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by Lyn from Australia
Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:25 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: The Greek Cat, Minnie...
Replies: 7
Views: 1966

Re: The Greek Cat, Minnie...

I'm so pleased that so many of you remember Minnie. If you want to check out what Julie and Paul are doing, their web address is http://www.furryfriendsinneed.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by Lyn from Australia
Sat Jun 20, 2015 10:54 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: The Greek Cat, Minnie...
Replies: 7
Views: 1966

The Greek Cat, Minnie...

Some of you might remember a couple of years ago a lovely story we were all a party to involving a little stray cat who was called Minnie with some neurological/spinal issues who had been found by a lovely lady, who unfortunately couldn't keep her and who couldn't find anyone else who wanted her. W...
by Lyn from Australia
Sun Apr 12, 2015 5:13 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Lost as to where to go next!
Replies: 4
Views: 1344

Re: Lost as to where to go next!

I agree with Crewella when she says that plenty of cats live in the same home who don't particularly like each other - I myself have 13 cats in my small home at the moment, the majority of whom have rejected the usual "introductions" and have chosen to muck in with all the others straight away and ...
by Lyn from Australia
Tue Mar 17, 2015 12:05 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Vibes For Hector
Replies: 164
Views: 24272

Re: Vibes For Hector

He certainly was a handsome and very courageous boy. I'm so very sorry for your loss. xx
by Lyn from Australia
Sat Feb 21, 2015 8:56 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: BUTCHERS CLASSIC TINNED FOOD ? HOW GOOD IS IT PLEASE ?
Replies: 35
Views: 24326

Re: BUTCHERS CLASSIC TINNED FOOD ? HOW GOOD IS IT PLEASE ?

No Julie, we don't get Butcher's Classic. There are a couple of really old brands (i.e. I remember them from my younger days) which are probably similar, but they aren't easy to get anymore - sometimes you can buy them at rural supply stores/feed stores, which isn't very convenient. Don't get me sta...
by Lyn from Australia
Sat Feb 21, 2015 8:20 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: BUTCHERS CLASSIC TINNED FOOD ? HOW GOOD IS IT PLEASE ?
Replies: 35
Views: 24326

Re: BUTCHERS CLASSIC TINNED FOOD ? HOW GOOD IS IT PLEASE ?

My previous vet gave me a whole spiel about how I should feed my cats exclusively on Royal Canin or Science Diet. I let him go on then told him that NO WAY was I going to give my cats the same thing day after day - I wouldn't do it to myself, so I certainly wouldn't to it to them - plus in the wild ...
by Lyn from Australia
Sun Feb 01, 2015 1:39 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Is my baby girl a Bombay?
Replies: 18
Views: 3584

Re: Is my baby girl a Bombay?

I've noticed only recently that my vet stocks DNA kits - not sure if for dogs, cats or both - but I wonder if finding out a cat's background might be as easy as buying an over-the-counter test? She certainly could be part Bombay, or British Shorthair perhaps, or even Burmese - I believe Bombays have...
by Lyn from Australia
Wed Jan 21, 2015 6:43 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Advice, thoughts, prayers!
Replies: 18
Views: 4140

Re: Advice, thoughts, prayers!

Just caught up with this thread. I've had a female with mild cystitis which cleared quickly, so no real experience, thank heavens. All I can do is send you all my good thoughts for Midnight and wishes for his recovery and return home. I can imagine exactly how you must be feeling. As far as your al...
by Lyn from Australia
Mon Jan 19, 2015 5:43 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Introducing a new kitten to my cat
Replies: 16
Views: 3654

Re: Introducing a new kitten to my cat

Well done. Jeff is gorgeous. Would love to see a pic of the two together when they are both 100% ok with each other. :D
by Lyn from Australia
Mon Jan 12, 2015 3:17 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat sneezing
Replies: 3
Views: 1281

Re: Cat sneezing

Don't be too concerned if your cat is otherwise well and there's no discharge, eyes are OK etc. My little Poppy often sneezes but recently I noticed her breathing seemed heavier and she was a bit "snuffly" with it and her nostrils were wetter than usual - she had a very mild URTI which was quickly ...
by Lyn from Australia
Sun Jan 04, 2015 4:33 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Help - how can we get rid of the litter box?
Replies: 25
Views: 5222

Re: Help - how can we get rid of the litter box?

