Vet protocols and resources
The following documents have been produced solely for veterinary surgeons providing care to cats in the care of Cats Protection (CP).
The guidance applies veterinary shelter medicine principles to issues not infrequently faced by CP. The guidance is not a substitute for specific clinical judgement and veterinary advice for individual cats, as it is appreciated that all cases are different. The guidance and protocols do not translate to owned cats, where husbandry, infectious disease risks and feline stresses can differ significantly.
Vets may also find other sections on the website of specific interest, such as the neutering section and our public ‘essential’ and ‘veterinary’ guides.
Cats Protection veterinary profession survey 2019
The UK's leading feline welfare charity is seeking information on the veterinary profession’s perception of its work. It is seeking anyone who works within a practice setting to complete a questionnaire. The questionnaires are available within the recent edition of the CP Clinic magazine and also online at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/cpvetsurvey
Conclusions drawn from the questionnaire will be used to improve the way the charity works with and supports the veterinary profession. As an incentive to putting pen to paper all entrants leaving contact details will be in with a chance to win one of five luxury M&S food hampers. Closing date for the survey is 30 September 2019.
|The veterinary guide - 2015 edition
This guide, produced for the veterinary profession, provides a current overview of Cats Protection (CP), the UK’s leading feline welfare charity.
This guide details the nature of veterinary care requested for domestic (non-feral) and feral cats in the care of the charity, as well as highlighting some recommendations the charity makes to cat owners.
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Procedures and flow charts for cats in Cats Protection's care
Diarrhoea Procedure - PDF - 1.5MB - Download
CP's Routine Parasite Control Procedures - PDF - 253KB - Download
Heart murmurs flow chart - PDF - 419KB - Download
Hyperthyroid flow chart - PDF - 600KB - Download
Kidney protocol flow chart - PDF - 621KB - Download
Ringworm procedures - PDF - 429KB - Download
Skin disease flow chart - PDF - 713KB - Download
Skin disease protocol - PDF - 342KB - Download
Feline Parvovirus FPV procedures - PDF - 111KB - Download
CP FCoV and FIP procedures - PDF - 156KB - Download
FIV/FeLV flow charts - PDF - 129KB - Download
Upper respiratory diseaase procedure - PDF - 705KB - Download
Advice for adopters of Cats Protection cats
Adopting a cat that that has potentially zoonotic diarrhoea - Advice for adopters - PDF - 69KB - Download
Dentistry - Advice for adopters - PDF - 69KB - Download
Heart murmurs - Advice for adopters - PDF - 47KB - Download
Neutering - Post operative advice for adopters - PDF - 69KB - Download
Vaccinations - Advice for adopters - PDF - 269KB - Download
Assessment of feline neutered status - PDF - 62KB - Download
Purina 1-9 Body Conditioning Poster - PDF - Download
Virbac Speed Duo Test Instruction Sheet - PDF - 591KB - Download
Bristol Cat Oral Health Card - can be used when carrying out CP cat assessment status as part of the veterinary clinical examination - PDF - 676KB - Download
Investigation of heart murmurs - PDF - 47KB - Download
Commonly asked vaccination questions - PDF - 241KB - Download
Paws to Listen order form
We understand how difficult it can be for owners when their cat goes missing, has been rehomed, is nearing the end of its life or has recently passed away. To help support people during this difficult time Cats Protection runs a confidential grief support service where people can talk to a trained volunteer listener.
To promote this service we have produced a range of resources, which can be ordered free of charge and displayed around your practice.
Download the order form
Print off a poster