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by Camdengirl
Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Twinks has her forever home
Replies: 19
Views: 4399

Re: Twinks has her forever home

(Sorry Helen, didn't mean to hijack your thread!)
by Camdengirl
Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Twinks has her forever home
Replies: 19
Views: 4399

Re: Twinks has her forever home

Thank you :) I love the older and the special needs ones, but my other half wanted a young one (he mentioned kittens a few times!) I can understand why, because for well over a year I couldn't go anywhere for longer than about 12 hours at a time because Pip needed so much care and was on so many med...
by Camdengirl
Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Twinks has her forever home
Replies: 19
Views: 4399

Re: Twinks has her forever home

We think she is about 3 (Hops is 9ish but still quite playful). The lady who introduced her to us said she was brought in by her owners to the low-cost vet clinic with a prolapsed rectum and they just never came back for her :( I don't understand how people can do that, but apparently it's very comm...
by Camdengirl
Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Twinks has her forever home
Replies: 19
Views: 4399

Re: Twinks has her forever home

Here is our lovely Misty, and how I found her and Hops after their first night together.
by Camdengirl
Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Twinks has her forever home
Replies: 19
Views: 4399

Re: Twinks has her forever home

Awww lovely news Helen :) do pass some fusses on to Twinks for me. She has a lovely face – I do love a B&W cat! I don't know whether you were on Catchat back when I had Clay, but he had a flea allergy (actually, he was allergic to all sorts, poor boy could hardly eat anything without coming out scra...
by Camdengirl
Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Feline Asthma!
Replies: 3
Views: 1288

Re: Feline Asthma!

Hello, how has Dylan been over the weekend? I hope he's doing all right. My boy Hops also has suspected asthma. He has had sporadic respiratory problems over the past few years, with several chest infections that seemed to respond well to treatment, but he also brings up froth from time to time, and...
by Camdengirl
Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Xanax ... anyone given this to their cat?
Replies: 7
Views: 1575

Re: Xanax ... anyone given this to their cat?

Hops has had it to try to make journeys less stressful for him. The vet did advise doing a 'test run' before using it for travel, as if the dose is insufficient it can make them hyper instead of chilled, so might be worth asking about giving that a go before the move. If you do that, watch what Blac...
by Camdengirl
Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Incoming ....... Buzz
Replies: 42
Views: 6835

Re: Incoming ....... Buzz

Lovely to hear a happy update about Buzz, Helen. Fingers crossed he has found his forever home, it sounds like his canine companion is a sweetie. It must be tough on animals when they lose a companion and don't understand why. We've just adopted a new cat as we lost our lovely Lady P at the start of...
by Camdengirl
Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat possibly swallowed string
Replies: 20
Views: 3536

Re: Cat possibly swallowed string

Yes, Ria, that would have been me :) good at remembering random details! Lovely to hear that JJ has settled so quickly, it sounds like he and H are a great fit for one another. Hops is about 9 now, but still very lively and mischievous, we moved recently and he LOVES the staircase, he can't get enou...
by Camdengirl
Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat possibly swallowed string
Replies: 20
Views: 3536

Re: Cat possibly swallowed string

I remember the troubles with H and the insurance company, I think someone's suggestion to get around it was 'Aitch'! Although my favourite 'H' memory has to be the one involving Glen's chicken... I hope JJ is continuing to zoom around the place, lovely that he's made friends with H so quickly. We're...
by Camdengirl
Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: CRF Semintra & sickness.
Replies: 18
Views: 3598

Re: CRF Semintra & sickness.

I'm so sorry to hear this news about Boris, Cathy. Thinking of you and H x
by Camdengirl
Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:50 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Downturned whiskers
Replies: 38
Views: 6730

Re: Downturned whiskers

Looking at Hops the other evening I realised his whiskers do curve in a downward direction, although not as much as Ria's! I will try to get a picture where they are visible. Helen, yes, Pip does still eat on the bed, I suspect much to my neighbour's horror – he came up to look out onto the flat roo...
by Camdengirl
Thu Oct 06, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Downturned whiskers
Replies: 38
Views: 6730

Re: Downturned whiskers

I think you'd know if the whiskers were causing Ria any trouble. Years ago our family cat appeared one day with a bunch of short whiskers on one side (we assumed they had got caught in something!) and he kept walking into things! (Fortunately they grew back relatively quickly.) Hi Helen, good to see...
by Camdengirl
Wed Oct 05, 2016 5:21 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Downturned whiskers
Replies: 38
Views: 6730

Re: Downturned whiskers

Perhaps the downturned whiskers are a result of having long hair? The average long-haired cat can fit through spaces much smaller than onlookers might expect because so much of their 'size' is fluff. Perhaps the whiskers reach far enough out to correspond to the cat's actual body width and the extra...
by Camdengirl
Wed May 11, 2016 1:59 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Incoming ....... Buzz
Replies: 42
Views: 6835

Re: Incoming ....... Buzz

Awww I do love reading the stories of your fosters, Helen, they are always 'my' kind of cats! One day when we have some outdoor space I would love to try my hand at fostering the hard-luck cases, but I suspect I'd be hopeless at letting them go! I can't magnify the pic on my phone, but if the bald p...
by Camdengirl
Sat Jan 16, 2016 11:05 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Yankee candles
Replies: 38
Views: 20387

Re: Yankee candles

I avoid burning scented candles/oils at all, as just because many essential oils are 'safe' for us doesn't mean they are ok for cats. Our livers work differently, and cats don't have the enzymes required to fully metabolise many essential oils. Using small amounts in well-ventilated areas probably d...
by Camdengirl
Sun Dec 13, 2015 10:52 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Boris update
Replies: 7
Views: 1361

