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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.

Neutering In Good Time

on May 20, 2013 - 6:11pm

It may not seem like late spring to us, but for the cats of Cambridge, kitten season is well underway.  We are very much enjoying meeting lots of new feline bundles of joy.  One of my favourite aspects of my job is watching kittens growing up and becoming happy and healthy adults in loving homes.  I am always amazed how early kittens learn how best to manipulate their humans and how easily we are trained to do as we are told!

Of course not all kittens are lucky enough to end up with the right start and there are still far too many unwanted cats and kittens that need to find the right homes.

Feeding Young Cats

on July 2, 2012 - 7:18pm

The clinic has been open 8 weeks tomorrow.  They say time flies when you’re having fun and we can certainly confirm this to be the case!  One of our favourite ‘jobs’ is meeting (and cuddling) kittens and giving advice to their excited new owners.  We have a unique opportunity to help out before bad habits take hold, but also begin preventative healthcare routines that will help these kittens’ lead long, happy and healthy lives.  Of course the cuddling part is great too!

One of the most important things to get right is diet. We know that cats are carnivores and have a strict requirement for