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iCatCare winter safety tips

With the news of the worsening weather and the 'weather bomb' that is due to hit the UK, International Cat Care have produced a set of 'winter safety tips', providing cat owners with practical advice on how to keep their cats safe this winter. 

As the weather gets colder, cats face a number of different hazards from frost bite to more serious issues that owners need to be aware of. The tips listed in our article can advise owners on how to handle these issues, how to prevent injury and how to keep their cats safe during the winter months.

Keeping your cat safe this Bonfire Night

One of our supporters and a recipient iCatCare’s 2014 Cat Friendly Award, Agria Pet Insurance, have revealed that 22% more cats are reported missing on Bonfire Night than on any other night of the year.

Data collected over the past five years has shown that during the week either side of Bonfire Night, the number of missing pet reports goes up by a third, compared with an average week. 

We believe this is because of the amount of stress that pets experience on the night due to the loud bangs and noises that fireworks produce. 

Top 100 Photo Competition Entries

Recently, we gave cat owners the opportunity to enter out photographic competition for a chance to be featured in our iCatCare 'Cats for all seasons' 2015 calendar. We asked for photographs with a seasonal feel and received nearly 3,00 entries overall from 48 different countries. The 12 winning images have been chosen and will be revealed over the next few weeks over on our facebook page - very exciting so check it out every day to see who the latest winner is.

Progress for permethrin poisoning campaign

A great day for cats: PDSA and Bob Martin back International Cat Care’s campaign to help prevent permethrin poisoning in cats Yesterday, on the same day that PDSA vets joined International Cat Care in warning of a ‘cat-astrophe’ as thousands of pet owners are mistakenly poisoning their cats by applying the wrong flea products, pet product manufacturer Bob Martin announced that it has made the decision to move its permethrin-containing on-animal flea treatments out of general sales and into restricted sales only. By doing this, anyone who wishes to buy such a product will have to obtain it through a vet, a pharmacist or other suitably qualified person, enabling advice to be given at the point of sale about dangers to cats.

Cat welfare award goes to Agnès Dufau

Agnès Dufau is the first recipient of the International Cat Care Welfare Award launched this year by International Cat Care and Ceva, the global veterinary health company.

The International Cat Care Welfare Award was open to anyone working internationally and not in paid employment by a charity. It was presented at the Ceva Awards for Animal Welfare event held in Birmingham on April 2, prior to BSAVA Congress.

Wanted – cat stars for new documentary

Oxford Scientific Films are currently making a new science documentary for ITV1 on cats.
 
The programme will take an affectionate, informative approach - looking at the behavioural and physical development of kittens and cats, alongside stories of the unique and various bonds we have with them.
 
OSF Productions are looking for help to demonstrate just how amazing cats are – it could be that you have an extraordinary story or your cat – or kitten – or it has unique skills. Does your ca

Final nominations for Welfare Award

Less than 2 weeks left to nominate someone who goes the extra mile for the welfare of animals. Do you know someone who gives their time to work on cat welfare projects? Then why not nominate them for the International Cat Care Welfare Award? Ceva Animal Health, which makes Feliway, is looking to celebrate loyal and hard-working animal lovers with its annual animal welfare awards.

Australia bushfires: helping the feline victims

The bushfires in Australia continue to gather pace, with more than 200 homes already destroyed in New South Wales. A state of emergency has been called and conditions are expected to deteriortate with rising temperatures and strong winds making the situation even worse. Whilst the human cost is always of greatest concern, wildlife and pets, including cats are also severely affected, with those surviving needing specialised veterinary treatment.

Concerns over cat cafés

International Cat Care and the British Small Animal Veterinary Association are calling for feline welfare to be the top priority at new cat cafés. 

Cat cafés, first popularised in Japan, are opening across Europe, with proposals for a new business in London recently reported in the media.

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