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Everything we do is for the cat and dog. Our research centre and extensive network of pet health professionals means we understand cats and dogs, and we want you and your pets to benefit from our knowledge. Read these articles to find out more.


When Can Kittens Leave Their Mother?

Ensuring kittens aren’t separated from their mother too early is vital to their development. As it is, separating kittens from their mother can be a difficult experience. The bond between kittens and their mother is a strong one – therefore it’s important the separation is handled properly. The weaning period It’s extremely important that kittens…
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Cutting Cat Claws – a Quick How-To-Guide

If you’re wondering how to cut your cat’s claws then don’t worry, this simple how-to-guide should help! What you’ll need Your cat Claw clippers An assistant How to clip your cat’s claws Firstly, you need an assistant to hold the cat. You need to be able to expose the claws, because the cat’s claws retract…
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Week by Week From Birth to Weaning

The first few weeks of a puppy’s life are crucial to their development, and are an exciting time for you to watch and be involved in. This guide takes you through the first 8 weeks, showing you what to expect as your puppies grow. [timeline units="week"] 1 Day 1 Four primitive reflexes At birth, your…
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Your Dog’s Pregnancy Week by Week

  Female dogs (bitches) generally give birth around 63 days after conception, with a few variations between 56 and 70 days depending on the exact time of fertilisation in relation to mating. This step by step guide tells you what to expect during your dog’s pregnancy and gives you practical advice and important information to…
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How Sterilisation Affects Your Cat

Routine sterilisation, usually referred to as neutering, is widely recommended for pet cats for a number of reasons. Left to their own devices, cats are surprisingly efficient at reproducing but, with rescue centres full of unwanted cats and kittens, neutering for population control is important. The Cat Group, consisting of a number of feline welfare…
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Microchipping Your Cat

Why microchip? The prospect of your kitten getting lost – and maybe losing visible identification – is painful to fathom. Cat theft is on the increase today as well, so security and pet locating is becoming an issue for all cat owners. Should your cat be involved in an accident, microchipping can mean your cat…
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Grooming Your Cat

Looking after the coat Grooming your cat will soon become a special moment of love and sharing between you and your cat. A beautiful coat is much appreciated by the cat and reflects not only in good health but also the care and attention you give. Brushing is essential to remove the dead hair remaining in…
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Cat Exercise and Going Outside

The decision whether or not to let your cat out into your garden – and possibly beyond – is one only you can make, based on where you live, access and so on. Certainly, keeping cats indoors is becoming more common throughout Europe, and cats adapt very well to this type of life. The most…
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Preventing Excess Weight in Cats

The cat is often praised for its ability to regulate food intake according to its needs. However, between 25 and 40% of cats observed by vets show signs of excess weight, so owners need to be careful of the potential for weight gain. It is therefore a good idea to feed diets (such as Health…
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Everyday Care & Hygiene for Your Cat

Contributing to the WELLBEING and health of 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. Care and hygiene If well trained as a kitten, an adult cat should be used to these few gestures…
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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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