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How to protect my cat in hot weather?

Add cool pre-boiled water to moist cats food. Mix in to make a nice gravy to ensure your cat stays hydrated

Any cat can get too hot and may become lethargic, sleeping and appear to have low energy and or mood. You may even see them pant, which is a sign for ‘urgent’ action. Wet your hands repeatedly under cool water and keep wiping your hands over your pets, especially if long haired cats. Wet, back, head neck and under chest and tummy.

Place fresh water bowls around the home in a number of different places. can put ice cubes in to.

Provide cool mats for your cat to lay down on or provide wet towels and place on cool kitchen floor.Keep the cats in shade and better still indoors in a cool shaded room with fans on.

Please note:

White cats are prone to sun cancers on their ears, so please remember to use a pet safe sun protection for their white ears and nose.

What is FIV+?

Cat FIV (Feline Immunodedeficiancy Virus) like AIDS in humans

Cats who are infected with FIV may not show symtms until years after the initial infection occured.

Althoug the virus is slow-acting, a cat's immune system is severely weakened once the desease takes hold.

This makes the cat susceptible to varius sconday infections.

Infected cats who receive supporteive medical care and are kept in a stress-free, indoor evironment can live for month to years comfortable live before the desease reaches its chronic stages.

Whats the best age to spay/neuter my cat?

Traditionally male and female cats have often been neutered at six months of age, but this is after many cats reach sexual maturity and not based on any scientific rationale. For social, health and population control reasons, it is now recommended neutering should routinely take place at around 4 months of age.

How to find my cat if it goes missing?

Cats are curious creatures and can often sleep in unusual places – make sure you’ve searched thoroughly around your home and garden first

Hang cats bedding and some of your clothes on the line for cat to find scent of home

Spray your perfume/deodorant/aftershave out front and back door often

If your cat is missing, let your microchip database know as soon as possible so they can put a note on your pet’s record for when they are found

Put up posters in your local area which show a good photo of your cat and give your contact details

Also put leaflets in shops and on lamposts

Ask your neighbours to check their garages, sheds and cars and keep a look out

Look up! If a mummy cat hold her kittens or (walk streets in a carrier) to cry for mummy.

Contact the local vets – if your cat has been injured, they may have been taken there for treatment

Contact pet charity re-homing and rescue centres and give them details of your cat and copies of your missing poster so they can contact you if your cat is brought to them

Check online lost and found websites in your local area, and register your pet on a national lost pet database

Phone local council where RTA cats are taken (Portsmouth 02392 688181

I found a cat. What do I do?

Avoid feeding cats who come into your garden unless clearly underweight. This will only encourage them to keep coming back and they may have owners and feeding them too or may have specila dietry requirement due to health issues.

Put a paper collar on the cat asking around if the cat is miising. If the cat persists coming, it may be lost or a stray.

Spread the word. Cats roam over wide areas. Ask neighbours, create posters and share a photo on social media and on any lost cat website.

If the cat is approachable find a local scanner holder or take it your local vet or rescue centre where they be able to scan for a microchip