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Cat-Proofing Your Home / House Checklist

Make it safe for your cat to be curious (and playful) Cats love to climb all over their home, so move anything breakable or harmful securely out of their reach. Curiosity and playfulness can get kitties into trouble….

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Vaccinations & Cats

The diseases and names explained Chlamydophila, Leukaemia, Panleukopenia are just some of the words you may hear your veterinarian referring to when discussing cat diseases in the community. With a cross between medical terminology and more common names,…

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Training Your Kitten To Use A Litter Tray

Whilst cats are very fussy about going to the toilet the good news is they generally learn quickly how to use a litter tray as long as it is clean and placed in the correct location. For new…

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Spraying & Soiling In The House

The cat is a very meticulous animal and usually confines his or her toileting behaviour to the litter tray or garden. The smell of cat urine in the house or the discovery of faeces in a corner of…

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Should I Keep My Cat Indoors Or Outdoors?

Whilst some Australians give their cats the freedom to come and go as they please there is a growing trend for cat lovers to keep their companions indoors. In a recent online poll we found over 77% of…

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Looking After Your Older Cat

Old age itself is not a disease but we are aware that certain diseases can be age related. Some of the medical conditions that can affect cats such as kidney and heart disease, diabetes and high thyroid levels…

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Indoor Cats

I am thinking of keeping it indoors. Is that ok? There are many circumstances in which keeping a cat indoors may be safer for a cat and therefore, arguably, better for the cat. Indoor cats are at lower…

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Hand Rearing Kittens

Raising an orphaned kitten can be a rewarding experience. However, kittens are very fragile, and raising them can be difficult, time consuming, and not always successful. Which kittens need to be hand reared? Normally kittens have their environmental…

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Feline Aids (FIV)

Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) is a significant cause of disease in cats worldwide. It was first discovered during the investigation of a disease outbreak in a previously healthy colony of rescue cats in America that had been showing…

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Feeding

Feeding – food obsessions and your cat Just like children, cats can be picky and may not always eat what is healthy for them. Whether your cat is an active kitten or a maturing cat, they require a…

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Caring For Your Kitten

All kittens are adorable and it can be tempting to take one home without thinking of the consequences. Remember that just like children they can be destructive and very demanding. Taking on a kitten means that you are…

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Caring For Your Cat

Caring for your new cat Congratulations on the arrival of your new furry family member. The following information is provided to help you with all the necessary health care your new cat will require, including check – ups,…

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