Make sure you have enough litter trays so there are plenty to go around - the ideal amount is one more than the number of cats in your household, in separate locations. The same applies to food and water bowls.
Try to keep to a daily routine. Cats are creatures of habit, if they know their lives stick to a familiar routine - that they already know is safe - it'll greatly help to reduce stress.
Use a pheromone diffuser which can help your cat feel more relaxed. Pheromones are natural scents that are undetectable to humans, but can help ease anxiety.
If in any doubt,speak to your vet about the best ways to combat stress in your cat.
tips for recognising hazardous situations for your pet this summer.
The BBQ. Tempting scraps from the barbecue can upset your pet's stomach, causing vomiting and diarrhoea. Throw away any leftover food into a lidded dustbin.
The Sun. Heatstroke can be fatal to pets. Ensure they have constant access to shade and clean water. Use a pet sun block on pets with pale or thin fur and any hairless areas, especially ear tips and noses.
Vaccinate. These protect against a variety of life-threatening diseases such as Myxomatosis which is almost always fatal in unvaccinated rabbits.
Protect from flystrike. Check under rabbit's tail twice a day in warm weather for fly eggs and maggots. If your rabbit isn't grooming properly or is regularly getting a dirty bottom, visit your vet as this can be a sign of health problems. Your vet will also be able to recommend preventative treatments.
Dental health. Ensure your rabbits eat at least their own bodyweight in high quality feeding hay or grass every day to wear down the teeth and maintain healthy gut function. Feed a pellet style diet and avoid 'muesli' type foods which can cause dental and gut problems.
If in any doubt, speak to your vet about how to maintain your rabbits good health.
tips to keeping your chinchilla happy, healthy and stimulated.
Healthy gnawing. Give them a gnawing block to help them wear their teeth down and avoid giving plastic toys which can splinter and be harmful if eaten.
Bath time. Ensure they have a dust bath daily for around 10 minutes to keep their coat in good condition. Be aware that excessive dust bathing can cause eye disease or they may start to view the bath as a toilet.
Suitable toys. Cardboard rolls and boxes as well as shop bought shelters and wooden seesaws can prevent boredom. Try using different toys in different weeks to keep things interesting.
If in any doubt, speak to your vet about how best to care for your chinchilla.