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What is neutering or spaying

Getting your girl cat spayed

To protect her from getting pregnant, your cat will need to go the vet to have a simple operation called spaying (also known as ‘fixing’, ‘neutering’ or ‘being done’).

Look after her

When your girl cat is about four-months-old, she will start to attract the attention of tomcats who'll want to have sex with her.

This is why it’s important to have her spayed before she is four-months-old to protect her from getting pregnant while she's still a kitten herself.

You may have heard that it’s good for cats to have a litter of kittens before they are spayed - but this isn’t true. Once she has been spayed your kitten will be able to do all the things cats enjoy doing, like going outdoors, climbing trees and playing.

Getting your boy cat snipped

Your boy cat will need to have a simple operation, called the snip. This can stop him from spraying in your house to mark his territory, which can be very smelly, and getting nasty injuries from fights. He'll also be less likely to wander off and get run over, as cats that are snipped tend to stay closer to home.

Having your cat snipped will protect him from a nasty disease called
FIV - which is the same as HIV in people, but for cats. It's spread through cat bites, often between males fighting over a female. It can’t be caught by people.

Cats and stress

Cats do not show their emotions as overtly as some other species and tend to withdraw and become quiet rather than 'act out' their anxieties. It therefore becomes necessary for owners to appreciate the subtle signs of STRESS in their own cats in order to provide the best possible care.

Micro-Chipping your cat

One of the things that many cat owners love about their pets is their inquisitive nature. It is also one of the main reasons that cats end up lost, as they investigate the world around them. Sadly, pet theft is also a very real problem, particularly in rare or expensive breeds. Sometimes life events like moving house can cause some cats to become confused enough that they GO MISSING or get LOST and struggle to find their way home.

Collars and tags are not a guaranteed method of identification, as they can easily be lost or replaced. A microchip offers a reliable and permanent method of identification that is designed to last a lifetime.

Friendly stray cats –those who are more likely have a family but are lost – can be taken in by well-intentioned people. In these scenarios, or those where a cat has been stolen, a microchip can be the only way to prove ownership.

Why is paracetamol poisonous to cats?

We’ve all been there, your cat comes in having had a scrape and you think ‘ouch, where are the painkillers?’

Searching through the cupboards you find the world’s favourite painkiller – paracetamol.

Please, Please…! Don’t be be tempted as paracetamol is very dangerous for cats.

When we take paracetamol we have an enzyme in our bodies that breaks it down once it’s done its job. Cats are not able to break down paracetamol safely and so very dangerous toxic compounds are rapidly formed in their body .

This causes irreversible damage to their red blood vessels and causes a syndrome called ‘methaemaglobinaemia’ where the tongue and gums turn chocolate brown and this, together with liver damage, is very sadly invariably fatal.

What should I do if my cat has ingested paracetamol?

Call your vet immediately, whatever the time of day, as no dose is too small. There is an antidote called acetylcysteine, which may save your cat’s life if it is given to them early enough. Taking quick action is paramount to your cat’s health.

What can I give my cat as a painkiller?

Cats are (obviously) very different to people and it is simply not safe to medicate cats with human medicines. There are lots of safe pain relief mediciations that have been developed specifically for cats and these are available from your vet.

If you are worried about any aspect of your cat’s health, please contact your vet in the first instance.

My Kitty keeps vomiting ,,,!

A helpful video which might explain why and how to treat your feline companion.

Minor Injuries Treatment

At some time your cat(s) will perhaps suffer a minor injury …… ! Perhaps due to fighting or a scratch. Your cats immune system is different from humans and therefore many common medical products we might use on ourselves or children are poisonous to cats such as Savlon or Germaline. If you are going to use a product to clean a wound then Iodine diluted can be administered in the first instance, however we strongly advise a visit to your vet for an antibiotic injection is the best course of action.