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A Fresh Approach to Feeding Cats

on March 10, 2017 - 4:59pm

Historically we have fed our pet cats from bowls, but we now understand that this does not meet the cat’s instinctive, natural feeding needs. As humans we naturally want to feed the people and animals that we love, and like to see an empty plate! Just because your cat doesn’t finish their bowl at the first sitting, does not necessarily mean that they don’t like the food. It is normal for cats to pick at their food throughout the day (and night!).

Cats are predators, tending to eat little and often in their natural environment, hunting 10-20 times a day.

Helping the homeless

on July 22, 2016 - 9:27am

Gemma RVN writes: I don’t know what it is, but since working at the Cat Clinic earlier this year I have had two stray cats turn up at my house demanding that I feed and care for them, so of course I’ve had to give in! The first one, a gorgeous big ginger tom we called Clarence (you may remember him from our Facebook page) turned out to be carrying the Feline Aids Virus (FIV), but otherwise appeared to be in good health.

Thinking of Sharing Your Home With a New Kitten?

on September 18, 2015 - 5:05pm

There are many factors to take into consideration when choosing a new kitten, but one of the most important that often gets overlooked, is how to choose the ‘right’ kitten. Although it can be difficult not to spontaneously take home the first cute kitten you meet, it is extremely important to take time and consideration, to ensure that the next 15-18 years results in a happy and enjoyable relationship between cat and owner. Kittens require good socialisation and exposure to life experiences very early on in life, between 3-9 weeks, to ensure that they turn in to well-rounded adults.

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