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by Batfink
Sun Mar 06, 2016 1:15 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Gagging at novel foods?
Replies: 5
Views: 876

Re: Gagging at novel foods?

Thanks both for your replies. Good to know it is a normal reaction. Just surprised I've not seen it before in an otherwise healthy cat. As I said I don't advocate feeding cats marmite, despite all 5 of ours loving it. It can be useful as an aid to getting them to take a tablet as a one off. I don't ...
by Batfink
Sat Mar 05, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Gagging at novel foods?
Replies: 5
Views: 876

Gagging at novel foods?

Hi, To cut a long story short I've been pet sitting this week and the cat is coming home with me when I finish today (all agreed with the owners as he is having to live shut away in a small space for fear of their dogs). Kitty has been my little shadow (when the dogs aren't in the room) and as I've ...
by Batfink
Sat Mar 05, 2016 11:47 am
Forum: FOUND Cats
Topic: Black & white Found: West Wales (SA44)
Replies: 6
Views: 1580

Re: Black & white Found: West Wales (SA44)

Thank you. I know Rhos :) I've registered on there too - Found Cat (AFP239362). It was a while back, just didn't think of this forum until now. Thankfully kitties new caretakers have previously had cats and have welcomed him(?) in to their home and hearts. They aren't very internet savvy but were su...
by Batfink
Sat Mar 05, 2016 10:53 am
Forum: FOUND Cats
Topic: Black & white Found: West Wales (SA44)
Replies: 6
Views: 1580

Re: Black & white Found: West Wales (SA44)

Just over the North Carmarthenshire boarder with Ceredigion in a little village called Rhydowen.
by Batfink
Sat Mar 05, 2016 2:36 am
Forum: FOUND Cats
Topic: Black & white Found: West Wales (SA44)
Replies: 6
Views: 1580

Re: Black & white Found: West Wales (SA44)

Tried to upload the photo but I get an error message so here is a link instead: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v376/ ... nhyo0y.jpg
by Batfink
Sat Mar 05, 2016 2:09 am
Forum: FOUND Cats
Topic: Black & white Found: West Wales (SA44)
Replies: 6
Views: 1580

Black & white Found: West Wales (SA44)

A neighbour has been caring for this cat since approx end of Oct/beginning Nov 2015. Not sure of sex but if male then neutered, no collar and not microchipped (I took the kitty to the vets for scanning). Very handsome, distinctive black tear drop shape over nose coming to a point between eyes, very ...
by Batfink
Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:56 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Acute Kidney Failure
Replies: 117
Views: 21027

Re: Acute Kidney Failure

I'm so sorry Joanne. Huge hugs to you x
by Batfink
Mon Dec 01, 2014 9:28 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Acute Kidney Failure
Replies: 117
Views: 21027

Re: Acute Kidney Failure

How is Jimmy? I'm sure the change in times of his meds won't be a problem. I know it's not ideal but at least he got them. Sounds like he is making good progress. Thank you for asking after ours (his name is Chugnut but it's such an odd name - blame my partner - that I often don't tell people!). Chu...
by Batfink
Mon Dec 01, 2014 9:06 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Acute Kidney Failure
Replies: 117
Views: 21027

Re: Acute Kidney Failure

Good news about the weight gain :D We have also had a small weight gain so really pleased with that. I've been searching for where to buy Royal Canin Renal and found the cheapest so far to be Animed Direct: http://www.animeddirect.co.uk/royal-canin-veterinary-diets-feline-renal-support-with-beef-we...
by Batfink
Thu Nov 27, 2014 11:41 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Acute Kidney Failure
Replies: 117
Views: 21027

Re: Acute Kidney Failure

Our boys is really dark and he isn't going very often, not every day. I asked and the vet said it is because the renal food is highly digestible so there is less waste. Dark just means it is concentrated but if it is actually black then that could mean there is some blood in it. Try to get a good lo...
by Batfink
Tue Nov 25, 2014 4:10 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Acute Kidney Failure
Replies: 117
Views: 21027

Re: Acute Kidney Failure

Good news about the weight gain :D We have also had a small weight gain so really pleased with that. I've been searching for where to buy Royal Canin Renal and found the cheapest so far to be Animed Direct: http://www.animeddirect.co.uk/royal-canin-veterinary-diets-feline-renal-support-with-beef-wet...
by Batfink
Mon Nov 24, 2014 1:02 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Acute Kidney Failure
Replies: 117
Views: 21027

Re: Acute Kidney Failure

It saysin this article the ACE Inhibitors (ie Fortekor) are contraindicated for Acute renal failure. http://vetboss.co.uk/show10MinuteTopUp.php?type=Small&Entity=10MinuteTopUps&ID=156" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; There is a new (been out for a year) drug, called Semintra. One of m...
by Batfink
Mon Nov 24, 2014 10:36 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Acute Kidney Failure
Replies: 117
Views: 21027

Re: Acute Kidney Failure

Hi Joanne, I'm sorry to read you are going through this too. I'm currently going through similar with my boy who was diagnosed last week. We don't know if it was a toxin or crept up on him as he is only 7 but did have some illness before hand that could indicate chronic rather than acute. There is a...
by Batfink
Fri Nov 21, 2014 8:45 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Vibes for RTA cat
Replies: 16
Views: 2314

