Pet Subjects – Animal Tales from the Telegraph's resident vet by Pete Wedderburn

For ten years, Pete Wedderburn has been writing the Telegraph's monthly column on pets. He answers readers' questions on a wide range of pet ailments and behavioural issues drawing upon 25 years' veterinary experience - along with an evident enthusiasm for animals of all kinds. International Cat Care has known Pete for many years – and he regularly directs cat owners to our website for additional advice.

International Cat Care campaigns for better pain relief after neutering

International Cat Care’s veterinary division, the International Society of Feline Medicine, recently ran a campaign aimed at vets to remind them that cats need pain relief after neutering. Cats are often their own worst enemies when it comes to pain because they hide it so successfully and giving treatment to manage pain can be overlooked.

Cat welfare award goes to Pei Su

International Cat Care was delighted to award Pei Su from ACTAsia with the International Cat Care Cat Welfare Award for 2017 during this year’s Ceva Animal Welfare Awards on 5th April in Birmingham. The Award recognises the charity teams, charity vets and staff and volunteers who do so much to improve animal welfare.

Photography competition launched to raise awareness of street cat plight

Budding photographers are invited to enter ‘Street Cats’, International Cat Care’s fifth annual photography competition – running from 1 April until 15 May 2017.

The charity is searching for images of street cats (also thought of as stray cats, feral cats or community cats) which capture the character of these amazing cats surviving without owners and reflect the reality of a life on the streets, in order to inspire change and raise awareness of the plight of street cats.

Charities unite to highlight brachy health issues in cats and rabbits; it’s not just dogs we need to worry about

In recent months the issue of health problems in short-faced or brachycephalic dogs has been highlighted to the public, in the media and following high profile events like this year’s Crufts. This week however, three major animal welfare charities have united to send the message that this problem is not limited to dogs alone.

International Cat Care (iCatCare), the Rabbit Welfare Association and Fund (RWAF) and the RSPCA have come together to raise awareness that breeding cats and rabbits with exaggerated flat faces can cause health and welfare problems, as in dogs. 

Fake snow – safe for cats?

Some of our supporters have raised concerns over the dangers of fake snow after seeing social media posts where owners reported that their cat exhibited symptoms such as dribbling, weakness and stomach upset after coming into contact with fake snow.

One of the social media posts on Facebook:

Nominations open for 2017 welfare awards

Nominations are now open for Ceva’s 2017 Animal Welfare Awards, which will once again celebrate the achievements of remarkable people from the farming, veterinary and charity industries.

Outstanding contributors to animal welfare can now be nominated to receive an award by their colleagues, friends and family or by the general public. Nominated welfare heroes can come from all walks of life, all ages, and from anywhere in the world, and will be assessed on the evidence provided in the original nomination.