Keeping Cats Safe campaign


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Has your cat ever been poisoned?
Has it ever been affected by antifreeze, permethrin, lilies or another toxic substance? Has your cat ever ingested a foreign body? Have they ever been lost before – if so how were you reunited? Have they ever sustained an injury from a collar?

If you can answer 'yes' to any of these questions, we would love to hear from you. Your experience could help other cat owners keep their cats safe.

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Every year we hear shocking and distressing cases of cats being taken to the vets due to accidental posionings and injuries that happen in the apparent 'safety' of their own home or garden. Some cats will survive especially if they receive veterinary treatment immediately, but for many others the outcome is not so good. 

International Cat Care new 'Keeping Cats Safe' campaign will highlight the dangers that lurk in and around the home. We will be looking at household products which are toxic to cats (eg, lilies, disinfectants, paracetomol), cats eating strange things (eg, needles, rubber bands, wool) and accidental injuries (eg, from collars, falls, road traffic accidents). 

The key message of the campaign is that prevention is better than cure and we hope that the campaign will spread widely to help prevent needless suffering and promote faster recognition and treatment following poisoning or injury. 

We will be offering advice on how to minimise the risks, how to recognise the signs of poisoning/injury and what to do. For veterinary professionals, we will also be providing in depth advice on clinical signs, treatment and prognosis. 

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