'Cats v Dogs' iCatCare's Dr Sarah Ellis on BBC2

'Cats v Dogs' 8pm tonight on BBC2 - with International Cat Care's Dr Sarah Ellis and her cat Cosmos

Part of our charitable work at International Cat Care is to provide good quality scientifically based advice on many aspects of feline health, welfare and behaviour. How we distribute such advice is varied and includes via courses, conferences, journals, e-magazines and the blog Katzenworld. This week, we are also branching into television.

ABCD & Merial Young Scientist Awards 2016: deadline extended

The European Advisory Board on Cat Diseases (ABCD) invites applications for the 2016 ABCD & Merial Young Scientist Clinical and Research Awards (AMYSA), which aim to reward innovative and outstanding work by promising young professionals in the field of feline infectious diseases and/or immunology. Two awards will be presented, one for research, the other for basic clinical investigation. The jury will decide to which category a submission should be assigned.

Rave reviews for sell-out webinar

A recent webinar for veterinarians and veterinary nurses/technicians on vaccination in cats was watched by over 2500 members and has received fantastic feedback.

iCatCare and its veterinary division, the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM), hold monthly webinars for ISFM veterinary members and ISFM veterinary nurse/technician members. These webinars, which count as 1 CPD hour, are on a range of feline topics and are presented by feline experts.

New 'Developing Cattitude' dates available for 2016

In collaboration with International Cat Care, and working with Martha Cannon from The Oxford Cat Clinic (UK), Onswitch are running a training course called 'Developing Cattitude', demonstrating practical ways in which your vet practice can become truly cat-friendly.

The one day course, suitable for every member of the practice team, will cover both clinical and non-clinical aspects of feline veterinary care including:

Vet Charity Challenge raises £5000 for iCatCare

In September 2015, many teams of vets and practice staff competed in the 2015 Vet Charity Challenge, a one day event that aims to raise money for three animal charities every year. International Cat Care was chosen as one of the supported charities for the event and has recently received a cheque for £5000, raised from donations and everyone that took part in the challenge. 

We are hugely grateful for being supported this year and are overwhelmed at the amount of money raised. The money raised will go towards 2 areas of our welfare work:

iCatCare shares feline advice with Katzenworld

International Cat Care has teamed up with Katzenworld, a feline-dedicated blog, to help cat advice and infromation reach as many people as possible.

When we first met Katzenworld Founder and blogger Marc, we quickly became aware we shared a huge passion – cats. As well as providing personal cat stories, fun photos, product reviews, Katzenworld is very keen to be a source of the very best advice on all things cat.

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.