We all know how important it is for us to stay hydrated, but it’s just as essential for our pets. Their bodies are made up of approximately 80% water, which plays many important roles from regulating body temperature to providing cushioning support for joints and internal organs. It also helps digest food, transport nutrients and eliminate waste. For these reasons, it’s important to provide your pet with access to fresh water at all times – especially during summer when animals lose more fluids through panting or sweating, and their water sources evaporate more quickly. Although it might seem ridiculous that you have to cater to your pet’s water preferences, it’s crucial to do it. After all, we prefer certain types of drinks over...

Keeping your cat in ideal body condition is crucial as overweight cats are more likely to suffer from health conditions such as osteoarthritis, diabetes and urinary problems. Focusing on diet and exercise is the best way to keep your ensure that your cat stays at a healthy weight. After all, prevention is always better than cure, so be sure to keep up activity levels especially if you have an indoor cat. The majority of indoor cats do not get enough exercise to keep their bodies fit and minds stimulated. But exercise is good for more than your cats waistline. By sticking to a regular feline workout plan, you’ll have a major positive impact on your cat’s overall health, behaviour and overall quality of...

PROTECT YOUR PET THIS GUY FAWKES

Protect your pet this Guy Fawkes

Chances are your pet will suffer from some degree of anxiety and fear at Guy Fawkes time. This is because sudden loud sharp noises coupled with bright flashes are all reasons for animals to be afraid and seek safety. The fact that it only happens once a year and that Guy Fawkes turns your pets usual controlled environment into a battle ground adds to the confusion and anxiety most pets feel.

It is worth remembering that our pets’ senses are far more sensitive than our own. A dogs hearing is twice, and a cats hearing is three times, more sensitive than ours. So not only are the sounds of fireworks very loud they can also be painful for our pets. There are some great alternatives to drugs that...

If you have felines at home, you may have noticed something odd about their water-drinking habits: it’s not much of a habit at all! Cats can withstand a spectacular amount of fluid loss before they replenish their body’s water stores; they can sometimes take up to 6 days to completely rehydrate themselves. That thought alone is enough to make anyone reach for a glass of water…

My cat doesn’t seem to need much water, is it really that important?

Proper hydration is central to your cat’s health. Cats evolved from desert-type environments, where they hunted fresh prey (with a moisture content of 70-80%) to get their hydration fix. This likely explains why cats are less intuitive about drinking regular water; they prefer to derive...