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Cat Behaviour - how to help your cats get on with each other

Do you own more than one cat?
 
 
 While some cats get on well together, sometimes there is stress and conflict between them, eg one chasing and picking on another. The latest research, as featured on 'Trust me, I'm a Vet' with behaviour expert Sarah Heath, made the following recommendations:
 
1. Separate your cats - feed them in total separate places. Choose quiet rooms away from noise where your cat can eat in peace. Give them lots of options of where to sleep, eg beds, blankets and baskets in different locations including high places such as on top of cupboards where they won't feel vulnerable.
 
 
2. Buy lots of new toys, and play with your cats - this keeps them busy and happy!
 
 
 
3. Buy pheromone plug-ins such as Feliway. This helps calm stressed cats. 
 
The three households featured in the show all demonstrated much lower stress levels amongst their cats when they made these changes, with the most helpful one being separating them from each other.
 

Reverse Sneezing

Reverse Sneezing

Does your dog make a weird snorting choking sound sometimes? It could be Reverse Sneezing. Click on the photo for more information

Microchipping

Microchipping

All dogs and cats should be microchipped, and it's compulsory for all dogs over the age of 8 weeks. It's very important to keep your contact details up to date eg if you move house. Please click the photo for more information about microchips. It costs just £12 for us to chip your pet.

Advanced Training

Advanced Training

Our vets have had advanced training in medicine, surgery, cardiology and dermatology meaning less referrals and better all-round care for your pet.

Keyhole Surgery

Keyhole Surgery

We are pleased to offer keyhole surgery here at Alfreton Park for bitch speys and other procedures. Smaller wounds, and quicker recovery times. For more info, click on the photo above