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Hello Pet Parents,

We hope you enjoyed the Easter holidays and you were able to get some time off. Here at Divine Creatures we had our busiest day on record on the 2nd April with a whopping 28 admissions! Our highest admissions day on a single day. Much thanks to all our wonderful clients who organized the paperwork before arriving - the day went very smoothly and no one was kept waiting.
We currently still have a very full house with 62 cats holidaying in the resort and we have a waiting list for this upcoming weekend. Please remember to book in early during school holidays to avoid disappointment. It is definitely always worth while going on our waiting lists. Our waiting list does not work on a first on the list basis, but on a cancellation match basis. For example, if we have a cancellation between 24th December and 3rd January and you required those exact dates, you will receive first option to take the canceled room. Last year number 87 on the list got a place over Christmas!

Our last lot of kittens were with us for four weeks and unfortunately did not find a home. They are back at the Cat Protection Society where they will hopefully have a better chance at finding a home quickly. Thank you to all who shared their post and for all your wonderful efforts! We received a lot of phone calls, so sharing the posts are working at reaching people - please keep up the good work.

Our new kittens are just too cute! Luna and Ginny are two girls who can either go together or be homed individually.

These two girls are little love bugs! Too cute is an understatement. Please spread the word and share their post on facebook - you may just happen to play a direct or indirect part in their adoption!

 

Hello Pet Parents,

It's the start of Autumn although it still feels like blissful summer days! With warmer weather comes the "joys" for our precious pets of flea, ticks, snakes and even heat stress. Unfortunately, even with the cooler weather approaching we need to still stay vigilant. It is important to continue flea treatments through out winter. If you are in a tick prone area remember there is no such thing as tick seasons anymore. And never keep your cats, dogs or children or any living animal in a car alone.

The highlight of our media attention became reality with Dr Harry Cooper filming a segment on Divine Creatures for the Better Homes and Gardens Show. It was truly wonderful to hear Dr Harry tell Jules that Divine Creatures was "the best cattery he had ever seen", from such a well traveled and renown veterinarian who also owned a cattery many years ago.

Hello Pet Parents,

Exciting news just keeps pouring in! We will be joining forces with the Cat Protection Society (CPS) in November with Divine Creatures being CPS's  first partnership! This will mean that Divine Creatures will be adopting out CPS's cats and kittens, with our cat adoption area being built by November. We are so excited about our new partnership as rescue is a passion Jules has had for many years. We hope you will join our mission and help save hundreds of lives. Next month we will let you know how you can help! 

We have a new member to our growing team of cat carers! Silviana has had vast experience in the cat caring industry and has worked in several catteries in Australia. She is currently studying veterinary nursing having an enormous passion for cats and their well being. 

A huge thank you to all who voted for us in the Local Business Awards! We reached the finals all thanks to your support! From here the judges will assess the business with the awards night being held on the 7th November so fingers crossed! 

Ellie and Boo FOUND A HOME!! Thanks to you spreading the word we found Ellie and Boo a fantastic home to a loving family. They have settled in very well to their new home, such a beautiful end to a desperate story. 

Hello Pet Parents,

Another month of very very exciting news! On 15th October we had Dr Harry Cooper from Channel 7's Better Homes and Gardens film a segment on "How to choose a good cattery, what to look out for and how to prepare your cat for boarding".
We had a fantastic day filming for 8 hours. Dr Harry and the film crew raved about our cat hotel and we are so grateful for their interest in Divine Creatures. It was a remarkable and exciting day for us, and we hope that many will learn what to look out for when choosing a cattery.
Choosing a "home away from home" is a topic that Jules is particularly passionate about as too often Jules has seen sub-minimal standards in boarding catteries. Cats are very sensitive to environmental conditions. To ensure every cat was cared for and loved to the highest degree as well as ensured every aspect of safety was covered is why Divine Creatures was created.

Its hard to believe that it is Divine Creatures' fourth birthday on the 4th December! Four years have gone incredibly fast. Please join us for our Charity Day while celebrating our grand opening of The Cat Adoption Program and Divine Creatures' 4th Birthday on Saturday 6th December 2014. 10% of profit made on the day will be donated to Cat Protection Society plus there will be our HUGE store wide sale!  Gifts, giveaways, prizes and much more on the day!
A few of our guests over the years

The Local Business Awards is coming up on the 7th November and much to Jules' surprise, she has also reached the finals for Business Person of the Year Award. We are now up for two awards the other being Outstanding Pet Care.

