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 »

Devon Rex Cat Guide

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Devon Rex

It is said that once you convert to a Devon Rex you will never go back. This unique looking breed love nothing more than vocalising to get your attention and will constantly have you on your toes trying to keep up with them. The Facts Temperament: Vocal, loyal and outgoing. Social/Attention Needs: high Average Life Span: 12… Read more »

British Short Hair Cat Guide

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British Short Hair

For many years the British Short Hair has been named the most popular cat breed and with their teddy hair looks it is easy to understand why. Over the years they have built themselves a name for being on the most placid breed of cats loving nothing more than a lounge around the house. The… Read more »

Turkish Van Cat Guide

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Turkish Van cat

Often described as adventurous and affectionate the Turkish Van is a cat for the owner who likes a challenge. With a love of heights and water, you will never know what to expect next with this lively breed, but when it is time to settle down, they love nothing more than your lap as their… Read more »

Egyptian Mau Cat Guide

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Egyptian Mau Bronze

With their striking looks the Egyptian Mau enchants everyone they meet with their outgoing personalities. To their owners they grow strong bonds and become the most loyal of companions to the lucky person that they choose. By choosing an Egyptian Mau, you are choosing a cat with bundles of energy and a friend for life…. Read more »

Caring for a Senior Cat

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Just like people, as cats start to age, they slow down. However, with cats now living longer and longer it is important we start to recognise these changes and help our cats where we can. When do cats start to age? Cats are classed as seniors from the age of eight years old but it… Read more »

Norwegian Forest Cat Guide

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Affectionately known as big boned beauties, the Norwegian Forest cats are fiercely loyal and will often become the constant side kick of their owners. Naturally easy going and placed, Norwegians make excelled loving family cats that are good with children. The facts Temperament: Home-loving, loyal and intelligent Average Life Span: 13 – 14 years Coat… Read more »

Birman Cat Guide

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Birman cats are often put a pedestal as the perfect cat breeds and with their stunning good looks and loving natures it is not hard to see why. Known for being easy going and gentle, the leader of the Birman cat club once said ‘the only thing better than one Birman cat in a house,… Read more »

Russian Blue Cat Guide

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Often known as the gentlemen of the cat world, they have gentle natures to match their gentle voices. Their serene look makes them look ever deep in thought, making them the perfect breed for a family or elderly owners.   The facts Temperament: loyal, gentle and affectionate Average Life Span: 15 – 16 years Coat… Read more »

Ragdoll Cat Guide

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One of the most stunning of all the cat breeds, it is obvious why they are the second most popular breed of cat registered with the Cat Fancy. Named after their tendency to go limp and floppy when cuddled, the Ragdoll has a wonderful nature that matches their wonderful looks.   The facts Temperament: loyal, sensitive… Read more »