Do Pets Need Sunscreen?

Pet Suncreen

Do pets need sunscreen? Yes, is the answer, under certain conditions. Obviously, your cat would normally need to be an outdoor/indoor cat. The weather is hot and your cat is light-coloured and/or has a thin coat. These are the cats with the highest risk. Even cats that don’t match the criteria mentioned can get …

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Feral cat’s veterinary bill is $7583.57 and rising

Hoppy was a ‘feral’ cat. The description of ‘feral’ is in inverted commas because I am not sure he was totally feral but he certainly lived a hard life and it took its toll. He was found by the person who owns and runs the Photographers for Animals website, Elizabeth Putsché. Hoppy has been …

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Pixie the cat had £1,449 of cancer treatment over a blade of grass

I heard on the radio that the vet’s bill for removing a blade of grass from Pixie’s nose was a staggering £1,449. The radio presenter was flabbergasted at the cost. I am not. We are used to free medical care in the UK at the point of delivery. This is the NHS. We don’t …

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White Cat Sunscreen

White cats need sunscreen when in the sun (and there appears to be more sun than usual in places like California) but currently, there appears to be no safe sunscreen lotions for cats (unless someone can recommend one in a comment). For dogs it is different but a cat owner should not apply sunscreen …

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Adenocarcinomas of the small intestine and Siamese cats

The Siamese cat is predisposed to getting adenocarcinomas of the small intestine. This is a certain type of cancer and in this case it affects the Siamese cat’s small intestine. Compared to domestic shorthair cats (non-purebred cats) the Siamese is 3-8 times more likely to suffer from these cancerous growths¹. Other sources state that …

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White Cats: 1 in 300 chance of skin cancer through sunlight

White cats are far more likely to get skin cancer, in a sun-exposed site of their body, than other cats. In fact, over 13 times as likely.  By skin cancer I am referring to squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), which is cancer of a certain type of cell (epithelial cell) in the skin. In a …

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Woman slow to take cat to vet commits a crime

A woman, Dilys Hadley, living on a very small monthly income, delayed taking her 16-year-old cat, Janet, to the vet for treatment for a bulging eye – an obvious illness requiring treatment. There was a tumour under the eye forcing it out. She was successfully prosecuted under section nine of the Animal Welfare Act …

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