Nutrition, Health and Wellbeing

When cats catch a cold

Runny noses, rasping throats and weakened defences during the winter months get to cats, dogs and the like just as they do their young masters and mistresses. Animal experts from Maxi Zoo explain how pets catch cold and what to do about it.

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Veterinary drugs

Usually you get veterinary drugs from your vet. Vets can not only prescribe medicines but their expertise also entitles them to dispense ready-made veterinary preparations and to prepare medicines at their surgery. This makes sense as special preparations are immediately available when needed.

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Paw injuries

Both small and large wounds on the paws of cats or dogs should be attended to swiftly – that’s what the vets from Maxi Zoo recommend.

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Help- My pet has stopped eating

It can happen in the best families… Fido or Felix won’t touch their food. Or the pet guinea pigs suddenly stop eating. Vets from Maxi Zoo explain how pet owners should interpret this and what to do about it.

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Pet emergency situations

Help in an emergency can be crucial to survival. If an animal has injured itself or has been involved in an accident, the owner or the people who find the animal should take it to a vet as quickly as possible.

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Dementia in cats

Nowadays, having a cat reach a ripe old age is not uncommon, our pets live much longer today than in the past. It’s no wonder then that dementia affects our four-legged friends just like it does people. The vets from Maxi Zoo explain how owners can detect this illness in their animal and how they should treat their pet if it has dementia.

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Arthrosis in cats

A cat withdraws, no longer fit for games, or refuses to go up the stairs. These could be indications of arthrosis, a chronic joint disease. Most animals will suffer in silence, but the pain puts them under permanent stress. This, in turn, leads to further consequences for the health and behaviour of an animal, as the specialists at Maxi Zoo know.

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Moulting tips

Lots and lots and lots of hair flying here and lying there, cat owners could tell you a thing or two about coat changes in autumn or spring. The experts from Maxi Zoo have some tips on the best way to get through this hairy time.

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Long haired cat grooming

Long-haired cats are graceful beauties with every movement of their silky, flowing coat. So that it continues to shine, shimmer and stay tangle-free, it is important to brush Persians and other long-haired breeds gently but effectively every day.

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Healthy coats

A lovely silky coat usually means that your cat is happy, well fed and healthy. Read our tips on how to care for your animal’s coat…

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Bath time for pets

Regular bathing is actually not necessary for any pet, means stress for many and is even unhealthy for some.

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Basics of cat hygiene

Where daily personal hygiene is concerned, a cat’s tongue is both a wash cloth and a brush. Cats use their tongues to remove loose hair and dust. Nonetheless, it is sometimes ok for cat owners to lend their feline friends a helping hand, say the vets from Maxi Zoo.

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Swallowing pills

Does your pet have pills to swallow? The specialists at Maxi Zoo provide some tips on how best to administer medicines to cats and dogs.

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Pets and plants

It’s lovely when spring is finally here and everything is green and in bloom. Whether in the garden, on the balcony or in the living room it doesn’t just look good to us, it also awakens the appetite of our pets. But be careful – it’s not always healthy to snack on fresh greens!

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Hairballs

A familiar sight for many cat owners: the sticky fur balls brought up by the cat and leaving stains on carpet and couch. Sometimes they contain parts of the cherished house plant making cleaning more difficult.

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Cat dental hygiene

Dental care is very important for both people and cats. Bad teeth are not only unattractive, they can also make kitty downright sick. Bad breath, plaque and parodontitis are no longer rare occurrences among cats today. Make oral hygiene a priority from kittenhood on, you can even get young animals used to having their teeth brushed.

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