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by Lilith
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Question on Spaying
Replies: 16
Views: 129

Re: Question on Spaying

Hey I'm really sorry to hear this. It sounds very unusual, especially with the good care you've taken. Hope she's back to normal soon, all the very best.
by Lilith
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Question on Spaying
Replies: 16
Views: 129

Re: Question on Spaying

Hi - there's no hard and fast rule. I've had healthy kittenless young cats who, like yours, have been very miserable, poor things, straight after spaying. It is normal to send them home the same day although it's not usual to spay them while they're in heat - but, as your vet said, it can be done. I...
by Lilith
Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Kitten poo problems
Replies: 1
Views: 35

Re: Kitten poo problems

Hi there and welcome. She might be teething; often happens around that age; the motions can be very smelly too - like burned rubber - ugh! They might also forget their housetraining temporarily; you might see the inner eyelid showing a little, and they might like a raw bone (never cooked) to mouth o...
by Lilith
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Bungled cat rescue - advice needed please
Replies: 11
Views: 150

Re: Bungled cat rescue - advice needed please

Hi there - and I feel for you. It was such an awful accident to happen when you'd taken the greatest of care - please don't beat yourself up about it. I once got the neighbourhood feral stud into a carrier and got him neutered - on release he disappeared and I agonised ... was I pleased when he reap...
by Lilith
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: FIV Questions & Answers
Topic: Can my FIV cat catch my cold?
Replies: 2
Views: 26

Re: Can my FIV cat catch my cold?

Hi, don't worry - the human cold/flu is human-specific, just as a cat's cold/flu is feline specific; your cat can't catch the bug from you. Hope you feel better soon :)
by Lilith
Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: rescuing a pregnant stray cat ADVICE PLEASE!!
Replies: 1
Views: 41

Re: rescuing a pregnant stray cat ADVICE PLEASE!!

Hi and welcome and good on you for rescuing this girl. Cats Protection do a very good leaflet - https://www.cats.org.uk/uploads/documents/cat-care-leaflets-2013/EG18_Pregnant_cats,_birth_and_care_of_young_kittens.pdf It all feels very daunting at first but cats are very good mothers on the whole and...
by Lilith
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Fostering Question
Replies: 4
Views: 86

Re: Fostering Question

Hi there and welcome. In my experience I don't think you need to worry too much. Mother cats generally start deciding to leave the kittens for longer periods once the kittens reach weaning age, even though the kittens might still want to feed. I've seen one mother cat lazily shove a kitten off the t...
by Lilith
Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Kittens pooping on carpet
Replies: 4
Views: 61

Re: Kittens pooping on carpet

Hi and welcome and good on you for taking these little ones out of that place. They're very young, but in those circumstances maybe best to come to you. It's clear that at the moment they get a bit disorientated when any distance from their trays - would it be possible to give them a tray in the liv...
by Lilith
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: The joy of food...
Replies: 9
Views: 99

Re: The joy of food...

Lol! That is so very typical!

Think of everything, devise an apparently catproof arrangement, and they will undermine it.

All the best nevertheless - she is a very lucky Tilly to be so pampered :)
by Lilith
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: He's gone
Replies: 14
Views: 145

Re: He's gone

Oh Kay, so very sorry to hear! Love and hugs x
by Lilith
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Pregnancy in cats
Replies: 1
Views: 43

Re: Pregnancy in cats

Hi and welcome. I think Cats' Protection puts it very well - https://www.cats.org.uk/birth-and-kittening She's about due (feline pregnancy lasts 63 days) although they can run late. She'll probably manage perfectly by herself but the article tells you what to look for if help's needed. Has she chose...
by Lilith
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: He's gone
Replies: 14
Views: 145

Re: He's gone

So sorry to hear - no matter how you realise, intellectually, that it's time, it's still a shock. At least he was able to go in his own bed, his own home, without vet intervention.

Yes, Backy and Twitch will still be around. But the emptiness is awful. Take care of yourself, love and hugs, Lil x
by Lilith
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Clumping Or Non-clumping Litter?
Replies: 8
Views: 93

Re: Clumping Or Non-clumping Litter?

As chambermaid, I prefer World's Best; it's easy to lift out the clumps and solids, it's light, and if the tray's in the bathroom, you can flush the scoopings as long as you're on mains drainage. However, my younger cat Molly insists on Sainsbury's clumping clay litter. NOT the ultra-clumping, as th...
by Lilith
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Playing chess with the reaper
Replies: 15
Views: 158

Re: Playing chess with the reaper

Aww Mollycat, so sorry to hear. (((hugs)))

Sleep tight, Boo x
by Lilith
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Limping kitten
Replies: 10
Views: 94

Re: Limping kitten

Lol - I suppose a cat's 'knee' would really be its wrist, and the joint up by its armpit its elbow?

