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Neutering practices in the UK

Despite neutering being one of the most common veterinary procedures, questions remain about what constitutes best practice, and when is the ideal time to neuter. These were the focus of attention at a meeting of The Cat Group, held in London last September, to which representatives from the UK veterinary schools, and a number of other veterinary experts, were invited.


Policy statements

The Cat Group policy statements offer a clear united view on key feline issues.

Current policy statements:

  1. Timing of neutering
  2. Feline Leukaemia Virus (FeLV)
  3. Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV)
  4. Vaccination of cats
  5. Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP)
  6. Cats and toxoplasmosis
  7. Mycobacterial diseases in cats and man in the UK
  8. Cat scratch disease
  9. Zoonoses



Cats and the Law
published Sept 2014

A guide to cats and the law England).

Chapters cover:

  • Basic protection afforded to cats
  • Sale of cats
  • Liability for cat damage
  • Animal welfare offences
  • DEFRA's Code of Practice on the Welfare of Cats
  • REhoming
  • Cat thefts and injury to cats
  • FAQs


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