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October 24, 2013

Cat Friendly Clinic

We were thrilled to hear that we have been awarded the Cat Friendly Clinic gold standard! This is awarded by the International Society of Feline Medicine to veterinary practices that meet very strict criteria. We planned Canberra Cat Vet to conform to their standards but still had to do a lot of work to document our efforts. We had to demonstrate that Canberra Cat Vet: understands the unique needs of cats and has made veterinary visits more cat-friendly understands how to approach and handle cats in a gentle, empathetic and caring manner has good standards of equipement for investigating and treating feline diseases has a high standard of facilities and care for hospitalised cats.
October 14, 2013
kitten ginger cat waving hello

Cat Body Language

It's easy to misinterpret our cats' body language. Watch this great video to find out some of the common signals our cats are giving us.
September 30, 2013

Feed the cat more meat!

Cats are carnivores and have quite complex dietary needs. Vets are now strongly advising that cats are fed a primarily wet diet. This means good quality canned or pouch foods coupled with meats like chicken, rabbit, roo, beef or lamb. I like to feed the meat as stir fry strips or chunks so that my cats chew on them and clean their teeth. To protect their kidney and bladder health cats must consume water in their food as well as drinking it. Cats on wet foods have a much higher intake of fluids than cats on dry foods. A good quality commercial food is high in protein and low in carbohydrates. In the wild cats consume very little carbohydrate ie wheat, maize and a lot of animal, not plant, protein. In our busy lives we are forced to feed our cats some dry food for convenience sake but wet foods should provide the bulk of their intake.