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by exlibris
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Furry thief!
Replies: 9
Views: 48

Furry thief!

Whisper is our lovely female tabby kitten and looks a lot like my previous cat Twitch. We had Twitch 16 years, so sometimes Whisper can be a painful reminder as they are extremely similar. However, as time goes on, you can see they she is NOT Twitch in personality, she is her own cat. However, I hav...
by exlibris
Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: I am I being flea-ced?
Replies: 11
Views: 81

Re: I am I being flea-ced?

We treated an entire 3 bedroom house with a single can of Indorex after the last resident cat died, went from seeing them hopping about to zero in one treatment. Never used bombs (though they sound like fun!) so can't compare. It was Johnson's veterinary dual action room fogger. Basically set it of...
by exlibris
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: I am I being flea-ced?
Replies: 11
Views: 81

Re: I am I being flea-ced?

As I said on the other thread, you need to find out what the vets gave them to make sure you aren't giving them too much. If it has been long enough, effipro should be fine. And yes, as others have said, you need to treat the house or you won't stop the cycle Sorry booktigger, I didn't know when yo...
by exlibris
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: I am I being flea-ced?
Replies: 11
Views: 81

Re: I am I being flea-ced?

Fleas do evolve resistance to some products though so new protocols are always going to appear and the old best stuff won't work so well any more. Do they actually have fleas or is this precautionary? And you can get any of the products a vet will sell you at a third to half price from internet pla...
by exlibris
Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cats love to mess with your mind
Replies: 2
Views: 50

Cats love to mess with your mind

Our new kittens, Winston and Whisper, have been difficult to win over. They'll come over for a stroke, but then flee before you if you stand up. Quite depressing. But we're making very very slow progress. Tonight though Winston decided he was avoiding me again, previously I'd managed to pick him up ...
by exlibris
Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: I am I being flea-ced?
Replies: 11
Views: 81

I am I being flea-ced?

Sorry, terrible, terrible pun. I had been let to believe that you had to be really careful with flea treatment and kittens. The vet agreed to supply the stuff if we gave accurate weight amounts for Winston and Whisper. We have a baby scale so we able to give an accurate reading of 2.3kg and 2.8kg. T...
by exlibris
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Flea treatment for kittens
Replies: 10
Views: 80

Re: Flea treatment for kittens

At their agei its weight and size age only really an issue if they're very young but if you use something like inforex on the house you will find you don't even need to treat the kitten's vat all just may take a little longer we have ferals who can't be touched but come indoors never have a problem...
by exlibris
Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Cat Death (FLUTD) - my fault?
Replies: 4
Views: 116

Re: Cat Death (FLUTD) - my fault?

So sorry to hear of your loss. :( Cats do have an amazing capacity to not show symptoms, which is why things are frequently not spotted by the best of vets, let alone owners with no medical training. My last two cats lived to a good age, but when they started to exhibit symptoms of what they eventua...
by exlibris
Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Flea treatment for kittens
Replies: 10
Views: 80

Re: Flea treatment for kittens

Spraying would probably be worse as the noise sounds like hissing. Either way, I think the chances of them hanging around long enough to properly done are zero. I don't know what their foster handler was doing but neither kitten is keen on being picked up (but heartily appreciative of strokes). I tr...
by exlibris
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Flea treatment for kittens
Replies: 10
Views: 80

Flea treatment for kittens

Goodness, I'm spamming the forum at the moment - thanks for putting up with me everyone! Seems like you forget a lot about kittens after 18 years since the last pair. I'm looking for flea treatment for kittens. I thought it would be simple - foolish me - but apparently you need to weigh them regular...
by exlibris
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Vet cones after a neutering - how vital?
Replies: 5
Views: 61

Re: Vet cones after a neutering - how vital?

Decision has been made - no cone unless absolutely necessary, because the poor wee thing had a fair traumatising adventure today. My mother-in-law and my partner were taking both the cats to the vets and the car for its MOT. On going to transfer cats from one car to another it was discovered that on...
by exlibris
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Vet cones after a neutering - how vital?
Replies: 5
Views: 61

Re: Vet cones after a neutering - how vital?

All of the cats I have had that were neutered none wore a cone. There is no harm using them, it's an extra precaution to stop them from going near the site. I believe female cats when spayed are normally given dissolvable stitches, wherever this has any baring on the cone, I couldn't say. I guess i...
by exlibris
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: the perfect litter tray
Replies: 2
Views: 61

Re: the perfect litter tray

I'm not quite sure if this exists....I would also question if your cat would be happy with such a restrictive shape. Have you considered doing a bit of DIY? I don't mean create a masterpiece, just make a wooden box out of some thin wood with one side missing, make the box spacious, not just cat litt...
by exlibris
Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Medicine victory!
Replies: 4
Views: 57

Re: Medicine victory!

On a serious note, if your two are on medication for a long period and will take it in food then investing in a couple of microchip feeds might be worthwhile. Good idea - hopefully it won't be needed atm as it's for 3 days after neutering surgery, but they've got the check up on Friday, so I might ...
by exlibris
Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Medicine victory!
Replies: 4
Views: 57

Medicine victory!

