Coronavirus Cat Advice

Food

Rusty from Pontefract

Coronavirus is not considered a food safety issue by the Food Standards Agency or the EFSA (European Food Standards Authority).

Remember that if you are isolated or self-isolating this may be for a minimum of 14 days. Therefore, it is a good idea to ensure you have enough food supplies for your treasured, furry friends.

Where possible, weigh out what food you have remaining to see how much supply you currently have. Always ensure you have a minimum of 2 weeks’ supply; this allows time for re-ordering and delivery. Consider the number of treats you may also require during this time.

Always ensure your cat has access to fresh water.

Indoor Cats

If you have an indoor cat, you will need a minimum of 2 weeks’ supply of cat litter and enough litter trays to provide 1 per cat and 1 extra tray.

If you are self-isolating, or prefer not to come into contact with anyone, your OSCAR Nutritional Advisor or delivery driver can leave your delivery in an agreed safe place. Payment can be arranged by telephone – so no cash needs to cross hands.

Medication

If your cat takes regular medication, you will need to make sure that you have an adequate supply in case of isolation. Always call your veterinary practice first and don’t just turn up. You may be required to ask someone else to collect and deliver for you.

Asking for help

Ensure you have made arrangements for a family member, friend or neighbour to look after your cat in case you are unable to do so.

Contact your OSCAR Nutritional Advisor or OSCAR Direct to help you with your cat supplies.

If you have any concerns about your cat during this difficult time please don’t hesitate to call the Free OSCAR Helpline on 0800 195 8000 for any Nutritional, Behavioural or Veterinary advice.

Essentials for an Emergency Box for your cat:

6 Essential items we'd recommend to have in place in case you fall ill.

1) Minimum supply of 2 weeks’ worth of cat food and cat treats.

2) Medications if required

3) Flea and worm treatment

4) Pet first-aid booklet and pet first-aid kit

5) Pet Dossier

Creating a pet dossier, in case somebody else has to look after your dog or your dog requires hospitalisation, is really useful.) Information can include:

  • Veterinary Practice contact details
  • Vaccination and medical records
  • Identichip information
  • Food habits and preferences (including any specific dietary requirements)
  • General habits and favourite toys
  • Any specific behaviour concerns
  • 6) Litter trays and enough cat litter for a minimum of 2 weeks

    If you would like any further advice on our blog, please contact the OSCAR Helpline on our freephone number 0800 195 8000 or email helpline@oscars.co.uk.

    Find Your Local Advisor

    OSCAR Local Nutritional Advisors care for customers all over the UK. To find yours simply enter your postcode below:

    I confirm that I am happy to receive the OSCAR Newsletter, via email, from time to time.

    Thanks for subscribing!

    OSCAR News

    OSCAR Pet Foods Isle of Man - Warm Welcome to Nick Smith

    Date: 22 Sep 2020

    OSCAR Pet Foods Isle of Man intends to offer the most friendly and efficient ...

    A Warm Welcome to Gill and Phil of OSCAR Pet Foods Darlington

    Date: 22 Sep 2020

    At OSCAR Pet Foods Darlington we’re keen to help pet owners give the best to their pets

    A Very Warm Welcome to Poppy Devlin - OSCAR Pet Foods Norfolk Broads

    Date: 04 Sep 2020

    We would like to introduce Poppy Devlin who will be covering areas around the Norfolk Broads

    A Huge Welcome to Stuart Edgar – OSCAR Pet Foods Carlisle

    Date: 04 Sep 2020

    Please welcome Stuart Edgar - OSCAR Pet Foods Carlisle

    Celebrating OSCAR anniversaries

    Date: 04 Sep 2020

    Congratulations to OSCAR franchisees celebrating their special anniversary milestones

    Franchising in a Recession

    Date: 19 Aug 2020

    As the UK officially falls into recession, OSCAR Pet Foods offer hope to workers


    Oscar Footer Logos
    All content is copyright Oscar ©2020. All rights reserved.