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by Guinevere
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Congestive Heart Disease/Failure
Replies: 3
Views: 1435

Re: Congestive Heart Disease/Failure

Thank you so much for replying LPBH! Guinevere has been on her medication for 2 weeks tomorrow. Initially it seemed to help and she started eating again. I called into the vets to ask for some diuretics too but since she has been taking them she no longer wants to eat. This morning I blended a pouch...
by Guinevere
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Congestive Heart Disease/Failure
Replies: 3
Views: 1435

Congestive Heart Disease/Failure

Hi everyone, My 15yr old diabetic cat has just been diagnosed with Congestive Heart Disease/Failure. We went to the vet 3 times last week as she stopped eating altogether and firstly they thought kidney failure, no improvement took her back for stomach x ray to see if there was a mass there, then th...
by Guinevere
Fri May 12, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Recent diagnosis of diabetes
Replies: 15
Views: 3441

Re: Recent diagnosis of diabetes

Hi Sue, I have a diabetic cat diagnosed a couple of years ago. The vet will only up the insulin by small increments so it might take a while to get to the ideal dose. For my cat, the dose went up and up and up and so did her blood sugar until it was off the scale! After 6 months, it was deemed that ...
by Guinevere
Fri May 12, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: 8 year old ginger tabby with litter box problems, please help
Replies: 3
Views: 705

Re: 8 year old ginger tabby with litter box problems, please help

I use the wood pellet cat litter. It just fluffs up after using it and is unscented and there is minimal smell after the cat has been. Perhaps give it a go. You only need a small amount in the bottom of the cat tray as it fluffs up to about 4 times the size. You can buy it in most supermarkets.
by Guinevere
Fri May 12, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Help! Feeding grain free wet food
Replies: 8
Views: 2131

Re: Help! Feeding grain free wet food

Have you tried James Wellbeloved Grain Free kibble? My diabetic cat has turned her nose up at everything else grain free I have tried but she absolutely loves this! The composition is: Turkey Meal (33%) potato flakes (25%) turkey fat, pea starch, potato protein, turkey gravy, tomato pomace, pea prot...
by Guinevere
Fri May 12, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Toileting problem, advice please :-)
Replies: 20
Views: 2571

Re: Toileting problem, advice please :-)

My cat only likes to go in so far too and barely misses peeing outside of it - although on occasion she does! I get the feeling she doesn't want to put her feet in there particularly if this is a second visit when it's not spotless. I use the wood grain cat litter which fluffs up after peeing and is...
by Guinevere
Fri May 12, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Put elderly cat in cattery for 15 days?
Replies: 9
Views: 2066

Re: Put elderly cat in cattery for 15 days?

Thanks everyone. Hi Lilith! Remember Mojo who I found at the petrol station? I tried to find a home for him in Ireland with no luck so when I moved back to the UK in February I brought him here with me. Well, he now has a lovely new home in my village and his new owners are delighted with him and he...
by Guinevere
Thu May 11, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Put elderly cat in cattery for 15 days?
Replies: 9
Views: 2066

Re: Put elderly cat in cattery for 15 days?

Thanks Antonio I did approach a pet sitting service but they only came in twice a day to feed her. Perhaps I will keep looking to see if I can find someone to live in with her as it does seem to be the best option. I'm sorry to hear about your cat - you obviously did the very best for her until she ...
by Guinevere
Thu May 11, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Put elderly cat in cattery for 15 days?
Replies: 9
Views: 2066

Re: Put elderly cat in cattery for 15 days?

