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by Jacks
Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Arnie and his slave in Malta, 3 months on...
Replies: 20
Views: 2970

Re: Arnie and his slave in Malta, 3 months on...

Hi Andrew, lovely to hear from you! What an amazing video - your Arnie is a most unusual cat who obviously truly believes he is a panther at least five times his real size! How wonderful to hear about your little family and the incredible story of Ollie and his recovery. What special cat parents you...
by Jacks
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: For those who feed their cats Felix, has anyone noticed that their cats have stopped eating it?
Replies: 8
Views: 179

Re: For those who feed their cats Felix, has anyone noticed that their cats have stopped eating it?

No, no problem - although they get fussy if they have the same flavours all the time, so I change them every now and then. I have to admit they are spoilt and love the sprinkles on top that come with Felix Crunchies. They also love the Felix Sensations Sauces variety, so sometimes I share a sachet b...
by Jacks
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Dilemma - adding another cat or not?
Replies: 17
Views: 402

Re: Dilemma - adding another cat or not?

Hi there - coming in late to this conversation, I'm afraid - but your two seem really delightful and I personally wouldn't have any qualms about putting them together in a cattery if you were away - from what I've heard cats seem to 'hunker down' when they are in an unfamiliar environment, and this ...
by Jacks
Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: HOMES NEEDED
Topic: Feral kittens
Replies: 4
Views: 271

Re: Feral kittens

What beautiful babies! Although they were born feral, at 4 months I don't think they are too old to become really domesticated. We took in a feral kitten who was deserted by her mum aged 4 and a half months. She was very, very timid but after time in a small bonding room she became really attached t...
by Jacks
Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Pancreatitis - Recovery, Drugs, behaviour and diet
Replies: 15
Views: 440

Re: Pancreatitis - Recovery, Drugs, behaviour and diet

I am heartbroken to say that we had to have Charlie put to sleep this afternoon. After nearly three weeks he was not coping with the infection, which they suspected was more widespread than the pancreas alone. What we didn’t know at the outset was that he had FIV. After nearly three weeks of infecti...
by Jacks
Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Pancreatitis - Recovery, Drugs, behaviour and diet
Replies: 15
Views: 440

Re: Pancreatitis - Recovery, Drugs, behaviour and diet

Thank you for the encouraging words, Mr Frisky and Alanc! Can I ask you about long term diet - have you restricted the type of food or had them long term on a special diet? Charlie is on a single wet (Royal Canin Sensitivity low calorie) and and biscuit (Purina HA Hypoallergic) for the foreseeable f...
by Jacks
Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Pancreatitis - Recovery, Drugs, behaviour and diet
Replies: 15
Views: 440

Re: Pancreatitis - Recovery, Drugs, behaviour and diet

Thanks, fjm - you're quite right, I need to give him time to recover. I'm just so worried about him. This morning he is more alert and was so hungry that he stuffed his food and medication down too fast and regurgitated it. I've given him another antibiotic with a little more food, mixed with some w...
by Jacks
Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Pancreatitis - Recovery, Drugs, behaviour and diet
Replies: 15
Views: 440

Re: Pancreatitis - Recovery, Drugs, behaviour and diet

Thank you, Kay - sorry you lost your boy. :( I will give it a couple of days to see if he gets used to it. The vet said we couldn't use metacam because of the diarrhoea, as it's a contraindication. Maybe if that is better he will review the tramadol next week. x
by Jacks
Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: It never rains, but it pours!
Replies: 11
Views: 430

Re: It never rains, but it pours!

I do hope poor Bob will be feeling better soon and that it starts to heal up okay. Poor Bob :(
by Jacks
Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Pancreatitis - Recovery, Drugs, behaviour and diet
Replies: 15
Views: 440

Pancreatitis - Recovery, Drugs, behaviour and diet

My lovely Charlie, only about 4 years old, was recently admitted to vet hospital with a high fever and the runs. He's always had a delicate stomach since I found him as an unneutered stray a year and a half ago. He was a mess - filthy, scratched and bleeding, food obsessive (so easy to catch) and ve...
by Jacks
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: 1yr old spayed female attracting male cats!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 251

Re: 1yr old spayed female attracting male cats!!!

