Discover: Cats


Everyday Care & Hygiene for Your Cat

Brushing the coat, tooth-brushing, keeping an eye on claw length, eye discharges, and possibly ear cleaning are simple gestures which contribute to your cat’s overall physical wellbeing. If well trained as a kitten, an adult cat should be used to these few gestures of basic care. If you’re having trouble with your cat accepting these practices,…
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Feeding Your Cat

The cat is a carnivore Unlike man who is an omnivore, the cat is a strict carnivore with a body perfectly adapted to this type of diet. Feeding cats with a Health Nutrition food suited to their age, their size, their lifestyle, specific sensitivities and even to their breed means supporting their health and wellbeing.…
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Kittens – The First 4 Weeks

A time of high dependence...   As soon as the umbilical cord has been cut, the kitten, cleaned up by its mother, then crawls to one of her teats, guided by the warmth and smell. The kittens’ first feeds do not give milk at first, but colostrum. This liquid whose aspect and composition differ from…
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Fleas and Worming for Cats

Your kitten may arrive with some little ‘passengers’ which aren’t good for your health, so regular worming and flea control are essential. Fleas She could have dog or cat fleas – fleas aren’t picky, they’ll feast off either species quite happily, and as well as causing itching, they also transmit worms, and will bite humans…
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Body Condition Score

[bodycondition] Drag the slider so that it roughly matches your pet's weight, and check the accompanying descriptions to assess your pet's body condition. This tool should only be used as a guide to recognise that different breeds have different body characteristics. If you have any concerns, you are strongly advised to consult your vet for…
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Injections and Vaccinations for Cats

Your kitten’s initial vaccinations Kitten vaccinations take place in two stages. The first vaccinations take place at the age of 9 weeks. If you wish to take your kitten abroad, ask your vet about rabies vaccination. Boosters in adulthood When your kitten is fifteen months old, your vet should carry out a second booster against flu,…
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Kitten Insurance

Find the right cover for your cat Every owner wants to do the best for their cat, and vets try their hardest to keep costs reasonable, but there is no denying that accidents or long-term illnesses can cause the veterinary bills to mount up. Insurance offers peace of mind that you will be able to…
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Neutering Your Cat

A decision you need to make Neutering is one of the most responsible decisions any pet owner can make, and is usually done at around the age of 6 months in the UK. Neutering not only protects against unwanted pregnancies (and with so many pets in rescue, that’s essential) but it also offers protection against…
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Oral Health for Kittens

Milk teeth Good oral health starts off when your kitten is young! When she comes home, she will still have her milk teeth, which she will enjoy using to nibble at anything she can find. These baby teeth are quite fragile, so her kibble needs to be softer and easier to break open than an…
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Kitten Behaviour and Training

How kittens learn Kittens learn first through imitation of the mother cat and then through trial and error. If the outcome is positive, then this is likely to influence their future behaviour. The ideal environment for your kitten is one where she can socialise easily and familiarise herself with people. In order to socialise your kitten…
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Kitten Nutrition and Diet

Little and often Find out what your kitten is eating before she comes home, and keep her on that for a week or so before you change it. The most important thing to remember in feeding kittens is that their digestive systems are still immature – so they can be prone to upset tummies. The…
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Bringing Your New Kitten Home

A safe journey Choose the date you pick up your new cat carefully. The ideal time is a quiet weekend when there are not too many people around. For the journey, a cat box is essential – travelling with your kitten loose in the car can be dangerous. Choose a cat box that will accommodate…
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