Thank you Kay. You're right but I don't have anyone who can come and live in - except my friends who just got a puppy!! I'm wondering if there are any services where she could go and live with somebody for a fortnight? She would settle quickly as she loves people and so long as she had her food, a b...
by Guinevere
Thu May 11, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: LOST Cats
Topic: Lost Black Cat in Pimlico, London, SW1
Replies: 5
Views: 1378

Re: Lost Black Cat in Pimlico, London, SW1

I'm sorry to hear your cat is still missing. When my cat went missing, I was advised to hang her unwashed bedding on the line so that she could pick up the scent if she was nearby. You could also put the litter tray out and any toys etc. My cat was missing for 4 days and on the very night I hung her...
by Guinevere
Thu May 11, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Put elderly cat in cattery for 15 days?
Replies: 9
Views: 2066

Put elderly cat in cattery for 15 days?

Hi I have never put my cat in a cattery before as usually my neighbours would feed her. However, she is now 15 years old, diabetic (needs injecting daily) and I believe she has early signs of dementia as sometimes she seems to get "lost" in the house. It is a big responsibility for my neighbours to ...
by Guinevere
Sat Jul 23, 2016 6:08 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Mojo lashed out at me!
Replies: 4
Views: 838

Re: Mojo lashed out at me!

Thanks Lilith - so glad you replied! "No good deed goes unpunished" keeps going round my head lol! I subsequently noticed two little wounds under his chin so perhaps I accidentally touched one of those? I have been very cautious to avoid the ones behind his ears and the one above his eye. I am so us...
by Guinevere
Sat Jul 23, 2016 4:45 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Mojo lashed out at me!
Replies: 4
Views: 838

Mojo lashed out at me!

So Mojo the rescued male cat from the post below (Found Cat - very nervous) has lashed out at me! He has gradually become quite attached following me about, rubbing up against me etc and I have progressed from just touching him on the tip of his head to cupping his head in my hand and stroking him -...
by Guinevere
Sat Jul 23, 2016 10:11 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Even The Vet Isn't Sure If She's Ill
Replies: 9
Views: 1824

Re: Even The Vet Isn't Sure If She's Ill

I agree with Kay - I would take her to a different vet to get a second opinion. Perhaps take a video on your phone of her when she is wobbly to show the vet just in case she doesn't display this on the visit. Let us know how she gets on.
by Guinevere
Mon Jul 18, 2016 11:50 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Scared About My Cat Being Seperated
Replies: 2
Views: 606

Re: Scared About My Cat Being Seperated

Cats like being alone and especially being the only cat getting all of your attention. Don't fret, I am sure he will be fine.
by Guinevere
Mon Jul 18, 2016 11:44 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Our cat and his sudden condition.
Replies: 7
Views: 1123

Re: Our cat and his sudden condition.

Woody in the bath made me laugh! He was a very handsome boy and does look rather regal! I don't think there are any cats who live to be in their 30s or 40s! You did so well to get him to aged 20 which is very old for a cat! God bless him RIP.
by Guinevere
Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Found Cat - very nervous
Replies: 20
Views: 2498

Re: Found Cat - very nervous

Thanks everyone. I am just glad the update was about him settling in and not to inform everyone he had run away!! I know it seems soon to let him out but I usually take my cue from the cat and if he had wanted to sit in on the sofa, that would have been fine too. Once the autumn arrives, I am sure M...
by Guinevere
Mon Jul 18, 2016 12:15 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Found Cat - very nervous
Replies: 20
Views: 2498

UPDATE on Mojo

Well, Mojo has had his op and lost his family jewels! It turns out he is a young adult of approx 3-4 years old. His ears that I thought were just simply filthy turned out to be full of blood so he must have had some really bad infection and the large scabs behind his ears were due to him scratching ...
by Guinevere
Mon Jul 18, 2016 11:35 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Our cat and his sudden condition.
Replies: 7
Views: 1123

Re: Our cat and his sudden condition.

Hi Andy, I'm so sorry to hear about Woody. I'm afraid I have no advice regarding the Xray but I do understand that it was a difficult time for you to make that decision. You went on the advice of your trusted vet and I know that it is very common to feel we could have/should have done more after a l...
by Guinevere
Wed Jul 13, 2016 8:00 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Both cats have fleas.... HELP!!
Replies: 13
Views: 2253

Re: Both cats have fleas.... HELP!!

