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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.

Lets Go! Stress-free journeys to the clinic.

on May 19, 2015 - 2:15pm

Most cat owners experience some degree of difficulty when transporting their cat to the clinic and we are frequently asked for advice on ways to make the journey less fraught for everyone.

Indeed we are often told by owners that they have been putting off routine vet visits as they find it so stressful to get their cat into the carrier.

Don’t wait until you have a visit booked imminently to the clinic: you can start helping your cat straight away!


Cats find it very stressful to leave their territory and the surroundings they are used to.

Anything you can do to bring a sense of