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‘Why is my cat urinating so often?’ and other veterinary FAQs

In older cats it's more usual for cystitis to be caused by a bacterial infection. Conditions such as kidney disease or diabetes which tend to cause a cat to drink more and hence have more dilute urine can make older cats more prone to bacterial cystitis.

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‘Why don’t my cats get along?’ and other multi-cat household FAQs

As part of last week’s feline friend or foe campaign, behaviour expert Nicky Trevorrow hosted a very special live Q&A on our national Facebook page. Do you have more than one cat? Are you wondering if they’re friends or foes?

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Cat drooling and other cat dental issues

In a recent Facebook Q&A, Cats Protection vet Dr Vanessa Howie took questions about teeth and oral health. Here are some of her responses.

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How to teach a cat to use a cat flap – behaviour advice

This requires a lot of patience and some bribery with treats! Check first of all that there's easy access to the cat flap from the outside and also whether there is a bit of cover nearby – using potted plants works well.

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‘What care does my elderly cat need?’ and other older cat FAQs

I would recommend regular health checks at your vets. Some vets will actually run geriatric nurse clinics, where they will carry out a health check, weigh, take a blood pressure reading and clip your cat’s nails if needed.

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‘How much does it cost to get my cat neutered?’ and other neutering FAQs

Do you want to know more about neutering? Cats Protection Neutering Manager Jane Clements hosted our latest Facebook Q&A session and took questions on topics such as the cost of cat neutering and why the procedure is good for a cat’s health and welfare.

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‘Why do my cats attack each other?’ and other behaviour FAQs

Sorry to hear that they are not getting along. It's really important to provide lots of resources (ideally one per cat plus one extra); litter trays, food bowls etc, around the house to reduce any competition for these items.

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‘Does my indoor cat need neutering?’ and other FAQs

Although your cat will be staying in, there are other health benefits for her being spayed, such as being less likely to contract diseases such as FIV and FeLV, spread by bites and mating behaviour, and she’ll be unable to develop cancer of the ovaries or uterus.

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‘How much food should I give my kitten?’ and other feline diet questions

Are you concerned about your cat’s weight? Do you have a question about your cat’s diet? You’re in the right place! Yesterday Cats Protection vet Vanessa Howie hosted a live Q&A with our Facebook supporters, taking questions about cats and their weight, food and diet.

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‘Why does my cat dribble?’ and other feline behaviour FAQs

It’s that time again – every two weeks a feline expert at Cats Protection takes over our Facebook page to answer your cat care questions. This week it was the turn of behaviour specialist Nicky Trevorrow.

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