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Holiday Safety Tips For Cats

It is natural to be enthusiastic about the upcoming holidays and look forward to deck up the whole house for Christmas and New Year. However, you should not forget in your enthusiasm that felines are attracted to shiny and stringy objects which are not always safe for them. Here are some tips that you can follow to keep your cats safe from holiday mishaps:

Antifreeze is deadly for your cat

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We love our cats as much as you love yours, that’s why we always want to take care of them and the environment they live in.

If a household is not kept clean for our own health as well as our pets, their health and ours may be compromised. In some cases, they may experience Antifreeze poisoning – one of the most common forms of poisoning that occurs in cats.

Safety Tips on How to Make this Halloween Cat Friendly

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Dressing Your Cat Can Cause Anxiety.

Dressing your cat for Halloween may sound like fun to you but your pet may not feel the same way. If you are going to dress your cat, make sure to associate it with a happy, positive experience with lots of praise and treats! Don't put them in a costume if they are not happy in it. Try a spooki collar or festive bandana instead.

Reasons To Neuter Your Cat

What is neutering?

Neutering is a general term used to describe the surgery performed by the vet, to prevent the animal from being able to breed.

In males, the surgery is known as castration. This involves the removal of the cat's testicles.

In females, the surgery is known as spaying. This involves the removal of the cat's ovaries and womb.

What is the importance of neutering?

Neutering your cat has health benefits and is important for population control.

Summer is the itchy season for cats!

Summer is the best time to get out and have fun with your favorite furry friends, but with the warm weather comes an increased risk for contracting parasites. But just because there are more pesky pet parasites waiting to cause problems, doesn’t mean you have to stay indoors and miss out on the seasonal fun with your cat. You just need to know what summer pet parasites to look out for so that you can take care of them quickly and effectively.

You wouldn’t go years between dental exams and teeth cleanings. Why should your cat?

The idea of regular dental care for our cats is new to most of us. But once you know your pet can suffer from the same oral health problems as we do -plaque, gum disease, tooth loss, and more - the idea of regular exams starts to make sense.

Dental disease is a very common problem in both young and old cats. It is thought that as many as 85% of cats aged three years and older have some sort of dental disease. If nоt caught аnd trеаtеd it саn саuѕе kidney diѕеаѕе, livеr diѕеаѕе, hеаrt diѕеаѕе, lоw birth rаtе аnd early dеаth.

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An Overweight Pet is not a Healthy Pet!

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More and more of our pets are becoming obese. It is estimated that between 40% of cats are well overweight. This article is going to discuss and illustrate the important aspects of the most common nutritional health condition in pets today.

Obesity is defined as an accumulation of excess body fat. An animal is usually classed as being obese if it weighs 20% or more over its ideal body weight. It is not natural and indeed it is exceedingly rare for a wild cat to be overweight.

Taking Blood Samples From Your Cat

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For a proper veterinary diagnosis, doing a blood test is very important.Even though your cat may ave been displaying the symptomsof a particular isease,this may not be enough to make an accurate diagnosis.There is also the issue that several diseases sometimes have similar symptoms.It is a blood test that will help us find out which condition is affecting your pet.

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Top Pet Names 2015

It's that time of year again, Aoife Caulfield of Just Cats Veterinary Clinic has our annual Top Pet Names Survey ready and there were a few surprises! Who know cat owners were soccer fans? While there has long been a trend for naming our pets human names, which feline moniker is steadily climbing the baby name stakes?

Although we only treat your feline friends at Just Cats Veterinary Clinic, Aoife Caulfield has managed to survey over 70,000 dogs and cats from veterinary clinics across Dublin, Meath and Kildare. 

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