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by catsue
Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:38 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Pippin - stolen elderly dog
Replies: 1
Views: 576

Pippin - stolen elderly dog

Hi Everyone, I've not been on for a while but wanted to share the details of this stolen dog. He belongs to a neighbour of a friend of mine and they are absolutely distraught. He was stolen from their house on 15 March and the owners are trying to get the message spread as widely as possible. He's 1...
by catsue
Sat Sep 05, 2015 11:48 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: nellie may have cancer but it makes no sense to me
Replies: 11
Views: 1333

Re: nellie may have cancer but it makes no sense to me

Have just seen your post - you must have been writing it at the same time I was. :) It's totally understandable that you were freaking out when the vet mentioned cancer and I think you're making the right decision about getting a second opinion. Out of interest, have you treated the environment for ...
by catsue
Sat Sep 05, 2015 11:41 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: nellie may have cancer but it makes no sense to me
Replies: 11
Views: 1333

Re: nellie may have cancer but it makes no sense to me

I agree with Jacks and Kay. I'm not a vet and you should always take the advice of a qualified vet, but I would get a second opinion. Although not specialists, many vets have a special interest in different things, so it may be worth ringing round the vets in your area to see if there is anyone with...
by catsue
Fri Sep 04, 2015 5:19 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Missing whiskers
Replies: 5
Views: 1131

Re: Missing whiskers

Here's a photo taken about a week or so ago. The whiskers are even shorter now.
by catsue
Fri Sep 04, 2015 12:40 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Any advice on ovarian remnant syndrome?
Replies: 5
Views: 2478

Re: Any advice on ovarian remnant syndrome?

Years ago we had a cat come into rescue that was already spayed but kept showing signs of being on heat. Our own vet said there was probably a bit of ovarian tissue left and that she would have to be opened up to check. It was quite a long time ago so maybe practises have changed, but he never menti...
by catsue
Fri Sep 04, 2015 12:32 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Missing whiskers
Replies: 5
Views: 1131

Missing whiskers

Hi, not been on for quite a while but I was wondering if anyone has come across this before. I have a 9 week old kitten (Harry) that came in as an orphan at 1 day old and have been hand rearing him. We've had a few rough moments with him but he is now healthy and racing round like a lunatic. I notic...
by catsue
Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:01 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Usain Bolt!
Replies: 4
Views: 1130

Re: Usain Bolt!

This time last year Pebbles started Metacam for arthritis to her front legs as she was limping badly and had been very quiet and withdrawn. She had exactly the same reaction and went back to being the maniac she used to be - dashing round and announcing that she had come into the room by literally s...
by catsue
Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:37 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Spayed cat on heat
Replies: 16
Views: 4126

Re: Spayed cat on heat

If even the tiniest bit of ovarian tissue has been left inside it can have this effect. A few years ago we had a female cat at one of our foster homes that had been spayed a few days before she came into us. Our fosterer found a small queue of toms outside the cat chalet one morning trying to get in...
by catsue
Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:20 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: So my girl is actually a boy...
Replies: 7
Views: 2197

Re: So my girl is actually a boy...

It's surprising how often this happens. We run a subsidised neutering scheme and we quite often have to break the news when taking back someone's cat that their lovely little girl with the pink collar is actually a boy. We've also just had come in for rehoming two really butch looking male cats call...
by catsue
Sat Apr 05, 2014 7:44 pm
Forum: Petitions & Campaigns (Other Animals)
Topic: Ban Live Animal Exports
Replies: 5
Views: 7054

Re: Ban Live Animal Exports

Signed.
by catsue
Thu Apr 03, 2014 7:16 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Lump under right arm/leg
Replies: 22
Views: 5000

Re: Lump under right arm/leg

Just wondering how you got on at the vets today. :)
by catsue
Mon Mar 31, 2014 5:14 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Lump under right arm/leg
Replies: 22
Views: 5000

Re: Lump under right arm/leg

Hi, I'm so sorry to knock you down when I built you up but now that you've mentioned the lump is on the mammary gland it throws some light onto why your vet seems to have made up her mind that the growth will be malignant. I have no experience of this type of cancer, either with my own cats or the r...
by catsue
Mon Mar 31, 2014 3:53 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Lump under right arm/leg
Replies: 22
Views: 5000

Re: Lump under right arm/leg

Hi, I would definitely go to another vet as this one seems to have made her mind up without all of the facts. Yes, it might be cancerous but without removing it or doing a biopsy the vet cannot say for certain so I would insist on them doing it. Easy for me to say but try not to worry too much as I'...
by catsue
Fri Mar 28, 2014 3:43 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: cats and TB
Replies: 9
Views: 2105

Re: cats and TB

Quite agree. These scare stories are so irresponsible. I understand health problems have to be highlighted but when this sort of thing gets reported, it gets blown completely out of proportion and people panic. I remember a few years ago Toxoplasmosis being caught from cats was in the papers and so ...
by catsue
Fri Mar 28, 2014 3:37 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Kitten covered in cradle cap
Replies: 23
Views: 6174

Re: Kitten covered in cradle cap

Hi, I would definitely take him to the vets for a check over as soon as you can. What you describe as cradle cap could be something else such as a flea allergy or a mite problem. If he is only six weeks old, very skinny and was covered in fleas he could also be anaemic. Well done for rescuing this p...
by catsue
Fri Mar 28, 2014 3:28 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Milk?
Replies: 10
Views: 2024

Re: Milk?

