Cat Health Library

Cats are playful, affectionate and relatively independent creatures that make great companions. Just like any other member of the family they do require some basic needs to live a long and healthy life.

Cats should always be vaccinated and given regular preventative treatments that protect them against intestinal worms, heartworms, fleas and ticks. Depending on their age, they have different requirements as they grow from a kitten to adult to a senior cat.

Indoor toileting problems in cats

Indoor toileting problems in cats

INDOOR TOILETING PROBLEMS IN CATS Marking or toileting? Indoor marking behaviour can be confused with a breakdown in toileting behaviour. Territorial marking by urine spraying which usually occurs against vertical objects such as chairs or walls and can be...

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Bad Joints

Bad Joints

Joint problems mainly occur in dogs, but some large breads of cats may also suffer. This article explores the causes, diagnosis and treatment of osteoarthritis, cruciate ligament rupture, hip dysplasia and medial luxating patella in pets.

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Kittens and Adult Cats

Kittens and Adult Cats

Cats should always be vaccinated and given regular preventative treatments that protect them against intestinal worms, heartworms, fleas and ticks.

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Metabolic & Hormonal Disorders

Metabolic & Hormonal Disorders

Has your pet recently been diagnosed with Cushing’s disease? Sometimes it can be difficult to process the information your vet is telling you after they’ve given you the news about your beloved furry friend. To understand this condition better, please read on.

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Diabetes

Diabetes

Diabetes Mellitus What is Diabetes Mellitus? Diabetes Mellitus is a disease of the pancreas. Just like humans, dogs and cats can suffer from this disease, but more commonly it can be seen in older pets. In the pancreas there are beta cells that are...

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Ear Problems

Ear Problems

Ear problems are common in both dogs and cats. Dogs and cats both have long ‘L’ shaped ear canals, which make it perfect for debris to build up and cause ear infections, while aural haematoma can create an issues especially following an ear infection or dog fight.

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Eye Problems

Eye Problems

Eye problems in pets include Glaucoma, Cataracts, Conjunctivitis, Corneal Ulcers and Dry Eye. As these conditions can be serious it is important to see your vet for accurate diagnosis and treatment as soon as possible.

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Fleas, Worms, Ticks & Parasites

Fleas, Worms, Ticks & Parasites

Protecting your pet against parasites such as fleas, heartworm, intestinal worms and paralysis tick is essential year round. Once infected, the parasites feed off your pet, making them sick, and in the case of paralysis ticks can be deadly.

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Lumps & Bumps

Lumps & Bumps

Pets can have many types of lumps and bumps, some of which are harmless and some more dangerous, even cancerous. As it is difficult to determine the cause of a lump without proper diagnosis we highly recommend you have your vet examine your pet.

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Reproductive organs and desexing

Reproductive organs and desexing

Without a doubt de-sexing your pet prevents the unfortunate circumstances of unwanted kittens and puppies. It also carries many significant health benefits for your dog or cat. By de-sexing your pet you significantly decrease the risk of health problems.

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Cat Fights

Cat Fights

Do you have a pet that is continually scratching, licking and biting itself? Cats and dogs can suffer from a number of skin conditions that may be parasite, stress or allergy related. Find out more about diagnosis and treatments.

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Skin Problems

Skin Problems

Do you have a pet that is continually scratching, licking and biting itself? Cats and dogs can suffer from a number of skin conditions that may be parasite, stress or allergy related. Find out more about diagnosis and treatments.

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Summer Dangers

Summer Dangers

With summer approaching, we decided it was a good time to alert our pet owners to the risk of heat stroke. Unlike people, most animals can’t sweat and have to lose excess heat through evaporation by panting. This makes it difficult for them to cool down and puts them at greater risk of heat stress on hot days and when doing strenuous exercise.

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Stomach & Bowel Problems in Ctas

Stomach & Bowel Problems in Ctas

Dogs and cats can suffer stomach and bowel problems ranging from diseases such as pancreatitis, to the ingestion of foreign objects and the build up of hair resulting in hair balls. Read about causes, symptoms and treatments for stomach and bowel issues.

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Teeth Problems & Bad Breath

Teeth Problems & Bad Breath

Just like humans, dental disease can affect our much loved pets so regular check ups are important in maintaining your pet’s gleaming white smile. Our teams at North Nowra and Jervis Bay will check your pet’s teeth and determine any treatments necessary.

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Seniors – Yearly Checks

Seniors – Yearly Checks

Most of us know that the average pet ages the equivalent of approximately 5-7 human years every 12 months. As our pets age, the risk of health problems increases year by year. Diagnosis and early treatment offers the best chance for successful management.

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Urinary Problems in Cats

Urinary Problems in Cats

Urinary problems such as Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disorder (FLUTD) and Blocked Bladder are common but life-threatening conditions in cats. Timely and accurate diagnosis and treatment by your Veterinarian is essential.

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