I agree with the others. Keep a litter box in the house for now. Years ago two of my girls had indoor litter boxes and a big outdoor litter box which I kept on my balcony, which they preferred as it had soil in it and not litter. They would hang on for ages in order to be able to use the soil rathe...
by Lyn from Australia
Thu Jan 01, 2015 3:00 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Vets don't know what's wrong - cat with diarrhea!
Replies: 19
Views: 8271

Re: Vets don't know what's wrong - cat with diarrhea!

Dear Louise, your cat is gorgeous. I so love torties, and blacks, and tabbies......
by Lyn from Australia
Thu Jan 01, 2015 2:57 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Is it wrong to keep a cat indoors?
Replies: 27
Views: 6406

Re: Is it wrong to keep a cat indoors?

In an ideal world for cats, they would all have access to both indoors and outdoors. It's far from an ideal world unfortunately - just too many hazards. When my Ruby was dying, we spent a couple of hours on her last day at home out in the yard, and she was SO happy with the sun on her face and the ...
by Lyn from Australia
Thu Jan 01, 2015 2:41 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat i adopted after it was abandoned
Replies: 5
Views: 1563

Re: Cat i adopted after it was abandoned

There is a long lasting version of Capstar called Comfortis here in Australia, also available in the UK under a different name, which I can't remember. Kills all adult fleas within an hour an continues to do so for about a month, therefore also killing any other fleas the cat may pick up, or any whi...
by Lyn from Australia
Mon Dec 22, 2014 2:46 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Need some advice please
Replies: 6
Views: 1341

Re: Need some advice please

This is a bit of a strange one? Could the cat be upset by changes around the house? - perhaps she senses something amiss from your preparations for going away, the pet sitter visiting etc? May be another litter bowl in the area messed upon might help.
by Lyn from Australia
Mon Dec 22, 2014 2:38 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: multi cat household
Replies: 2
Views: 1043

Re: multi cat household

Is it possible she is just happier to be indoors in the cold weather? One of mine spent all her time bar litter box time living on my hot water heater or my stove, until I was able to give her outdoor time, at which point she wants out all the time. Your puss seems to be the opposite!
by Lyn from Australia
Mon Dec 22, 2014 2:34 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Do some cats just dribble.....?
Replies: 4
Views: 1484

Re: Do some cats just dribble.....?

Thanks Lizzy. Her previous owner did tell me it happens more when she's being petted, so it seems to fit. You live and learn. Had I noticed earlier I would have called her Dribbles instead of Prickles!
by Lyn from Australia
Sat Dec 20, 2014 1:46 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Advice wanted for a new cat owner
Replies: 12
Views: 2131

Re: Advice wanted for a new cat owner

If you are going to give him treats (like Dreamies), maybe the sound of that the bag makes when you shake it will be enough to shake him loose from his safe room! He's a very handsome man. :D
by Lyn from Australia
Sat Dec 20, 2014 1:32 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Did the cat take a lick?
Replies: 5
Views: 1872

Re: Did the cat take a lick?

Your cat probably did take a lick of the nuts - especially if they were salted. I sometimes share my plate with a cat or two. Hell, I live with them, sleep with them, clean up after them - I figure they get just as many of my germs as I get of theirs. A human bite can cause just as much damage as a...
by Lyn from Australia
Sat Dec 20, 2014 12:52 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Do some cats just dribble.....?
Replies: 4
Views: 1484

Do some cats just dribble.....?

