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 »

Catteries vs Cat Sitter

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Catteries vs Cat Sitter

Due to a variety of different reasons, inevitably at one point you will probably need to leave your cat in someone else’s care, but deciding where and who to leave them can be nerve wracking and a decision that should not be taken lightly. Traditionally catteries were the place to take care of your cats… Read more »

Somali Cat Guide

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Somali cat

Sometimes referred to as an Abyssinian cat in an overcoat and a ‘little lion’ due to the charming ruff around their necks, the Somali is a breed like no other. Somali cats love nothing more than being by their owner’s side for a cuddle or warm lap to sit on. Facts Temperament: Affectionate, laid back… Read more »

Cornish Rex Cat Guide

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Cornish Rex cat

Cornish Rex cats are very similar to the mischievous mythical creatures – Cornish Pixies, with large ears, cheeky faces and often naughty antics. While Cornish Rex cats are always on the go if you become their chosen human they will be sure to always find a time for a cuddle. Facts Temperament: Home-loving and affectionate… Read more »

Thrive Food Guide

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Thrive

Thrive was established more than 30 years ago and their aim is “to take the VERY best ingredients, process them as gently as possible and ensure they are nutritionally balanced”. According to Thrive, the interesting thing about using the very best ingredients and finding the gentlest way to process them is they become amazingly palatable… Read more »

Out of Hours Provider

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Out of hours

We have recently made the decision to move our out of hours provider for your cat/s to South Downs Emergency Vets. Please find further details of this change below from Veterinary Surgeon and Director, Amanda: Following a survey sent to our clients in October, we have reviewed all the feedback received and are pleased to… Read more »

Snowshoe Cat Guide

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Snowshoe cat

This lesser known breed are nothing short on personality, known for being mischievous and playful. Snowshoe cat like to be involved in everything and are always inquisitive with whatever is going on. Snowshoes require a lot of entertainment so would suit a household where time can be dedicate to making sure they have someone to play with.   The… Read more »

Chinchilla Cat Guide

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Chinchilla cat

A part of the Persian cat family, the Chinchilla is one of beauty. Chinchilla cats are people-orientated making them a wonderful addition to any family home, give a Chinchilla cat a warm lap to snuggle on and they will be a friend for life. The Facts Temperament: Home loving and friendly Social/Attention Needs: high Average… Read more »