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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.


How Much Exercise Does My Cat Need?

Many people believe that cats don’t need to be exercised, however this simply isn’t true! Cats need to be encouraged to exercise just as much as dog owners need to take their dog for a walk to support their exercise needs.  Cat exercise tips You need to be creative when it comes to exercising your…
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Is My Cat In Heat?

If your cat hasn’t been neutered, and you don’t want her having a litter of kittens, then knowing when she is in heat can be extremely important. In this article we’ll look at some of the signs that might help you to tell when your cat is in season. How do I know if my…
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How Do Cats Get Worms?

Sometimes, round worms may already be present in your cat’s digestive tract when it is born or when it is very young. This is because some round worms can be transmitted during pregnancy from the mother or through the milk from the mother to the baby kitten. Other worms, such as tapeworms, may come from…
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Does My Cat Have Fleas?

No one likes the thought of them, but the fact is that fleas are a big problem in cats. Causing irritation and even allergies, they are actually the most common cause of skin complaints. And they can affect you too! Let’s take a look at the warning signs, as well as what you can do…
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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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