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Dr Hannah Godfrey MRCVS


Hannah graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, UK in 2011 and began work straight away at a busy mixed practice. Initially, she treated all species, but as the small animal hospital became busier, she focussed on small animals. She has a passion for soft tissue surgery as well as canine and feline dentistry, having completed additional training in both areas.


Can Cats Be Gay?

These days, doting pet parents want to understand our cats' unique personalities, what makes them tick, and why they do the quirky things they do. One aspect of your cat's individual characteristics that might be more difficult to fully understand is their sexuality.   With the long-awaited emphasis on education, understanding, and acceptance of the diversities of human sexualities, it's...

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Why Do Cats Sit On Squares?

Cats have lots of quirky ways that don’t necessarily make sense to their pet parents. They often try to fit in the most unrealistically small containers, or have a moment of zoomies where they climb up and down the headboard of the bed, with wide eyes as if they're possessed. But have you ever spotted your cat sitting on a...

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Why Do Cats Purr When They Sleep? A Vet Explains

Cuddling your cat on the couch with a blanket and a book or the television sounds idyllic, doesn't it? But what if your cat purrs when they sleep? If they're noisy purrers, you might have to turn the volume up on the television if you stand a chance of hearing what's happening on your show! When your cat is purring...

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Why Do Cats Put Their Butt In Your Face? A Vet Explains

Cats do a lot of strange things, and their mannerisms are certainly quite different from our human behaviors! For example, for cats, headbutting (or bunting) is a sign of affection, and a little nibble of your ear could be the equivalent of a kiss! But perhaps the most bizarre example is when your cat put their butt in your face...

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Why Do Cats Bob Their Heads? A Veterinarian Explains

Feline behavior is nothing like human behavior, so sometimes it's hard to tell whether their wonderful but slightly wacky ways are normal. Of course, an important part of being a pet parent is spotting signs that something is wrong and seeking the appropriate medical advice.   So, how do you know whether your cat's behavior is normal, or if you...

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Why Do Cats Suck on Blankets? A Veterinarian Explains

Cat behavior often seems strange if you don’t understand the reason behind it. One such behavior is when cats suckle on blankets or other soft fabrics.   Many pet owners will be able to recall a time when they’ve been cozied up with a blanket, only to be quickly joined by their furry family member, who begins to try to...

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How Do You Train A Cat That Won’t Listen?

If you share your home with a cat, you probably enjoy them curling up on your lap in the evenings and purring and rubbing against your legs when you get home from work. However, some things our feline pets do are less than ideal, like scratching furniture, stealing food from the kitchen counter, or peeing on the laundry pile.  ...

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Do Cats Get Jealous Of Other Cats?

If you live in a multi-cat household, or you're thinking of introducing another cat to your brood, you might find yourself wondering whether cats get jealous of other cats. Cats can become very easily stressed and anxious when they aren't getting along, leading to medical problems and poor health. So, if cats can experience feelings of jealousy, it could affect...

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Do Cats Know When You Are Sad?

In the movies, when the main character is crying after a dramatic breakup or grieving a loss, it's not uncommon for their pet to comfort them. Perhaps their dog lays their head on their lap, or their cat curls up next to them on the sofa. But is this realistic? Do cats really know when we are upset? And if...

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Why Do Cats “Blep”? A Veterinarian Explains

When you notice your cat with the tip of their tongue poking out, it’s up there with the cutest cat moments. But you’re probably wondering why your cat does it. Are they just trying to be cute? Or is there a more important reason for it? This article will cover the common causes of cat blepping, whether behavioral or medical....

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