FIV Vaccination

Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) is a disease related to HIV (AIDS) in humans. FIV does similar things to cats as HIV does to people… BUT… FIV cannot be transmitted to from cats to humans. It is only transmitted from cat to cat, primarily through fight and bite wounds. It is a potentially life threatening disease […]

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Cats and Electricity

Here’s a question: Can you chew through a 240 volt lead with the power on and get away with it? It would seem the answer is yes… but I would venture to suggest that this answer is only correct if you have a properly set up fuse-box with a full set of circuit breakers and […]

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Cats and Stress

Helping your cat to cope with change Cats are creatures of habit. They hate changes to their world! If you’ve ever moved house with a cat or brought another animal home to live in your cat’s domain, you’ll know just how much they resent the interference. (And by the way, you did know that your […]

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Cats Indoors

Cats make marvelous pets in our ever tightening up urban environments. While not everybody’s cup of tea, cats are a great source of companionship for many, many people. Most of the public perception downside with cats is the problems caused by free roaming breeding age cats that have not been desexed. Entire adult male cats […]

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Looking After Old Cats

When we talk about old cats, the image most people will have in mind is that of a cat curled up in a quiet spot, asleep in the sun. And let’s be honest here – that picture adequately covers 90% of a cat’s daily activities. Given their mostly sedentary and independent lifestyle it’s not surprising […]

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Blockages and Urinary Tract Problems

Cats are great pets but they can sometimes be a little prone to having urinary tract problems. If we rule out those (preventable!) hassles caused by nasty old entire male cats spraying smelly urine on everything all around the neighbourhood, we are left with a group of diseases we call Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease […]

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Barbara Louise

Barbara Louise was taken in by her new owners, Michael and Kristy after being abused and abandoned. She was found with her right front leg trapped under her collar and with a resultant nasty wound under her arm that didn’t want to heal. While such wounds are small and fairly unimpressive, they can be very […]

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A Little About Cats

The original ancestor of today’s domestic cat (Felis catus) was the North African wildcat (Felis silvestris libyca). Since initial domestication (5000 years ago), cats have had an ambivalent relationship with human society. Worshiped in Egyptian antiquity as deities, domestic cats were jealously protected in those times and considered to be very special animal companions. During […]

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