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Poor quality toys are no fun for our pets!

How much care do you take when choosing toys for your pets? 

White Cross Vets, a family-run veterinary group, is warning owners to be particularly vigilant when choosing toys for their cats and dogs. This comes after more and more pets are having to undergo surgery to remove parts of toys they have accidentally swallowed. 

White Cross Vets carries out over 100 operations across its 14 practices every year to remove inanimate objects from pets’ stomachs, including many toys that are unsuitable as they often quickly fall apart when pets sink their teeth into them.


Cat competition!

Win a selection of products from the Bob Martin Clear range!

Fight fleas for good with Bob Martin Clear!

This week we’ve teamed up with Bob Martin to give five lucky winners the chance to win a selection of products from the Bob Martin Clear range.

Did you know that 95 per cent of fleas are found in the home rather than on your pet? Research from Bob Martin shows that over two thirds of pet owners overlook the problem and fail to regularly treat their home to kill the eggs and larvae that can cause flea infestations.


Cat health

Is stress making my cat lose his fur?

Fur loss

Fur loss is most commonly caused by ‘over-grooming’, where the cat excessively licks and ingests the hair, says Nikki Gaut...

How herbs can help your cat

Cat herbs

Herbalism has been integral to the medical traditions of cultures in China and India. Vet Holly Mash discusses how herbs can help your cat...

Cats in the home

Should I get another cat?

Should I get another cat?

Do you think your cat is unsociable and doesn't want to spend time with you? Getting another cat may not help at all.

Can chocolate poison cats?

It's always tempting to treat your cat, but chocolate is toxic and should never be given to pets. Find out why here...

Outdoor cats

Can we stop our cat hunting?

Want to stop your cat hunting wildlife? Follow these tips from behaviourist Francesca Riccomini.

What is the invisible fence?

How can I keep my cats in my garden when a fence is impractical? The invisible fence could be the answer.

Kitten care

How to socialise your kitten

How can we ensure our kittens become well balanced, sociable cats? Follow these invaluable tips.

Adopting the right rescue kitten for you

They may have had a rough start in life, so here’s some advice on making sure adopting a kitten goes smoothly.

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