Cats Corner

Vaccinating your Kitten


Vaccinate your kitten to prevent serious and often fatal diseases. Feline rhinotracheitis, Feline calicivirus and Panleucopenia virus can be prevented or their effect lessened by giving ‘core’ vaccines (F3) at the correct times. Feline rhinotracheitis  – FVR is an upper respiratory or pulmonary infection of cats. It is also known as feline influenza, is very contagious and can cause severe disease, including death from ... Read More »

Desex Kittens


Cats – prolific breeders producing many litters each year You can prevent your cat from producing unwanted kittens by desexing him or her: FEMALE cats  are speyed – (Ovariohysterectomy) Prevents oestrus and resulting blood stains around your home Prevents dozens of unwanted and  un-homeable kittens. Decreases the risk of developing mammary (breast) cancer later in life Decreases the risk of uterine ... Read More »

Cats & Native Animals


Each year, thousands of kittens are born wild and their food source is our precious native birds and animals When the early buds of spring appear, so do the kittens. Look on any pound website and you’ll see scores of tiny pleading faces, all desperate for new homes that simply don’t exist. Sometimes the  sheer number of kittens means pounds ... Read More »

The indoor cat


Cats can adapt well to indoor life if they’re kept inside from an early age. Cats that are used to going outside may find adapting to indoor life more difficult. Giving your cat time in an outdoor cat enclosure during the warmer weather is also beneficial. The cat that suddenly finds himself confined to the house may experience boredom and ... Read More »