Wishing you a happy November month -please keep your pets safe as the temperature rises and we hope to see you on 6th December!


All the best,
Jules & Dr Katie;
Robyn, Bree, Emma, Silvie, Luisa and Laura.

Click here to read full article on: Is your home Pet Safe?

Hello Pet Parents,

Another wonderful month at Divine Creatures with Channel 7 News filming us for a segment about how much we love our pets.
View it here if you missed it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5W0YnZhZ_xk
Divine Creatures is the example of how much we love our pets, both clients and staff alike. Every day we answer calls from worried first time away pet parents. This is exactly how Divine Creatures started and it has been a mission to ensure you and your cats have a peaceful and relaxing holiday because we understand first hand how important that is.

As we come to the end of 2014 we thank you for your loyalty to us, for voting for us and your absolutely beautiful testimonials. We are also very thankful for all the media attention and proud to be recognized as the best!  (Dr harry coming soon!)  
           

It's going to be a busy month ahead which kicks off on the 6th December:       

Pop in and visit us on the 6th and you may win an on the spot prize! Although if you can't make it, you can enter the raffle anytime. The raffle will be drawn on the 24th December.

We are looking forward to our new Cat Adoption Center and proud to be partners with Cat Protection Society. They do amazing work at C.P.S. You can also help support them by donating or better still, setting up a small regular monthly donation. Also spread the word! If your friends are looking for a cat, let them know about us! Together we can save lives.

Please stay safe this Christmas and New Years. Below is a valuable article on how to stay safe this Christmas and avoid a trip to the Vets. Remember common sense prevails and its always better to be cautious and safe than sorry.

Wishing you all a very lovely Christmas and a Happy New Year.


All the best,
Jules & Dr Katie;
Robyn, Bree, Emma, Silvie, Luisa and Laura.

Click here to read full article on avoiding Christmas dangers:

Hello Pet Parents,

Happy New Year! Gosh 2015 already and the new year has brought such joy as we have had our very first adoption!

Two of our three adorable kittens sisters found a wonderful forever home together on Saturday 10th.

Now we just need to find a home for the remaining gorgeous girl. She is the one on the left waving her paw!

Please spread the word by clicking the image and sharing the post on your Facebook page.

Some of you may have seen on Facebook our other two kittens Calvin and Callie. They were returned to Cat Protection Society last Tuesday and were also adopted on Sunday by a lovely couple.

Our Charity day on the 6th December was a real hit this year! We raised a lot of money from the Cat Raffle for Cat Protection Society and a smaller amount from the dog raffle for Oscars Law.

Thank you to everyone who entered and congratulations to the following winners:

Cat Raffles: 1st Prize: Ann Brockbank, 2nd Prize: Catherine Mason, 3rd Prize Justine Morton

Dog Raffles: 1st Prize: Francoise, 2nd Prize Vicky Cricy

 

Prize winners:
       
A huge THANK YOU to our suppliers whose donations were incredibly generous:

Pet Pacific, MasterPet, Cenvet, Rogue Rogality, and Doog

The generosity this year was overwhelming. So many of people over the month purchased and donated to the Christmas Wish Tree or offered their prizes to the wishing tree. Each month Divine Creatures donates to 5 different charities and it is beautiful to see the charitably in others as well :)

Bree has had a promotion! Bree is now the General Manager ensuring customer service is kept to a level of excellence,  coordinating all the bookings and Bree coordinates daily check ins and check outs . Jules hasn't gone anywhere! She is still at Divine Creatures every day, ensuring the guests are also kept at a level of excellence and over-sees the day-to-day cat hotel and pet shop operations.

Now with the expansion, it certainly takes a large amount time coordinating check ins and check outs for 52 rooms. At times we only have a couple of hours to turn a room around in preparation for the next admission, therefore we just ask for you to run on time for your prearranged check in or check out time. If you are running late, please call us so that we can organize around the plans for the day and not disadvantage the next guest scheduled into that room.

We also only have Condo's left for Christmas next year! We do try to provide ample notice in these newsletters regarding availability so please try not to get disappointed with the staff if we can not get you in over Christmas.

With the growing capacity so does our staff levels! We welcome the fantastic Emily to our dedicated team! Emily was also a client at Divine Creatures and ever so keen to become a volunteer. Emily has volunteered since October and after seeing her outstanding performance Jules offered her a part-time weekend position.