Hi, it's best not to give cows milk to cats as not only is it fattening but a lot of cats are allergic to it. If a cat is allergic to it, it can cause skin problems and diarrhoea. Also, watered down cows milk is actually worse - something to do with how it is digested. As a treat, lactose-free milk ...
by catsue
Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:38 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Computer issues caused by furry things
Replies: 3
Views: 1255

Computer issues caused by furry things

Just thought I'd let people know what to do if, after leaving your laptop on the settee, you come back to find that everything on the screen is sideways!! Tip 1: Remove the furry thing from the area that has obviously been walking all over the keyboard. Tip 2: No need to spend an hour with your head...
by catsue
Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:17 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: The wacky things we do for our cats...
Replies: 8
Views: 1857

Re: The wacky things we do for our cats...

I know what you mean Sarcazm. Jasper is an ex-feral and although he is surprisingly affectionate he will only let me fuss him when he comes and sits on my knee. He will potter round the house when I'm sitting down but if I get up he flies back upstairs to his safe haven under my bed. More than once ...
by catsue
Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:13 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Operation night time lockdown is a failure
Replies: 31
Views: 5575

Re: Operation night time lockdown is a failure

Hi, it can be very difficult sorting out this sort of problem. I don't know what the history of this is as I've only just caught up with this thread. Until you have managed to sort this out I would think twice about adding another cat to the equation as there is a very strong possibility that it wil...
by catsue
Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:06 pm
Forum: Petitions & Campaigns (Other Animals)
Topic: Help the Horses
Replies: 9
Views: 7895

Re: Help the Horses

Thanks Moira.
by catsue
Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:50 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: New neighbours and possible problems
Replies: 11
Views: 2859

Re: New neighbours and possible problems

A friend of mine has just cat proofed her garden and she seems very happy with it. Here's a link to the company she used:

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by catsue
Sun Mar 23, 2014 8:07 pm
Forum: Petitions & Campaigns (Other Animals)
Topic: Say 'No' to return of Foxhunting
Replies: 2
Views: 2218

Re: Say 'No' to return of Foxhunting

Signed and shared on Facebook.
by catsue
Sun Mar 23, 2014 8:01 pm
Forum: Petitions & Campaigns (Other Animals)
Topic: Help the Horses
Replies: 9
Views: 7895

Re: Help the Horses

Thanks Carol. :D
by catsue
Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:41 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Allergy
Replies: 12
Views: 2399

Re: Allergy

I got the equivalent of a Furminator from the VetUK website. Much cheaper, even if paying £1.99 postage, and it works just as well as the original thing. Looks exactly the same as well. :)
by catsue
Thu Mar 20, 2014 1:05 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Hills yd food.
Replies: 4
Views: 1626

Re: Hills yd food.

Do you know why the vet didn't remove both sides if the other one was also enlarged. Bigger operation but we've had to have it done several times and the cats have always been okay.
by catsue
Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:58 am
Forum: Petitions & Campaigns (Other Animals)
Topic: Help the Horses
Replies: 9
Views: 7895

Re: Help the Horses

Thanks both. :D
by catsue
Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:55 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cleaning up scratch wounds
Replies: 5
Views: 1699

Re: Cleaning up scratch wounds

As the scratch is just below the eye, check that the eyeball itself has not been scratched. Not always easy to see but if you notice Molly pawing at the eye or it starts to water, a trip to the vet might be wise just to make sure everything is okay. You've probably nothing to worry about as, even if...
by catsue
Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:39 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Hello from Leicestershire
Replies: 6
Views: 1425

Re: Hello from Leicestershire

Her name is Pebbles and she is nearly 14 years old, although how she dashes about sometimes you would think she was still a kitten. She was quite poorly last year and had nearly every test under the sun - two scans, one on her heart and one her abdomen, x-rays and numerous blood tests. Fortunately, ...
by catsue
Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:23 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat just been neutered, lump now found?
Replies: 4
Views: 1520

Re: Cat just been neutered, lump now found?

It's not usual for a lump to develop after a straightforward neutering operation so it would probably be best to get the vet to check it. So long as your cat seems okay, does not seem to be in any pain and is eating okay it should be okay to leave it until Friday, but if you are concerned you could ...