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by Hazel
Sat Oct 03, 2015 1:44 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: How can I get a tick off a feral cat?
Replies: 7
Views: 5975

How can I get a tick off a feral cat?

Mama Cass who lives in our garden looks like she has a tick on her front leg. She's not feral as such but there's no way I can get near enough to get any treatment on her, she wont even let us stroke her when we put her food out. She'll eat stuff ok but the tablets/powder I can find all seem to be f...
by Hazel
Sat Sep 05, 2015 5:01 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Our user names - and why?
Replies: 30
Views: 4030

Re: Our user names - and why?

What a great thread. Julie I also wish I'd come up with something less obvious, even Sarah's has a story behind it! :lol:
by Hazel
Sat Sep 05, 2015 4:50 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Problem Neighbourhood cat - advise Required!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1515

Re: Problem Neighbourhood cat - advise Required!!

Good luck with catching him, if he's not chipped (and I doubt he is if nobody has bothered to neuter him) then I'd assume he is feral and get him neutered for his own and all the other cats in the neighbourhood's sakes! Have Cats Protection or the RSPCA lent you a trap? If not look on the forum main...
by Hazel
Sat Sep 05, 2015 4:36 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: BARNEY BACK IN HOSPITAL TONIGHT !!!!
Replies: 93
Views: 17116

Re: BARNEY BACK IN HOSPITAL TONIGHT !!!!

Hi Julie, hope Barney is still feeling much better. I've not been on here for months and there is so much to catch up on. xxx
by Hazel
Wed Jun 24, 2015 8:11 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Little Fluffy has gone to sleep
Replies: 53
Views: 12183

Re: Little Fluffy has gone to sleep

So sorry Carol, we'll all really miss Fluffy!! I adore your avatar picture, what a beautiful fluffy girl she was! xxxx
by Hazel
Sun May 24, 2015 2:43 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Let my 2 cats out for the first time tonight, need advise
Replies: 3
Views: 1072

Re: Let my 2 cats out for the first time tonight, need advis

Did they come back ok? Have they got used to it now? I agree with Crewella, it's easiest to do it when they are hungry at first and they won't wander too far or for too long.
by Hazel
Sun May 03, 2015 1:59 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Retired. Interestedin fostering but on state pension
Replies: 5
Views: 2042

Re: Retired. Interestedin fostering but on state pension

If you are still looking at options contact The Cinnamon Trust. They rehome pets whose owners have died or are too ill to look after them and I think it's more of a permanent foster situation so the vets bills get paid for (but not food), usually people leave the trust money in their will for the on...
by Hazel
Mon Apr 06, 2015 7:29 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Need Help!! Stray Injured
Replies: 18
Views: 4870

Re: Need Help!! Stray Injured

Well done catching him and getting him to the vets. I'm surprised they didn't neuter him while they had him, but maybe it would have been too much with his abscess as well. I don't like to be down on any charities - I'm sure they are all doing their best, but I recently tried to borrow at trap to ta...
by Hazel
Mon Apr 06, 2015 7:06 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Sunscreeners
Replies: 8
Views: 1743

Re: Sunscreeners

We got some Boots Soltan lotion last year, it's the hypoallergenic Factor 50 baby one. I've just gone and had a sniff and I can't particularly smell anything. (although as good as my sense of smell is I don't suppose it compares with a cat!) I don't like the thought of him licking it off so I did lo...
by Hazel
Fri Mar 27, 2015 7:15 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Large bald patch on long-haired moulting feral
Replies: 31
Views: 6217

Re: Large bald patch on long-haired moulting feral

Yes it's such a relief that she's in good condition (although I can't credit the oily fish - that was just to get her in the trap). She was speyed a couple of years ago but I suppose it could still be hormonal. It's easy to feel a bit foolish when the vet says there is nothing wrong, but with all th...
by Hazel
Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:18 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Large bald patch on long-haired moulting feral
Replies: 31
Views: 6217

Re: Large bald patch on long-haired moulting feral

Just a little update: Getting hold of a trap was harder than I thought after the original people didn't turn up and a couple of the large charities I called were not particularly helpful. Eventually I found a local lady in her 70s who's been doing TNR for years, what an inspiration, more helpful tha...
by Hazel
Thu Mar 26, 2015 8:57 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Flea control tablets?
Replies: 5
Views: 1423

Re: Flea control tablets?

Thanks for the replies, I'm always a bit wary trying new things in case they do more harm than good. We tried the tablet just on Mamma Cass. I was at work so OH kept an eye on her. He reported that she climbed onto the shed and went to sleep! So either she didn't have a flea or she slept through it ...
by Hazel
Sun Mar 22, 2015 10:20 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Flea control tablets?
Replies: 5
Views: 1423

Re: Flea control tablets?

Oh great, thanks. I din't know there was such a thing as everyone I know uses the spot ons. I'm going to get some tomorrow for Mama Cass (stray who lives in our garden) - at least if we don't manage to catch her for the vets it might relieve her itching in the meantime (if that's her problem - and i...
by Hazel
Sun Mar 22, 2015 8:54 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Flea control tablets?
Replies: 5
Views: 1423

Flea control tablets?

