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Exotic Shorthaired Cat
The Guide to Owning an Exotic Shorthair Cat
Author: Karen Commings; £4.76
Guide to Owning an Exotic Shorthair Cat
Author: Karen Commings; £21.94
The Exotic Cat
Author: Joanne Mattern;
Author: Stuart A. Kallen; £12.26
The Exotic Shorthaired Cats
Author: Karen L. Davis;
ST.FRANCIS HOSPICE FOR CATS
Registered Charity No 1062053
St. Francis Hospice for Cats is not a re-homing centre but a registered hospice for chronically sick and elderly cats. The Hospice look after around 80 cats whilst also caring for a feral colony in the Derby area. They are included here as they are desperately in need of donations and sponsors to enable them carry on with their invaluable work. You could make a real difference by sending a donation however small. If you are in the Derby area perhaps you could lend a hand with a fund-raising event? You can contact the hospice as above or visit their web site for more details of their work.
Indoor Homes Needed: St. Francis Hospice is looking for loving homes for cats in their care who are carrying FIV but who are otherwise healthy. The Hospice is happy to pick up any future vet bills. Please Note: These cats will need to be ‘indoor’ cats only.
3 Sapperton Close Littleover Derby Derbyshire DE23 7NX
Tel: 01332 272139
At holiday time it may be possible to arrange for a friend neighbour or relative to visit your house two or three times a day to tend to your cat. Provided such regular attention is guaranteed this is acceptable since cats prefer to remain in their own home. It is not a good idea to move the cat to someone else’s home from which it may immediately try to escape.
The alternative is to place your cat at a good boarding cattery. In choosing a boarding cattery make sure you visit the establishment first and check that the following criteria are met:
- Staffing: enough to ensure personalised attention for your cat;
- Security: adequate precautions against the possibility of escape;
- Hygiene: evidence of cleanliness and no smell;
- Accommodation: dry clean and sheltered with heating provided for cooler months;
- Exercise: facilities which allow for some exercise preferably with climbing capacity and caged outside access.
- A good boarding establishment will always ensure cats have correct vaccinations.
Signs of Health
A healthy cat should display the following signs of heath:
- Demeanour: watchful – even at rest; quickly responsive to sounds; quiet and contented;
- Movement: free movement and agile; no lameness;
- Appetite: good; no vomiting;
- Breathing: even and quiet with no coughing;
- Coat: clean well groomed and glossy; free from parasites and dirt;
- Ears: pricked to catch sound; no discharge or irritation;
- Eyes: clear; no discharge or inflammation.
Cats and kittens can become ill quite rapidly. This is usually characterised by lethargy and a failure to eat or drink. If your cat appears unwell for any reason consult your veterinarian immediately.
Complete Book of Cat Breeding
Covers all aspects of cat breeding for both novice and experienced breeders discussing breeding stock the breeding process potential problems normal and assisted births and neonatal kitten care. breeders.