News from St Kitts Hampshire Vets

Having a BBQ this weekend?

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Having a BBQ this weekend?

BBQ’s are perfect at this time of year! With a lovely cold drink and a burger everyone is happy. However don’t forget BBQ’s can be dangerous for your pets!
 
 
Dangers include:

Corn on the cob
Bones from chicken drumsticks
Foil and plastic wrappers
Hot grease or meat juices
Wooden/bamboo skewers for kebabs or satay chicken
Burning noses or paws from jumping up onto the BBQ
Alcohol is toxic to animals
Smoke travelling into bunny or bird cages with potentially hot embers onto dry hay

If you suspect your pet has eaten [...]

Chloe needs a home!

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Chloe needs a home!

Chloe is a 8 year old slightly chubby tabby!
Chloe has been signed over to us at Basingstoke Vets due to unforeseen circumstances with her owners. She is a lovely cat who just wants cuddles and to be with people.
She needs to live in a house with no other pets and no young children because she enjoys to take life slowly so would not fit in well to a busy home. Ideally Chloe would sit on a lap all day so [...]

Early Cat Neutering

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Early Cat Neutering

Traditionally kittens would be spayed (female) or castrated (male) at 6 months old. However we are now encouraging neutering at 4 months old. This is because cats reach sexual maturity at this time meaning if you let your kitten out at this age it is likely they will reproduce!
Benefits of neutering include:

No pregnant females producing on average 6 kittens at a time
No smelly male cat urine being sprayed around your house
Some cancers can be prevented or the risk minimised
Male cats are less likely [...]