Has anyone tried tablets for flea control? No chance of getting a spot on near Mama Cass, or Jess for that matter. Mika we can do but he hates it and grooms constantly for days afterwards. I've seen Johnsons, Bob Martin and Capstar which all contain Nitenpyram, Program which contains Iufenuron and F...
by Hazel
Sat Mar 21, 2015 5:57 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Large bald patch on long-haired moulting feral
Replies: 31
Views: 6217

Re: Large bald patch on long-haired moulting feral

I don't think so Lillith, when I've had a better look I'm sure she's been over grooming (she is always grooming at the minute while she's moulting!) maybe it was brought on by stress or an allergy. The bald patch goes all round her neck apart from about 2 inches at the back where she obviously can't...
by Hazel
Fri Mar 20, 2015 9:10 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: How much is yours worth?
Replies: 11
Views: 2393

Re: How much is yours worth?

£4.52 for Mama Cass, not worth selling for scrap so I might as well patch her up and keep her ;-)
by Hazel
Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:05 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Large bald patch on long-haired moulting feral
Replies: 31
Views: 6217

Re: Large bald patch on long-haired moulting feral

Carol, a flea problem does seem likely, especially with that thick long winter coat.
by Hazel
Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:03 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Large bald patch on long-haired moulting feral
Replies: 31
Views: 6217

Re: Large bald patch on long-haired moulting feral

She's timid (we can't stroke her) but she'll come quite close and chat to us. I don't think she was always feral, but she has lived in our garden for about 2 years. We ended up with her when my neighbours disturbed her in their shed with kittens. A local rescue took the kittens to rehome them. I bel...
by Hazel
Fri Mar 20, 2015 7:28 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Large bald patch on long-haired moulting feral
Replies: 31
Views: 6217

Re: Large bald patch on long-haired moulting feral

OK so I managed to get a better look this morning and the patch goes right round her neck except about 2 inches at the back of her neck. I now think she's overgrooming or perhaps has a flea allery as has been suggested. She definitely hasn't just caught it. It's hard to spot because of the long fur ...
by Hazel
Fri Mar 20, 2015 7:32 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Large bald patch on long-haired moulting feral
Replies: 31
Views: 6217

Re: Large bald patch on long-haired moulting feral

We saw her last autumn eating two or three small rats within a couple of days, I think she found a nest. We live in a semi rural area, I don't think anyone poisons the rats and apart from those ones I've only ever seen one a number of years ago and one about the same time as she was eating them whic...
by Hazel
Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:22 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Large bald patch on long-haired moulting feral
Replies: 31
Views: 6217

Re: Large bald patch on long-haired moulting feral

....and no, daily medicated baths wouldn't be an option, we've fed and chatted to her for about 2 years now and she still won't let us touch her or come within touching distance when we put her food out, I think we'd have more chance with Lilith's scarf idea! It's hasnt spoilt her looks, the boys ar...
by Hazel
Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:14 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Large bald patch on long-haired moulting feral
Replies: 31
Views: 6217

Re: Large bald patch on long-haired moulting feral

Yes I suppose she does look rather like a camel! The same happened last year though so that in itself didn't particularly worry us. She is similar to a wild animal I suppose (not that camels are wild). I don't know where she goes, but most the time she's asleep on top of our shed. She always turns u...
by Hazel
Thu Mar 19, 2015 7:14 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Large bald patch on long-haired moulting feral
Replies: 31
Views: 6217

Re: Large bald patch on long-haired moulting feral

I've contacted our vet to see if they have a trap I can borrow and check their policy on patching up feral cats at short notice! hopefully they'll be helpful.....
by Hazel
Thu Mar 19, 2015 6:56 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Large bald patch on long-haired moulting feral
Replies: 31
Views: 6217

Re: Large bald patch on long-haired moulting feral

I was surprised how large it is, you can't see it when she sits down as the rest of her fur covers it, she must have stretched out walking past the window when I got a look. When I said her fur is matted, the matts of fur are dangling half off her, the fur that's left looks ok. She went through this...
by Hazel
Wed Mar 18, 2015 5:51 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Large bald patch on long-haired moulting feral
Replies: 31
Views: 6217

Large bald patch on long-haired moulting feral

As some of you will know Mama Cass is a feral/stray who has lived in our garden for a couple of years now. She has a massive winter coat which she is now moulting. She depends a lot of time grooming and her fur is really mattet in places, coming off in huge clumps around the garden. We've just seen ...
by Hazel
Fri Mar 13, 2015 9:14 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Refusal of adoption of indoor cats
Replies: 18
Views: 5228

Re: Refusal of adoption of indoor cats

Aw they look lovely! I wish I could adopt them all!
by Hazel
Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:49 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Refusal of adoption of indoor cats
Replies: 18
Views: 5228

Re: Refusal of adoption of indoor cats

Don't worry, a lot of people think cats shouldn't be kept indoors and a lot of people have happy indoor cats. Why don't you try a few more rescue centres. You could also consider adopting an old cat who might wander less or who has previously been a house cat, or a special needs cat (eg blind or dea...
by Hazel
Fri Mar 06, 2015 6:51 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Do I or don't i
Replies: 4
Views: 1428

Re: Do I or don't i

I might be wrong but I think he'll stop when he's neutered. I'm sure someone will be along soon to advise if he will stop spraying naturally or if / how you'll need to help him. Good luck. x
by Hazel
Tue Mar 03, 2015 9:38 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: My poor Lilypuss
Replies: 44
Views: 6151

Re: My poor Lilypuss

So sorry for your loss.
xxx