Cat Care Information
New to owning a cat or completely baffled by your long-term feline friend? Fear not!
This section of the site boasts a wealth of information to help answer your cat-care queries.
From care booklets on numerous topics to frequently asked questions and a glossary, we're here to help you learn more about your cat.
Welcoming Your New Cat
|Welcome Home : 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…
|You and your vet: We encourage you to register with a vet as soon as possible after getting a cat – certainly before a vet is needed in an emergency – and to take your cat for health checks at least once a year, with advice from your vet.
|Fleas and other parasites: A parasite is an organism that lives and feeds on another to the detriment of the host. Both outdoor and indoor cats are at risk from infection.
Cats Protection have produced YouTube videos covering the understanding of common behavioural issues when homing your new cat. The Links to the videos are below:
Common Poisons Affecting Cats
Cats are vulnerable to numerous poisonous plants and substances. Some items are commonly found in houses, garages and gardens (anti-freeze, lily plants, spider plants). The information below will guide you should poisoning occur and help you identify items that should not be accessible to your cat(s).
What to do if you think you cat has been poisoned
- Remove your cat from the source of poison and isolate from other animals.
- Contact your vet for advice immediately; make sure you know when, where and how the poisoning occurred. If appropriate take the packaging, plant or substance with you to the vet.
- If possible prevent the cat from grooming.
- Do not try to make the cat vomit, unless you are instructed to do so by your vet.
- If the skin or fur is contaminated wash thoroughly with mild shampoo and water.
The following link has an extensive list of plants and substances that are harmful to cats: Plants that are toxic to cats
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