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A common concern in cat owners is known as Hyperthyroidism. It begins to become apparent with voracious cats who don’t seem to gain weight, instead they lose it. In this newsletter, we will explain this condition a bit more, list a few signs to look out for, some of the causes, and what to do…
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“My cat is such a fussy eater”, ring any bells? It is common knowledge to people that cats can be extremely difficult to please when it comes to feeding. What is the cause of this? Is there really such a thing as a fussy eater? We are going to look into some reasons why you…
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Ever caught your kitty dribbling? There are several reasons why your furry friend might be doing this. In this newsletter we will go over the good reasons your cat can dribble, and the not so good. Dribbling Cats The good news is that there are great reasons why cats would dribble. It could be that…
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Ever had your cat expel its food after eating? This is not uncommon. In this article, we will explain the difference between regurgitation and vomiting, and speak a bit on the topic of hairballs. How to prevent either from happening again and how a healthy diet will help. Regurgitation Firstly, we will talk about Regurgitation….
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A change of environment is always stressful for kittens, so it will often take a few weeks for them to feel relaxed in their new surroundings. Don’t forget that your kitten will be without its siblings, mother and everything around will smell different. Ideally you should get your kitten when you know you are going…
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It is well known that the ancient Egyptians loved their cats. They were one of the first civilisations to have considered them as holy. Their love of cats spread across the globe and, as we see everywhere today, on television, online and in publications, feline admiration is as strong today, as it ever was. Cats…
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The Key for a Healthy Life Cats at 10 years of age are categorised as senior and at 15 are considered “geriatric”. Like humans, cats do develop issues associated with aging. This is not a problem, but the risk of age-related diseases includes diabetes, thyroid disorder, obesity, arthritis, etc… can increase with an inappropriate diet….
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The United Kingdom is a nation of pet lovers, and recent research shows that pet owners’ knowledge on nutritional needs for their pet/s, is pretty poor. The importance of understanding your pet’s nutritional requirement is vital to avoid long term health issues. An inadequate diet in cats can pose serious danger to your beloved pet….
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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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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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Digestive enzymes are produced primarily in the pancreas and released into the duodenum (first part of the small intestine) to help digest food coming from the stomach. Their function in digestion There are three main types of enzyme that help break down macronutrients in food: 1. Protease, to break down protein 2. Lipase, to digest…
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One of the first reports in the literature regarding taurine was its isolation from ox bile in 1827; hence its name was derived from “Taurus” the bull. That’s why, among other reasons, today it is found associated with energy drinks like Red Bull, fueling the perception of strength and vitality. Taurine is an amino acid…
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Do you understand what your cat is saying to you?  Cats use body language to communicate to other animals how they’re feeling – with a bit of careful observation we can understand them too! TAILS TELL TALES Cats use their tails in several ways to express their mood.  It’s worth getting to know all of…
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All cats, small or large, are true carnivores, obligate carnivores. This means they must eat meat to survive. Cats cannot be vegetarians. Because they evolved to fill this top predator niche, their bodies are specifically geared for processing a prey-based diet. This is as true for a tiger as it is for the cat on…
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There are lots of good reasons why your cat scratches and claws around the house, none having to do with a desire to destroy your expensive belongings! Using their claws is a perfectly natural feline behaviour and provides a number of positive benefits to the animal. Among them: It helps stretch and tone their shoulders…
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Pet food manufacturers use a variety of marketing tactics to encourage pet owners to purchase their foods. Many pet food companies are producing products that are marketed as being “natural”, a term which resonates with many pet owners who are seeking healthy choices for their pets. But what does the term “natural” really mean and…
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According to Frances Simpson (1903): “One of the strangest and most profitable trades in London is the wholesale and retail business of horsemeat for cats. In barrows and carts the hawkers of this horse-flesh cry their wares throughout the city and suburbs, and find a ready sale for them. It is stated that 26,000 horses,…
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Beatrix was to be the chosen one! She came from a well-known breeder who has a tremendous knowledge of cats. We went to collect Beatrix in December 2010 and the breeder went through all the paperwork and gave us some tips on looking after cats.The breeder also gave us a few kilos of frozen minced…
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All our recipes are grain-free, with high moisture meat, containing only what a cat would eat in the wild. All our recipes are made with 100% human grade food and are carefully selected to give your cat the meal that it deserves. As an obligate carnivore a cat is designed to eat raw meat and…
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