Cat Health

Snake and tick bites in cats

Snake and tick bites in cats

Prepare for snake and tick bites in cats. Photo: Thibault Mokuenko/Unsplash

Summer is the season to be out and about but there are unexpected dangers for outdoor pets including snake and tick bites in cats, which are deadly if not treated early! Continue Reading →

Cat Vet Dr Kim’s tips for choosing a cattery

Tips for choosing a cattery

Dr Kim’s tips for choosing a cattery. Photo: Alex Jodoin/Unsplash

The holidays are fast approaching, perhaps you’re thinking of taking the family to Bali or Hamilton Island or taking a few days leave to watch Roger Federer compete at the Australian Open Tennis in January.  Before you get out the credit card, who will look after your cat while you are away? Cat boarding is one option.  Choosing a cattery carefully is important for your cat’s well-being and to give you peace of mind while you’re wine tasting in Western Australia. Continue Reading →

Truths about cat and dog nutrition by Dr Mina Magelakis

 Dr Mina Magelakis explains cat and dog nutrition

Dr Mina Magelakis holding Tiggy. Photo: Royal Canin

How to feed our pets properly is critical to their well-being. There is some confusion regarding cat and dog nutrition and how to ensure the pet food we buy will meet their needs.

Royal Canin‘s Dr Mina Magelakis uncovers the truth behind some common myths surrounding cat and dog nutrition.  Dr Mina addresses cat and dog nutritional needs for general health and wellbeing, meat vs vegetarian, grain-free diets, food allergies, and what you need to know about feeding pets raw food. Continue Reading →

Over 35% of Aussie cats’ health at risk

Aussie cats' health at risk

Time for a vet check-up for your cat!

Over 35% of Aussie cats’ health may be at risk according to research.  The Village Vets get behind a new campaign urging owners to take action. Feline health risks not always plain to see.

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Keep your indoor cat entertained with KONG toys

Keep your indoor cat entertained with KONG toys

Cat playing with the KONG Kickeroo. Photo: supplied by Rodney Gooch

Rodney Gooch, KONG Advisor Team Coordinator chats with Pets4Life about how to keep your indoor cat entertained with KONG toys.  Cats who are solely indoors will require plenty of stimulation and interaction to help alleviate boredom and allow them to express their natural instincts. Playing with your cat is a great way to cultivate a bond between cat and their owner.  Rodney shares his tips about entertaining your indoor cat safely. Continue Reading →

Managing osteoarthritis in dogs and cats

Osteoarthritis in dogs and cats

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Osteoarthritis in dogs and cats is a chronic condition that will increase as our pets grow older.

Small animal surgery specialist, Dr Stephen Fearnside explains how osteoarthritis in dogs and cats is treated and what the future might hold to help manage chronic pain in Aussie family pets. Continue Reading →

August is Pet Dental Month

August is Pet Dental Month in Australia

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August is Pet Dental Month, protect your pet against dental disease!

When was the last time your pet’s teeth had a thorough examination and clean by a veterinarian? August is Pet Dental Health Month and pet owners are being encouraged to speak to their veterinarian about what they can do to ensure their pet maintains good oral health. Continue Reading →

Michaela’s low-cost DIY catio

Michaela Lobb shares her ideas for a low-cost DIY catio

Michaela Lobb shares her ideas for a low-cost DIY catio

Maximus and Vincent enjoy their DIY catio. Photo: supplied

Michaela Lobb lives in Berwick, Victoria with three ‘moggie’ cats Vincent, Maximus and Tabitha.

When Michaela bought her first house in 2013, she wanted a secure outdoor area for Vincent where he could get fresh air and exercise while still being a house cat. So, with help from her family, Michaela created a simple low-cost DIY catio, which is now enjoyed by all her three cats. And when Vincent, Maximus and Tabitha are not using their scratching posts, napping or playing in the catio, Michaela takes them outside for a walk on a lead.

Michaela says her cats love their low-cost DIY catio so much, she has to feed them inside the house just so she can spend time with them. Continue Reading →

WIN a SolClean Pet Care pack

WIN a SolClean Pet Care Pack

WIN a SolClean Pet Care Pack

This competition has closed. Congratulations to our winners: Helen Tupila (QLD), Chrissy Roberts (WA) and Jessie Hvas (NSW). Continue Reading →

Winter Cat Care Talks at Cat Protection Society NSW

Winter Cat Care Talks at Cat Protection Society NSW

Winter Cat Care Talks at Cat Protection Society NSW

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Winter Cat Care Talks 2017 at Cat Protection Society NSW

Cat Protection Society NSW is a charity dedicated to finding loving and responsible homes for cats in need and actively working with government and non-government agencies to promote and improve cat welfare.  Cat Protection Society NSW’s winter cat care talks are back! These information sessions will provide up-to-date, practical advice delivered by experts.   Continue Reading →

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