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by Jacks
Fri Dec 20, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Watery right eye from few months
Replies: 5
Views: 103

Re: Watery right eye from few months

Hi - I thought I would just add my experience. I have a young boy who gets regular problems with discomfort in his left eye, which he then scratches and causes an ulcer and infections. After 4 months on antibiotic drops and negative tests for bacterial (mind you he had drops in his eyes) infections,...
by Jacks
Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat's strange habit
Replies: 12
Views: 257

Re: Cat's strange habit

You are making a very good decision to get your cat neutered. I hope they are also chipped - it's always possible for an unneutered cat to be lured away from home by the scent of a female and may, or may not, find his way home. There is also the issue with mating related fighting (which is a whole l...
by Jacks
Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Help cats voice changed
Replies: 6
Views: 145

Re: Help cats voice changed

I do hope the antibiotics make an improvement for poor Romeo. In the meantime you just need to keep him as comfortable as possible. It is an extraordinary sound and if it is a tumour there really won't be anything you can do - so don't feel guilty that you can't afford the MRi. If the painkillers he...
by Jacks
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Conjunctivitis - Single infected eye - just won't clear up
Replies: 5
Views: 159

Re: Conjunctivitis - Single infected eye - just won't clear up

Hi Lilynmitz! Well, today we've got a clean bill of health for the eye - it has healed! I've also got a quote for the tooth removal, but we are going to wait a week or two to allow him to get back into socialisation. He's been in his room since the 24th July. All clear for all the 'nasties' and the ...
by Jacks
Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Conjunctivitis - Single infected eye - just won't clear up
Replies: 5
Views: 159

Re: Conjunctivitis - Single infected eye - just won't clear up

Thank you for your wise words, Lilynmitz. We are continuing with the treatment and the eye 'fingers crossed' is nearly better. There is still a slight abrasion from the last time he scratched it (whilst wearing a COS that was too floppy). He has tested clear for Feline Herpesvirus-1 (FHV-1), Feline ...
by Jacks
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: My cat still hates my new kitten
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Re: My cat still hates my new kitten

Hi CatLady29 - it must be very distressing for you, seeing Felix so angry and reacting this way. I presume he's had a health check recently? It's just possible that there's some underlying issue (like teeth problems) that is making him less tolerant and little Bells is an obvious target to take it o...
by Jacks
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: New Kitten - eye problem?
Replies: 3
Views: 117

Re: New Kitten - eye problem?

As it's a friend who has the kittens, I'd definitely ask for a vet check for this little one - and for the others too. Kittens can pick up viruses from their mothers and some eye problems are very contagious. I hope it's something easily treatable and you can take your little one home when she's rea...
by Jacks
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: My ragdoll is in the litter tray
Replies: 2
Views: 106

Re: My ragdoll is in the litter tray

Is she from rescue? Some cats from rescue have a habit of sitting in their box. One of mine ROLLS in clean litter - it obviously gives her great joy! She then shakes herself and sprays litter everywhere :lol: I wouldn't worry unless this is new behaviour and she is doing it a lot, or sleeping in the...
by Jacks
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: “Feral” adoption, need advice
Replies: 5
Views: 152

Re: “Feral” adoption, need advice

What a lovely reply from Mollycat. If you feel you could help this lovely cat have a chance of a meaningful, enjoyable life - then patience and love are the main ingredients. I trapped a roaming unneutered Tom in February 2017 who had been coming for food as dusk for three months but still would not...
by Jacks
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: FIV Questions & Answers
Topic: FIV POSITIVE CAT VOMITING
Replies: 5
Views: 145

Re: FIV POSITIVE CAT VOMITING

That’s really good news - as we suspected! Yes, I think the careful diet is a really good idea. I had 9 cats at the time, so it was very hard to try and ensure that my boy did not eat other cat’s food (especially as he loved it) and I didn’t know he was FIV+ until he developed pancreatitis. As you k...
by Jacks
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: HOMES NEEDED
Topic: Smudge - time running out? (Teesside area)
Replies: 4
Views: 167

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

Amazing news - way to go, Smudge, you've won someone's heart!
xx
by Jacks
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: FIV Questions & Answers
Topic: FIV POSITIVE CAT VOMITING
Replies: 5
Views: 145

Re: FIV POSITIVE CAT VOMITING

I agree with Moobag that's it's more likely to be rich food than FIV if everything else is fine. My FIV+ boy had intractable gut problems from the day I took him in - he couldn't digest his food properly and his poops were just slush. The only times he threw up were if the food was too rich, or too ...
by Jacks
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Conjunctivitis - Single infected eye - just won't clear up
Replies: 5
Views: 159

Conjunctivitis - Single infected eye - just won't clear up

Hi everyone. I have the MOST adorable stray Tabby boy I rescued, totally terrified of humans and very shy but gentle, who I bonded with after intensive work. His name is Max, and he is as gentle as a lamb with me; shakes like a leaf at the vets but never hisses or scratches. I've had him home 1yr an...
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: 3237

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: 585

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: 613

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: 375

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: 680

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: 680

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: 680

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: 680

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: 582

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: 680

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: 481

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: 481

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: 421

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: 341

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: 481

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: 744

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: 744

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.