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by Kris35
Sun May 02, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: My rescue cat will not use litter tray and doesn't p&p all day...
Replies: 9
Views: 114

Re: My rescue cat will not use litter tray and doesn't p&p all day...

Ok so I've felt where the problem is. If I get Pickle from behind with both hands and squeeze both sides of his stomach in front of his hip joint, on the left side he growls and stumbles. Then he gets up, stretches and walks around as if all is fine. So I'll chat to a vet about him tomorrow.
by Kris35
Fri Apr 30, 2021 7:42 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: My rescue cat will not use litter tray and doesn't p&p all day...
Replies: 9
Views: 114

Re: My rescue cat will not use litter tray and doesn't p&p all day...

Kay thanks, I didn't think about that. I will get him playing today and see what happens.
by Kris35
Thu Apr 29, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: My rescue cat will not use litter tray and doesn't p&p all day...
Replies: 9
Views: 114

Re: My rescue cat will not use litter tray and doesn't p&p all day...

Hi all. So there is nothing wrong with Pickle when I stroke him down the length of his spine and he hasn't wobbled on his back legs for a couple of days. But I've noticed sometimes when he turns his body around he gets wobbly. It doesn't seem to be bothering him but it's very strange. I really don't...
by Kris35
Sat Apr 24, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Is your vet letting you into the consultation room during this time?
Replies: 3
Views: 48

Re: Is your vet letting you into the consultation room during this time?

Thanks all. It's just that a friend of mine has been aloud in recently wearing a mask. I thought they were relaxing the rules. I mean, I can understand a few weeks ago, but just wondered about recent appointments.
by Kris35
Sat Apr 24, 2021 7:27 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Is your vet letting you into the consultation room during this time?
Replies: 3
Views: 48

Is your vet letting you into the consultation room during this time?

Because the place I use - I've not been to them in a year - have different staff now. My old vet who was Oody's vet called me a couple of months ago to tell me she was moving abroad and most of the vets have gone and been replaced, and they didn't let me into the consultation room the other day. I h...
by Kris35
Sat Apr 24, 2021 7:20 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: My rescue cat will not use litter tray and doesn't p&p all day...
Replies: 9
Views: 114

Re: My rescue cat will not use litter tray and doesn't p&p all day...

I certainly will. He still hasn't used the trays. I'm concerned about what caused his shaky legs but he is walking fine. I have to pluck up the courage to stroke the base of his spine today to see if it's gone completely.
by Kris35
Fri Apr 23, 2021 10:05 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: My rescue cat will not use litter tray and doesn't p&p all day...
Replies: 9
Views: 114

Re: My rescue cat will not use litter tray and doesn't p&p all day...

Hi Mollycat, no the HIV stray I homed for 7 years died peacefully aged around 10. It is a new thing for him, I've had him for around a year. I think after reading the replies here, I will put another dirt tray in another room with clumping litter. The litter tray he has now is non clumping. And yep ...
by Kris35
Thu Apr 22, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: My rescue cat will not use litter tray and doesn't p&p all day...
Replies: 9
Views: 114

My rescue cat will not use litter tray and doesn't p&p all day...

Hi all. I have two rescue cats, my ginger boy, Pickle only has one eye and is too scared to go out in the day because I live in a maisonette and to get to our garden he has to go out the door down the pathway I share with the other people. They go to bed around 9 ish and Pickle will start looking ou...
by Kris35
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Advice for dealing with grief
Replies: 6
Views: 493

Re: Overwhelming grief

Also the Blue Cross has an animal companion grief helpline which I rang a couple of times when Oodyboo went. It helped me to talk to them.
by Kris35
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Advice for dealing with grief
Replies: 6
Views: 493

Re: Overwhelming grief

Hi Lynne. My ,21 year old cat passed last Halloween. I'd been grieving for her for three years before thinking I wouldn't be able to cope but actually I felt relief when she did go. Within three weeks I had two rescue cats. They will never ever replace my Oodyboo bit they have helped me no end becau...
by Kris35
Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: FIV cats - Rescue & Rehoming
Topic: Adorable FIV+ Male in Desparate Need of a Home - North West
Replies: 9
Views: 872

Re: Adorable FIV+ Male in Desparate Need of a Home - North West

Thankyou for letting us know. 😖. And thankyou for caring for him. Im looking for an fiv cat if anyone should come across one needing a home. Xx
by Kris35
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: FIV cats - Rescue & Rehoming
Topic: I can take in an fiv cat. Northampton.
Replies: 4
Views: 443

Re: I can take in an fiv cat. Northampton.

Oops sorry. I forgot to choose notified of this thread. Yes, thanks have told vet and emailed some sanctuaries. I never thought it'd be this hard to get a cat I must say.
by Kris35
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: My old cat went into a coma in her sleep
Replies: 23
Views: 1618

Re: My old cat went into a coma in her sleep

Hi Issie,

Not sure you'll come back to read this so I'll keep it short. Thankyou for your chatty replies. 😀. Wishing you well. It's tough but I'm hoping to re-home two fiv cats soon. Take care lovely. Xx
by Kris35
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: FIV cats - Rescue & Rehoming
Topic: Help Needed
Replies: 3
Views: 596

Re: Help Needed

Hmm. I'd like to know what happened to this cat. I'd take him.
by Kris35
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: FIV cats - Rescue & Rehoming
Topic: I can take in an fiv cat. Northampton.
Replies: 4
Views: 443

I can take in an fiv cat. Northampton.