Lastly you probably noticed the newsletter was sent out a little later in the month this month. We will be changing our newsletter delivery date to mid month as most mail (and bills) are sent to your inbox end or beginning of the month. We hope this will help you manage your inbox mail!

We hope you also have a fantastic start to the New Year!

All the best,
Jules & Dr Katie;
Robyn, Bree, Emma, Silvie, Luisa, Laura and Emily.

Click here to read article: New Year New Beginnings - how to deal with change

February Newsletter - Basics of preventive health

Be sure to be watching Better Homes and Gardens on the 27th February!  
Yes Divine Creatures will be FEATURED, yes featured on Dr Harry's segment on Better Homes and Gardens with the piece talking about how to choose a good Cattery.

Our Cat Protection Society's Cat Adoption center is going very well. All three girls featured in our previous newsletter found a home. The next three girls unfortunately did not find a home although we are confident they will find a home quickly back at the Cat Protection Society

These two adorable souls are currently up for adoption

Their playful personalities and smoochie nature will be sure to capture anyone's heart.

If you can not adopt one of our kittens there are many other ways you can help.
1) From Divine Creatures facebook page, please share the the kittens for adoption posts onto your facebook. I know it might start to look like you are spamming but this is a great way option to reach a bigger network of caring people and get these kittens their forever homes.
Change the balance of cruelty, many of these kittens are dumped in boxes and left at the CPS or on the road, by sharing these posts you are trying to make a difference, trying to reach out and find a forever loving home rather than doing nothing.
2) Donate to the Cat Protection Society. Even if it a small amount, the key is continuity. Just $10 per month can be milk for a litter of kittens, every little bit helps.
3) If you can, donate to several organizations. The smaller charities often struggle to get funding. A good friend of mine runs "Little Paws Orphan Rescue" and rescues kittens. These small organizations can always do with cash donations or donations in form of old toys, bedding or premium food.
4) Volunteer at a shelter - There are hundreds of local pounds and shelters who would love some valuable help. This can be grubby heartbreaking work but can also be incredibly rewarding. Even becoming a wildlife carer is wonderfully rewarding.
5) Speak up and spread the word about rescue as opposed to purchasing. Doing this MAKES A DIFFERENCE! Making the difference starts with you, make the pledge to always rescue and not purchase and then spread the word to your friends that they can save lives too.
If everyone changed their mind about rescuing as opposed to purchasing ... 250,000 cats and dogs would be saved each and every year. Huge numbers. This is the number one thing that would make a difference - let's do it together. Make the pledge with us.



All the best,
Jules & Dr Katie;
Robyn, Bree, Emma, Silvie, Laura and Emily.

Click here to read full article on Preventative Health


When is it time to say goodbye?

Such a cruel part of loving a furry family member is the horrid fact that they just do not live very long. You may not want to think about your pet's passing but knowing what happens could help you deal with this difficult time. As a Vet I often get asked "When is it time to say goodbye?”.
A pet's quality on life depends on being able to eat, drink, toilet, sleep and move around without pain. If a cat or dog suffers a condition that temporarily disturbs this quality of life but will ultimately recover
If a pet gets a condition such as diabetes and you are able to physically manage and financial commit to their care, then I believe they can live a normal life.
Some conditions such as malignant (bad) cancers or severe heart disease may not be treatable.
Chronic (long standing) conditions such as arthritis or degenerative myelopathy make the decision making process really difficult. These dogs can have days of debilitating pain then other days that they seem relative good.
Countless clients have said during euthanasia “this must be the most awful part of your job”. Yes it is painful as we do relate to your pain and grief, but it is a great honour to be trusted in your pet’s final time and to be able to deliver a pain and stress free passing.
Should you be present? This is a decision for you and your vet to make. For routine cat and dog euthanasias, it may be a good idea to to be present as it gives you an opportunity to say goodbye and give you peace of mind that your pet’s final minutes were peaceful.
Even if your pet is not ill, it is always good to consider what you would do with your pet's body – this is a very personal decision and varies widely.
As painful as this topic maybe, the important thing to remember is that you are not alone. This will happen to all of us one day or you may have already experienced the excruciating pain associated with the loss of a pet. If you need to talk, we are always here for you when that time come, feel free to call us.
David Foote is a Bereavement Counselling for Pet Owners. Jules has used him several times during times of losing her pets and found it helped her tremendously work through & deal with the pain http://davidfoote.com.au/
I hope this article will help you find some clarity when that time comes. In the mean time - treasure each day with your pet(s).

