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Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD)

FLUTD in cats stands for “Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease”. This painful syndrome encompasses several conditions affecting the urinary system in cats and may affect any part of their bladder or urethra. (The urethra is the tube that removes the urine from the bladder). Whilst there are many causes of FLUTD, the vast majority of…
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How to Give a Cat a Pill

Giving medicine to your cat can be extremely difficult – many owners have struggled with giving pills and other medicine to their feline companions. In this article we’ll look at some hints and tips that can make giving pills to your cat an easier task. Bring an assistant Perhaps the most useful thing to have…
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Cat Holiday Care – Where to Leave Your Cat When You Go On Holiday

Choosing where to leave your cat can be one of the more stressful decisions you’ll have to make before you go on holiday. At ROYAL CANIN®, we understand that your priority is doing the right thing for your feline companion. The three main options to consider when it comes to your cat’s care are: Cattery…
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Cat Allergies – What Are Cats Allergic To?

It turns out you may not be the only member of the household to suffer with seasonal allergies. Your cat can also be affected by many irritating allergic reactions. Some feline allergies are seasonal, (similar to hay-fever in humans, which is mainly only seen in spring and summer months), whereas others could affect your cat…
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What Age to Neuter a Cat

If you’ve recently added a kitten to a family, you may be wondering when to get it neutered. Equally, if you’ve just got a new cat – particularly in the case of some rescues – you may also be looking into neutering. In this article we’ll answer questions around age and neutering. At what age…
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Why Do Cats Lick Their Coats?

You may have seen your cat licking his or her fur – perhaps on the belly or the legs. In this article we’ll look at why cats do this. Part of the grooming process Cats are equipped with all the tools they need to keep themselves clean. Your cat’s tongue is part of this equipment.…
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What Does It Mean When a Cat Meows?

While meowing is a way of communicating, it’s not the way the cats communicate with each other. Cats use scent, body language, touch and facial expressions to communicate with other cats. Meowing is used by kittens to get the attention of their mother. Once they’re fully grown, this kind of meowing will stop. The kind…
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How to Stop a Cat from Scratching the Furniture

Many people believe cats scratch in order to sharpen their claws but this is not strictly true. Cats like to scratch for several reasons, the first being to mark their territory, the second being to help to shed the older top layer of their claws to reveal new sharper claws underneath and the third reason…
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How to Put a Cat on a Diet – Tips for Feline Weight Loss

If you’re concerned that your cat might be overweight or is over feeding, then we’ve got some tips to help you assess what to do next. We’ll also talk about what to do if your cat does need to lose weight. How to get a cat to lose weight – our top tips 1. Never…
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7 Cat Dental Health Tips – How to Clean Your Cat’s Teeth

Around 80% of cats over 3 years’ old have dental disease. When you couple this with the fact that tooth, breath and gum problems are one of the more common reasons why owners take their companion animals to the vets, it becomes even more important that we take our pets’ oral health seriously. At Royal…
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Fussy Cats – What To Do If Your Cat Is A Fussy Eater

If your cat refuses food, you may start to think that your cat is either a fussy eater or that they don’t like particular kinds of food. However, it’s important to understand that food refusal is not natural behaviour for a healthy cat. What cat owners perceive as fussy feeding behaviour is more likely to…
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Why Your Cat Isn’t Using The Litter Tray & What To Do About It

Whether you’re wondering how to stop your cat from urinating on the carpet or how to deter your cat from using other comfortable parts of your house (like beds and beanbags for example) as a toilet, in this article we’ll try to help you to understand why this happens and what you can do to…
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