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How to spot fleas on your dog or cat

How to Spot Fleas on Your Dog or Cat – and how to get rid of them! Fleas are tiny yet nasty bugs that like to live in your pet’s coat and feed off his blood from sucking it through the skin. Doesn’t sound too great does it? In this blog post we’re going to help you spot the signs of fleas on your dog or cat, show you how to get rid of them, and stop them from coming...

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5 Easy Tips for Choosing the Right Pet Food

5 Easy Tips for Choosing the Right Food for Your Cat or Dog Choosing a food for your dog or cat will need some careful consideration, but with our Top 5 Tips, we will help you choose the right pet food every time. 1. Choose a Food That Suits Your Pet's Age The age of your pet is a vital factor when choosing her food. Under 1 year, and your puppy or kitten will be growing rapidly and will needs lots of...

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What Should I feed My Cat?

Carol Doyle, BSc VN DVM Carol DoyIe is a small pet veterinarian in a practice in Ashbourne, Co. Meath and is the human companion to her cats, Nala and Donal, two horses - Indie and Bella, and her dog Phoebe. As a guest blogger and advisor, Carol shares her professional advice with pet owners, answering many of the questions that she gets asked regularly in-clinic. What Should I Feed My Cat? I often get asked what is the best cat food so in...

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Food Diary for Cats

Keeping a Food Diary for Your Cat Keeping a food diary can help you monitor the food and treats you are feeding and understand where your cat is getting extra calories from, and helping you to set your pet on the right track to maintaining a healthy Body Condition Score and weight. Download Our Food Diary Download our food diary and use it to record all of your cat's meals and treats to help find a pattern for when and why your...

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How to Get Your Cat to Exercise

How to Get Your Cat to Exercise! Regular exercise is essential to help keep your cat fit and healthy, and is critical to preventing your kitty from gaining excessive weight. If your cat has a body condition score of 6-7, introducing more activity into her day is going to be an essential part of getting her back to a healthy weight. Indoor vs. Outdoor Cats Outdoor cats tend to be more active than their indoor siblings, which will typically mean that they...

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Body Condition Score for Cats

What is Your Cat's Body Condition Score, and how you can check it at home? The Body Condition Score is an international scale, widely used to assess whether or not your cat is under weight, over weight, or at an ideal level. In this post, we talk you though the scale, from 1-9, and with the help of Veterinarian Carol Doyle, show you how you can assess your cat's Body Condition Score at home. The Body Condition Score is the first...

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Preventing Weight Gain in Your Cat

 Preventing Your Cat from Gaining Excessive Weight Too much food compared to the actual energy needed is typically the cause of weight gain in cats. So how much is too much? Every cat is different, but your cat’s food requirements will be influenced by their age; activity level and lifestyle. 1. Choosing The Right Cat Food For Your Cat Not all cat foods are the same and choosing the right food for your cat’s life stage is the first step to preventing...

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