I have a foster cat atm, originally named Pilchard (apparently a character from Bob the Builder?), but who I have renamed Prickles. Apparently her previous owner told me that she dribbles, but I didn't remember this and took her to the vet. She is probably about 7 years old, her teeth are good and ...
by Lyn from Australia
Mon Dec 08, 2014 9:48 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Breakthrough!!
Replies: 12
Views: 2137

Re: Breakthrough!!

I've just fostered a little tortie girl, who looks to be about 3 months old perhaps, and after the initial hissy fits she is fitting in beautifully, and it's such a joy to hear her and Jagger clumping around the place after each other. The oldies don't know what's hit them. Congratulations on your ...
by Lyn from Australia
Mon Dec 01, 2014 3:24 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: CARDBOARD SCRATCHERS
Replies: 13
Views: 2780

Re: CARDBOARD SCRATCHERS

Just after I wrote last night I turned off the computer and turned around to find - you guessed it - puke on the cardboard scratcher. I didn't even hear the usual "hoik hoik hoik", it must have been one of those sneaky silent pukes. :roll:

Love your pics Bobby's girl. :D
by Lyn from Australia
Mon Dec 01, 2014 3:20 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Which grooming tool for tangles/knots?
Replies: 13
Views: 2873

Re: Which grooming tool for tangles/knots?

To be honest I don't know if there is actually a conditioner spray for cats. On the odd occasion I've used this method I've just put about 10mL of a children's hair conditioner (may be Johnson's? I'm not sure) in a spray bottle and then about two-thirds filled the bottle with warm water. I think th...
by Lyn from Australia
Sun Nov 30, 2014 9:49 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Which grooming tool for tangles/knots?
Replies: 13
Views: 2873

Re: Which grooming tool for tangles/knots?

What a handsome cat! I suspect a Furminator might be a bit rough for tummy knots, as it tends to pull much of the fur out by the roots. If I cat a cat that didn't mind being brushed/combed, I think I'd probably use a fairly wide-toothed comb and perhaps some spray-on conditioner. My Raggy girl Summ...
by Lyn from Australia
Sun Nov 30, 2014 9:43 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: CARDBOARD SCRATCHERS
Replies: 13
Views: 2780

Re: CARDBOARD SCRATCHERS

I thought this would be a common problem. Oh well, my cats are slobs :oops:
by Lyn from Australia
Mon Nov 24, 2014 5:59 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: CARDBOARD SCRATCHERS
Replies: 13
Views: 2780

Re: CARDBOARD SCRATCHERS

Love the picture Bobby's girl - that is one contented cat! :D
by Lyn from Australia
Sun Nov 23, 2014 3:48 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Should we keep diagnosing?
Replies: 7
Views: 1476

Re: Should we keep diagnosing?

I can understand your dilemma to some extent. I have a cat who at one stage was thought to have leukaemia - I knew that the tests to diagnose her illness would probably kill her because she is so timid and stresses easily, so I chose not to get a diagnosis, but just do serial blood tests for 3 mont...
by Lyn from Australia
Sun Nov 23, 2014 1:42 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: CARDBOARD SCRATCHERS
Replies: 13
Views: 2780

CARDBOARD SCRATCHERS

I have often thought that the scratchers made out of compressed corrugated cardboard seem to be a wonderful idea, but didn't feel inclined to pay the general asking price without the opportunity to test them out. I was able to buy a small one (about 18 x 10") for only $5 about a month ago and the c...
by Lyn from Australia
Sat Nov 22, 2014 9:52 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Am I right to break up cat fights?
Replies: 6
Views: 1273

Re: Am I right to break up caat fights?

As you know Mark I way out of touch - has Dom only recently been neutered? As an adult cat (I'm assuming he's an adult) it may take weeks for his hormones to stabilise, but from what I've read this type of behaviour can also be a habit. I suppose it all depends on how long your can give him to see ...