I'm currently catless for the first time ever. I went to the RSPCA cat place the other day and fell in love with a poor fiv boy no one wants. They are doing a home check soon and I thought I'd get another fiv cat so they have each other. If you know of an fiv cat that needs a good home please let me...
by Kris35
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: FIV cats - Rescue & Rehoming
Topic: Cuddle Monster Looking for Home FIV+ ESSEX
Replies: 2
Views: 387

Re: Cuddle Monster Looking for Home FIV+ ESSEX

If he's still around I might be able to have him but I live in Northampton.
by Kris35
Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Time to say goodbye
Replies: 37
Views: 7935

Re: Time to say goodbye

Oh Kris, I am so sorry to hear that. We reached that stage with Tommy and had made the decision before he got too bad. it is THE worst thing to have to do. In the end HE took the decision out of our hands, Bless him. We are so glad we took so many photos of him. I wonder if he knew as he took to lo...
by Kris35
Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: My old cat went into a coma in her sleep
Replies: 23
Views: 1618

Re: My old cat went into a coma in her sleep

Awwww Issi, no I thought it was a lovely post - and I want to be reminded of Oody ALL the time. I was just saying to my friend the one thing that scares me is forgetting how she smells and feels. I've just put some of her claw clippings and fur in with her ashes. I do remember our posts now. And you...
by Kris35
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: My old cat went into a coma in her sleep
Replies: 23
Views: 1618

Re: My old cat went into a coma in her sleep

Yes I've got alerts for them all. There was a lovely post on here yesterday which I was about to answer but it has gone. It doesn't matter though. Thanks so much everyone for all your informative and kind words.
by Kris35
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Just a tribute to my boys
Replies: 7
Views: 499

Re: Just a tribute to my boys

Hi Mollycat,

Yes she was but we weren't at all close. Anyway this is your thread so no more talk about Oody from me on here.
by Kris35
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: My old cat went into a coma in her sleep
Replies: 23
Views: 1618

Re: My old cat went into a coma in her sleep

I seem to remember there was a post on here yesterday which has now gone - unless I'm losing my mind. I was about to reply but I think it's gone.
by Kris35
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Cats dying in their sleep. Unresponsive but alive. Any experiences?
Replies: 2
Views: 1084

Re: Cats dying in their sleep. Unresponsive but alive. Any experiences?

Hi Mollycat,

No not yet. It was the emergency vet and they don't have the rotas, so I've left a message for her to call me.
by Kris35
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: My old cat went into a coma in her sleep
Replies: 23
Views: 1618

Re: My old cat went into a coma in her sleep

Thankyou Mollycat.
by Kris35
Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Just a tribute to my boys
Replies: 7
Views: 499

Re: Just a tribute to my boys

Yes that does make sense, especially the bit about it being their birthright as a wild animal. I just hate to think of her being aware she was struggling to breathe whilst I took her to the vets. The emergency vets is a two minute drive for me, so even if Oody was aware, it wouldn't have been for lo...
by Kris35
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: My old cat went into a coma in her sleep
Replies: 23
Views: 1618

Re: My old cat went into a coma in her sleep

Yes it was two cough like noises Oody made now come to think of it. But other's I've had put to sleep who had a sedative before the anaesthetic, have never made any noise. I know I'm looking for the perfect death - completely stress free, and like you say, I will never know for sure, and I know I sh...
by Kris35
Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Just a tribute to my boys
Replies: 7
Views: 499

Re: Just a tribute to my boys

These posts break my heart. I'm not sure about getting another but feel I should. .maybe. I shall see. ❤️
by Kris35
Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: My old cat went into a coma in her sleep
Replies: 23
Views: 1618

Re: My old cat went into a coma in her sleep

Did I say that to you? I'd not posted in here for ages. But thankyou so much. Have tears in my eyes here again. I know she was lucky and she gifted me by dying peacefully (I hope) so I didn't have to make that decision. I've been grieving her for years thinking she didn't have long left. She had CKD...
by Kris35
Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Just a tribute to my boys
Replies: 7
Views: 499

Re: Just a tribute to my boys

Oh God Molly, beautifully written and has bought a tear to my eye. It's so hard isn't it. I know our cats are so lucky to have us, but it doesn't really help the pain we feel. Will you get more animals?
by Kris35
Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Cats dying in their sleep. Unresponsive but alive. Any experiences?
Replies: 2
Views: 1084

Cats dying in their sleep. Unresponsive but alive. Any experiences?

My Oodyboo went to sleep with me at midnight on Wednesday/Thursday having become limp in her hind legs (what is that all about?), and I woke two hours later to find her unresponsive, eyes open but no reaction, twitching slightly and breathing like she was having an excited dream. I wanted to know if...