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Cats really do love us

21st September 2021
f you compare your cat’s behaviour to your dog’s, you may conclude that your dog loves you more. Have you  considered though, that your cat has a different way of showing it? Dogs show their love through soft eye contact, tail wagging, licks, happy greetings, and enjoying cuddles. ... read more

Are you on top of your cat's dental health?

18th February 2021
While we’re busy focusing on plenty of pats, cuddles, toys, and food, it’s easy to miss dental problems. Every day, your feline friends use their teeth for eating, grooming, hunting, biting, and more. It goes without saying that such a heavily-used feature can be at risk of problems fro ... read more

Is your cat a night owl?

20th November 2020
A cat storming around the house in the middle of the night is no pet owner’s idea of fun. How can you keep your cat on your schedule, not theirs?Cats commonly display crepuscular behaviour, which means they’re more active during low light – such as at dusk and dawn. They may dart a ... read more

Cat-scratch disease - What you need to know

20th July 2020
Cat-scratch disease (CSD) is a bacterial infection that you can catch from your feline friend. However, knowledge and precautionary measures can make all the difference to your risk. It’s believed that up to 44 percent of all cats will carry the fever-causing bacteria, Bartonella Henselae, at som ... read more

Pet Permits - Responsible Pet Ownership

16th June 2020
Pet permits introduced by NSW Government to improve desexing, animal welfare The NSW Government is introducing annual permits for non-desexed cats and restricted and dangerous dogs as part of its commitment to promoting responsible pet ownership and improving animal welfare standards. From 1 July ... read more

Ins and outs of a cat door

11th May 2020
If you’re tired of being your cat’s personal doorman, then consider whether it might be time for a pet door. Most people know that cats aren’t the most decisive species in the animal kingdom. Often, you let your cat outside, only for it to return through another door or window imm ... read more

Fanciful feline fables - Are they true?

20th April 2020
For as long as cats have existed, some mistruths have lived alongside them. From having nine lives to being fiercely independent, the human race might have the ordinary household cat all wrong… The most common myth is that cats have nine lives. This theory has been around for so long that th ... read more

Spot the difference - domestic, stray or feral?

21st October 2019
If you saw a cat walking down your street, or in your garden, would you be able to identify it as a domestic, stray, or feral cat? Many people can often recognise a domestic cat by its collar, friendly personality, or its well-fed body. However, when it comes to a stray or a feral, the differences ... read more

Free kittens? Not quite

18th February 2019
When you see a kitten being advertised as “free” either online or in your local newspaper, it’s important to understand that free doesn’t actually mean free. While you may pay nothing to receive your new adorable little kitten, you may needto spend hundreds of dollars in the first days and ... read more

Cat diabetes its a real thing

27th August 2018
Approximately 500,000 people in Australia have type 2 diabetes, but did you know that your cat could have it too? It is thought that 0.5-2 percent of the feline population has the condition and being aware of the signs may just prove helpful for those who are unsure about what is wrong with their ca ... read more

Change your cat's scratchy behaviour

15th August 2018
When you welcome a new cat into your home, you can bank on being smitten, and spoiling that cat rotten. What you may not have banked on, however, was having your furniture used as a scratch post. Here’s how to make that habit a thing of the past. Cats just love to use their claws. They use them ... read more

Why cats don't need milk

20th March 2018
In many illustrated children’s books, cats are often seen contently lapping milk from a saucer. From these story books, it is easy to believe that milk is a staple of any cat’s diet. Contrary to common belief however, cats don’t need milk, nor should they be given it. In fact, most cats are l ... read more

Microchips

19th October 2017
Here is another great reminder about the importance of microchips. Someone brought in a cat in October 2017 after noticing it hanging around for a few weeks. We scanned for a chip and found one, looked up the details and found a Walcha address. Thinking the owner must have moved, Lucy called the ... read more

Tooth Resorption in cats

25th July 2017
Tooth resorption in cats? While most veterinarians will acknowledge that brushing a cat’s teeth can be difficult for owners, they will stress the importance of routine oral assessment of your cat’s mouth. These exams help find preventable problems as well as some more concerning issues which ... read more

Moving House with a Cat

12th January 2017
If you’re planning a move, you should definitely take time to think about how this will affect your cat. Cats are territorial creatures and can find moving a very stressful experience. There are however, a few things you can do to make sure puss has an easy transition. The Journey You want to ... read more

Essential Equipment - Cat Carrier

1st November 2016
Something every cat owner needs to own is a cat carrier! It really is an essential piece of equipment for both the safety of you and your cat. Sometimes you don't know you need one until you have to take your cat to a vet and then it can be quite difficult to find something appropriate at short n ... read more

Healthy Aging Cats

6th October 2016
Cats reach the 'geriatric' life stage at the age of 15, but it is not unusual for them to live to late teens and even into their 20s.   Just as improved diet and medical care have resulted in increased life expectancy in humans, advances in nutrition and veterinary care have increased the life ... read more

Feeding your cat while travelling and on holidays

12th December 2015

Poisonous Flowers

1st December 2015
I got some lovely flowers last week, which was just such a nice gesture for a simple act I did. They look beautiful in my kitchen and make my house smell gorgeous. They're Asiatic lilies, and whilst they are amazing to look at and smell beautiful, they are deadly to cats (along with most other ... read more

Car Travel Cat

27th October 2015
It's that time of year when pets are likely to accompany families on holidays, so road trips are in order. Cats will often vocalise long, and loud, and persistently, and gradually produce a more tortured sound that most owners can't stand to listen to. If you have just one, or a couple o ... read more

Gender Differences and Desexing Cats

6th August 2015
MALE CATS are often thought of as being more relaxed and kitten-like, even into their old age. However, entire Toms can range up to 1km from their 'home' territory and are more territorial. This obviously presents problems with fighting, and road traffic often ending with injuries, abscess ... read more

Hyperthyroidism in Cats

1st July 2015
HYPERTHYROIDISM Common in cats over 8 years of age and rare in dogs, HyperT is usually the result of benign thyroid tumours that increase the amount of circulating thyroxine.  Thyroxine is responsible for regulating the metabolic rate so these cats burn energy like there's no tomorrow; e ... read more