Guarding your cat against illness is not easy, but being aware of potential problems and what you can do to help is essential. Feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD) affects nearly 3% of cats in the UK. The variety of causes means it can be difficult to diagnose, but if left untreated it can be fatal.
Is your cat drinking more than normal? Have you noticed your cat suddenly drinking from the tap? If so, the cause could be a significant underlying disease. In this post Laura Du Pre, Veterinary Surgeon and Clinical Director of leading Yorkshire based vets Calder Vets, looks at how to identify if there is a drinking…
Check out these great summer-themed first aid tips from the website PetMD. Your pets can face all sorts of warm weather hazards like hot pavements on soft paws, an unexpected dip in the pool, insect bites and stings, and heatstroke. Help keep your dogs, cats, and other companion animals safe this summer with these tips. […]
- Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD)
- Foreign Body Obstructions
- Urinary Obstructions
- Rattlesnake Bites
- Emergency C-Sections
- Laceration Repairs
- 10. Severe Dental Work
We are often asked about the kinds of pet health emergencies that are seen by our veterinary partners and referred to FACE, so that we may help qualified pet owners pay for life-saving veterinary treatments for their companion animals. There are many common pet injuries and illnesses that we and our partners see on a […]
While I don’t expect anyone to literally break a window, if you see a pet locking in a car, I do advise you to check the exhaust to see if the car is running, and if not you should use your best judgement about calling 911…
Blue Cross shares first aid and life-saving tips for cat guardians this summer As a cat guardian, one of the scariest things can be if you witness your pet getting hurt. There are many situations where cats may need quick-thinking first aid before you are able to get to a vet. This can be particularly…
The main reason I see for someone having a dog (can you tell that I’m a wee bit prejudiced toward cats?) is that their need to be walked forces me to get out and walk every day, despite weather and all the wonderful excuses I could find IF the dog didn’t need to be walked. Thus, not only does the dog benefit in all these way, pet-parents do, too.
(I’m allergic to dogs, which might affect my opinion that cats are superior…. Purrseidon usually grabs her leash and begs for a walk whenever it is raining, but the typical answer is ‘no’.)