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by Baggypants
Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Greetings from a cat friendly hotel!
Replies: 4
Views: 1607

Re: Greetings from a cat friendly hotel!

I recently saw on Twitter that a journalist was in Istanbul and she was thrilled with the treatment there of stray cats. They're all fed and people put beds out for them.

Makes a lovely change to see animals being respected :)
by Baggypants
Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Long Haired Cats in Hot Weather
Replies: 17
Views: 4976

Re: Long Haired Cats in Hot Weather

I think the thick fur is actually supposed to insulate them from the heat (and cold also)? Here in Portugal it gets very hot and the air-conditioning is expensive to run for long periods of time so I tend to give the cats a 'hand-wash' - I get my hands damp and stroke the cats, repeating several tim...
by Baggypants
Thu May 11, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Put elderly cat in cattery for 15 days?
Replies: 9
Views: 1789

Re: Put elderly cat in cattery for 15 days?

Perhaps it's worth asking at your local vets if any of the vet nurses wouldn't mind looking after her for some extra cash?
by Baggypants
Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Applaws dry food
Replies: 10
Views: 3594

Re: Applaws dry food

I initially bought a small 400g bag of Purizon chicken for them to try - Bagheera especially went nuts for them (she thinks the small packet means its a treat!) so then I bought the 6kg bag... hmmmmm silly me!! She's eating them but she's not as thrilled!! She likes the other flavours too but the sm...
by Baggypants
Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Applaws dry food
Replies: 10
Views: 3594

Re: Applaws dry food

This was the reply I had from them following their investigation: "Applaws is known for the high quality of its food – it’s a reputation we’re proud of. Our investigation using the information that you produced has confirmed a change in the odour and taste on a limited number of batches of Applaws d...
by Baggypants
Tue Feb 28, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Tooth loss
Replies: 8
Views: 1665

Re: Tooth loss

Thanks everyone! Even though the tooth looks quite long and there's quite a bit that was below the gumline I'm not sure if the root is there or not... I've tried to have a look in her mouth but she's not very keen on my help so once OH gets home we'll take her to the vet. She's been eating and had a...
by Baggypants
Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Tooth loss
Replies: 8
Views: 1665

Re: Tooth loss

Thanks Kay,

She just had a few biscuits and she's shaking her head a bit and pawing at the mouth a little - I assume crumbs might be a bit sensative? I'll have to grab her and try to look at it in a bit... :cry:
by Baggypants
Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Tooth loss
Replies: 8
Views: 1665

Re: Tooth loss

Thanks Mary! Bagheera is also an indoor cat. The last time she was at the vet they said she had some signs of gingavitis but they didn't seem inclined to do anything. I have some toothpaste stuff but there's no way she'll let me near her mouth to clean them and unfortunately she's not the type to li...
by Baggypants
Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Tooth loss
Replies: 8
Views: 1665

Tooth loss

Bagheera's just lost a tooth! I was cleaning her bed and found a tooth - it looks like one of the canines at the front! She seems fine, she was eating biscuits a few minutes later! I don't want to alarm her by grabbing her for an inspection but do people think this is normal? She's about 8 or 9 year...
by Baggypants
Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Applaws dry food
Replies: 10
Views: 3594

Applaws dry food

Has anyone had any issue lately with Applaws Dried Food? Despite no apparent notifications on the packaging it seems that the recipe has changed over the last 12 months - I've been feeding it to my 3 for a couple of years and mid-last year I started to notice that the kibble had become a lot darker ...
by Baggypants
Wed Dec 07, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Need advice re: Gandhi
Replies: 11
Views: 1966

Re: Need advice re: Gandhi

It could be anything but the smell combined with retreating for long periods suggests he's not himself. I think definitely pop him along to the vet - it could be something as simple as a manky tooth but he definitely needs checking.
by Baggypants
Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:39 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Hot water bottle?
Replies: 18
Views: 4989

Re: Hot water bottle?

I've got one of these heated beds for Elsie as she feels the cold. It's a bit pricey but she really loves it - it doesn't feel 'hot' to touch but once she gets on it you can feel it's really toastie. When it's very cold I leave it on all the time for her but at the moment I turn it off during the da...
by Baggypants
Mon Nov 14, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Overseas Forum Users
Replies: 8
Views: 4143

Re: Overseas Forum Users

Yay! I'm back in :-) Thanks everyone for your assistance!
by Baggypants
Tue Nov 01, 2016 12:58 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: So guys, I was diagnosed with eye pressure of 28 I'm terrified I'm going to go blind
Replies: 15
Views: 3635

Re: So guys, I was diagnosed with eye pressure of 28 I'm terrified I'm going to go blind

My partner is blind in one eye and he is treated for glaucoma and uveitis using eye drops and he's also had a holes punctured in his eye with a lazer several times to enable the pressure to be relieved (the doctors think he has something called Behcets which is a vasculitis problem and causes his pr...
by Baggypants
Mon Oct 24, 2016 8:43 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Food recommendation
Replies: 11
Views: 1395

Re: Food recommendation

Thanks everyone, actually she seems to be calming down re going in the tray 5 times before actually doing a poo! I've been giving her a good-sized dose of malt paste every day (even if i have to chase her around the house 18 times before she'll have it) and i think this helping to move things along ...
by Baggypants
Mon Oct 17, 2016 11:37 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Food recommendation
Replies: 11
Views: 1395

Re: Food recommendation

Thanks guys, I've just been a little concerned lateley as she had a touch of cystitis and she seemed to be in and out of the tray quite frequently until she'd done a poo (even though she wasn't straining to do one on the previous visits) and then once she's done one she's ok. So i just thought i'd p...
by Baggypants
Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:03 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Food recommendation
Replies: 11
Views: 1395

Food recommendation

Hi all!

