Nutrition, Health and Wellbeing

Health care for cats

For cats to stay fit in the long term, their health care should not be neglected. Our checklist will help you to keep track. If we want to keep our pets fit for longer, we need to ensure that they have a healthy diet, the correct care and regular vaccinations. However, a cat’s health care […]

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The health benefits of nutrition

A balanced diet is the best basis for a long, happy and healthy life with plenty of energy. But what exactly does healthy nutrition mean for cats and dogs? We’ve put together the most important facts and tips for you. Anyone who decides to pay more attention to giving their pet a healthy, balanced diet […]

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What to do if your cat isn’t drinking enough

It is very important to ensure your cat drinks plenty of fluids throughout the summer. Unfortunately, many moggies are exceptionally lazy when it comes to drinking. Our tips will help you turn the wet elixir of life into a tasty treat for your pet. Cats love the warmth and sunshine and revel in the increasing […]

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Top grooming tips for your pet

Help cats and dogs survive the moulting season Their coat protects cats and dogs from the cold throughout the winter and from dirt and parasites during the summer. To prepare them for the new season our pets moult in the spring and the autumn. If your pet loses a large amount of hair over several […]

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When your cat turns into a lounge leopard

Feel good tips for the cold season Most cats aren’t too fond of going outside in autumn and winter. When it’s cold and wet out, they prefer to stay in the warm. This is the perfect time to cuddle up, get cosy and enjoy some time together. Have you ever heard the phrase, “This weather […]

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Deciphering cat’s body language

Ouch! Your cat has just been purring peacefully while savouring a cuddle and seconds later, with a swift slash of her claws, she inflicts you with a painful scratch! For precisely this reason, our velvet-pawed friends are often seen as two-faced and devious. But to be fair, we humans often simply don’t know how to interpret the body language of our pet.

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Cat therapy

Cats are highly sensitive animals. They can become traumatised when something bad happens to them or their living conditions change drastically. The vets at Maxi Zoo explain how one can recognise a trauma and give some tips on therapy.

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Litter tips for the discerning cat

Correctly placed and clean litter trays ensure a happy cat. To prevent your cat from going to the toilet anywhere else you should make the litter tray as attractive as possible.

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Inappropriate soiling in cats

Inappropriate defecating or urinating is understood as general refusal or infrequent use of the litter tray to defecate or urinate. When soiling, the cat assumes the normal squatting position with the tail in horizontal position. The amount of urine is significantly higher than for marking purposes.

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Cat toilets

Cats are by nature clean. They hate unpleasant odours and prefer to do their business discretely and undisturbed. Cat owners who stick to a few basic rules will ensure their cat feels comfortable when using their toilet. Experts from Maxi Zoo explain just what these rules are.

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Cat litter

People can be picky about their own bathroom habits, so is it any surprise that cats will be picky about theirs? Choosing a litter can be an important decision, for best chances of pleasing your feline friend, makes sure you know the information necessary to choose the right litter for her, and for you.

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Staying cool in the heat

What do animals do in the wild when they’ve had enough of summer temperatures? They look for a cool, shaded spot to rest out and stop energy sapping activities. But pets in cages or in the car have no chance of protecting themselves against overheating and the sometimes deadly consequences, they are dependent on their owner handling them in a responsible manner

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Fitness for cats

Many people make a variety of good New Year’s resolutions such as improving their fitness, and some make them for their dog or cat. The experts from Maxi Zoo offer some tips to help animal lovers help their pets.

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Comfy cats

As every cat owner knows, cats are staunch individualists who love to be pampered, but only when they feel like it. A contented purr or a cat lazily dozing off is the best reward a cat owner could wish for in return for his efforts. Our tips will help you ensure that your little tiger truly feels well in himself.

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Cat’s healthy coat

A nice, shiny coat is taken as a sign of a healthy animal, an animal which is happy and content. Like humans, several factors are relevant when it comes to a cat’s or dog’s health and a shiny and full coat. To prevent hair loss in our pets, we have collated some information on coat condition and tips on how to achieve a nice shiny coat.

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Catnip

Catnip belongs to the labiate family and was already used by the old Egyptians. Cats were aware of the benefits of this versatile plant even earlier. Sprinkle a bit of catnip and watch your cat. Very nervous animals will relax, purr, sniff, nibble and roll around in the herb. Catnip stimulates appetite and catnip tea, stewed for just a moment, aids digestion.

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Cat neutering

Animal homes await springtime with trepidation, when love-hungry cats reproduce, they have their hands full. There are simply too many kittens which land up in the animal sanctuaries. And there’s only one thing for it, castration. The vets from Maxi Zoo explain why that’s so important.

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Animals and allergies

Many households are shared with much loved pets that keep the family company and love to be cuddled. One thing that can put a strain on this relationship is an animal allergy.

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Pets and mites

Mites can infest any animal and cause horrible itching. These tiny arachnids are invisible to the naked eye but most are very contagious. This is why it is important to identify mites and prevent them from infesting other animals in your house or circle of friends.

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Parasites

Parasites are not only a pest – they can make life hell for a cat or a dog. This is because they cause severe itching or even trigger an allergy, such as from flea bites. So it’s a good thing to protect your house pet from these pests, and yourself too, as some parasites migrate to humans.

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Combating parasites in warm weather

Spring and summer, finally we can go outside. Cats look forward to extensive wanderings. Ticks, fleas and worms also look forward to new victims that they can use as hosts. The vets from Maxi Zoo, tell you about the most common parasites. It is especially worth knowing that prevention helps!

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How to slim down your fat cat

More and more cats are kept as indoor cats. Little exercise and plenty of treats pile on the pounds. A doting cat owner often does not realise that fat cats get sick more frequently and that it is likely that the life expectancy of the cat is reduced as well. What can you do if the cat is already overweight, how can the cat lose weight?

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Fussy eating cats

Hardly any animal is as choosy as a cat when it comes to food. One will not eat any dry food, another no wet food and yet another will not eat anything with fish.

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Dry or wet food

Cat owners know only too well that many felines are extremely fussy eaters and know exactly what they like and don’t like. They may prefer one type of tinned or dry food, or reject one particular type of food completely.

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Cut The fat

The one thing most people want to get rid of after Christmas is those extra pounds from over-indulging over the festive season. This is also the perfect opportunity to think about the (ideal) weight of your pet…

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