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September 2017

Animals In Hurricane Irma

Wed 13th September 2017 (0 comments)
Last week warnings were sent out across the Caribbean about a potentially devastating category 5 hurricane that was heading towards Central America from the Atlantic. Islands throughout the Caribbean began preparing for hurricane Irma to hit with thousands of people being evacuated from their homes as they began to brace themselves for the storm.

Animals In Hurricane Irma
Animals In Hurricane Irma, © Millie Bond
Animals In Hurricane Irma, © Millie Bond

On September 6th 2017, hurricane Irma reached its peak intensity with winds of up to 185mph battering the Caribbean causing utter devastation to everything in its path. As it headed towards Cuba the storm was downgraded to a category 4 hurricane but that did not mean things were going to be getting any easier for the local people. After devastating parts of Cuba it headed towards Florida, wiping out power and leaving thousands homeless across the peninsula.

Worming Your Cat

Wed 6th September 2017 (0 comments)
We all know that worming our cats (and dogs) on a regular basis is an important part of keeping our furry friends healthy but many people often forget or do not really bother with worming products at all. This can cause real problems if your cat develops an infestation and it is something that is so easily managed.
 
Worming Your Cat
Worming Your Cat, © Millie Bond
Worming Your Cat, © Millie Bond

What are worms and how can they be caught?
There are two main types of worms that cats can become infected with which are roundworms and tapeworms. Roundworms are the most common intestinal parasites for cats and can be passed on through faeces which are infected with eggs that a cat then eats, or by eating a small rodent that is infected with roundworms. Roundworms can also be passed from a mother to her kittens through her milk which is why many kittens are often infected with roundworms from birth. Tapeworms are long, flat parasites that have bodies made up of different segments. These segments carry the eggs and can be passed onto other cats either through the ingestion of infected faeces or by the consumption of infected prey. Some tapeworms can also be transmitted through fleas which carry the eggs, that are consumed by the cat when grooming.
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