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With very few exceptions, only cats with underlying disease will drink a lot of water. Often the disease involves their lower urinary tract, especially if they are suffering from chronic, moderate dehydration thanks to a primarily dry food diet.

Yucca extract is added by pet food manufacturers to reduce odour in faeces. However, PurrForm is made with ‘high human-grade’ meat, therefore the odour is already reduced.

If your cat rubs against your cheek or bumps heads with you, he’s leaving his scent on you. This is called ‘bunting’ and it’s a form of feline affection. Bunting is reserved for a cat’s most favourite creatures – including the human he considers his own!

The term ‘human-grade’ means the product is legally suitable and approved as nourishment for humans. It is ‘edible’.

FLUTD, Feline lower urinary tract disease is a broad term that is used to cover a number of conditions associated with the feline lower urinary tract. It may present as any of a variety of problems such as in ammation of the bladder or urethra, formation of urinary crystals / stones in the bladder, and…
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Conventional dry pet foods are mostly composed of low quality ingredients such as inferior meats, meat by-products, and refined carbohydrates which are, per se, very low in nutritional value and are processed using high-heat drying, cooking, steaming or baking processes which further diminish the nutritional value of the end product.

Cleaning up pet faeces is often unpleasant, and although many products are marketed to make this task as pleasant as possible, the products fail to address the underlying problem of stool production, volume of stool produced and unpleasant odours associated with excreta.

Similar to humans, companion animals such as dogs and cats can become obese. The result of excessive accumulation of adipose tissue (body fat) results in animals being overweight or obese.

Cats’ nose is a very small organ, but perhaps the most important organ that enables a cat’s survival in the wild.

Keeping your cat healthy

As a cat owner we all love the sensation of running our hands through our cats’ soft fur! INTRODUCTION Despite the splendour of a cat’s beautiful coat, there lies beneath the surface some startling facts about function. The hairs give the cat sensory information, protects against harsh elements, such as heat, cold, wind, rain or…
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As you are all aware it is coming up to Christmas and as you know the weather can change rapidly. It Is highly important that your cat is kept safe and warm this winter. Keeping your cat warm Make sure you provide a warm place for your cat especially if your cat loves the outdoors….
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Pica is broadly defined as ingesting non-nutritive or non-digestible materials. What causes Pica in Cats? It is thought that pica is an obsessive behaviour that causes cats to eat non-edible substances. There are many suspected causes but the exact reason is not yet known. Many experts believe that pica is more common in cats that…
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What is chin acne? Acne, in cats, is a common dermatologic condition. Chin acne is a disorder resulting from follicular keratinization. Keratinization is the overproduction of keratin, a protein found in the outer layer of the skin. If this excess keratin becomes trapped in the hair follicles, comedones or “blackheads” form. In turn, if these…
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Leonardo DaVinci’s quote “The smallest feline is a masterpiece” is never more true than when it comes to feline anatomy. In addition to being a wonderful creature in so many ways, cats also have some unique anatomical abilities that they share with no other species. Did you know that cats have 244 bones in their…
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Dental health isn’t just essential to humans; it is also vital to animals too. As many as 85% of cats over three years of age may suffer from some form of gum disease or infected tooth. Gum disease or an infected tooth can affect the overall health of the animal. Because animals do not brush…
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Albeit the sense of touch in a cat is possibly the least important sense, it is still important to consider this for a number of reasons. Both the skin and the hair have a role to play. Firstly, the hair or fur serves as insulation against heat and cold. It also protects the cat against…
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Cats have keen vision; they can see much more detail than dogs. Concentrated in the centre of the retina of the eye, a specific type of cell called a cone gives cats excellent visual acuity and binocular vision. This allows them to judge speed and distance very well, an ability that helped them survive as…
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