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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
Cats require a high protein / high fat diet which can be difficult to prepare yourself. Cats often become fussy eaters which leads to diet deficiency diseases.
The rules are:
- Choose a complete diet with variety;
- Feed little and often;
- Don’t leave excess food in bowl;
- See that feed bowls are scrupulously clean;
- Do not feed liver as a major dietary component as it may causes skeletal problems;
- Do not feed raw meat as the sole diet as this can also cause skeletal problems;
- Do not feed dog food to a cat.
Most canned cat food is specially prepared with added vitamins and minerals. Feeding dried foods requires access to drinking water at all times without which the cat may develop a urinary tract problem.
Cats should have ready access to a plentiful supply of clean fresh water. Milk should be avoided as milk lactose is indigestible to most cats and may lead to diarrhoea.
Cats use their claws for climbing and for defence and usually keep them in immaculate condition. Cats may often sharpen their claws on a tree in the garden but some select furniture in the house and the resultant damage can be severe. It is best to provide a scratching post or cat tree for your cat and you should place this near its usual exit from the house. The most interesting scratching posts are those which have different kinds of surfaces. Make sure the post or tree is tall enough to that your cat can reach upwards with its front paws – above its head – and still have room to stretch and grab. If the tree is too short it may decide to use taller furniture.
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.