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by cathyday
Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Feline asthma
Replies: 2
Views: 861

Feline asthma

Dear All Does anyone on this forum have experience of feline asthma? Our youngest JJ has recently had a couple of nasty coughing fits and breathes really quickly when awake. He's seen the vet tonight who says his breathing is rapid and wheezy. She feels he has asthma. I'm gutted as he's so lively an...
by cathyday
Thu Feb 02, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat possibly swallowed string
Replies: 20
Views: 3536

Re: Cat possibly swallowed string

JJ is still flying round the house, eating and toileting just fine so all seems ok. Him and H are now eating together and sleeping on our bed at night. JJ has also started sitting on my lap. I'm amazed at just how quickly he's settled in. Camden Girl - I'm so sorry to read you lost Lady P. I wish yo...
by cathyday
Wed Feb 01, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat possibly swallowed string
Replies: 20
Views: 3536

Re: Cat possibly swallowed string

You have a good memory! Yes there was a problem with H as the pets name has to have at least 2 letters. He is registered as Mr H. JJ is actually registered as Jay Jay. JJ has been thoroughly checked by Steve and I've been told to keep a close eye on him for the next week, but that by now if there we...
by cathyday
Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat possibly swallowed string
Replies: 20
Views: 3536

Re: Cat possibly swallowed string

He's not had an ultrasound as yet. We're seeing Steve at 4.00 today as a follow up. I'll report back after that.
by cathyday
Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Boris
Replies: 4
Views: 1979

Boris

It's taken a while to have enough courage to come on here and dedicate a small piece to our very special lad Boris who passed away on 31st December. Boris in garden.jpg Boris was a Hillgrove Farm cat and was claimed by the RSPCA in 1999 when the farm closed after many protests by Animal Rights campa...
by cathyday
Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat possibly swallowed string
Replies: 20
Views: 3536

Re: Cat possibly swallowed string

Yes it could be possible that he didn't swallow it but we've turned the house upside down and can't find it anywhere thus we are assuming he's eaten it. The knot off the end was chewed and laid on the landing. That was the only evidence we could find of the crime.
by cathyday
Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat possibly swallowed string
Replies: 20
Views: 3536

Re: Cat possibly swallowed string

Day 3 after the string swallowing and JJ is still very lively and being his normal self. I've managed to get 3 doses per day down him of liquid paraffin. He's pooped a couple of times but no sign of any string as yet. Does anyone know how long it could take to reappear? I'm still not sleeping with t...
by cathyday
Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat possibly swallowed string
Replies: 20
Views: 3536

Re: Cat possibly swallowed string

Thanks for your replies. Hi Ria - Yes we picked up JJ last Tuesday from Cats Protection in Crewe. He is 9 months old but still very lively and so affectionate. He's already made friends with H and last night they both slept together on our bed so that I could keep an eye on JJ. There wasn't a peep o...
by cathyday
Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat possibly swallowed string
Replies: 20
Views: 3536

Re: Cat possibly swallowed string

Rang our emergency vet last night for advice. They've advised keeping an eye on him until I get him in to see a vet today. JJ seems fine and is playing and eating normally. I am worried sick in case nature does not take its course...
by cathyday
Sun Jan 29, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat possibly swallowed string
Replies: 20
Views: 3536

Cat possibly swallowed string

Hello We have adopted a 9 month old lad who joined us just 5 days ago. Tonight I discovered the knot off the end of a piece of string from our bathroom blind on the landing. Is was wet and chewed. I'm not sure how he got to it but it looks like there's a bit of about 2 ft missing. It's like cord so ...
by cathyday
Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:18 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: CRF Semintra & sickness.
Replies: 18
Views: 3598

Re: CRF Semintra & sickness.

It's sad news I'm afraid. Boris was in complete kidney failure and has been put to sleep.

He had almost 19 years with us and we will always think of him with a smile.
by cathyday
Sat Dec 31, 2016 11:36 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: CRF Semintra & sickness.
Replies: 18
Views: 3598

Re: CRF Semintra & sickness.

After being very sick again overnight Boris is at the vets on a drip ready for an ultrasound later today. Lovely young vet saw us this morning. She feels he has a blocked gut which is more than likely due to cancer. If it is then we won't be bringing our boy home....
by cathyday
Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:13 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: CRF Semintra & sickness.
Replies: 18
Views: 3598

Re: CRF Semintra & sickness.

Hi No bloods have been done this time as tested only a few weeks ago and at that point they were spot on. Boris has been ill again this morning and I'm now waiting for Steve to call me. I think Steve decided against antibiotics as the sickness has been only once a week until now which is more indica...
by cathyday
Fri Dec 30, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: CRF Semintra & sickness.
Replies: 18
Views: 3598

Re: CRF Semintra & sickness.

Boris saw Steve yesterday. It looks like he has either an infection or something sinister in his gut. Steve gave him a steroid injection which should last 5 day which he hopes will settle things down. We've been given anti sickness pills and are to continue with his thyroid and semintra meds too. On...
by cathyday
Thu Dec 29, 2016 3:41 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: CRF Semintra & sickness.
Replies: 18
Views: 3598

Re: CRF Semintra & sickness.

He's been really sick again yesterday and again just now. I've got him booked to see Vet Steve at 4.40 today. Boris is looking really miserable this afternoon so the sooner we get him checked out the better.
by cathyday
Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: CRF Semintra & sickness.
Replies: 18
Views: 3598

CRF Semintra & sickness.

