproof’ theirs. Fourlegged members of the family, like infants and small children, are naturally curious and love to explore their environment with their paws, claws and mouths. But they can’t know what is dangerous and what is not… so it’s up […]

Senior Cat »

Old age is not a disease As a result of advances in veterinary medicine, more knowledgeable care and improved nutrition, cats are now living much longer, healthier lives. But, just as for humans, the passage of time has its effects, and you may begin to notice that your once-frisky feline seems to have slowed down […]

FLUTD – Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease »

What is Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease? Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD) is the term to describe episodes of inflammation of the lower urinary tract (primarily the bladder and urethra). While many contributing factors have been identified, the exact cause of this disease is not known. Contributing factors that have been identified include stress, […]

Abscesses in Cats »

Abscesses are a common problem in cats. A bite from a cat is more likely to become infected than a bite from other animals due to the nasty bacteria that live in cats mouths. The situation is made worse because cat bite wounds tend to have small entry wounds but cause a lot of damage […]

Blood Testing in Geriatric Animals »

Why does my pet need blood tests? Even though your pet may appear to be in good health from the outside, we are often not able to tell what is happening inside from just a physical examination. Just as in humans, as an animal ages, their organ function deteriorates. Older animals are more likely to […]

Cat Information »

To help keep your cat healthy and happy, regular health checks, vaccinations, worming and flea treatment from your vet clinic are very important. Vaccinations To give your cat protection against cat diseases (Calicivirus, Rhinotracheitis, Panleukopaenia) your cat must receive the full course of vaccinations. This will involve either two or three vaccinations, each given three […]

Chronic Renal Failure (CRF) »

Chronic Renal Failure (CRF) is the term used to describe the gradual deterioration of kidney function over time. While there are many possible initiating causes, including toxins, cardiovascular damage and cancer, it is usually very difficult to determine the exact cause. Unfortunately kidney damage is irreversible and animals in kidney failure cannot be cured. However, […]

Dental Hygiene in your Cat »

Dental disease A combination of feeding soft diets and perceived difficulties with administering dental hygiene are the most common causes of dental disease. Your cat has had a dental procedure carried out under general anaesthetic. Here is some advice on how to help prevent the problem recurring in order to avoid further dental procedures for […]

Caring for your pets teeth »

How you can help your pet… An animal’s teeth can be brushed just the same as we brush our teeth. In fact, brushing your pet’s teeth can be one of the most effective ways of preventing the build-up of plaque and tartar, and keeping gums healthy. Use either a specially designed pet toothbrush or a […]

Desexing »

SPEY – Female cats and dogs. Speying or Ovariohysterectomy is the term for removing the female sex glands, both the ovaries and the uterus. Speying is normally done when the animal is 6 months of age or older. This will involve a general anesthetic. WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES? Prevents troublesome “heat periods” Prevents unwanted kittens/puppies […]

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CareVets Glen Eden »

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