The Bengal Cat

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The Bengal Cat

We can’t deny how beautiful Bengal cats are. With their stunning markings and very unique personalities they are a popular breed choice for many cat lovers. However, these felines are not just your standard lap cat and if you are thinking of getting a bengal we would strongly advise reading our below points about these… Read more »

Cat Nutrition

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Cat Nutrition

Finding the right food for your cat can be a real challenge, particularly if you haven’t owned a cat before! With so many different foods and brands available to purchase it can be confusing and difficult to work out exactly what is best for your cat. First and foremost it’s important for you to understand… Read more »

Moving With Your Cat

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Moving With Your Cat

As the new year has now kick started you may be starting to think about some exciting new things happening this year. Perhaps you are going to be re-locating to your dream home? Although it is an exciting prospect moving somewhere new and starting a new chapter of your life, this can be a scary… Read more »

Animals as Christmas Presents

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Animals as Christmas Presents

With the Christmas period now drawing to a close, we no doubt look at the many things Father Christmas bought us and think to ourselves “will I ever actually use this?” It’s not uncommon however for families to go out hunting for an animal as a Christmas gift. Whether it is a rabbit for their… Read more »

Fleas in Cats

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Fleas in Cats

As the nights are getting colder and your feline companions spend more time inside you may begin to notice your cat is scratching and chewing away at themselves a bit more than usual. Fleas are extremely common in all animals and can be picked up pretty much anywhere. Even indoor cats can catch fleas! The… Read more »

Christmas Decorations and Keeping Your Cat Safe

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Christmas Decorations and Keeping Your Cat Safe

It’s that time of year again… Hot chocolate by the fire, time with family and friends and of course, much needed rests with our cats after a busy year! Lots of you are no doubt starting to erect your Christmas Trees and blowing dust off Christmas Decorations from the loft and getting ready to get… Read more »

Senior Cats

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This week we thought we would focus on the more mature of our feline friends…the senior cats in the world. Like all living creatures, cats can face different challenges as they grow older. Their bones and muscles weaken and a less resilient immune system can mean they are more prone to certain illness’. In the… Read more »

Indoor VS Outdoor Cats

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Indoor VS Outdoor Cats

We as cat owners always want what is best for our cats and sometimes when they are kittens the idea of letting them outside can be quite daunting so sometimes owners make the decision for the kitten to be kept indoors into its adult life. Of course there are pros and cons to both indoor… Read more »

Dental Care in Cats

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Dental Care in Cats

How often do you brush your teeth? Once in the morning and once in the evening? Brushing away all that excess gunk left over from the day? Like our own teeth, Cats teeth, if not looked after, can develop plaque creating a film of bacteria on the surface of the teeth. If this plaque is… Read more »

Protecting your cats during fireworks

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Protecting your cats during fireworks

As the Halloween period comes to an end, people will be taking down their spooky decorations and beginning to think about erecting their Christmas Trees and all the most jolly of decorations to celebrate one of the happier times of year. With so many big events coming up, people like to celebrate in all kinds… Read more »

Supporting Your Local Cat Charity

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Last week at Cat’s Whiskers we saw a large influx in kittens that needed treatment at the clinic.   It was a difficult week for not just the people fostering the kittens, but for us at Cat’s Whiskers. We were reminded how in need these wonderful animals are and the volume of kittens abandoned at… Read more »

World Mental Health Day

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On 10th October every year it is time to take a step back and try and think about those who struggle with mental health difficulties, be it someone you know personally, or someone you have heard about from another. Mental Health will mean something different to every one of us as it is completely unique… Read more »

What are Sarcoma tumours & how serious are they for cats?

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Cancer isn’t necessarily a health condition that many people think about when caring for their cat, but the sad fact of the matter is that just like humans, cats too can develop a wide range of cancers. One of these cancers is Sarcoma tumours, a type of ‘Soft Tissue Cancer’ that can be extremely serious… Read more »

Neutering: Do The Pros Outweigh The Cons?

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The process of neutering your cat means that he or she will be unable to reproduce. The term ‘spaying’ is used to describe the removal of a female cat’s reproductive organs, and the term ‘castrating’ is used for the process of removing a male cat’s reproductive organs, while the term ‘neutering’ refers to both procedures…. Read more »

What Are The Benefits Of Insuring Your Cat?

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Pet insurance is the equivalent of human health and life insurance rolled into one; it provides health and death cover for pets. Every company differs slightly when it comes to how they can protect your cat, but most work on a similar basis. Usually, you choose an insurance company for your pet, choose an amount… Read more »

How To Deal With Skin Allergies In Cats

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For one reason or another, many people are under the misconception that cats can’t suffer from similar health problems that humans do. However, that isn’t the case, in fact many animals suffer from the same health problems that humans suffer from, they’re just not as well known about, that’s all. For cats and humans alike,… Read more »

Overweight Cats & Diabetes: What’s The Risk?

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It’s a well-known fact that the UK is a ‘larger’ country in terms of weight than ever before, with a significant increase in rates of obesity and obesity-related illnesses, but what about our pets – has their obesity and diabetes risk changed? A new study that was conducted by the Swedish University of Agricultural Science… Read more »