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Can you judge a cat by its colour?

on July 22, 2014 - 5:36pm

Have you ever wondered whether there is any truth in the stereotypes of black cats being lucky or torties being naughty?

We can’t help being drawn to certain colours of cats.  Although I think it’s impossible to have an ugly cat, I can’t help having a little bias towards gingers, Diane prefers black and whites and Georgina is a black cat lover.  Indeed, rescue centres find that people are less likely to pick black or black and white cats than more eye catching individuals that need a home.

Kitten Season Again!!

on May 15, 2014 - 10:21am

The clinic is coming up for its 2nd birthday and I can’t quite believe how many wonderful cats and people we have met so far.  As is now becoming a tradition, we would love to see as many friends, old and new at our May open day.  As usual, cake, tea, family fun and cat information will be available from 1-4 pm on Saturday 17th May.  If you would like to see behind the scenes at the clinic, this is your opportunity!

If this was not exciting enough, this time of year brings us lots of proud new owners with adorable kittens, full of mischief and fun.

How did fleas get so complicated?

on March 10, 2014 - 9:53am

The daffodils are out, signalling spring, sunshine and hope.  Cat fleas are also fans of warmer weather so now seems a good time to discuss how best to see off these itchy little insects!

Centrally heated homes and a reasonably mild climate mean that Cambridge’s cats will suffer fleas year round.  For the majority of cats, fleas will cause mild skin irritation but they can pass on other parasites, such as tapeworm and some nasty microorganisms, such asBartonella henselae and Haemoplasma species.  Cat fleas (Ctenocephalides felis) may bite humans and will readily set up camp on dogs, being