Care for
your cat

We are here to offer any advice and information you could need to properly care for your cat.

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Key Cat Care

A cat only requires a few key things to live a happy life. Firstly, cats need a safe and warm place to sleep. Food and water are obviously vital for the cat to survive. Please make sure your cat has a litter tray to use. It’s important that cats are kept healthy, free from pain and injury.

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Care for a new cat

New cats often require more care as they settle into their new surroundings, we are here to help you throughout the adoption process and are always available to give a helping hand even once your cat has settled in.

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Key Cat Care

A cat only requires a few key things to live a happy life. Firstly, cats need a safe and warm place to sleep. Food and water are obviously vital for the cat to survive. Please make sure your cat has a litter tray to use. It’s important that cats are kept healthy, free from pain and injury.

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Care for a new cat

New cats often require more care as they settle into their new surroundings, we are here to help you throughout the adoption process and are always available to give a helping hand even once your cat has settled in.

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How to care for a cat : principal keys

We are always on hand to offer advice about cat care!

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Diets

A balanced diet is key to keeping your cat happy and healthy.

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Health

If you have concerns about your cat’s health, it is important to seek advice straight away.

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Home & Environment

It is key to make sure your home is a safe place for your cat to be in and that they feel completely comforatble there.

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Vaccination

Keeping your cat’s vaccinations up to date is vital to ensure their health.

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Microchipping

Microchipping offers a safe and permanent method of stopping cats from becoming lost.

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Neutering

Neutering cats provides a whole range of benefits for their health and lifestyle.

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Cats Protection
Neutering Assistance Program

in the TS postcode area

“Dear Cat owner – do you, a member of your family or a friend have a cat, male or female that needs neutering?
Cats Protection will pay for any cat to be neutered regardless of the owners income or circumstances.
Please call 01642 589090. Thank you.”

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About Cat FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus)

FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus) is a feline only, slow-acting virus. It is so slow to progress that most FIV+ cats die of old age. Once thought to be deadly and highly contagious, it has since been found to be neither.

At Care4Cats Rescue, we think that FIV+ cats are just like any other cats. They just need a little more care and to be indoor cats as they have a weakened immune system and hence become more susceptible to disease and illness. They need regular vaccinations, flea and worm treatments and are fed a good diet. However, it is absolutely possible for FIV+ cats to live with FIV- cats. Studies have shown that is it very unlikely that the virus would be passed between cats living in the same home. Indeed, FIV is not passed by sharing of food or water dishes, grooming each other, litter boxes, mock fighting, scratches nor even sneezes.

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Saltburn Vets

We at Care4Cats rescue have recommended vets that we trust to provide top quality care for your pets.

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Learn more about cat care

If you want to learn more about cat care, we recommend visiting cats.org.uk, they have all the information you could need to keep your cat in top condition.

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Saltburn Vets

We at Care4Cats rescue have recommended vets that we trust to provide top quality care for your pets.

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Learn more about cat care

If you want to learn more about cat care, we recommend visiting cats.org.uk, they have all the information you could need to keep your cat in top condition.

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How to care for your new cat

We are always on hand to offer advice about cat care!

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What does a cat need

A cat only requires a few key things to live a happy life. Firstly, cats need a safe and warm place to sleep. Food and water are obviously vital for the cat to survive. Please make sure your cat has a litter tray for them to use. It’s important that cats are kept healthy, free from pain and injury.

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The first few days

At first, your cat may seem disoriented in its new surroundings and may not be as sociable as you hoped. This is completely natural, as the move into a new environment is a big thing for them to take in. We recommend starting your cat in just one room, expanding to the full house once they seem settled there.

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Introducing a new cat to other pets

The best way to introduce your cats to other animals is in a controlled environment. Your supervision will help these first meetings run better, the amount of time it takes will depend on how confident the cat is.

Animals that live together have a ‘group smell’, which is their mingled scent. To help introduce your cat faster, you can swap bedding between the separated animals, allowing them to get used to each others sent beforehand.

Using food and treats when two cats meet will help break the ice and make them feel more sociable towards each other. Make sure they do not have to share water bowls, food bowls, beds and litter trays.

All dogs should be on a lead when they first meet a cat, giving them time to establish a friendship.

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Letting your cat or kitten out

We recommend that your cat is kept inside for at least two weeks after they move in. Plus, if your cat has not had their second vaccination yet, we think it is best to wait until this has taken place.

When you first let your cat out, use the door of the house you would like your cat to use in the future. Next, take them out and place them a few yards from the door. Place a treat in the doorway and call the cat over. After a few practices, your cat will have learnt their way home!

Kittens are not sensible enough to be let outside until 6 months old. Before this, you could take them for guided explorations of the garden, if your garden is secure. You could also take a kitten out on a harness, to show them what is outside. However, make sure to get them used to wearing a harness indoors first.

If you are keeping your cat as an indoor cat, make sure to give it lots of attention and playtime.

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Meet our cats

We have loads of fantastic felines who are super excited to meet you!

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Our Cat of the Month

Female, Prime, 3 to 7 years old

I would like to live with my loving human but I am not sure about other animals.

I need to be adopted alone.

Tanner

Male, Kitten, 0 to 1 year old

I would like to live with cats, a companion that will match my character.

I need to be adopted by an experienced owner.

Carter

Male, Kitten, 0 to 1 year old

I would like to live with cats, a companion that will match my character.

I need to be adopted by an experienced owner.

Betty

Female, Prime, 3 to 7 years old

I would like to live with cats, my loving human but I am not sure about other animals.

Belle

Female, Kitten, 0 to 1 year old

I would like to live with cats, a companion that will match my character.

I need to be adopted by an experienced owner.

Beetle

Male, Kitten, 0 to 1 year old

I would like to live with cats, a companion that will match my character.

I need to be adopted by an experienced owner.