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‘Do you need to protect indoor cats against fleas and worms?’ and other veterinary questions

Do your cats have problems with parasites? Yesterday’s live Q&A on Facebook was with Cats Protection vet, Vanessa Howie and she was answering questions about fleas and worms.

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Why should I neuter my cat?

Neutering is the only effective way of reducing the number of unwanted cats and kittens in the UK. Please don’t add to the plight of the thousands of unwanted cats already out there!

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‘Do indoor cats still need boosters?’ and other vaccination FAQs

Cats Protection vet Vanessa Howie answers questions about vaccinations and infectious disease, including why cats have vaccine treatments and whether indoor cats still need regular boosters.

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How to recognise the symptoms of poisoning in your cat

There are a number of everyday household items that can be poisonous to cats, so as they are inquisitive animals it's important to keep them out of their reach. This visual guide lists some common cat poisons, explains what the symptoms of poisoning are and what to do.

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Feeding enrichment puzzles for your cat

You can easily make your own enrichment feeders for your cat, which mimic their natural hunting activity. Stalking, pouncing, playing and ‘killing’ food release your cat’s feel-good hormones.

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Simon’s Cat visit Cats Protection

Earlier this week we were very excited to receive a visit from Simon Tofield, creator of Simon’s Cat, at the National Cat Centre in Sussex. Simon visited us to do some research for a new film and to chat to our vets about a typical check-up.

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‘How do I eradicate my cat’s ear mites?’ and other veterinary FAQs

This week saw the third instalment of our recent live Q&A sessions on our Facebook page, as Cats Protection vet Vanessa Howie gave veterinary advice and feline healthcare tips.

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Rise in pedigree cats in rescue

As a volunteer assisting various feline rescues throughout the UK, I’m noticing more and more pedigrees being taken in through their doors and I think this is because people are so overwhelmed by a specific type of cat’s appearance that they may not think about the needs of that breed.

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Emergency operation saves cat and kittens

Veterinary staff at Cats Protection’s National Cat Adoption Centre have saved the lives of a pregnant cat and her four kittens after she had difficulties giving birth.

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Don’t let kittens have kittens!

Although we helped to neuter more than 190,000 cats in 2011, a visit to any CP site across the country in the height of kitten season will demonstrate the scale of overpopulation in the UK.

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