It comes in two bottle sizes: 30ml (~1 month supply) & 100ml (over 3 months supply) and it keeps for six months once opened. This is an exciting new option for those cats (& owners) that hate tablet dosing!
Find out more about Hyperthyroidism on the ISFM website.
Simon Davies, Head Designer of ProtectaPet, says:
‘Our products are intuitive with cat owners’ and their needs. We have designed a modular system that can be adapted to all garden shapes and sizes, all boundary types from privet hedge through to brick walls. As a result, we have been highly commended for several British innovation awards and were voted as ‘Cat Product I can’t Live Without’ by readers of Your Cat magazine. But for me, the real accolade is knowing that we have saved so many cats across Britain and around the world as we export to Europe. Watch this space.’
ProtectaPet offers their products in DIY kits available to purchase in their online shop www.protectapet.com or they offer a UK wide installation service. Are you a rex breeder? We can provide you with pamphlets and referral rewards but - best of all – peace of mind that your kitten is going to a safe home. Are you a rex owner? If you would like any advice on cat containment, please call the ProtectaPet cat containment experts on 01782 900117. They are offering customers of The Cat Vet 10% off the online shop and £50 off installations with discount code ‘jolewis’.
Other cats seem to be particularly attracted to the smell of bleach and can put on quite a performance when they encounter a surface scented with it - not unlike the excited rolling and purring and cheek rubbing you see with cat nip. Although this response may seem harmless enough, if your cat rubs in bleach and then licks it off they are essentially ingesting an irritant toxin (sodium hypochlorite) which causes ulceration to mouth and lining of the gastrointestinal tract (or eyes if it gets in them). Symptoms of exposure to bleach therefore include drooling, difficulty/pain on swallowing, vomiting and abdominal pain or painful eyes (watery red eyes, squinting/closed eye(s), rubbing at eyes).
If you think your cat has licked any bleach it is best to dilute the toxin by offering your cat water or wet food mixed with water but do not inducing vomiting as the chemical will just cause further damage on the way up. This is a potential emergency and the key is to start treatment promptly. Contact your vet immediately for further advice.
If you think your cat has been exposed to bleach but is not showing any symptoms, then first carefully check the fur, paws and mouth area for any smells of bleach and then immediately wash with soap and water (not liquid soap containing Dettol!) and rinse any areas of your cat's fur/feet that may be contaminated several times over. If in doubt contact your vet.
Like us they can prefer certain textures or flavours of foods and many are particular about how it is served. This is often interpreted as "fussiness" when the cat is simply being cautious and selective about what it chooses to eat just as we are.
By understanding what cats naturally prefer we can present food in a much more appetizing way and be more successful at tempting even sick and elderly cats to eat. To find out more take a look at the links below:
All cats are special, but Georgie certainly has survived against the odds more than once. He came to us one hot day when I was training as a vet in Western Australia. A dog walker brought in two kittens his dog had found tied up in a plastic bag in some bushes. They still had their umbilical cords attached and were very weak. Being the cat lover that I am I just had to give them a chance. I took them home with me and bottle fed them through the night. The little ginger kitten sadly died within 24 hours but the bigger, noisier tabby one thrived! Needless to say I convinced my parents to keep the poor little orphan and we named him Georgie. He has always been a very special member of our family and travelled with us when we moved to England.
So, the big move day was finally upon us last Friday. Being a perfectionist, I planned the entire day with military precision including ordering in a portable human paramedic-sized tank of oxygen. Even still, the responsibility of looking after Georgie had been weighing heavily on my shoulders in the lead up. I must admit I would have been apprehensive if this was any cat, but the circumstances surrounding this particular cat made it all the more nerve racking. That day was also the first anniversary of the traumatic week this time last year when another of my elderly cats and my beloved dog died within a few days of one another so my emotions were running even higher.
Unfortunately despite all our best efforts Georgie's breathing really deteriorated and he reached crisis point. He had consumed the entire oxygen cylinder and we needed more...and fast! For Georgie it was quite literally a matter of life or death. Being a Friday afternoon and having exhausted all other avenues (including our usual oxygen supplier) we had given up all hope. We watched as the pressure gauge on our cylinder was running into the red. Thanks to a very quick thinking brother and sister we contacted Dive Crew in Crowthorne. The team there went beyond the call of duty to help and within the blink of an eye they delivered a tank of oxygen that quite literally saved the day!
All our combined efforts finally paid off as Georgie's heart condition is now stable and he's off the oxygen and back to his usual self. All thanks to thinking outside the box and some rather unusual team work! We were touched by Dive Crew's generosity - it's just heartwarming to meet other local people and businesses who also genuinely care enough to bend over backwards to help people and animals in their hour of need. We will forever remember the role they played in ensuring Georgie yet again had the best chance of survival possible!
Georgie makes the news: SportDiver article Get Reading article Bracknell News article