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Cat Heatstroke

If the last few weeks are anything to go by, when the Sun’s out it gets hot. Unlike us humans who can sweat through our skin, cats can only sweat through their foot pads. If this can’t take place then heatstroke sets in, leading to exhaustion, organ failure and even death. Typically, a cat won’t

Stop a Cat From Scratching

Birds fly, dogs bark, horses gallop and cats scratch; that’s just how it is, it’s something they’ve always done and it’s something that they’ll always do. Though, this presents a conundrum for feline parents who wish for their good couch to remain unscratched, as it were. So, how do you stop a cat from scratching

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Bringing your cat to Just Cats

We know that coming to the veterinary clinic can be extremely stressful for cats but also for their owners. This often means owners prolong visits to the vet not out of neglect but out of worry they will stress their cat. We want you to feel reassured that we are here to help you with

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Cat Neutering

Most people are surprised when we tell them their kitten will reach sexual maturity at four months of age. Therefore, we recommend neutering from this age. We recommend neutering for female cats for the following reasons: To lower the risk of mammary tumours To lower the risk of womb infection (pyometra) To expel the risk

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Feline friendly handling and Scruff-free visits

In Just Cats we believe compassionate and respectful handling of cats is instrumental in reducing the stress of the vet visit. For this reason we only use  feline-friendly handling techniques and we adapt our approach to each individual cat and situation. We believe Feline friendly handling has several advantages:  ✜ Reduced fear and pain for

Cat Toys

As a cat owner and avid cat lover, I can tell you one thing about them: they don’t care about what we want. I’ve gone out and spent a fortune on cat treats, toys, foods, beds, bowls, trays, collars and much, much more, only for my little shadow to feign ignorance and climb back into

Socialising your kitten

As most dog owners know, introducing two pups to one another can have amazing, if not hilarious results. However, there is a stigma associated with introducing cats, let alone kittens, to one another. We’re here today to break the stigma and set the record straight: it can be done, and it’s far easier than you

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Cat Heatstroke

While it’s probably not the first thing anyone thinks of on the subject of Summer (especially in Ireland), cats can get heatstroke. This is caused by their body temperature rising and there being no place or way for them to cool it back down. Cats only pant or sweat through their foot pads in order

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Preparing Your Cat for the Cattery

If you’re like me, your upcoming holiday was recently put on indefinite hold and, if you’re also like me, it certainly didn’t do you any good! However, it might not be this year, but holidays in warm countries will resume once again. So, the question is, what will you do with your cat while you’re