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PDSA issues BBQ safety tips for pets

With reports of a greedy puppy chomping on a BBQ skewer which punctured his intestine and caused an infection, as well as the story back in March about Bella, the puss who swallowed a kebab stick, PDSA have put together a guide to keeping pets safe and sound around the barbeque, as the summer season approaches.

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Cat competition!

Win a Vitacat pet food hamper, courtesy of Aldi!

Vitacat

We have teamed up with Aldi to give you the chance to win a hamper containing a huge selection of food from Aldi’s Vitacat range for your four-legged friend.

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The Tucker Trial Video

With only 3,200 wild tigers left on earth, money raised from the event will aim to stop the senseless slaughter of tigers by significantly increasing the anti-poaching patrols on the ground, support undercover work to trap and prosecute illegal traders, and educate people to stop using tiger parts in medicine. It is hoped that the power of our combined voices will be used to pressure governments at home and overseas, and to increase the numbers of tigers in the wild.

Celebrities including Joanna Lumley, Ricky Gervais, Mel C, Sir Roger Moore, Gemma Atkinson, Abi Titmuss, Stephen Fry and Susan Sarandon have already put their name to the campaign at www.isupport.tigertime.info

Joanna says: 'If the tiger disappears from the wild because of our behaviour we humans shall have lost all claims to be called civilised and compassionate. The greatest enemy is indifference. Please join TigerTime right now to help to save the lives and habitat of these magnificent creatures. This is extremely urgent. The clock is ticking: real time is running out.'

For more information visit www.davidshepherd.org and www.tigertime.info

Cat health

Why does my cat have diarrhoea?

Why does my cat have diarrhoea?

Many cases of diarrhoea are mild and short-lived, only lasting for a few days, and will resolve on their own.

Does my cat drink too much?

Does my cat drink too much?

If you want to determine how much water your cat is drinking, allow her only one source of water, our expert explains.

Cats in the home

Should I keep my cats and baby separate?

Cat and new baby

Worried about introducing your cat to your new baby? Vet Richard Allport gives his advice and top tips. 

Why does my cat eat cut flowers?

Behaviourist Francesca Riccomini advises on how to stop your cat eating potentially toxic cut flowers.

Outdoor cats

How can I grow catnip at home?

Plants like catnip and cat mint should be the first choice for gardeners with cats — and you can grow them yourself!

What is the invisible fence?

How can I keep my cats in my garden when a fence is impractical? The invisible fence could be the answer.

Kitten care

My kitten has a suckling habit!

Does your kitten suckle on material? Behaviourist Francesca Riccomini explains this odd kitten habit.

Should I breed from my kitten?

Breeding kittens requires a lot of time, patience and money. Here's some advice if you're thinking about breeding.