Category Archives: Cats

Reducing stress in cats when visiting the vet

Meet “Mia” one of our lovely patients who recently visited Uni Vets Camden. Taking your cat for veterinary checks is an essential part of maintaining their health and wellbeing. The different smells, noises and other animals out and about in a veterinary hospital can be a stressful experience for cats and owners. Cats are susceptible…
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Chocolate toxicity

Leo is a very naughty kitten who was brought into Uni Vets Camden after he was found eating a small amount of dark chocolate. Chocolate contains caffeine and theobromine, which are both toxic to cats and dogs. In general, a higher cocoa content means higher concentration of these toxins. Clinical signs can include vomiting, diarrhoea,…
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Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV)

If you have a cat, your vet may have mentioned the FIV vaccine to you at some point. FIV is short for “Feline Immunodeficiency Virus”, which is a cat-specific virus spread by bite wounds from infected cats. While not immediately life-threatening, FIV can suppress your cat’s immune system and therefore increase the likelihood and severity…
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The importance of routine dental for cats

George, a 6 year-old Domestic Short Hair cat, recently presented to Uni Vets Camden for a vaccination visit. During his routine wellness exam, there was evidence of tooth erosion visible on the gum border of one of his teeth, so a dental procedure was recommended. Full-mouth dental radiographs were taken as part of a routine…
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