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‘How can I make my cat lose weight?’ and other veterinary FAQs

It can be tricky to diet cats, especially when they have access to food sources elsewhere! Most vet clinics will run a free weight loss clinic for pets and they should be able to recommend a tailored programme for your cat.

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In memory of Toby

Toby was a very special cat that came to us in early February 2016 after his owner passed away. He had an inoperable tumour on his face and it was confirmed by the vet that although nothing could be done for Toby he was not in any pain or suffering.

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‘How much water should cats drink?’ and other veterinary FAQs

Cats are notoriously fussy when it comes to drinking water. As she is on wet food, it is likely she is getting much of her water intake from her diet.

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‘Why is my cat losing weight?’ and other veterinary FAQs

Vet Sarah Elliott advises cat owners on health topics, including why a cat might be losing weight and the common causes of cats' tummy troubles.

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Caring for cats with disabilities

Our Caithness Branch recently raised the funds for 10-year-old Wally to undergo a vital operation on an ear infection he picked up while he was living on the streets.

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Caring for indoor cats

At Cats Protection when we rehome cats and kittens, we work hard to find the perfect match between pet and owner – a match that will best-suit both parties’ circumstances.

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Walter’s sore wound

Walter, a very handsome five-year-old tom cat, was found wandering the streets in October with his front leg caught through his collar. He was very timid and frightened and resisted all our efforts to trap him for four months. Warning: contains graphic photos.

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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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Keeping your cat safe in winter

If your cat is experiencing icy ground for the first time, consider letting them wander in a safe, enclosed area so they can get used to their new terrain.

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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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