Dr Sophie Huxley BSc BVMS

Feline focused veterinarian helping you understand your cat

Expert advice on all things feline, ranging from environmental enrichment and behavior to common feline diseases

  • Feline Resorptive Lesions
    This is another topic I am very passionate about! It is estimated that by middle age, 50% of cats will have one or more resorptive lesions. You can see why I find this disease so important as it can be a very common source of pain for many cats! It saddens me to know that […]
  • Introducing a new cat or kitten into your home
    This is a topic that we frequently educate new cat owners about when they adopt a cat or kitten. Often they already have another cat at home, and want to give both their cat at home and their new cat the best chance possible for a successful cat friendship! I may have said this before, […]
  • Feline Infectious Peritonitis
    This blog post comes following some sad news this week. One of our cats that had been adopted a couple of months ago, passed away under general anaesthetic during a routine desexing operation. We were absolutely devastated to hear this news, and extend our deepest sympathies to her beautiful foster family. The veterinarians that were […]
  • Ringworm (Dermatophytosis)
    In my time as a veterinarian in Darwin, and especially since we founded the rescue A Safe Place for Meow, I have diagnosed and treated A LOT of ringworm! This fungal skin disease has had me fascinated from the very beginning. When we were in our very early days of the rescue, we didn’t realize […]

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