Good luck with her.
by Lilith
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Playing chess with the reaper
Replies: 15
Views: 158

Re: Playing chess with the reaper

I'm so sorry to hear. Yes, as Lilynmitz says, home is where he'll want to be, no matter what.

Thinking of you both, love and hugs, Lil x
by Lilith
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Elderly cat behaviour before death
Replies: 6
Views: 115

Re: Elderly cat behaviour before death

Hi there - yes, this can happen. Lots of love to the old chap x
by Lilith
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Playing chess with the reaper
Replies: 15
Views: 158

Re: Playing chess with the reaper

Good old Bobby! :D

Plenty of lives left yet, but all paws and tails crossed here that he doesn't have to use up any more.

You must be exhausted ...
by Lilith
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Limping kitten
Replies: 10
Views: 94

Re: Limping kitten

Hi and welcome :) Sorry to hear about Kitten, but if she's lively and coping, I think that's a good sign. Once a kitten of mine, not much older, swarmed up a ceiling height bookcase and descended in a shower of books before I could grab her, little horror. Her front paw swelled up - and of course it...
by Lilith
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Oh help, what do I do !!!
Replies: 7
Views: 141

Re: Oh help, what do I do !!!

So very sorry to hear. And what a dreadful experience for you as well.

Good on you for caring for this poor cat and so glad you traced the owner. At least she will know the cat received help as soon as possible, rip little cat.
by Lilith
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat's strange behaviour
Replies: 4
Views: 90

Re: Cat's strange behaviour

Hi and welcome. How old is he? Some elderly cats miaow like this for apparently no reason; it can signal the onset of deafness or feline dementia. I've had two like this; one would wake up in a sort of dream, howl several times, and then realise where she was and get on with life as usual. It sounds...
by Lilith
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Schesir alternative
Replies: 7
Views: 46

Re: Schesir alternative

Wow, and it's pricey too, at least from Amazon. Alanc on here recommends Thrive, which you also have to buy online and which is expensive - but they don't half go for it. Among the brands available in the supermarket, I find that Encore seems to tempt them - but sadly it's not a complete food, and t...
by Lilith
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cut head
Replies: 11
Views: 119

Re: Cut head

Hey that's great news and congrats :D and thanks for the update. Bless him - please give him a fuss from me.
by Lilith
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: cat behavior after dental surgery
Replies: 1
Views: 46

Re: cat behavior after dental surgery

Poor chap, yes, he's going to be a bit knocked out after that, and with the anaesthetic too. An extra-loud purr could mean he's got a bit of a sore throat with the anaesthetic, or simply that he's glad to be back with you though he's feeling rough - cats will often purr while in discomfort just to s...
by Lilith
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Time for a new start...
Replies: 18
Views: 212

Re: Time for a new start...

Hi, just want to say that, whatever you decide, all the best to you and your new companion/s. There is a happy home waiting for some lucky kitten/s and as Moobag says, it's a tribute to beautiful Onion, a fitting memorial to her and a loving one too. I hope you have many happy years ahead together, ...
by Lilith
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cut head
Replies: 11
Views: 119

Re: Cut head

Oh that's looking much better - congrats, and good lad Chester :)

ps Fjm, didn't realise, I seem to have duplicated your post on bathing back there. I hadn't realised you'd already posted - sorry! :)
by Lilith
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cut head
Replies: 11
Views: 119

Re: Cut head

Hi, the bathing needn't be too stressful; if he normally likes his head stroking, you could get him sitting on your knee, then damp a piece of cotton wool (or lint is better if you have some handy, the non-fluffy side) with the salt solution and apply the lint gently to the wound, slowly dabbing rat...
by Lilith
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cut head
Replies: 11
Views: 119

Re: Cut head

Ouch! Poor chap! The cut doesn't look too deep, but it's very open. A good first aid measure is bathing with salt water (teaspoon salt to pint tepid water) but this may sting and if he's nervous of you going near the cut, this might not be doable. I'd certainly get him to a vet tomorrow, just to be ...
by Lilith
Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Kitten Severed Foot
Replies: 2
Views: 56

Re: Kitten Severed Foot

OMG. I've never ever heard of this happening, although I once knew a guy who was born with a leg wrapped round his neck; he needed several operations to give him the use of it back. What's happened to your kitten sounds to be similar to the process of 'banding' male lambs and kids in order to castra...
by Lilith
Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: My Cat Keeps Going to the Neighbour's House
Replies: 5
Views: 119

Re: My Cat Keeps Going to the Neighbour's House

Hi there. What sort of a relationship did Erwin have with your Grandma? Did he spend some time with her? It's interesting that this behaviour started after her death, and it's also interesting that the neighbours too are elderly. Perhaps he's missing someone elderly and just enjoys their company. Al...