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Looking after your cat

Make sure your moggy is as magical as can be!

From getting your portly cat back into shape to raising a kitten, our factsheets are here to help. You can search by topic below.

Basic First Aid - CatsBasic first aidRead our top tips on what you can do to keep your cat healthy Basic health care - catsBasic healthcareShould you get a kitten or an older cat? Find out what’s best for you.  Caring for your older catCaring for the older catAs with people, cats slow down when they age. Find out more about caring for an older cat. Caring for your adult catCaring for your adult catIf you’ve got an adult cat or you’re thinking of getting one, read our tips on how to care for them. Caring for your kittenCaring for your kittenKittens may be cute but they’ve got lots to learn. Find out how to care for your new arrival. Caring for your sick catCaring for your sick cat This factsheet will help you if you’re caring for a poorly cat.  Cat fluCat fluFind out the causes, symptoms and treatment for cat flu.  Cats and human healthCats and human healthFind out what you can do to keep your family – and your cat – healthy.  Choosing the right catChoosing the right cat This factsheet will help you choose the right cat for you. Coping with cancer - catsCoping with cancerUnderstand how cancer can affect cats. Clicker train your catClicker training your petClicker training is a really great way of teaching your pet new things in a positive way and making learning fun for both of you. FeLVFeLVThis factsheet explains the causes and symptoms of FeLV and how to care for an infected cat.  Cat cuddlingFinding the right pet for youThis factsheet will help you choose the right pet for you and your family.  FIVFIVThis factsheet explains the causes and symptoms of FIV and how to care for an infected cat.  Getting back into shapeGetting back in shapeOverweight cats are prone to more health problems – this factsheet will help you keep your pet in shape.  health issues in the older catHealth issues with the older catOverweight cats are prone to more health problems – this factsheet will help you keep your pet in shape.  Hidden dangersHidden dangersCats are curious and playful creatures, but these charming characteristics can get them into trouble - learn about hidden dangers.  How to play with your catHow to play with your cat This factsheet has advice on how to play with your kitten or cat. Introducing your cat to other petsIntroducing your cat to other petsRead our tips on introducing your cat or kitten to other pets.  Moving house and travelling with your catsMoving house and travelling with catsThis factsheet will help if you’re planning on moving house or travelling with your cat.  Nervous and aggressive catsNervous and aggressive catsFind out what causes a cat to become nervous or aggressive and what you can do to combat the problem.  KittensNeutering your catNeutering your pet can have really great benefits, both to them and to you! Plus you’ll be helping to tackle the growing crisis of pets being abandoned, dumped and given away because there aren’t enough homes to go around. warm catProtect your cat from common poisonsLearn about common household substances that can poison your cat. Scratching and clawing in the houseScratching or clawing in the houseDiscover why cats scratch and what you can do to protect your sofa.  Skin and ear careSkin and ear careThis factsheet has top tips on how to keep your cat’s skin and eyes healthy.