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Charities unite to rescue stricken kitten

This kitten got more than he bargained for when he went in search of shelter!

ParasolA member of the public called the RSPCA when they heard the kitten’s meows for help coming from a garden shed in Lewisham, London, and he was found with his head stuck in the parasol hole of a garden table.

The RSPCA called for the service of a nearby Celia Hammond Animal Trust (CHAT) vet - who was working out of hours and was able to sedate the exhausted kitten so the RSPCA could get him out.

RSPCA Inspector Nick Wheelhouse says: "The poor little thing was completely stuck and struggling to free himself.

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Cat competition!

Win a Nobby Avior pet carrier!

The sturdy plastic Nobby Avior pet carrier has a completely removable top, plus a front and back opening, as seen in the August 2014 issue of Your Cat magazine!

It can be secured with a car seat belt, has ventilation grilles to keep your cat cool, an integrated handle, and measures 57cm(L) x 39cm(W) x 40cm(H). It's even got a handy storage compartment at the top, plus a 'care hatch' for you to stroke your cat on the move without the risk of him escaping.

The carrier is easy to clean should your cat have an accident, and is suitable for even larger cats.

Buy it for £19.90 from Zooplus or tel. 01234 430366.

We have one Nobby Avior pet carrier up for grabs!

Win a Nobby Avior pet carrier!

If you receive the Your Cat newsletter, there will be a link on the email to update your details and a tick box option to enter the competition. Click here to register to the Your Cat newsletter if you don't already receive it. The closing date is 12pm on Thursday September 4, 2014. Good luck! This competition is for UK residents only.

Help with the Your Cat website

main siteWe hope you like the website. Our design has been chosen to reflect modern day web browsers on both traditional computers and tablets (as well as smartphones).

You can now use Facebook to log into our forum and community area. Don't worry if you don't have a Facebook account or would like to keep the two separate... you can still register with us in minutes and be part of the cat fun!

Here are some helpful tips to get started:

1) How do I log in or register?

If you signed up on the old Yourcat.co.uk website, your username is active and you should have received an email from us with a new password. You can log in via the email link.

If you are new to the site, in the top menu you will see 'Members Area'. You will see options to log in or register here. You can register on the site, or if you are a member of Facebook, you can log into yourcat.co.uk via your Facebook log in details and this will then allow you to feed your activity from yourcat.co.uk to your Facebook profile.

2) How do I log out?

If you are in 'Cat Community' there is a little green power button on the right hand side of the menu options. If you are in 'Cat Forum' there is a log out option at the top of the forum threads.

3) My username or password is not working

You can have your password sent to you by clicking on the 'lost password' option during login (and same for your username if you have forgotten that). During the site upgrade, your usernames were transferred across but your passwords were reset therefore your old password will not work and you may get redirected back to the homepage. You should have received an email from us with your new password. Once you have logged in, you can change your password to something more memorable.

4) I saw an error message or I was diverted to the homepage!

As with all new sites, there will be bugs! Try it again, but if you do come across something that isn't working in the way it should, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and let us know! We will try to fix the problem or reply back to you as soon as possible.

5) What is the Cat Community and Cat Forum?

There are two social areas on this site. The forum (click here to go to the Cat Forum) is an upgraded version of what you are used to on the old site. Please note we have been unable to take old threads with the move so we are starting the forum afresh! The forum is ideal for asking other users about problems you may have with your cat and for general advice questions. The forum can be dived in and out, you are able to pick up on threads as you wish.

The Cat Community is new (click here to go to the Cat Community) and works slightly differently. This is for more real-time status updates, uploading photos and videos, commenting on stories, joining/creating groups, and to be honest we are looking to you to see how it is used! With feedback and a few weeks of usage, we will assess how the Forum and Cat Community work together and what our members think of it.

Cat health

Should I vaccinate my cat?

Not sure whether you should vaccinate your cat or not? Vet Dr Bradley Viner shares his advice. 

Inflammatory Bowel Disease in cats

Worried your cat is showing signs of IBD? Vet Dr Bradley Viner explains the ins and outs of the condition.

Cats in the home

Making your home and garden cat-friendly

It's important to fill your home and garden with lots of stimulating items for cats to avoid boredom and roaming.

How do I keep my cat's scratch post clean?

How to keep my cat's scratch post clean

Cats use their scratching post a lot, especially if they spend most of their time indoors. But how do you keep them clean?

Outdoor cats

A cat owner's guide to wild bird care

Top tips for wildlife-loving cat owners who want to feed the birds without risk from their pets.

What plants will my cat enjoy?

It's not just catnip that cats enjoy. Garden expert Graham Strong lists other plants that felines may enjoy.

Kitten care

Adopting the right rescue kitten for you

They may have had a rough start in life, so here’s some advice on making sure adopting a kitten goes smoothly.

How to socialise your kitten

How can we ensure our kittens become well balanced, sociable cats? Follow these invaluable tips.