When you have 2 cats, both who need medication, both need different amounts, both who are greedy so-and-sos - do you do? I discovered the answer this morning! My chunky male cat Idris wolfs down his food then aims for my tiny elegant females food, who's a slow eater. So, I put their food in paper bo...
by exlibris
Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Panic!!! Not neutered!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 154

Re: Panic!!! Not neutered!!!

Oh, and one more thing.....I asked the RSPCA person when they were last defleaed. The rather snotty reply was when they had their last vaccination.....I looked on the forms and it was July! You're telling me that no-one trod a flea within an inch of these cats for the 2 months they weren't protected...
by exlibris
Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Vet cones after a neutering - how vital?
Replies: 5
Views: 61

Vet cones after a neutering - how vital?

Hi all, I was told my female tabby would have a cone on after her neutering op. I found this confusing because 18 years ago little Twitch didn't. To make matters worse I collected her this afternoon and the vet said she didn't put it on because she wasn't fiddling with her wound, but to put it on if...
by exlibris
Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Panic!!! Not neutered!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 154

Re: Panic!!! Not neutered!!!

Or registered incorrectly - my girl was added to my old household ie to my ex's address, just because my name was on two different accounts there. They refused to pay for their mistake, I got the practice manager out of her office and raised hell until they sorted and paid for it, but fact is they ...
by exlibris
Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Panic!!! Not neutered!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 154

Re: Panic!!! Not neutered!!!

Ouch! :o Call me a smartass, but didn't it occur to the RSPCA or the fosterer that a neutered 5 month old female kitten would have an op scar and a shaved patch? It took a couple of months, as I remember, for my shorthairs' fur to grow back in. It would indeed be harder to tell with a black fluffy ...
by exlibris
Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Panic!!! Not neutered!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 154

Re: Panic!!! Not neutered!!!

Kay wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:44 pm
I trust the RSPCA are footing the bill
They are indeed, and very apologetic too.

And Mollycat is right - if I'd had two girls I could have ended up with 2 litters the first time I let them out!
by exlibris
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Panic!!! Not neutered!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 154

Re: Panic!!! Not neutered!!!

Amusingly I can see how it was missed - the male kitten is black and fuzzy, thus his sack is also black and fuzzy - it's hard enough taking a normal photo of him, let alone spotting his, ahem, size down there. RSCPA and fosterer had complete faith in one another - I, however, am used to the universe...
by exlibris
Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Panic!!! Not neutered!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 154

Re: Panic!!! Not neutered!!!

Hmmmm... I think I would separate them as much as possible if she is showing signs of calling, just in case. You may have an early blooming boy, and it is only for a few days. If she is calling it may be safer to postpone spaying her until she has finished - it would be safer in the early stages of...
by exlibris
Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Panic!!! Not neutered!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 154

Re: Panic!!! Not neutered!!!

booktigger wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:31 am
You should be fine, males normally mature later than females.
That's good to know. She's started meowing incessantly - we think she's on heat. He's the same age, so hopefully he will remain disinterested for long enough.
by exlibris
Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Shower question
Replies: 6
Views: 85

Re: Shower question

Lilith wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:05 am
I once had a cat who was obsessed with clothes pegs.
Twitch used to steal cotton buds. We found her stash once and there were loads! lol
by exlibris
Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Panic!!! Not neutered!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 154

Panic!!! Not neutered!!!

Hi all, Our new shelter kittens were meant to come neutered, but the RSPCA thought the foster person had done it, and the foster person thought the RSPCA had done it! I thought they weren't exhibiting normal behaviour, but put it down to them being older than the last time we adopted kittens. Thankf...
by exlibris
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Shower question
Replies: 6
Views: 85

Shower question

So, my new kittens (still unnamed, latest in the running is 'Mischief and Mayhem' or 'Ripley and Ash') are being as bonkers as ever. One trick that has happened is they are mad keen on the shower, and I don't mean they enjoy a quick wash. Our shower is over the bath, so the shower curtain is always ...
by exlibris
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Adoption: shelter or private sale?
Replies: 15
Views: 198

Re: Adoption: shelter or private sale?

"Anyway - maybe shelters take their time getting back to you to make sure they are talking to people who are serious and not trying to adopt on a whim without really thinking it through?" Well, in my case it lost them a potential owner who could not contemplate being catless for another week. Exact...
by exlibris
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Kitten chaos
Replies: 4
Views: 93

Re: Kitten chaos

Congrats on the new kittens, sure they will settle in in time. Other end of the age spectrum, but I remember thinking I knew all about elderly cats when I took Misty on, having just had my c18 year old Sally put to sleep. Misty soon showed how wrong I was! I can imagine. They're all so very differe...
by exlibris
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Kitten chaos
Replies: 4
Views: 93

Kitten chaos

Ooo!!! So frustrating. We have two 20 week old kittens, brother and sister and very close. It's been 18 years ago we adopted Backy and Twitch as kittens, so I figured we knew everything. Turns out 18 years ago is a long time, and 20 weeks is a lot different to 10 weeks (or maybe even 5 weeks) that B...
by exlibris
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: HOMES NEEDED
Topic: Smudge - time running out? (Teesside area)
Replies: 4
Views: 112

Re: Smudge - time running out? (Teesside area)

UPDATE
Smudge has now found a forever home :)