How can I tell when my cat’s pain isn’t controlled anymore?

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Just like we can, cats can experience pain and this can quickly become a welfare concern if not properly controlled. Particularly in cases of cats affected by long-term conditions, levels of pain can constantly vary, and pain relief may need to be altered over time. It is important, as an owner, to be able to recognize when your cat is as happy and comfortable as they should be.

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New joint supplement for cats and dogs – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Nutravet has launched Nutraflex, a new joint supplement for cats and dogs. Nutraflex contains turmeric curcumin complex and boswellia extract, which Nutravet says work synergistically to support the natural systems that control inflammation. The new product also contains glucosamine, a structural component of cartilage, and chondroitin sulphate to help maintain synovial fluid viscosity. Nutravet claims … Read more

Frontline adds warmer product to portfolio

The company behind the Frontline brand of flea and tick products has added an over-the-counter wormer to the portfolio. Boehringer Ingelheim said Frontline Wormer is a tasty worming tablet that provides an easy way for owners to worm their cats and dogs, and protects pets against all types of intestinal worms – roundworms and tapeworms … Read more

Welsh vets deliver vital rabies protection to the Malawi community

A Welsh practice team has taken its skills to one of the world’s poorest countries to help reduce the spread of rabies there. Staff from the Mochdre Veterinary Practice in Conwy vaccinated hundreds of animals against the disease in just three days at the Illovo Sugar estate in Malawi. The work was carried out in … Read more

Is massage therapy allowed in cats?

With more pet parents and vets looking to approach veterinary care holistically, complementary treatments such as massage therapy are becoming more common. You’ve probably heard of massage therapy for dogs, but is massage therapy allowed in cats? Let’s take a look at what massage therapy for cats involves, its benefits, and who can carry it out.

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What cats get polycystic kidney disease?

Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (AD-PKD) is a genetic condition in cats that can cause kidney disease and progressive kidney failure. It is an inherited disease, meaning it is passed from affected adult cats to their kittens. And it is more prevalent in certain breeds, such as the Persian. It is potentially fatal, but the good news is that with careful breeding it may be possible to eliminate it.

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Hill’s to host a free dermatology symposium later this month

The organizers of the annual Hill’s Global Symposium are promising to give veterinary professionals access to leading subject matter experts and cutting-edge sessions. The free online event will take place on September 29, and will focus on topics including canine and feline dermatology; diagnosis, causes and contributing factors; science-based approaches; and nutrition-based support for prevention, … Read more

Boehringer launches Frontline wormer for cats and dogs – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Boehringer has launched Frontline Wormer for cats and dogs. Frontline wormer for cats contains praziquantel and pyrantel embonate, and for dogs it also contains febantel. According to the company, Frontline Wormer is effective against all types of intestinal worms found in the UK: roundworms, tapeworms, hookworms and whipworms. It is presented as a palatable tablet … Read more

Clinical research report celebrates collaboration across the UK profession

Trends in clinical research are covered in a new major work focusing on the importance of collaboration in high-quality research projects. Authors from Mars, the Waltham Petcare Science Institute, own group Linnaeus and Nottingham Trent University have contributed in what will be a series of reports on clinical excellence and sustainability. Topics in the series … Read more