Eye conditions in cats

Eye conditions in cats are many and varied but let's start with the third eye. You notice that the white bit that only appears when your cat blinks is now swollen and prominent, extending further over the eye. Swollen whites in a cat’s eye can mean many things. The...

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Dog fights: what to do to help your dog

Dog fights must be one of the most frightening things for any dog owner to encounter. Whether it occurs in a doggy park or at your own home, dog owners caught up in the anxiety of the moment seldom know the right course of action to take. Dr Susan of Ebervet Pet...

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Why cats love being high up

Why cats love being high up is a mystery to most cat owners but offer a cat a countertop, a shelf or a table to jump onto and you can be sure they'll do it.  Cats love to be up high! But why? Why cats love being high up It's instinct. Cats make use of vertical spaces...

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Feline herpes virus and your cat

Feline herpes virus (FHV, FHV-1) is one of the most common causes of acute upper respiratory tract infections (Snuffles) in cats. The virus is highly contagious and is easily transmitted between cats. This occurs through direct contact with saliva, eye and nasal...

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Why cats attack when stroked

Why cats attack when stroked lovingly by their owners is a mystery to most feline lovers, especially when the cat has approached you for affection and attention in the first place. But, if you have ever had your cat snuggle up to you on the couch then nip at your hand...

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Cognitive dysfunction in cats

Cognitive dysfunction is cats occurs in up to 28 percent of cats between the ages of 11 and 15, and 50 percent of cats over the age of 15, studies show, although it is not as common as in dogs. The exact causes of declining mental function in older cats cannot always...

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How to read your cat’s mood

How to read your cat's mood is something most cat owners will tell you is impossible. Notoriously elusive and hard to fathom, most cat owners simply accept that they'll never understand them while continuing to administer to their every whim. How to read your cat's...

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