Can anyone recommend a good high-fibre food - without cereals? I'm trawling through Zooplus without much joy!! I think our crazy Elsie could do with more fibre in her diet as her poo-outputs are always tiny compared to those of her fur-sisters!!
by Baggypants
Fri Apr 22, 2016 2:47 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat Malt
Replies: 3
Views: 1062

Re: Cat Malt

One of my cats won't touch anything that is actually good for her. If it comes out of a 'sweet packet' she's all over it though :-)

Put a dollop on her paw though and she'll lick it off. If she doesn't flick it all around the room first though...
by Baggypants
Fri Apr 22, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat wee
Replies: 2
Views: 924

Re: Cat wee

I haven't used it myself but I think others recommend this one: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Urine-Off-Kitten-Urine-Cleaning-Bottle/dp/B000SZ7582 Or I think they say Biological washing powder? Something that break downs the smell I think. Good luck! Lots of driving with the windows down - probably not i...
by Baggypants
Mon Apr 04, 2016 12:06 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cats fear of storms.
Replies: 6
Views: 1120

Re: Cats fear of storms.

Our Jerry is like this when we have thunder - she absolutely hates it. But then it's not surprising as she lived outside (she was a farm cat) before she moved in with us and one night we had a 'cloud burst' storm - an absolutely awful storm with torrential hail and thunder and lightning! It scared t...
by Baggypants
Thu Mar 17, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Most ridiculous new cat food product to date?
Replies: 21
Views: 5585

Re: Most ridiculous new cat food product to date?

Hahaha - I must be the only one that is happy about this. Bagheera eats mainly biscuits and drinks a lot of water to compensate so in summer I often make a 'soup' for her just to make sure she doesn't get de-hydrated (it can reach 43 degrees here in the summer!). I mash up Felix as much as possible ...
by Baggypants
Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:50 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Do your cats love watching TV? Kala sure does
Replies: 5
Views: 1817

Re: Do your cats love watching TV? Kala sure does

Elsie loves my Ipad mini - especially if i put youtube on. She especially likes penguins and parrot videos! They keep her entertained for a while but i have to supervise otherwise she starts biting the screen!
by Baggypants
Thu Mar 10, 2016 9:52 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat using beds as toilet
Replies: 9
Views: 1430

Re: Cat using beds as toilet

Hi there, sorry I don't have time to post a more detailed reply but there is lots of information here about inappropriate toileting. What you describe though sounds like he is very anxious about the changes to his home. http://www.catchat.org/urination.html Hopefully others will be along shortly wit...
by Baggypants
Tue Feb 09, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Thrive Cat Food
Replies: 2
Views: 1142

Thrive Cat Food

Has anyone's cats tried the Thrive Complete Cat Food?? Is it as popular/nice as Applaws? My cats keep turning their nose up at Felix AGAIL and there seem to be quite a few pouches that are 'off' lately - and I've tried the high meat content options but my fussy lot won't touch them! They like Applaw...
by Baggypants
Wed Sep 23, 2015 2:07 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Very cheeky cat or stray?
Replies: 3
Views: 1057

Re: Very cheeky cat or stray?

There is a link to a paper collar template here:
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by Baggypants
Tue Sep 22, 2015 3:35 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Feliway diffuser makes kitten squint?
Replies: 2
Views: 1098

Re: Feliway diffuser makes kitten squint?

They can get warm so it's better if they have some space around them - if they're close to furniture it might damage or worse. I used them a couple of times and once i think it was slightly leaking so it was smoking ever so mildly. Perhaps this might cause the kitten to squint - they have a much bet...
by Baggypants
Thu Sep 10, 2015 3:55 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Do cats love us?
Replies: 12
Views: 2351

Do cats love us?

I'm loving this article in the Guardian - especially the thousands of comments at the end:

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by Baggypants
Tue Sep 08, 2015 2:25 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Best cat food?
Replies: 13
Views: 5185

Re: Best cat food?

Low fat rats perhaps???
by Baggypants
Thu Aug 27, 2015 11:17 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Pugwash is missing (sadly, he's gone)
Replies: 40
Views: 6144

Re: Pugwash is missing (sadly, he's gone)

Aaah poor Captain Pugwash. RIP - you'll be fondly remembered by so many xx
by Baggypants
Fri Aug 21, 2015 1:30 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Help needed with incredibly vicious cat
Replies: 2
Views: 837

Re: Help needed with incredibly vicious cat

Hi there, I'm sorry but i can only really suggest a behaviourist too. It sounds miserable for all of you. Have you tried zylkene? It's a natural supplement that is supposed to help them deal with stressful situations. I used it with success when we moved our 3 overseas but I'm not sure it would be m...