Persia is a 14 year old with a new lease for life

Persia is a 14 year old with a new lease for life

As she grew older, like many cats, Persia stopped being so thorough about grooming herself. She no longer spent as much time licking and nibbling her coat: she preferred just to sleep. As a result, her coat became matted and unkempt, and  she wouldn’t let Patricia go...
Ruby brings live mice into the house

Ruby brings live mice into the house

If anyone is unlucky enough to get a mouse or rat infestation in their home, one of the obvious suggestions to control the pests is to “get a cat”. Unfortunately for Amanda, the reverse situation has taken place. She didn’t have a problem with mice, but she did have a...
Boots the cat seemed to lose the power in her hind legs

Boots the cat seemed to lose the power in her hind legs

One Saturday morning, Boots started to behave strangely. She had difficulty walking properly on her back legs, and when Maria went up to her, she rolled on her back in a peculiar way. She started to make strange noises, like a cross between purrs and miaows. She...
Squirt came home with a broken jaw

Squirt came home with a broken jaw

Squirt featured on the Nine O’Clock News when he was just a kitten after he had been saved from drowning. A man had fished out a bag containing three kittens from the Dodder Canal. Two of them were dead, but the man carried out life-saving emergency treatment on the...
Chip developed a strange rash on her face

Chip developed a strange rash on her face

Aoife has never known life without Chip. Six years before she was born, her parents adopted the young adult cat from the DSPCA. When Aoife was a baby, Chip used to sit nearby purring, and as she’s grown up, the friendly cat has always been her comfortable companion....
Boomer was unable to pass urine

Boomer was unable to pass urine

When Lisa comes home in the evening, Boomer always rushes to greet her, purring. One day, when she came home to a silent house, Lisa went looking for him: was there something wrong with her cat? She found him upstairs, on a bed. He seemed agitated, licking himself...
Eddie the cat had a runny left eye

Eddie the cat had a runny left eye

Ruby took on Eddie as a one year old rescued cat, and ever since she’s owned him, his left eye has not been normal. It’s often half closed, and while this doesn’t seem to trouble him, Ruby knows that it should be fully open, like his right eye. She has been to see me...
Freckles was the victim of a mysterious poisoning

Freckles was the victim of a mysterious poisoning

Holly’s family are fond of cats, and in the last few years they looked after a number of rescued cats from local welfare groups. In the past year, three cats have vanished without a trace, and the family have been worrying that there might be some sinister reason for...
Susie is a 20 year old cat with diabetes

Susie is a 20 year old cat with diabetes

As Susie has grown older, she now spends most of her time sleeping, and so she has stopped wearing down her own nails. She needs to have these trimmed every 6 months, so that they don’t grow into the pads of her feet. She hates having this done, and I need to wrap her...
Louis developed a lump due to a cat fight

Louis developed a lump due to a cat fight

Like many cats, Louis is territorial. He sees himself as the king of his local jungle, which in his case means Anne’s back garden. If any other cats dare to come close to the garden, he angrily sees them off, chasing them while yowling loudly. Anne saw one occasion...