Yes, get some aerosol house sprays from the vet. They are pricey but well worth it. Remove all the plants and any other living thing. Wear a face mask and give it a great spray all around the skirting board edges and between the floorboards if you have exposed ones and everywhere else and then get o...
by Guinevere
Wed Jul 13, 2016 7:54 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: My cat needs to go on a diet :(
Replies: 6
Views: 1315

Re: My cat needs to go on a diet :(

My cat ate Purina biscuits (Salmon or Chicken) every day for years on end and she became very overweight (and still is). Now she is diabetic and I have to inject her each morning (she's on human insulin as the animal insulin had no effect!) and I blame it on all those carbohydrates. Now I feed her M...
by Guinevere
Wed Jul 13, 2016 7:43 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Strange new night behaviors
Replies: 13
Views: 1901

Re: Strange new night behaviors

Now that she is all better, it sounds like she'd like to go out at night! Was she previously a house cat?
by Guinevere
Wed Jul 13, 2016 7:36 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Found Cat - very nervous
Replies: 20
Views: 2498

Re: Found Cat - very nervous

Yes Crewella, him being beige was the first thing that caught my eye cos I know you don't get beige cats - followed by his backside sticking out of the dustbin! Lilith - his nose does look dirty but I think it might be dark pigment, although my neighbour thinks they are scratches from fighting. They...
by Guinevere
Wed Jul 13, 2016 3:46 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Found Cat - very nervous
Replies: 20
Views: 2498

Re: Found Cat - very nervous

Thanks Meriad! He does actually look well doesn't he! He was a sort of beige colour when I brought him home and still is along his spine where he can't reach to clean it. Another 2 weeks apart - gosh you Catchatters have some patience! My house is a bomb site with Mojo occupying one side of the litt...
by Guinevere
Wed Jul 13, 2016 12:56 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Found Cat - very nervous
Replies: 20
Views: 2498

Re: Found Cat - very nervous

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by Guinevere
Wed Jul 13, 2016 12:50 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Found Cat - very nervous
Replies: 20
Views: 2498

Re: Found Cat - very nervous

Many thanks for your replies - I really appreciate it. An Update: Well, it turns out he is a complete male and my whole house now smells like a bottle of Feliway!! This might account for the fact that my resident cat is super chilled at the moment! However, when she has seen him she is growling and ...
by Guinevere
Sun Jul 10, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Found Cat - very nervous
Replies: 20
Views: 2498

Re: Found Cat - very nervous

Hi Lilith, Thanks so much for your reply. Funnily enough after I wrote that, the cat started talking to me! I think the translation would be "Let me out!" So I have widened his access to the hallway too. I have made a makeshift bed on a unit by the window so that he can look out and also put another...
by Guinevere
Sun Jul 10, 2016 10:41 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Found Cat - very nervous
Replies: 20
Views: 2498

Re: Found Cat - very nervous

That should say I make several trips to the BATHROOM - I don't "go" in the bath lol!
by Guinevere
Sun Jul 10, 2016 10:39 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Found Cat - very nervous
Replies: 20
Views: 2498

Found Cat - very nervous

I found a hungry cat at a service station 5 days ago (I have the cat listed under found cats, plus on other sites) and after feeding him there for 5 days, I brought him home yesterday afternoon. I currently have him in the bathroom to keep him separate from my resident cat Guinevere. Needless to say...
by Guinevere
Sat Jul 09, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: FOUND Cats
Topic: FOUND: White Cat, Black Tail - Crookstown, Kildare, Ireland
Replies: 3
Views: 1241

Re: FOUND: White Cat, Black Tail - Crookstown, Kildare, Ireland

UPDATE: I now have the cat in my home. I managed to lure it into the crate by putting the food bowl in there. I am not sure if it is a neutered male or a female. As it was found at a busy service station, I would guess that the cat jumped in a van and was then let out in Crookstown so it could be fr...