Why won't my kitty use the litter tray? 

Questionnaire-why doesn't my kitty use the litter tray?

 

Diagnosis for Litter tray issues

 

Treatment for litter tray issues

 

One of the most common problem that cat owners face, is accidents outside the litter tray. It can be very stressful when kitty refuses to use the litter tray, and decides to use your favourite chair or  bedroom slippers!
It is important is to rule out any medical reasons why your kitty isn't using the litter tray. Sometimes inappropriate urination could be a sign of a urinary tract infection. If you are concerned about this, you can make an appointment to come in and see us.

After you have ruled out any medical causes, you can start to work on the behavioural reasons why your kitty might not be using the litter tray.
The Australian Veterinary Association, has put together a few information sheets to help you work out the cause of the problem, and how to solve some of the more common behavioural reasons why your kitty isn't using the litter tray.  Sometimes it could be as simple as changing the brand of kitty litter you use! But, just remember, whatever the cause, perseverance is the key!

 

 

 

How to care for a cat who has diabetes

 

Diabetes in Cats

Diabetes in cats occurs when they aren't able to regulate their blood sugar. This leads to complications, and the body doesn't function as well as it should.

Some of the common symptoms of diabetes mellitus in cats are:

  • Increased thirst
  • Increased urination
  • Weight loss
  • Increased appetite

Sometimes these signs can go unnoticed, especially in the early stages of the disease, but diabetes is the second most common endocrine disease in cats.

If you are concerned that your cat may have developed diabetes, bring them in for a health check, and if the Vet suspects Feline Diabetes, they will run some tests to confirm this diagnosis.

It is important to remember that diabetes is a treatable condition.

This factsheet helps give you more information about caring for a cat with diabetes.

 

Caring for your new kitten 

Bringing home your new little bundle of fluff is an exciting time in your life. We have put together some handy tips to help you provide the best possible care for your newest furry family member.

Some Handy Tips on caring for your new kitten
How to brush your kitten's teeth
Vaccinating your kitten
Caring for your new kitten

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The information in this website and fact sheets is general in nature, and should not be used as a substitute for seeking Veterinary medical advice or diagnosis from your Veterinarian