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by JulieJulie
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Best way of giving liquid meds in syringe into mouth?
Replies: 22
Views: 195

Re: Best way of giving liquid meds in syringe into mouth?

I didn't know you could get liquid pred.
I used to put the syringe in the side of my girlies mouth and aim upwards for the roof of the mouth - there is a little gap in there teeth there as she would not open her mouth for me. Sounds like you are getting there now though, well done.
by JulieJulie
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Sex of Kitten Please HELP
Replies: 3
Views: 79

Re: Sex of Kitten Please HELP

Possibly whoever homed the kitten to you was not experienced enough to tell so guessed rather than say they weren't sure. Sometimes the boys testicles may take a bit longer to drop down. My sister had a boy and his were tucked inside him (he was still neutered). As your vet says, give it a while as ...
by JulieJulie
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Advice needed regarding mother and four kittens
Replies: 2
Views: 60

Re: Advice needed regarding mother and four kittens

what a wonderful thing you have done!
You don't say where you are located but you say it's very hot which makes me think that perhaps you are not in the UK??
by JulieJulie
Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Unable to move on
Replies: 3
Views: 286

Re: Unable to move on

Sarah, I'm so sorry to hear off your loss. I lost one of my beautiful angels to oral cancer a couple of years ago at a similar age and it's a cruel, vile illness. From diagnosis to losing my beloved girlie (my first cat) was 3 months as well, and I fear I left that too late, as it progresses so fast...
by JulieJulie
Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Timid cat
Replies: 7
Views: 189

Re: Timid cat

Have you considered setting up a kitty cam to see how they behave when you are not around? I think for me whether it was an issue would depend on whether your girl is unhappy or just timid. You can pick them up for around £20 off Amazon, and mine have been worth their weight in gold to keep an eye o...
by JulieJulie
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: SUDDEN UNEXPECTED DEATH OF ELDERLY CAT
Replies: 10
Views: 319

Re: SUDDEN UNEXPECTED DEATH OF ELDERLY CAT

CatLady42, I'm not surprised you are in shock, it's like within the space of a couple of hours your bubble of getting through life with your furry loved one has completely collapsed. There is no warning, no period of preparation, nothing, just this traumatic event followed by a gaping void. I have b...
by JulieJulie
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: SUDDEN UNEXPECTED DEATH OF ELDERLY CAT
Replies: 10
Views: 319

Re: SUDDEN UNEXPECTED DEATH OF ELDERLY CAT

I am so sorry that you have been through this heart breaking experience. People think it should be better because 'they've got to a good age' and 'they knew how loved they were' but none of that makes the pain any easier. You did the right thing letting your boy go. You had no option. I know this wo...
by JulieJulie
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: My baby died whilst I was away
Replies: 16
Views: 274

Re: My baby died whilst I was away

Thank you Molly Cat xxx
by JulieJulie
Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: My baby died whilst I was away
Replies: 16
Views: 274

Re: My baby died whilst I was away

Said goodbye to my VIP cat today. Losing 2 cats in 3 weeks is a huge loss. My heart is ripped apart. I was blessed with 16.5 years of love with my VIP, and only 9 years with my baby and have no regrets, I will never forget the day they came into my life, nor the days they left. May they both run fre...
by JulieJulie
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: My baby died whilst I was away
Replies: 16
Views: 274

Re: My baby died whilst I was away

My VIP cat decided it wasn't her time yet today, she just needed more pain meds and is eating again. Shes old and poorly but for now at least, I have her and we are taking it one day at a time. Thank God for her strength 💕
We've been together for 16 years out of her 19.5. What a privilege 💜💕💜💚
by JulieJulie
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: My baby died whilst I was away
Replies: 16
Views: 274

Re: My baby died whilst I was away

Thanks Molly. My VIP is definitely sending me the 'ready to cross the bridge' signs and we have an appointment for tomorrow. It feels different to losing my baby tortie. We have had a fantastic and long life together, we have grown old together. I have fought for her over the years and am preparing ...
by JulieJulie
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: My baby died whilst I was away
Replies: 16
Views: 274

Re: My baby died whilst I was away

Molly cat that is amazing because I did an online group (free) animal communication workshop with Pea Horsley on Monday past and shes doing sessions regularly for a short time. https://animalthoughts.com/free-live-animal-communication-training-watch-page/ I've had some hair tingling moments with ani...
by JulieJulie
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat Jealousy?
Replies: 1
Views: 62

Re: Cat Jealousy?

This is a horrible problem that i had and my cat that was being bullied recently passed away from a suspected heart attack so you need to start dealing with this. I found a lot of information online (after the fact) about cat bullying that I wish I had read years ago. I never worked out what the iss...
by JulieJulie
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Moving 180miles with an elderly cat? Help!
Replies: 13
Views: 280

Re: Moving 180miles with an elderly cat? Help!

Aww nice to see others with old girls who are soldering on. One thing I found useful for vet trips was to layer the bottom of the carrier to prepare for the inevitable accident. So for example, a puppy pad, then a towel, then another puppy pad and so on. And don't feed them on the morning of the mov...
by JulieJulie
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Still can’t find food cat will eat!
Replies: 42
Views: 458

Re: Still can’t find food cat will eat!

