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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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‘Should I clip my cats’ claws?’ and other veterinary FAQs

As cats get older their nails become thicker (much the same as people) and they tend not to retract quite as easily. We would recommend that you ask your vet or a vet nurse at the vet practice you use to demonstrate how to clip their claws safely.

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‘What’s a cat’s ideal weight?’ and other feline veterinary FAQs

Vet Vanessa Howie answers cat health questions from pet owners on Facebook, including how much a healthy cat should weigh and how to encourage your cat to drink more water.

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‘Why won’t my cat sleep in his bed?’ and other behaviour FAQs

Cats do have a habit of choosing places to sleep that we wouldn't think were that comfortable! One thing many people don't realise is that cats like to rotate their sleeping place.

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Long-stay cat Panjo finds a new family

When three-and-a-half-year-old Panjo was found living in a shed in July 2014, she was in a terrible condition – her skin was sore and weepy all over her body.

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How to keep your cat cool in the summer

A recent survey showed that nearly half of vets questioned treated animals for conditions related to hot weather, such as heat stroke, last summer. It’s therefore vitally important that you take extra care to keep your cat healthy and happy in the sunshine.

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Behaviour focus: drinking water

In the first of our new weekly behaviour focus posts, Cats Protection Behaviour Manager Nicky Trevorrow explains what to do if your cat isn't drinking from their water bowl.

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Help cats like Maxwell in our Big Dinner Appeal

Thin and in terrible condition, Maxwell was found roaming a Scottish hillside by Cats Protection volunteers. He was starving but every time we gave him food, poor Maxwell was terribly sick.

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How to look after a kitten

There’s no denying it: kittens are very cute and lots of fun. But it’s important to remember that adopting a kitten is a lifetime commitment – which could be 15-20 years or perhaps even longer!

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Why it’s important to microchip your cat

June is National Microchipping Month and the ideal opportunity to get your cat microchipped, if it isn’t already. Microchipping is the most effective way of identifying a lost pet – microchips are permanent and can’t come off like a collar.

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