Re: Vibes for RTA cat

Such a sad story but so lovely that you saved him from dying all alone in the cold and in pain. Thank you for helping him. I went back for an animal that I clipped the other day. I didn't even see him coming but saw some fluff in the headlights after feeling a small impact. I couldn't stop straight ...
by Batfink
Fri Nov 21, 2014 8:36 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Microchipping
Replies: 3
Views: 1159

Re: Microchipping

I'm sorry to hear this. From recent experience with a poorly kitty I wish I'd taken him to the vets sooner when he wouldn't eat his usual kibble. Turns out it was kidney disease and not dental problems as originally though by us and the first vet we saw. Don't mean to worry you as that isn't the cas...
by Batfink
Fri Nov 21, 2014 8:33 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Check origin of treats
Replies: 3
Views: 938

Re: Check origin of treats

Thank you for the warning. We've just taken our cat home from the vets after 3 days on a drip from kidney failure. We are taking every day as it comes at the moment and have been told the prognosis isn't good. We do give them treats but can't now because of his condition. He is only 7 so we have bee...
by Batfink
Fri Nov 21, 2014 7:22 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Trapping advice please
Replies: 2
Views: 1568

Re: Trapping advice please

Just to update. I haven't seen him since sadly. Just hope he is managing somehow. Hoping perhaps he will come around the house more now it is getting colder.
by Batfink
Fri Nov 21, 2014 7:20 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Hairy worm or growth from feral cats shoulder
Replies: 30
Views: 8178

Re: Hairy worm or growth from feral cats shoulder

Thank you for the advice rampman10. Sorry for the very delayed reply. I thought I had the forums set to notify me of replies but obviously didn't. Great news about your situation. I was able to borrow a trap but sadly didn't see the stray again. I'm still hoping and can get hold of a trap if needed....
by Batfink
Fri Nov 21, 2014 7:11 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: SureFlap DualScan Microchip Cat Flap Feedback/alternatives?
Replies: 0
Views: 1205

SureFlap DualScan Microchip Cat Flap Feedback/alternatives?

Hi, We have just come home from the vets with one of our cats after a 3 day stint on a drip and need to be able to keep him as an indoor cat as he has gone blind and has kidney problems. He's only 7 and we're still not sure if he will be with us for much longer so are taking every day as it comes an...
by Batfink
Sat Sep 20, 2014 4:07 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Halfords and Prestone now using Bitrex in Antifreeze
Replies: 4
Views: 1489

Re: Halfords and Prestone now using Bitrex in Antifreeze

This is fab news, even if it's not for the sake of animals. I do worry about the possibility of my cats finding some antifreeze, especially as winter approaches.
by Batfink
Sat Sep 20, 2014 4:05 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Help! Advice about our missing girl
Replies: 10
Views: 1921

Re: Help! Advice about our missing girl

I love a happy ending :D it made me cry as I remember searching and searching for a cat we lost many years ago. We never saw any sign of him so I'm so pleased for you.

Do you think you will look for the other cat?
by Batfink
Sat Sep 20, 2014 3:58 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Hairy worm or growth from feral cats shoulder
Replies: 30
Views: 8178

Re: Hairy worm or growth from feral cats shoulder

Might just be the way the photo looks to me but its looks like a long thin scab from a scratch that has some hair caught in it. Would explain why it fell off perhaps. Good luck with him. I'm looking to trap a local feral cat (for treatment for a missing paw and neutering) but can't get even close to...
by Batfink
Sat Sep 20, 2014 3:53 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Broadline new cat flea plus worm treatment, anyone tried?
Replies: 12
Views: 14020

Re: Broadline new cat flea plus worm treatment, anyone tried

Thank you very much for the information. I'd struggled to find out much online about it.
by Batfink
Sat Sep 20, 2014 3:32 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Broadline new cat flea plus worm treatment, anyone tried?
Replies: 12
Views: 14020

Re: Broadline new cat flea plus worm treatment, anyone tried

meandmymunki - can you tell me the frequency that treatment is recommended please?
by Batfink
Sat Sep 20, 2014 3:00 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Trapping advice please
Replies: 2
Views: 1568

Trapping advice please

I'm worried about what I believe to be a feral cat with a missing paw. See the following "found" thread for more detail: http://www.catchat.org/felineforum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1436 A bit more background. He looks similar to another large black and white with one eye that was seen around a few years...
by Batfink
Sat Sep 20, 2014 2:44 pm
Forum: FOUND Cats
Topic: Large black & White, W Wales, Rhydowen (SA44 4QD)
Replies: 0
Views: 1003

Large black & White, W Wales, Rhydowen (SA44 4QD)

I say this cat is found but he might not be lost exactly. I assumed he was a farm cat as we are a rural area but just in case I wanted to post about him/her (assume him due to size) in case he is missed. He/she is seen periodically in the area and my cats usually alert me by telling him off quite vo...
by Batfink
Sat Sep 20, 2014 2:29 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Broadline new cat flea plus worm treatment, anyone tried?
Replies: 12
Views: 14020

Re: Broadline new cat flea plus worm treatment, anyone tried

Hi, Sorry I can't help with your query either. I was wondering if you knew the recommended frequency of broadline treatments? Someone I'm pet sitting for mentioned the product and I have been trying to find out more but there doesn't seem to be much information available online. I will ask the vets ...