Hi all. Not been on here for a while as everything has been grand with my 2 boys. Boris has CRF & has been on Semintra for quite a while. In the last month he's started being really sick once a week. All that comes up though is lots of clear fluid. Otherwise he's feeding really well on wet and dry f...
by cathyday
Mon Jul 11, 2016 9:31 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Both cats have fleas.... HELP!!
Replies: 13
Views: 2136

Both cats have fleas.... HELP!!

It's been a while since I last posted on here because both my boys have been in tip top health, however that all changed a couple of weeks ago when we noticed Boris over grooming. He has fleas! Then H started acting strangely, jumping around & howling in the house. Yup he too has fleas. We've no ide...
by cathyday
Tue Dec 22, 2015 8:26 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Boris update
Replies: 7
Views: 1361

Re: Boris update

Thanks everyone for your replies and great to hear about your furry ones too. We're very much looking forward to Christmas this year without any worry and concern over whether we can make it through the holidays without a vet visit. The last 3 Christmases we've ended up at the vet with Boris for var...
by cathyday
Sun Dec 13, 2015 5:14 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Boris update
Replies: 7
Views: 1361

Boris update

Dear Cat Chat gang I haven't been on this forum for quite a while, which means we've had quite a long period of time without any medical worries with my 2 boys. The biggest achievement this year has been that finally after 7 years with us H has stopped sneezing and showing signs of Herpes cat flu vi...
by cathyday
Tue Mar 10, 2015 7:19 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Anyone got cats over 14 years old?
Replies: 11
Views: 2577

Re: Anyone got cats over 14 years old?

My lad Boris is 17. He had both thyroid glands removed by the time he was 13 and has been on thyroxin ever since. He's had all but 3 teeth removed, has arthritis, kidney issues & is completely deaf. Recently he's developed an unusual heart rhythm which is linked to his thyroid issues. Despite all th...
by cathyday
Mon Mar 09, 2015 3:32 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Vibes For Hector
Replies: 164
Views: 23436

Re: Vibes For Hector

I'm so sorry to hear that Hector has a tumour. Thinking of you and sending our best wishes at this horrid time for you. I hope they can sort his meds out and make him more comfortable.
by cathyday
Mon Mar 02, 2015 3:26 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: My poor Lilypuss
Replies: 44
Views: 6327

Re: My poor Lilypuss

I've been thinking about you all day too Anna. Lily is free from old age now and I've no doubt already causing mayhem at The Bridge with all who have gone before her.

Sending all our best wishes to you and Pete.

RIP Lily.

Cathy, Glen, Boris and H xxxxxx
by cathyday
Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:41 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: My poor Lilypuss
Replies: 44
Views: 6327

Re: My poor Lilypuss

I'm so very sorry and sad to read your latest posts Anna. Sending our best wishes to yourself, Pete and of course to Lily.
by cathyday
Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:06 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: My poor Lilypuss
Replies: 44
Views: 6327

Re: My poor Lilypuss

So sorry to hear this Anna. How are things this morning? We're all thinking of you....
by cathyday
Sun Mar 01, 2015 8:10 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: long claws problem. advice please.
Replies: 12
Views: 3453

Re: long claws problem. advice please.

We trim Boris's claws because they do get very long. He has no teeth to trim them himself these days.
His are very thick too? How do we remove the old sheaths to relieve this too?
by cathyday
Tue Feb 24, 2015 7:13 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Tommy update - advice please!
Replies: 22
Views: 3748

Re: Tommy update - advice please!

Boris has kidney issues & won't touch renal food on its own. However we're having great success in blending a pouch of renal & a pouch of Felix Senior together. We also hide a little renal dry into the mix. Currently he wolfs half the mix in the morning & half for his tea. The last couple of weeks h...
by cathyday
Sun Feb 22, 2015 2:03 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: old cats
Replies: 11
Views: 3043

Re: old cats

Boris has gone thinner along his spine & back end in the last year. His face is thinner too. He's 17 next Saturday so it's not unexpected really. He spends all day asleep only waking for food or toilet duties. He's happy though :-)
by cathyday
Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:43 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: How can I prevent my cat from going to the toilet inside?
Replies: 15
Views: 3513

Re: How can I prevent my cat from going to the toilet inside

I have to agree. Please get your little one a litter tray. I have 2 cats & 2 trays in case they both are in need of relief. We use wood pellet litter which smells nice & is dead easy to clean. I have to say any smells which do eminate are no worse than the smells produced by my man after a good nigh...
by cathyday
Fri Feb 20, 2015 6:27 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Boris has an irregular heartbeat...
Replies: 32
Views: 5553

Re: Boris has an irregular heartbeat...

It's been a good couple of weeks for Boris. Since I last posted we've dropped his thyroxin dose a little to settle him down as he was quite anxious & fidgety. We've also added a little dry food back into his diet as his renal wet was constipating him. (We took him off dry as it was that that was hav...
by cathyday
Fri Feb 06, 2015 1:48 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Boris has an irregular heartbeat...
Replies: 32
Views: 5553

Re: Boris has an irregular heartbeat...

Hi Anna Yes it was big relief to have such a positive outcome from yesterdays consultation. We're on a high dose of Leventa for Boris's thyroid and Steve really doesn't wish to push that any more at this stage. I will try and source the low iodine food to see if that will make a difference. Right no...