So glad the insurance will pay and you've found a good vet - the attitude of your original vet is dreadful! Poor little lady - but she will be fine when she's been sorted. This should not have happened.
by Jacks
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: 1yr old spayed female attracting male cats!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 251

Re: 1yr old spayed female attracting male cats!!!

What a business for you! The suitors/Toms in your garden are not necessarily local or from down your road - in fact very few of them are likely to be from your local neighbourhood. Unneutered males will travel for miles after a female in heat - and not always be able to find their way home. They wil...
by Jacks
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Introducing Semi-feral Cat into existing cat household
Replies: 3
Views: 309

Re: Introducing Semi-feral Cat into existing cat household

I've never introduced a new cat to the household (if I wanted to adopt them, that is) without starting them out in a bonding room. The advantage of this is that the little one can get used to being in close proximity to you and you can use scent swapping, etc. to let the members of the household fam...
by Jacks
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Stray cat neutering advice needed!
Replies: 6
Views: 231

Re: Stray cat neutering advice needed!

Great advice! Get in touch with Cat's Protection (CP) and ask around at your local vets - I'm in Enfield and all my strays have been neutered for free as the vets have an agreement with CP as part of a scheme to neuter stray cats. You have basically been feeding a stray for the last few years. Get h...
by Jacks
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: 1yr old spayed female attracting male cats!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 251

Re: 1yr old spayed female attracting male cats!!!

Oh my word - I think there can be no doubt she was not properly spayed - it may not have been anyone's fault if she has some sort of atypical 'arrangement' - but she needs to get to that vet and be sorted out as soon as possible. There is no doubt she is in heat. I've known an unneutered male attack...
by Jacks
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: LOST Cats
Topic: Lost Tabby Cat - Enfield, London
Replies: 3
Views: 607

Re: Lost Tabby Cat - Enfield, London

Just found Coco on Missing Pets UK - it's not my part of Enfield, and I haven't seen him - he's a very distinctive lad. It's kitten season now and he's probably been beguiled by females as he's not neutered. How sad for you and Coco. I hope you found him.
by Jacks
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: LOST Cats
Topic: Lost Tabby Cat - Enfield, London
Replies: 3
Views: 607

Re: Lost Tabby Cat - Enfield, London

Do you have any pictures of your cat, and where in Enfield did he disappear from? Where was the white- is he patched or mainly tabby? I can keep a look out for him.
by Jacks
Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Neutered male - 2 months on - still aggressive with other cats
Replies: 1
Views: 629

Neutered male - 2 months on - still aggressive with other cats

So I'm a serial cat rescuer since 2012 when a kitten was born at the bottom of our garden. Now I have 8. The latest, Charlie, 'arrived' in our garden, an unneutered male covered in battle scars, in April. By May we had him neutered and moved him into our bonding room. He's been there since 6th May. ...
by Jacks
Wed May 24, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Number 8 arrives - Another unneutered Tom...
Replies: 24
Views: 3468

Re: Number 8 arrives - Another unneutered Tom...

UPDATE ** The probiotics have done wonders - alongside little and often - and Charlie is looking much better and all his deposits are normal. It's taken a couple of weeks, mind. Here he is on a little outing, looking for some food. I hope you can see the video: https://www.facebook.com/worldaccordin...
by Jacks
Fri May 12, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Number 8 arrives - Another unneutered Tom...
Replies: 24
Views: 3468

Re: Number 8 arrives - Another unneutered Tom...

UPDATE ON CHARLIE Well a week since his "Op" and Charlie is such a lovely lad. As you'll see from the pictures his face is healing up nicely and the wound on the back of his ear can't been really seen now. His poor little nose has been really beaten up though :cry: Charlie's biggest challenge was ge...
by Jacks
Wed May 03, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Number 8 arrives - Another unneutered Tom...
Replies: 24
Views: 3468

Re: Number 8 arrives - Another unneutered Tom...