Hello I so feel your pain with getting a reluctant cat to eat. I have a 19 year old. She survived a dental at 18 but still wasn't great for a few months, so was having ongoing antibiotic injections and there was a lot of vomiting. i was really at my wits end. I think we tried nearly every cat food i...
by JulieJulie
Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: My baby died whilst I was away
Replies: 16
Views: 274

Re: My baby died whilst I was away

Molly, Thank you for your lovely words, I read them over the weekend but wanted to reply properly, rather than from my phone. You are so right about the buttons. I often read a post and sometime just don't really know how to comfort that person so my reply feels clumsy. A hug button is definitely ne...
by JulieJulie
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: My baby died whilst I was away
Replies: 16
Views: 274

Re: My baby died whilst I was away

Thank you Kay. She did have a hiding spot but it was upstairs. She spent a lot of time there. Had i found her there curled up looking peaceful, the pain would have been lessened. I am struggling with the cat who bullied her. She is desperate to be loved but I don't know whether she was involved in a...
by JulieJulie
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: My baby died whilst I was away
Replies: 16
Views: 274

Re: My baby died whilst I was away

Molly cat thankyou for your kind words xx
It helps that others understand the grief and pain of the loss.
I think I'm still in shock.
by JulieJulie
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Struggling to cope with sudden loss of elderly cat
Replies: 7
Views: 280

Re: Struggling to cope with sudden loss of elderly cat

I too just lost my baby suddenly. Thank you everyone for sharing your stories, it's a great comfort to know that others understand the heartbreak. My baby passed whilst I was visiting family for the first time in 3 months. I can only think I was a heart attack. As others have said, no sign at all of...
by JulieJulie
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: My baby died whilst I was away
Replies: 16
Views: 274

My baby died whilst I was away

I feel sick just thinking about it, my baby died whilst I was away. She was always a scared cat, a feral kitten who came to love only me - boy did that feel special. i have/had 8 cats, rescues, from the shelter and off the street from my vile neighbours. She came to me after my last tortie died at j...
by JulieJulie
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: My cat passed away last week and I blame myself
Replies: 3
Views: 225

Re: My cat passed away last week and I blame myself

I am so sorry for your loss, doesn't sound like your cat was anything but loved and cherished. So many people don't even make any effort to look for their cats, you have your baby home now. We always blame ourselves, I know I do, and i know I should have done things differently, but we can't change ...
by JulieJulie
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Heart failure
Replies: 2
Views: 786

Re: Heart failure

Hello, sorry I haven't been around here in a while, hope you are still here? I had a cat who development HCM (Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy - I think.) She went on to live a happy full live for 5 years so please don't despair. I was send home with her to have palliative care but she had the best love ...
by JulieJulie
Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Is this fur balls?
Replies: 9
Views: 1547

Re: Is this fur balls?

She's not coughing up anything not even fluid. Eating like a horse and a good weight but it's still a worry so l'll get back into the vet tomorrow for an x-ray.
by JulieJulie
Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Is this fur balls?
Replies: 9
Views: 1547

Re: Is this fur balls?

So 3 days of fur ball remedy and still coughing so just back from vet. She feels onset of asthma is unlikely at her age (13) and couldn't feel any obstruction. My kitty did cough when she touched her trachea so with that and her calichi, feels she might be having a bit of a flare up. We're going to ...
by JulieJulie
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Is this fur balls?
Replies: 9
Views: 1547

Re: Is this fur balls?

Thanks I'll take a look at that article, always prefer to use a more natural remedy if possible, although not sure how she might feel about eggs!
by JulieJulie
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: How Often Do You Wash Litter Trays?
Replies: 19
Views: 2501

A word of warning re worlds best / calichi

A word of warning about Worlds/cats best cat litter if your cat has calichi virus - one of my cats developed sores on his paws after we used this for a few months. His paws were red raw with open sores, it was awful. After some research I discovered other cat owners reporting similar issues from the...
by JulieJulie
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Is this fur balls?
Replies: 9
Views: 1547

Re: Is this fur balls?

Just to add, I don't 'think' it's asthma, that's come up a lot when I'm Googling, as I've had cats with that before and this doesn't seem the same...
by JulieJulie
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Is this fur balls?
Replies: 9
Views: 1547

Is this fur balls?

Hello peeps, So one of my cats, she's about 12 yo, keeps coughing as if she is going to produce a furball then nothing appears. Has anyone else seen this? Can you recommend any remedies, I've got a feeling I can get a paste to give her but wondering if I should also get her vet checked in case it's ...
by JulieJulie
Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Best food for Cat with cancer
Replies: 15
Views: 3118

Re: Best food for Cat with cancer

I'm dealing with the same issue sadly, only I've got a non eater so I'm happy if she eats anything (as long as it doesn't upset her stomach.) If puss is going toilet normally, I wouldn't be inclined to change his/her diet at all. I am using probiotic (fortiflora) and a vitamin supplement some lovely...
by JulieJulie
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Congestive Heart Disease/Failure
Replies: 3
Views: 1656

Re: Congestive Heart Disease/Failure

So sorry to hear about your baby. Sounds like you are doing right thing, keep in contact with your vet. My experience of HCM was that my baby passed away in her own garden in the sun, i came home to find her. If your cat wanders make sure she has id. I had my vet no engraved on her disc in addition ...