 

My Cat Vomits ... Should I Be Worried?

There are hundreds of causes for vomiting and they range from very benign causes to nasty life threatening causes. So how do we tell the difference?

  1. Is your cat really vomiting? ....[Click below to read full newsletter]...
  2. Vomiting v Regurgitation ....[Click below to read full newsletter]...
  3. How often has your cat vomited? ....[Click below to read full newsletter]...
  4. What does the vomit look like?....[Click below to read full newsletter]...
  5. Is your cat showing any other signs of illness?....[Click below to read full newsletter]...

And, as disgusting as it sounds, it helps if you bring the vomit for us vets to look at. As vets we may want to take some blood from your cat, maybe take X-rays or organise an ultrasound. There are so many causes it can take some real detective skills to get an exact cause.

If your cat gets hairballs, it is important that we help remove the hair from the cat. Hair that leaves the stomach and passes into the cat's intestine can cause some nasty blockages. A daily brushing/combing regime will decrease the amount of hair your cat ingests. Prevention is definitely the best solution. Cat-lax is an oil based product that can help the hair pass through. Science Diet has an excellent hair ball dry diet that bulks up the cat's faeces and helps the hair pass through. Below are some images of hairballs - very attractive things!

If in doubt, please just check with your vet. All too often Katie and Jules would see cases on emergency that could have been easily prevented if intervention was seeked a few days earlier. When a cat (or dog) continues to vomit the body goes through enormous amount of stress and often the underlining cause worsens to a catastrophic level. A few dollars today could save thousands later trying to repair the damaged caused from leaving it too long.

 

Questions Answered about Skin Problems in Cats

The cats skin is a fairly amazing part of their body – it makes hair, has specialised parts like whiskers, produces waxes to keep their hair healthy, helps regulate their temperature, and can change hair position to make them look bigger in a fight. Such a special organ can also get some very special problems and skin problems in cats are quite common and varied.

Abscesses - Cats that meet other cats often fight, this is normal cat behavior. In the wild, they are not pack animals and defend their territory defensively.

Ringworm - Ringworm is NOT a worm/parasite infection. It is a fungal disease that often causes circular lesions that expand outwards. Ringworm is more common in kittens, especially sick ones, and in long haired breeds.

Allergies - Cats do get allergies and just like people, can get allergic dermatitis. Some cats will be allergic to fleas, plants, pollen's, wool, and even foods. Allergies can develop as cats get older and can become more serious as they age.

 

My recommendations to people with allergic pets are:

  1. Flea control – this must be year round and effective.....
  2. Diary – keep a diary of when your cat has skin problems, what is happening in their life and what they are eating. 
  3. Omega 3 fatty acids can be added to the cats diet.
  4. There are skin specialists for cats and dogs – do not be afraid to ask your vet for a referral.

NB. Flea allergies are incredibly common. You will not see fleas on most flea allergic animals because they will eat the fleas when grooming. One flea bite every 2 weeks is enough to cause a problem in these pets.

Overgrooming - After a cat has been nervous, they will groom themselves. This makes them calm. For some cats this becomes excessive and they “overgroom”. Often these cats have bald bellies or flanks or sometimes forelegs

Cancers - Skin cancers are common and vary in size, appearance and location. Cancers will not always look nasty initially.

Dandruff - Cats, like people, can get dandruff. A little dandruff can be acceptable. 

Shedding and Knots - As vets, we are often asked what we can give to stop hair falling out. 

  1. Stay on top of brushing! ......
  2. Slicker brushes are fabulous. ....[Click below to read full newsletter]...
  3. Combs should be used for long haired cats. These also brush right down to skin level to remove dead fur.
  4. Stay away from products like furminator and rubber mits. These products cut the coat and only skim the surface.
  5. Conditioner – conditioner is far more important than shampoo. ....[Click below to read full newsletter]...
  6. Get your cat clipped if you are in a tick area or you do not have time to groom

 

Indoor vs Outdoor Cats


From first time kitten owners to seasoned cat companions, cat owners are divided whether or not cats should be allowed outdoors. Deciding whether or not a cat should be an indoors or outdoors animal is up to individual owners so long as awareness for all the pros and cons are considered.

