Vet protocols and resources
The following documents have been produced solely for veterinary surgeons providing care to cats in the care of Cats Protection (CP).
The guidance applies veterinary shelter medicine principles to issues not infrequently faced by CP. The guidance is not a substitute for specific clinical judgement and veterinary advice for individual cats, as it is appreciated that all cases are different. The guidance and protocols do not translate to owned cats, where husbandry, infectious disease risks and feline stresses can differ significantly.
Vets may also find other sections on the website of specific interest, such as the neutering section and our public ‘essential’ and ‘veterinary’ guides.
|The veterinary guide - 2015 edition
This guide, produced for the veterinary profession, provides a current overview of Cats Protection (CP), the UK’s leading feline welfare charity.
This guide details the nature of veterinary care requested for domestic (non-feral) and feral cats in the care of the charity, as well as highlighting some recommendations the charity makes to cat owners.
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Adopting a cat that that has potentially zoontic diarrhoea - Advice for adopters - PDF - 69KB - Download
Diarrhoea Procedure - PDF - 1.5MB - Download
CP's Routine Parasite Control Procedures - PDF - 85KB - Download
Dentistry - Advice for adopters - PDF - 69KB - Download
Heart murmurs - Advice for adopters - PDF - 47KB - Download
Heart murmurs flow chart - PDF - 419KB - Download
Hyperthyroid flow chart - PDF - 600KB - Download
Kidney protocol flow chart - PDF - 621KB - Download
Neutering - Post operative advice for adopters - PDF - 69KB - Download
Ringworm procedures - PDF - 429KB - Download
Feline Parvovirus FPV procedures - PDF - 111KB - Download
CP FCoV and FIP procedures - PDF - 156KB - Download
FIV/FeLV flow charts - PDF - 129KB - Download
Vaccinations - Advice for adopters - PDF - 269KB - Download
Assessment of feline neutered status - PDF - 62KB - Download
Purina 1-9 Body Conditioning Poster - PDF - Download
Virbac Speed Duo Test Instruction Sheet - PDF - 591KB - Download
Bristol Cat Oral Health Card - can be used when carrying out CP cat assessment status as part of the veterinary clinical examination - PDF - 676KB - Download
Investigation of heart murmurs - PDF - 47KB - Download
Paws to Listen order form
We understand how difficult it can be for owners when their cat goes missing, has been rehomed, is nearing the end of its life or has recently passed away. To help support people during this difficult time Cats Protection runs a confidential grief support service where people can talk to a trained volunteer listener.
To promote this service we have produced a range of resources, which can be ordered free of charge and displayed around your practice.
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