Re: Boris update

Lovely to have an update on Boris and H! Good to hear they are both doing well, and that H has stopped sneezing. Hops has been quite snuffly recently and I keep having to clean dried-on cat snot off the furniture! I'm sorry Boris now has dementia, but it sounds as though he's still perfectly happy w...
by Camdengirl
Sat Dec 12, 2015 9:25 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Frequent diarrhoea issues
Replies: 41
Views: 10645

Re: Frequent diarrhoea issues

Clay reacted very badly to fish as well, the first (and last) time I fed him tuna he was ripping at his mouth with his claws within 20 minutes :( Interestingly, though he was fine on some foods containing fish oil... Unfortunately some cats react to a specific meat, Clay couldn't have anything with ...
by Camdengirl
Fri Dec 11, 2015 4:51 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Frequent diarrhoea issues
Replies: 41
Views: 10645

Re: Frequent diarrhoea issues

Just to add to Mark's comments, I used to have an FIV lad who had terribly sensitive skin, and it took me a long time to find foods he could tolerate – he reacted to wheat, dairy AND fish! He did well on chicken and turkey-based foods. Later on, he abruptly stopped tolerating dry foods of any descri...
by Camdengirl
Thu Dec 10, 2015 11:18 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Vibes for Buster please
Replies: 32
Views: 4165

Re: Vibes for Buster please

I'm so sorry to hear this news, Desley. You took wonderful care of Buster, he was a very lucky lad.

Sleep tight Buster x
by Camdengirl
Thu Dec 10, 2015 10:21 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Frequent diarrhoea issues
Replies: 41
Views: 10645

Re: Frequent diarrhoea issues

Secondly, regarding the 4% thing - for me that doesnt make much sense. Let me explain: A person who is watching their diet, lets say their fat intake, would look at the back of the packaging to see the fat %. So the same should apply to cat food. Hi...with regard to the above, you're comparing two ...
by Camdengirl
Sun Oct 25, 2015 12:27 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Re: Fred's Greebo ...... or Greebo's fred ...... RIP
Replies: 268
Views: 36507

Re: Fred's Greebo ...... or Greebo's fred ...... RIP

I'm so sorry to hear about Greebo, but it's lovely to hear he had moved into the house and passed quietly in his bed, he must have felt so loved and happy in his final days. He was very lucky to find his way to you.

Sleep tight Greebo x
by Camdengirl
Sun Oct 25, 2015 12:20 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: More good news - hello Paddington!
Replies: 152
Views: 23270

Re: More good news - hello Paddington!

Awww how lovely, I hope we will be getting pics soon?? My old FIV boy Clay arrived ready for fuss and food too, he was a very confident, laid back boy. I hope Paddington settles in well with the rest of your gang, he's very lucky to go from death row to cat heaven on earth! Do pass on some fusses fr...
by Camdengirl
Sun Oct 25, 2015 12:16 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: A bit of good news for a change!
Replies: 8
Views: 1595

Re: A bit of good news for a change!

It's a long time since I've been on here, but what a lovely story to find on my return! The little lady sounds as though she's landed firmly on her paws. Since getting Pip I've also heard about black cats being the worst for allergies...Pip's my first black cat and the only one of my cats I've ever ...
by Camdengirl
Thu Aug 27, 2015 7:54 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Pugwash is missing (sadly, he's gone)
Replies: 40
Views: 6285

Re: Pugwash is missing (sadly, he's gone)

I am so sorry to hear this, Helen, he was a very special boy who I think captured the hearts of a lot of us on here. You gave him a wonderful retirement home and he was very lucky to spend his final months with you and your OH. Thinking of you both.

Sleep tight Pugwash x
by Camdengirl
Mon Jul 13, 2015 1:58 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Strange random chewing movements when not eating?
Replies: 16
Views: 21678

Re: Strange random chewing movements when not eating?

A better idea would be to show a vet the video of Cindy eating. Does your vet know how long this has been going on for? Did she recommend any further investigations, perhaps under sedation? I'm not sure how good a look any vet can realistically get in a cat's mouth while the animal is awake, I've ne...
by Camdengirl
Thu Jun 25, 2015 12:52 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Little Fluffy has gone to sleep
Replies: 53
Views: 12429

Re: Little Fluffy has gone to sleep

I know it's very upsetting for us seeing them distressed, but I imagine cats see the vet as 'the enemy' in these situations, not us – we are the ones who offer comfort and safety. I know we are inclined to feel that they might 'blame' us for the unpleasant things that happen to them, but whenever I ...
by Camdengirl
Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:48 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Little Fluffy has gone to sleep
Replies: 53
Views: 12429

Re: Little Fluffy has gone to sleep

I'm so sorry to hear this, Carol. Thinking of you. My Clay didn't have a peaceful passing either, and it does make a very difficult time even harder to bear, but he would have suffered much more if I hadn't acted, and I imagine the same would have been true for Fluffy. You gave her a wonderful life ...
by Camdengirl
Tue Jun 16, 2015 7:56 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Flea options
Replies: 6
Views: 1908

Re: Flea options

You asked about this before. People recommended the Program injection for fleas: http://www.catchat.org/felineforum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=2387" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; To be honest, NO cat likes flea/worming treatments, just like none of us likes things like smear tests. They ar...
by Camdengirl
Tue Jun 16, 2015 7:41 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Urgent. Foster home needed for 4 cats for about 4 months
Replies: 6
Views: 1345

Re: Urgent. Foster home needed for 4 cats for about 4 month

I agree that CatCuddles would be a good place to start. WHATEVER YOU DO, DO NOT USE GUMTREE. It is frequently used by people looking to offer cats a 'free' home, the cats are then used as bait to train fighting dogs. This isn't just a scare story, Celia Hammond can tell you it's a very real problem....