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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When should I sterilise my cat?
The surgery can be performed anytime over the age of 8 weeks, but we generally recommend waiting until four to six months of age. Cats usually do not reach puberty before 6 months. It is not better for a cat to go through a heat cycle or have a litter before being spayed. A spay is an ovariohysterectomy – the ovaries and uterus are removed.
Male cats generally do not spray before reaching puberty. The smell of their urine and undesirable marking behaviour is prevented with neutering. When a male cat is neutered, the testicles are removed.
What are ear mites?
Ear mites are microscopic bugs that can live in your cat`s ears. The only way to see them is through magnification. Proper treatment involves careful and thorough cleaning of the ear canals, and application of ear drops and/or spot on treatment with a drug called selamectin.
What should I do if my cat is urinating out of the box or spraying?
Cats can get urinary tract infections just like people, however they cannot tell us, so they may spray or urinate in inappropriate locations. If your cat exhibits this behaviour, you should have it examined by a veterinarian, and a urinalysis should be performed to determine if a medical problem exists. If the problem is deemed behavioural, the veterinarian will discuss behaviour modification and possible drug options.
What do I do for hairballs?
You can use a hairball paste, which you can give your cat every other day. Most cats love this and will lick it right off your finger. You can also use fiber, such as pysillium, daily. Pre-measured veterinary capsules are available.
Why is my cat losing hair?
Hair loss can be due to a number of things such as:
Ringworm, a fungus