Essential guides

Essential guidesFrom the considerations to take into account when adopting a cat to details of watching his weight and behaviour, the Essential Guides series tells you everything you need to know about responsible cat ownership.

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Getting a cat

So, you are thinking about getting a cat? leaflet cover.Cats are among the most popular pets in the UK and rightly so! They make a wonderful addition to any household, but if you are thinking about taking one home, please consider these things first...

Welcome home

Welcome home leaflet coverIt’s time to help your cat or kitten settle into his new home! Following the advice here will help to ensure he soon becomes used to his new surroundings…

Caring for your cat

Caring for your cat coverCats 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

Feeding leaflet coverPop 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?

Neutering

Neutering leaflet coverCats Protection believes that having your cat neutered is an essential part of responsible cat ownership...

Feline behaviour

Feline behaviour leaflet coverThere are some things your cat will do which are just instinctive. Before taking on a cat you should be sure that you are happy to live with these behavioural habits...

Cats and children

Cats and children leaflet coverGrowing up with a pet can be an extremely rewarding experience for any youngster. We all remember our first pet and teaching your children to respect, love and help care for a cat will help them to become responsible and caring adults...

Cats and allergies

Cats and allergies leaflet coverThings that cause allergic reactions are called triggers or allergens. Almost anything can be an allergen including pollen, dust mites, detergents, tobacco smoke, insect stings, pets, feathers and perfume...

Moving house

Moving home leaflet coverMoving 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 territory...

Cats and the law

Cats and the law leaflet coverMuch 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 leaflet also refers to other legislation which remains relevant...

Ferals

Ferals leaflet coverTrue 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 will avoid them...

How you can help CP

How you can help Cats Protection leaflet coverEvery year Cats Protection helps more than 193,000 cats and kittens. Here are just some of the ways you can help us to continue this work...