We are not here to tell you which direction to take, merely provide you with all aspects of both indoor and outdoor life and how you may even be able to get the best of both worlds! ... [Click "Read more" button below to read full version]

  • Traffic....[Click below to read full newsletter]...
  • Poisons ....
  • Infectious disease....
  • Parasites .....
  • Dogs and wild animals....[read full newsletter: click link below]
  • Becoming lost.....
  • Neighbours .....
  • Skin cancer.....
  • Cat predation....
  • Benefits of ‘controlled’ outdoor cats, is of coarse getting fresh air, sunlight and acting upon normal cat behaviors......

Compromising:

Urination Problems in Cats

Urination problems in cats are very common. Whilst this can be a very frustrating problem for both the cats and their owners, it is not a problem you have to live with. There are a number of reasons why cats inappropriately urinate and I must stress that there is always a reason. It is simply a process of elimination to find the reason why this habit started to form and early intervention will save you and your cat a lot of stress in the long run.

 

Is this a medical problem?

Yes it can be. Cats can get inflammation (irritation) of their bladders ....
In old cats or cats with kidney failure, diabetes or liver disease, owners often notice different urinary habits.



Is this a behavioural problem?

Yes it can be. Some cats will urinate inappropriately because of behavioural issues.

 

What can I do to avoid these problems?

If your cat is urinating out of the tray, medical problems need to be ruled out first. See your vet.
If there isn’t a medical problem, we need change the behaviour.

 

If these tips fail, perhaps consider a behaviourist. Don’t give up, the behaviour can be changed and rehoming the cat is not necessarily the best approach to responsible pet ownership. Deb Lowe is a renowned and an exceptionally good behaviourist. Deb offers telephone consultations for as little as $88 per hour. Please call Divine Creatures on 99583363 for more information on Deb services.

Easter Dangers and helping cats settle into Cat Boarding

Caution - lets keep our pets safe this Easter

Chocolate - is very poisonous to dogs and cats.

Easter Lillies - every part of these plants are poisonous to cats and causes renal (kidney) failure.

Packing - lots of easter baskets have cellophane string like strips.

 

First time in going to a Cattery? One of the keys to a good cat hotel holiday is knowing our cats are safe, well cared for and happy. There are things you can do that help the transition from home to holiday cattery home

  1. Preparation - get your vaccinations, de-worming and flea prevention up to date...
  2. Secure travel - cats should always be moved in a secure cat carry cage....
  3. Relax! Your cat can feel your tension! .....[Click "Read more" button below to read full newsletter]
  4. Something from home ...
  5. Diet - it is best to keep your cat on the same or familiar foods....
  6. Litter box ....

With years of collective experience, Divine Creatures have some very effective ways of making your cat's holiday stress free. Here are a few examples which makes us a cut above the rest:

  1. The first of its kind, state of the art, custom engineered ventilation system ....
  2. Feliway happy pheromone infused in the ventilation system ....
  3. Full time cat sitters ...[Click "Read more" button below to read full newsletter]....
  4. Individual play time with our cat sitters offering more TLC....
  5. Litter trays checked every hour ....
  6. Cat music & No Dogs on the premises .....

These are just a few points of differences between us and other boarding facilities. It is recommend that you visit the boarding facility, assess the facility with your own eyes and use logical common sense e.g. if they require an appointment - they have something to hide!

Great tips on how to care for your aging older cat.

Just like an older car, aging cats need more maintenance to keep them in good running order. It’s a great idea to start a file on your computer or buy an exercise book to keep track of changes. Things to note:

  1. Weight – when you live with a cat, dog or human(!) and see them every day, we don’t always notice gradual weight changes..... [Click "Read more" button below to read full newsletter]
  2. Diet - it is important to put your cat on an Senior cat diet from 8 years onwards....
  3. Water – is your cat drinking more or less water than usual? ....
  4. Fussy Eating – if Puss’s eating habits change this should be noted....
  5. Movement – is Puss moving around well or getting up slowly? ....
  6. Litter box – any changes? ....

With a little effort, we can give your beloved cat a very happy retirement years and very importantly find any changes early, treat what can be treated and if your cat suffers from a disease, we can make sure we keep Puss pain free and as happy as possible for as possible as humanly possible

Click here to read the full version of March 2014 Newsletter

 

Tips to keep your cat out of Veterinary Emergency

Keeping your cat safe from harm is normally just a matter of a little bit of common sense and some good planning. After 10 years working in Veterinary Emergency and seeing hundreds of preventable emergencies, Jules & Divine Creatures' affiliated Veterinarian, Dr Katie Hankins, talk below about a few tips on how to avoid a trip to ER.

