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by Beanie
Wed May 24, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Photographs
Replies: 2
Views: 1129

Photographs

I have posted elsewhere about Daisy who is lost in East Ewell. Could I plead through your forum for ALL cat owners and rescues to take photos of cats from the front and both sides and beware of any unusual features. I try to find missing cats locally and a little foresight from cat owners aids the p...
by Beanie
Wed May 24, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: LOST Cats
Topic: Daisy is lost in East Ewell
Replies: 1
Views: 826

Daisy is lost in East Ewell

Well it has been a long time since I have been on this board but I am still actively involved in cat welfare for those that might remember me. I would like to appeal to find Daisy - a 6.5 year old female DSH moggy who escaped from her new home in Fairfax Avenue in East Ewell on 11th May 2017 after o...
by Beanie
Mon Sep 14, 2015 12:39 pm
Forum: LOST Cats
Topic: Harold is missing from Epsom (FOUND)
Replies: 6
Views: 1811

Re: Harold is missing from Epsom (FOUND)

Thanks Jacks. Since his ordeal I have seen Harold back in his home and, after understandably being described by his owner as 'looking sad' he now fully realises he is home and safe so his regal manner has returned. :D The veterinary check showed him well and understandably thin but gradual feeding i...
by Beanie
Tue Sep 08, 2015 7:02 pm
Forum: LOST Cats
Topic: Harold is missing from Epsom (FOUND)
Replies: 6
Views: 1811

Re: Harold is missing from Epsom

In answer to your question - Normally I start with immediately looking at about 10 houses each side of you; the corresponding 20 houses over the road and similarly 20 of the houses that back on to you. I normally ask the owner to ask these neighbours if they will allow the owner to conduct a full an...
by Beanie
Tue Sep 08, 2015 9:34 am
Forum: LOST Cats
Topic: Harold is missing from Epsom (FOUND)
Replies: 6
Views: 1811

Re: Harold is missing from Epsom

I am very pleased to say that Harold has been safely found and re-united with his owner. He is due a veterinary check today to ensure that he is well after his ordeal. :D
by Beanie
Sun Sep 06, 2015 10:57 pm
Forum: LOST Cats
Topic: Harold is missing from Epsom (FOUND)
Replies: 6
Views: 1811

Re: Harold is missing from Epsom

PS:

10. Posters in local pet shops.
11. Will be contacting paper shops (paper boys), local milkmen and postmen.
by Beanie
Sun Sep 06, 2015 10:54 pm
Forum: LOST Cats
Topic: Harold is missing from Epsom (FOUND)
Replies: 6
Views: 1811

Harold is missing from Epsom (FOUND)

Hi all, I am in need of your help in trying to locate a missing cat.[/ b] If any reader lives in or works in or around the Epsom area, can they please spread the word on Facebook &/or with their friends. Could they also check their sheds, garages, etc. and be aware of any neighbours who are on holid...
by Beanie
Mon Sep 15, 2014 11:27 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Curcumin and Metacam
Replies: 8
Views: 2179

Re: Curcumin and Metacam

Hi Kay, I appreciate that I came at this not knowing the full circumstances but realized that there must have been previous threads. I can now more fully understand your dilemma. As you say, cats hide pain well and the most important thing given the circumstances is to keep him pain free. I still th...
by Beanie
Mon Sep 15, 2014 3:44 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Curcumin and Metacam
Replies: 8
Views: 2179

Re: Curcumin and Metacam

Hi Kay, I know your question is essentially about the use of Curcumin and Metacam. I have absolutely no knowledge about Curcurmin but I do have experience of Metacam use. All I know about Metacam is that it is a medicine that cannot be used with certain other medicines as I have just found out with ...
by Beanie
Sun Sep 14, 2014 2:23 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cancer advice please
Replies: 12
Views: 2600

Re: Cancer advice please

Thank you catfan5.
by Beanie
Sun Sep 14, 2014 2:21 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: My cat doesn't want to go out
Replies: 8
Views: 1906

Re: My cat doesn't want to go out

Hi Christinajan,

I would also keep him in for 3 weeks as well. Personally, I do not like a harness. Too many cats that I know of have easily wriggled out of a harness, even from some experienced cat owners. They sound like a great idea but I would urge caution in your decision.
by Beanie
Sat Sep 13, 2014 11:25 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Hairy worm or growth from feral cats shoulder
Replies: 30
Views: 8168

Re: Hairy worm or growth from feral cats shoulder

Hi rampman10, Don't feel too worried about having his ear clipped. It is not painful if done properly. What the rescue is saying is that they will clip the ear if they regard him as feral without an owner. It is a visual way of knowing that the cat has been neutered and something common in the UK, w...
by Beanie
Sat Sep 13, 2014 11:13 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cancer advice please
Replies: 12
Views: 2600

Re: Cancer advice please

Tiggy has an appointment at AHT on Wednesday, so please keep her in your thoughts with positive vibes if you have a moment. Thanks!
by Beanie
Sat Sep 13, 2014 11:10 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: bad eating habits/very big eater
Replies: 10
Views: 2175

Re: bad eating habits/very big eater

Kay's question is extremely important in trying to assess the situation.
by Beanie
Sat Sep 13, 2014 3:40 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cancer advice please
Replies: 12
Views: 2600

Re: Cancer advice please

A message for Suzy.

