From the considerations to take into account when adopting a cat to details of how to watch their weight and behaviour, the Essential Guides series tells you everything you need to know about responsible cat ownership.
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It’s time to help your cat or kitten
settle into their new home! Following the advice here will help to
ensure they soon become used to their new surroundings.
Caring for Your Cat
Cats can be independent souls and are great
pets for people with busy lifestyles, but they still need to be looked
after. Keep your cat happy and healthy by following this advice.
Feeding and Obesity
Pop into your local pet shop or supermarket and
you will be faced with a whole aisle full of cat food. So, how do you
know which one to feed to your cat?
Cats Protection believes that having your cat neutered is an essential part of responsible cat ownership.
Find out more about this harmless procedure here.
There are some things your cat will do which
are just instinctive. Before taking on a cat, you should be sure that
you're happy to live with these behavioural habits.
Moving house can be a big deal for cats – much
of their feeling of security and ability to relax comes from being
surrounded by the familiar sights, sounds and scents of their own
Cats and the Law
Much of the law in relation to animals has now
been consolidated in the Animal Welfare Act 2006 and in the Animal
Health & Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006. This PDF also refers to other
legislation that remains relevant.
True feral cats are the offspring of
stray or abandoned domestic cats. They live wild in towns, cities or
rural areas and may have little or no contact with humans. As a result,
they are often scared of people and as such will avoid them.
The Veterinary Guides
series answers all the important questions regarding the wellbeing of
your feline companion, from dealing with fleas to caring for deaf and
Written by our expert team of vets, this set of guides provides the information that will help put your mind at ease.