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Tips For Setting Up a Kitty Litter Routine

There a few tricks to setting up a kitty litter routine. Dr Chris shows you the fail safe method...


"Now for cats, as well as people, the toilet is a very personal place.

Just as we don't want an audience on the loo, your cats need privacy too. When picking the perfect place for pussy to pee, find somewhere that's quiet and doesn't get a lot of traffic.

The tray needs to be big enough for your cat to be able to squat and dig comfortably.

Cats are creatures of habit, so stick to the same location and kitty litter that they're accustomed to, or your kitty will start searching for their own toilet spot.

One of the biggest mistakes that people make is not having enough in the tray. You see in a multiple cat household, you need multiple trays, one per cat plus a spare, that way they're never caught short."

Hip Surgery for rescued puppy

2 weeks ago whilst we were in Fiji we rescued an abandoned puppy that we estimate is about 3 months old. She was starving, filthy, covered in ticks and could barely stand or walk. We fed her, washed her, removed all ticks and just gave her love. We called her Pretzel as she was so skinny when we found her that all her bones were sticking out and her hip bones looked like a big twisted pretzel and her long skinny legs looked like Pretzel sticks. Our intention was to find her a home in Fiji but after a week or so she had gained weight, but we noticed that her left hip bone was still protruding and that when she walked we noticed that her left back foot turned out slightly. Also, when she ran she would use both back legs together and hop like a bunny. We took her to an animal shelter in Fiji called Animals Fiji and they examined her and advised that they thought it might be dislocated. They X-rayed her and then sedated her to try and manipulate the bone back into the socket. This was unsuccessful. The vet advised that it appeared that the end of the bone where the ball should be round was malformed either from a trauma/injury when young or by birth. He advised that he does not have the equipment in Fiji to treat her properly and that she would need surgery to correct the bone and to tighten the ligaments to her support her leg. We are exporting her to Australia on the 7th of March and are trying to raise some funds to assist us. We are hoping that you can assistance to find a Vet in Melbourne that could assist with the operation at a reasonable price.