I have just read your email and will reply to you later. I just wanted to say how extremely grateful I am for you taking the time and caring for our Tiggy's health. The information and your sad experience of this terrible disease is invaluable. Thank you, so much. God bless you!
by Beanie
Thu Sep 11, 2014 12:28 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cattery conundrum
Replies: 6
Views: 1702

Re: Cattery conundrum

Doh!!

The missing link.... and I don't mean my brain!! :)


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by Beanie
Thu Sep 11, 2014 12:23 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cattery conundrum
Replies: 6
Views: 1702

Re: Cattery conundrum

Well the way I deal with it is certainly not for everyone, which I totally accept. We simply don't go on holiday! Having said that, the options are as outlined by others. I would only add the following: 1. The house sitter / feeding visitor The advantage is that your cat can be in familiar safe surr...
by Beanie
Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:54 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cancer advice please
Replies: 12
Views: 2600

Re: Cancer advice please

Thank you Meriad. I'm sorry that it didn't work for your dad.
by Beanie
Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:52 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Antibiotic side effects
Replies: 4
Views: 1461

Re: Antibiotic side effects

Sorry. link a letter short in earlier post.


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by Beanie
Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:50 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Antibiotic side effects
Replies: 4
Views: 1461

Re: Antibiotic side effects

I have no first hand experience of this drug which has never been prescribed for any of our cats - past and present. I had a quick trawl of the manufacturer's site (Bayer) which was predictably unhelpful. However, it has always seemed to me rightly or wrongly that the USA are much tougher with what ...
by Beanie
Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:32 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: 4 year old cat and new anxiety
Replies: 11
Views: 1625

Re: 4 year old cat and new anxiety

I can't really add very much to some of the good advice already given above. If you get another cat, are you prepared to work hard to integrate them because it should never be assumed that you put them together and hope for the best? There is some good experienced advice out there to help that trans...
by Beanie
Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:17 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Odd behaviour
Replies: 3
Views: 1024

Re: Odd behaviour

That is a really good suggestion by Kay to consider. Some cats have transferred aggression which manifests itself to different degrees. I had not come across that before we adopted Barney. If he gets frustrated about anything. e.g. neighbouring cat on the roof or shed peering down at him, his tail f...
by Beanie
Thu Sep 11, 2014 9:09 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cancer advice please
Replies: 12
Views: 2600

Re: Cancer advice please

Ps: Hi Grace again,

I note from your 'handle' that you live in the Norfolk / Suffolk area. I am waiting to hear if the oncology specialist at Animal Health Trust in Newmarket will look at Tiggy. I believe that AHT have an admirable reputation.
by Beanie
Thu Sep 11, 2014 9:06 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cancer advice please
Replies: 12
Views: 2600

Re: Cancer advice please

Thank you Grace. I am very grateful to you for your kindness and support. I will look at that web link closely in a few minutes. I take my ownership (if we ever do own them) and my love for cats and animals very seriously. I made a pledge to each of my rescue cats when they joined us that I will loo...
by Beanie
Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:59 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: My cat doesn't want to go out
Replies: 8
Views: 1906

Re: My cat doesn't want to go out

Hi, What we all sometimes forget is that cats like routine and do not like change. They work far more on smell as a means of comfort or fear. Their sense of smell goes way beyond the human range of smell. Your cat will be getting used to the smells in his new home; he will be aware of the smells out...
by Beanie
Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:48 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Jaw discomfort
Replies: 5
Views: 1304

Re: Jaw discomfort

Our cat Tiggy had similar. Did the vet examine your cat under mild sedation? That is more thorough than a visual clinical examination in the surgery. If so, the vet can reasonably rule out many things which is comforting. Whilst the vet should have checked, satisfy yourself that there is no inflamma...
by Beanie
Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:37 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Hairy worm or growth from feral cats shoulder
Replies: 30
Views: 8168

Re: Hairy worm or growth from feral cats shoulder

Hmmm! What colour is the protruding growth? In your photo it comes up as white which seems strange. I would normally expect to see that colouring on an X-Ray! My first thought was is this April 1st? ;) Can you give an idea of dimensions? Does it look as rigid, as the photo would suggest or is it fle...
by Beanie
Wed Sep 10, 2014 9:47 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat Asthma?
Replies: 14
Views: 3891

Re: Cat Asthma?

Hi Sarrie. Sorry to read about Harv. Did the vet suggest a scan &/or X-Ray? The scan should be able to determine if he has asthma or any heart problems. The X-Ray could indicate if, God Forbid, he has the possibility of cancer. The symptoms you describe mirror our cat Tiggy (see my thread on 'Health...
by Beanie
Wed Sep 10, 2014 6:50 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cancer advice please
Replies: 12
Views: 2600

Cancer advice please

It’s been a long time since I visited Cat Chat so hello to anyone who remembers me. I need some help and advice. One of our cats Tiggy has been found to have cancer in the lung, which was totally unexpected and only suspected after a routine X-ray when antibiotics did not work on a cough. The nature...