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by Crewella
Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: which cat food???
Replies: 19
Views: 4682

Re: which cat food???

If a cat is only used to one particular food and then it changes, yes it can cause problems, but all of mine are used to something different every night, and don't seem to suffer. Tha majority of my gang are also ex-strays, so Lord only knows what they've been used to when they arrive here! :D
by Crewella
Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Yowlee update mark 2
Replies: 34
Views: 4660

Re: Yowlee update mark 2

(((hugs))) xx
by Crewella
Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Stress head !!
Replies: 17
Views: 3268

Re: Stress head !!

Glad he seems happier, hopefully he'll stay that way - paws crossed! :)
by Crewella
Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Kidney disease and diet
Replies: 38
Views: 9888

Re: Kidney disease and diet

I've had several older cats with renal issues and none of them have much liked the prescription diets. I've tended to compromise with renal dry and a mixture of senior pouches/tins and the odd prescription pouch. I always feed a mixture of wet and dry anyway, and the dry versions of the prescription...
by Crewella
Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: which cat food???
Replies: 19
Views: 4682

Re: which cat food???

My lot get a wide range, from supermarket brands to some of the posher brands (much of it donated to the rescue I foster for so I don't get a choice, though staples tend to be Butchers and Felix AGAIL), and all are older so a couple get prescription diets, but for all I do try to feed a wide range a...
by Crewella
Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Southend, Essex. Homeless and losing my cat, Rain
Replies: 4
Views: 1522

Re: Southend, Essex. Homeless and losing my cat, Rain

Just to second what Lilith has said, I really hope you can find a solution. xx
by Crewella
Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Yowlee update mark 2
Replies: 34
Views: 4660

Re: Yowlee update mark 2

I'm so sorry. That time comes for the best of them (as it has) but it never is easy. Thinking of you and sending hugs and fusses. (((hugs))) xx
by Crewella
Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Scabby cat - flea allergy in multi cat house
Replies: 8
Views: 1306

Re: Scabby cat - flea allergy in multi cat house

Lilith, I can confirm that fleas do that, as do bedbugs. Apparently they sense the carbon dioxide from exhaled breath and that's what alerts them to live prey being present and stirs them from their slumbers! :shock:
by Crewella
Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Scabby cat - flea allergy in multi cat house
Replies: 8
Views: 1306

Re: Scabby cat - flea allergy in multi cat house

Thanks guys. OK, I will assume we may have the odd colony of 'visitors' lurking in odd corners and blitz the house. OH does pest control, so we are better placed than most to deal with it - I know when he treats for bedbugs he tells me the little blighters can crawl under wallpaper and get into elec...
by Crewella
Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Scabby cat - flea allergy in multi cat house
Replies: 8
Views: 1306

Scabby cat - flea allergy in multi cat house

When 15 year old Twinks came to live with us as a permanent foster cat she was very scabby around her back end, which the vet said was probably a flea allergy. We treated her with Broadline, and gradually over the first few weeks her skin seemed to get a lot better. However, last week she ventured d...
by Crewella
Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: theos strange ritual
Replies: 8
Views: 1284

Re: theos strange ritual

I blushed!! :o :oops: :D
by Crewella
Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Stress head !!
Replies: 17
Views: 3268

Re: Stress head !!

Sorry Didi - YuRelieve was a new one on me (possibly as Daz has not had issues for so long) but I looked it up and you're right, it is. I'll keep a note, just in case! :)
by Crewella
Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: I’m facing an unusual problem – Need advice
Replies: 18
Views: 2735

Re: I’m facing an unusual problem – Need advice

Biological washing detergent is very good for breaking down the odours in cat pee. Removing the scent does help to break the cycle so they don't keep trying to 'top up' what they left last time, then when you've removed traces of previous spraying you could try some of the deterrents mentioned. Good...
by Crewella
Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat wanting to go out/behaviour
Replies: 36
Views: 4176

Re: Cat wanting to go out/behaviour

That's good news - progress! :)
by Crewella
Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Making front door more secure
Replies: 9
Views: 1165

Re: Making front door more secure

Great idea, and I think it looks pretty good! :)
by Crewella
Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Yowlee update mark 2
Replies: 34
Views: 4660

Re: Yowlee update mark 2

Awwwww - go Yowlee! :D My lot get on OK, and Daz definitely brings kills home for the others to share, but the current gang is nothing like as close as my original cat family. We used to have five cats who were three generations of the same family, with the matriarch Giddy in charge and often they u...
by Crewella
Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Stress head !!
Replies: 17
Views: 3268

Re: Stress head !!

