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Dougal proves age is just a number

Poor Dougal came into the care of Bracknell & Wokingham Districts Branch after his owner died. He had faeces in his fur and was and infested with fleas, needed 12 teeth removing, and one of his claws had grown so long it had pierced his footpad, becoming infected and bleeding.

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‘How can I help my elderly cat’s mobility?’ and other veterinary FAQs

It is really common for cats to experience some form of joint pain or stiffness as they age. This may be the reason she is having difficulties with her back legs.

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In praise of older cats

We've been sent this lovely update about elderly tabby cat Barney who was adopted from our Caterham, Redhill & East Surrey Branch last year at the ripe old age of 20.

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Old cats need love too!

All this week we are celebrating elderly cats, who on average take around five times longer than kittens to be adopted. During kitten season (April – September), the statistics are even more saddening, with older cats taking six-and-a-half times longer to be homed than kittens.

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Older cat Jess – an inspirational life

Imagine you are a cat and that late in life you have the misfortune to develop chronic kidney disease that has raised your blood pressure to such a level that it has caused both retinas to detach.

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A second chance for elderly Dotty

Dotty arrived in our care in mid-February 2015 when she was 15 years old. Her owner was unfortunately too ill to look after her any more.

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Two elderly friends, perfectly matched

In the summer of 2014, Cats Protection’s Fareham & Waterlooville Districts Branch took in an elderly cat called Butch after his original owner died and no-one in the family could take him in.

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