Toby the 8 year old cat

Toby the 8 year old cat

Toby often greets Miriam when she comes home from work. He’s there, on the doorstep, looking up at her, purring. She’s always pleased to see him, but one night last week, she did a double take when she saw him: he looked somehow different to normal. She looked...
Tiger is a one year old Bengal cat

Tiger is a one year old Bengal cat

Tiger is a special type of pedigree cat: there are very few Bengals in this country. When Tasania and her family heard about Bengal cats, with their unique coat markings and intelligent personalities, they decided that they wanted a kitten but there were none...
Cinnamon’s tail started to drag behind him

Cinnamon’s tail started to drag behind him

Even though he’s just a young adult, Cinnamon has become a creature of habit, coming and going at regular times of the day, sitting in particular places, and eating his food on schedule. Last Saturday, there were several give away signs that something was amiss....
Mischa is a feral cat who has become tame

Mischa is a feral cat who has become tame

Rene first came across Mischa when she turned up at the back door of his partner Alison’s workplace.  She was a typical feral cat, terrified of people but never aggressive. She wouldn’t let anyone come near her, but she was so hungry that she’d let them sit close by...
Eddie the cat has a runny left eye

Eddie the cat has 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 who has diabetes

Susie is a 20 year old cat who has 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 the two year old cat

Louis the two year old cat

As a kitten, Louis used to stay around the family home all the time. He loved being in the house, and he enjoyed playing with humans. As he grew older, he gradually changed, becoming more of an outdoor animal. He had a cat flap, so he was able to come and go as he...
Inky the 14 year old cat became hyperactive

Inky the 14 year old cat became hyperactive

The change to Inky happened gradually, over a few months. She had always been an easy going, placid animal who had got on well with other cats. But in the summer of 2013, Elaine noticed that she started to get agitated, especially when there were other cats nearby....
Bonnie is a two year old Persian cat

Bonnie is a two year old Persian cat

One of the reasons that Bonnie is an indoor-only cat is that it’s a safer place to be. The outdoor world can be dangerous. Studies have shown that cats that are kept indoors all the time live longer, healthier lives. Cats that venture outside are at risk of road...