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Fresh start for senior Dotty

Sixteen-year-old Dotty came into the care of the branch in November 2016 having lived with one owner since a kitten and kept as an indoor cat. New rules by the landlord meant that Dotty wasn't allowed to stay in her home and she was reluctantly handed over to Cats Protection.

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‘Is it ok to give my cat milk?’ and other veterinary FAQs

In our latest Facebook Q&A, vet Dr Sarah Elliott answered live questions from cat owners. Topics include whether you can give cats milk and why a cat may have hair loss.

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Preparing your cat for Easter

For many people, Easter means spending time with friends and family or going away for a long weekend break. Combine this with hot cross buns and chocolates galore and it’s easy to see how it can be a stressful and risky time for our cats.

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Help us call for air guns to be licensed in England and Wales

Cats are being targeted in horrifying air gun attacks. To you, a cat like Billy is a beautiful animal. But to the person who coldly pulled the trigger, Billy was nothing but a target.

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‘Why is my cat vomiting?’ and other veterinary FAQs

It is a good idea to mention any vomiting to your vet as there can be a different underlying cause depending on whether this is true vomiting or regurgitation.

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Hunter is a hero

Hunter came into our care as a very poorly, five month old. It was clear that Hunter was seriously unwell and had not been eating or drinking for a number of days and, as a result, was severely dehydrated.

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‘How can I reduce hairballs?’ and other veterinary FAQs

In our latest live Facebook Q&A, Cats Protection vet Dr Sarah Elliott answered a variety of veterinary questions from curious cat owners, including how to minimise furballs, how to help a cat with dry skin, and a common cause of diarrhoea in cats.

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‘Why doesn’t my cat purr?’ and other veterinary FAQs

Cats Protection vet Dr Sarah Elliott answers veterinary questions from curious cat owners, including why a cat may not purr and how much cats should eat.

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Don’t give grooming the brush off

Our Haslemere Adoption Centre recently had the lovely Autumn brought into their care after she’d spent some time living outside. Her coat was heavily matted because it hadn’t been groomed.

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‘Should I bathe my cat?’ and other veterinary FAQs

There isn't much need to bathe a cat. They often will keep themselves clean and tidy, but occasionally they may need help with grooming by brushing them, especially if longhaired (longhaired cats should be brushed daily).

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