Heat Stress - Heat stress common yet often overlooked.

FleasDO NOT USE DOG FLEA PRODUCTS ON CATS - this will poison them very effectively.

Ticks - Warm weather increases tick numbers and left untreated paralysis ticks will kill cats.

Car Accidents - Unfortunately cats are very prone to being hit by cars.

Dog Attacks - Unfortunately some dogs are very aggressive to cats and it’s a horrible way to die.

Holidays Lots of cats get fed by well-meaning neighbours & cat sitters during holidays. Unfortunately neighbours & cat sitters are not veterinary trained & are not always good at noticing when your cat is ill especially in the early stages. Find a reputable Cattery or kennels...

Important Information to Keep Your Pets Safe From Heat Stroke / Stress This Summer

Heat Stress one of the most common seen conditions in veterinary emergency and the cata strophic effects of the condition are often fatal despite best efforts by veterinarians. The good news is that it also one of the most easily preventable. Dogs and cats can suffer from heat stoke / heat stress and it is not only caused by dehydration. We want to help you stay out of the Emergency Department! Here are our tips to help keep your pet cool this summer.

Symptoms of heat stroke include:

  • Dogs
    • Excessive panting (sometimes rasping sounds)
    • Tongue protruding excessively out of mouth (back of throat can been seen)
    • Thick saliva (sometimes white & frothy foam around lips)

  • Cats
    • Restless behavior as your cat tries to find a cool spot 
    • Panting, sweaty feet, drooling, excessive grooming in an effort to cool off

  • Both cats & dogs
    • Increased heart rate
    • Deep red or purple/red gums
    • Depression or lethargic
    • Unable / unwillingness to walk
    • Loss of appetite 
    • Collapse
    • Seizures
    • Coma

 Things to remember:

  • Cats don’t normally pant
  • Brachycephalic breeds (snub nose breeds such as Pugs, Bulldogs and Persians) are more susceptible
  • It isn’t just hot cars in the summer that causes heat stroke
  • Never tie your dog up on a chain
  • Just because your car is nice and cool when you leave, it can heat up rapidly once the air conditioner is off.  Opening a window is never enough. Never leave your pets in the car

 First aid for heat stroke:

  • Run cool not cold water onto a large towel & wrap your pet
  • Poor cool water on toes & anus
  • Get your pet to a Vet ASAP. Don't delay
  • If possible take a rectal temperature

 ***Do not over cool your pet. You could send your pet into shock if temperature goes below normal body temperature or if you cool too quickly by using cold water or ice***

Prevention of heat stroke is best of all. Provide shade and plenty of water. Be aware of your pet’s environment, both inside and outside. Everything begins with awareness.

Click here to read full version of January 2014 Newsletter 

 

Meet our growing team of cat lovers, grab a bargain in our huge birthday sale, learn how to trim your cat's claws...

Trimming Claws – you can do it!

Lots of owners are frustrated by cats scratching the new couch, ripping threads from the carpet or making a mess of the doors. So they buy Fluffy a scratching post. Scratching posts are great – cats love them. They simulate getting to mark trees and sharpen claws. The downside – Fluffy now has sharp claws to use on the new couch.

Solution – let’s trim Fluffy’s claws! First let’s look at the inside of a claw:

The aim of trimming is to take the tip of the claw off and not cut the quick. It is best to trim just 1-2 mm of the claw tip every couple of weeks if you are new to trimming. As you get more confident you will realise how much you can trim and probably only need to trim every 6-8 weeks.

If you press on each pad in turn the claw will move forward and is much easier to trim.

If your cat is a wriggler, think about just trimming one or two claws then give your cat a treat. It is better to stop when you are going well. This makes trimming a positive experience. If you stop after Fluffy has turned into a hissing and biting ball of fury this will be the behaviour you'll be likely to see in future before the clipping process has really progressed. It will be aimed, of course, at getting you to stop before you've started.

As for clippers, we all have our favourites. They don’t need to be expensive. Just make sure they feel comfortable in your hand so you can trim confidently. 

If this all sounds a little daunting, get a confident cat person like your vet or one of the team at Divine Creatures to show you – this is a great skill to have and may save your couch! 

Read Full Version of December 2013 newsletter

 

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