Archive for September, 2015

Common cat illnesses

Tabby cat playing with the camera © RSPCA Photolibrary

Around one in five homes own a cat in the UK, making it one of the nation’s most loved pets.

Therefore, we’ve helped fund an important VetCompass PhD project to raise awareness of the most common diseases that are affecting our cats.

With the knowledge of what these disorders are, and how to prevent or manage them better, we can help our cats live happier, healthier lives with us.

Cat diseases

Even if your cat seems happy and healthy, we … continue reading ››

Is your cat a fussy eater or your dog not eating?

Dog eating a treat on an RSPCA dog bed © RSPCA Photolibrary

Living with a fussy eater can be a nightmare, but what if that fussy eater is your pet?

You’re not alone. Others struggle too with dogs and cats who appear picky when it comes to food.

The idea of changing dog food or changing cat food has been filling some pet owners with dread for far too long.

Never fear! We’ve come up with some advice to help changing to a different food and some tips on making mealtimes more … continue reading ››

Introducing my dogs Tess and Heidi

Tess and Heidi lying on a sofa

I’m Holly and I’m currently doing work experience at the RSPCA. I’ve always loved animals and I’ve had pets all my life, from fish to rabbits and now, two dogs.

Both my dogs are springadors (a labrador and a springer spaniel cross); the eldest, called Heidi, was six this year, and the other called Tess turned one in January.

Tess came to live with us when she was 6-months-old because her previous owner was no longer able to care for … continue reading ››