Cystophan/Cystease (they are very similar) might be worth a shot as they help deal with the stress as well as strengthening the bladder wall. I still give my Daz a preventative dose, though he's gone a couple of years with no cystitis isues now (paws crossed).
by Crewella
Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat wanting to go out/behaviour
Replies: 36
Views: 4176

Re: Cat wanting to go out/behaviour

I have heard it said that some cats feel vulnerable going out through a catflap, and that it helps to put outdoor furniture and plants around the outside entrance/exit to provide cover so that they get a good chance to look and sniff around as they exit.
by Crewella
Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Mental Stimulation for an Injured Cat Confined to a Crate?
Replies: 20
Views: 4855

Re: Mental Stimulation for an Injured Cat Confined to a Crate?

Sorry, been away. No, Basil had a metal pin and external fixator, so no bandages involved. No sedatives either. I must admit sedatives scare me too, but my willingness to use them would depend on how freaked out my cat was without them - obviously I'd always go for the lesser of the two evils, and s...
by Crewella
Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: FIV Questions & Answers
Topic: Newly diagnosed FIV cat
Replies: 9
Views: 3489

Re: Newly diagnosed FIV cat

I have an older ex-stray FIV+ who lives a 'normal' indoor/outdoor life and mixes in with the other five cats in the household (all FIV-). We live in a rural area with few other cats around, so I don't tend to worry about him going out. TBH I'm not sure how I'd feel if there were more cats around, as...
by Crewella
Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: FIV Questions & Answers
Topic: FIV CAT _ GROOMING A LOT !!
Replies: 5
Views: 1909

Re: FIV CAT _ GROOMING A LOT !!

I've not come across this with FIV cats, so suspect that it is behavioural as stress grooming is quite common with nervous felines. I hope he settles down soon. xx
by Crewella
Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Home needed for Harriet
Replies: 17
Views: 4230

Re: Home needed for Harriet

Great news, I'm so pleased for Harriet!! :D

(((hugs))) Vivian. xx
by Crewella
Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Twinks has her forever home
Replies: 19
Views: 4208

Re: Twinks has her forever home

I know, poor Max. Such a beautiful cat, too. :( I'm hoping this really will be a good thing for Twinks as, as does sometimes happen with elderly owners, I suspect she's not had the best of care lately. She was very, very scabby all round her back end and near the base of her tail, which I suspect is...
by Crewella
Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Twinks has her forever home
Replies: 19
Views: 4208

Twinks has her forever home

I posted about fostering Twinks (Twinkle), who is about 15 and had been taken to be PTS as her elderly owner had asthma issues and the hospital would not allow her to go home to a house with a cat in it. The vet found her to be in perfect health so didn't want her PTS, so called the rescue. She's be...
by Crewella
Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: STORM DORIS - stay safe!
Replies: 23
Views: 3207

Re: STORM DORIS - stay safe!

Thanks Mark, I remembered you were looking after one and had rehomed her, but I was a bit hazy about the other. Hence my question. :)

As you say, let's hope this one is just a chancer! :D
by Crewella
Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Update on Ezri & Dax
Replies: 8
Views: 1717

Re: Update on Ezri & Dax

Lol!!! Where's that wonky predictive text when you need it!! :lol:
by Crewella
Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Something to brighten your day!
Replies: 7
Views: 1501

Re: Something to brighten your day!

Oh that's so lovely, thank you for posting it! :)
by Crewella
Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: STORM DORIS - stay safe!
Replies: 23
Views: 3207

Re: STORM DORIS - stay safe!

Glad everyone survived the Weather, we did OK here too - a couple of roof tiles off and the garden is covered in bits of willow tree, but nothing worse, thankfully. Daz, Paddington and Merrick did go out, but only briefly - for the necessities and drink of their preferred muddy puddle water. I was s...
by Crewella
Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Yowlee update mark 2
Replies: 34
Views: 4660

Re: Yowlee update mark 2

As Vivian says, I hope he just keeps soldiering on for a good while yet. xx