Don't judge a cat by its coat colour!

You may well have read in the media in past couple of weeks that cats of certain coat colours are more likely to be aggressive. Such stories were based on the recent research study into the possible relationship between coat colour and aggressive behaviours in the domestic cat, conducted by scientists at the University of California, Davis and published online in the Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science in October.

Easy to Give awards 2015

This year's iCatCare Easy to Give awards have been announced at the charity's annual awards ceremony in London.

The 2015 winners are Prinovox from Virbac, Loxicom from Norbrook and two awards for products from Ceva Animal Health – for Vectra Felis and for Zodon. These companies will be granted the use of the Easy to Give logo on advertising to the veterinary world. 

iCatCare and Black Cat Opera Company team up

International Cat Care recently teamed up with Black Cat Opera Company to give away a pair of tickets for its production of Verdi's final opera, the comic masterpiece Falstaff, which was to be performed at Camberley Theatre, Surrey, from 12-16 August 2015. To be in with a chance of winning, fans had to answer one simple question: 'what was the first full production the Black Cat Opera Company staged in July 2014?'

Feral street cat wins ‘Beauty of Cats’ photography competition

The wait is finally over! The 12 winning images of the 2015 International  Cat Care photography competition – themed ‘the Beauty of Cats’ – have been revealed. And this year, a photograph of a Hong Kong street cat, affectionately known as ‘Shy’, has taken first place as the overall winner.

‘Shy’, along with the other 11 winning images will now feature in International Cat Care’s breand new 2016 calendar, with the image of Shy gracing the front cover.

ISFM gets 5000th nurse member

International Cat Care’s veterinary division, ISFM, runs a free membership for veterinary nurses and technicians and after less than a year, it has now gained over 5000 members.
The membership is free to sign up to and offers veterinary nurses and technicians free access to Feline Focus, an online journal dedicated to veterinary nurses/technicians and cat

ISFM Porto Photos Published

This year's ISFM European Congress took place in July in beautiful Porto, Portugal, at the Sheraton Hotel. The congress lectures focused on feline haematology and dermatology, with a special pre-congress day dedicated to non-surgical feline fertility control (in association with ACC&D). Nearly 500 delegates from 39 different countries attended the congress and were treated to fascinating feline talks and optional masterclasses by expert speakers.

ISFM gets first bronze Cat Friendly Clinic

The recent revamp of ISFM's (the veterinary division of iCatCare) Cat Friendly Clinic programme saw the addition of a brand new level of accreditation, bronze. Originally two levels existed - silver and gold - but now a third bronze level has been introduced to help clinics who want to show off their 'cattitude' but may previously have struggled to reach silver or gold accreditation due to practice constraints. 

Winner of ISFM's Cattitude Photo Competition is announced

The results are in for International Cat Care’s ‘Cattitude’ Facebook photo competition with the top 3 entries accumulating nearly 1200 public and practice votes between them. Winning veterinary practice, Clinica Veterinaria Bemavet in Italy stormed ahead in the final stages of the competition with 521 ‘Likes’ on their Cattitude entry, submitted by vet Dr Beatrice Funiciello. The clinic received £400 worth of Thames Medical vouchers to spend on equipment, and Beatrice, £200 worth of gift vouchers for her efforts.