Oooh yes, he's really like Frosty! What gorgeous semi-ferals you have, Janey! Little Charlie is looking better already tonight after being indoors for 24 hours, despite his op. He's looking brighter, his eyes are wider and his scratches are healing up. No more fighting for my little man, I hope. he ...
by Jacks
Wed May 03, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Number 8 arrives - Another unneutered Tom...
Replies: 24
Views: 3468

Re: Number 8 arrives - Another unneutered Tom...

Well, he wasn't chipped... but he will be. I'm going to keep him on trial - but my trials can last a long time... :lol: Charlie is no more than 4 years old but has been well beaten up in his time. He's otherwise in good shape, but doesn't know how to use a litter box. He's a gentle, loving lad - not...
by Jacks
Tue May 02, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Number 8 arrives - Another unneutered Tom...
Replies: 24
Views: 3468

Re: Number 8 arrives - Another unneutered Tom...

Bobby is chatty too - and he's black, coincidentally. Sophie meows when she wants things, but for Bobby it's just 'talking' and it's a 'yip, yip, yip-yippy yip-yip' type of talk, looking directly at you, He will come up to the patio doors and when I open it, tells me something - then goes off again....
by Jacks
Mon May 01, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Number 8 arrives - Another unneutered Tom...
Replies: 24
Views: 3468

Re: Number 8 arrives - Another unneutered Tom...

Ah.. I think it must be the time of the year to have new kids on the block! I hope you can sort out the conundrum of your lovely black visitor. Our big male, Socksie, is terrified of the newcomer having had a run in with him on his way home at night, and won't go outside!! Bobby is the brave one, fr...
by Jacks
Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Number 8 arrives - Another unneutered Tom...
Replies: 24
Views: 3468

Number 8 arrives - Another unneutered Tom...

Some of you will remember me posting intermittently and last announcing the decision to adopt the unneutered black Tom who had turned up in our garden. He i now my beloved Bobby Bob, who is a scatty little chunky monkey who is addicted to treats and trying to catch flies. I kept him in for 10 months...
by Jacks
Sun Jun 19, 2016 5:40 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: FYI It's not just cats that like Felix!
Replies: 12
Views: 1731

Re: FYI It's not just cats that like Felix!

We put scraps of Felix AGAIL on the bird table for the birds. Saves binning unused food and they love it - Magpies, Starlings and Pigeons in our case... We had a really scruffy skinny Magpie frequenting the garden who waited for his AGAIL every day. He's now looking much healthier and has a mate :-)
by Jacks
Sat Jun 18, 2016 6:46 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Ultima dry cat food
Replies: 3
Views: 1961

Re: Ultima dry cat food

Yes - we get it from Zooplus in bulk. We have both. The cats get wet food twice a day and biscuits if they are hungry, The two boys generally like the biscuit best and one favours the hairball - which is good as he's very long haired and can have problems with 'transit' - this does seem to help. We ...
by Jacks
Fri Jun 17, 2016 1:25 pm
Forum: LOST Cats
Topic: please help
Replies: 5
Views: 3321

Re: please help

So sorry - have you had any news?
by Jacks
Tue Jun 14, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: neutering ?? help please!
Replies: 3
Views: 1891

Re: neutering ?? help please!

I don't have much experience in this area, but I had a similar thing happen before I got my first cat. I was feeding a stray cat who emerged with a single kitten at one point (I hadn't realised she was pregnant - knew nothing about cats). The local Toms then came after her again and they were fighti...
by Jacks
Mon Jun 13, 2016 4:45 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Abandoned cat i think !!
Replies: 20
Views: 5343

Re: Abandoned cat i think !!

Well done for looking after this cat! Have you checked on www.animalsearchuk.co.uk - both for pets lost in your area and to post a picture and description of the girl? They work with Cat's Protection and do a good job of reuniting pets. If you cannot find a home, I'd let your boyfriend take her home...