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Springtime dangers for cats: poisonous plants, fleas and more

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After the long, dark days of winter, the warm evenings and brightly coloured flowers of spring often can’t come quickly enough – and we’re not the only ones who look forward to this time of year.

Spring also means our cats can get outside, bask in the sun and explore our gardens and beyond.

However, with the sun and the flowers comes a few extra risks for your cat. Petplan takes a look at some of the additional issues your cat may face during the spring months…

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Springtime dangers for pets: what you need to know

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The daffodil is the quintessential spring flower, but it – and the bulb in particular – is harmful to pets, so keep dogs and cats away

With the sunnier and longer days of spring, many of us will be spending more time outdoors – as will our cats and dogs. But did you know that our gardens harbour an array of pet health hazards? Vet Marc Abraham explains

Spring has now sprung – and while April showers and hosepipe bans make easy distractions for pet owners, it’s now time to put our four-legged friends’ health and happiness first

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Are fleas messing up your life? Here’s what to do

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Flea infestations can happen even in the most spotless home or on the healthiest, cleanest pet. Find out how to take control of this unavoidable and irritating aspect of pet ownership.

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Cats changing colour – what it means

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Q: The weirdest thing has been happening to our black cat – he has started to turn brown. He’s nine years old and a rescue cat that we don’t have much history on. Now and again he even leaves some …

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How to end your flea infestation once and for all

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Q: My cat had fleas, and although I treated him and sprayed my house twice with Acclaim, it is still infected. What can I do?

A: The spray you used should have residual action for six months, so discuss this with whomever you bought it from. Ensure that you’re washing your bedding and

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Are your pets passing fleas?

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Q: My rabbit has fleas. Could she have caught them from our cat, and can the same treatments be used for different species? I usually use Frontline for my cat.  A: Rabbits can catch fleas from both cats and dogs, …

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Are flea treatments safe for pregnant dogs?

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Q: My Labrador bitch is pregnant. Is it OK to treat her for fleas now, or should I wait until after she’s had her puppies? What about when she is nursing them? A: Most flea treatments are a little vague …

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YOUR DOG’S ‘FLEA INFECTION’ MIGHT NOT BE WHAT YOU THINK

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Q: Our dog Maisie is scratching a lot and now has a bald patch on her back. She’s never had fleas and I can’t see any on her black fur. Also, will treatment sting her skin? A:  It sounds like …

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