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by Lilith
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Elderly cat does not eat
Replies: 8
Views: 45

Re: Elderly cat does not eat

They just began to slow down ... I never got a proper diagnosis although the vet was very good, no complaints there. First the boy and then the girl. It was as if they became old before their time. I had their mother too and she lived on into her teens ... a mystery. They didn't stop eating, but the...
by Lilith
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Weeing on my bed
Replies: 13
Views: 92

Re: Weeing on my bed

If she’s not happy then should I take her back? She always used her litter tray there. I’m honestly worried to come home in case she’s done something. I can’t keep doing washing and scrubbing my mattress at midnight and later. I’m so so so frustrated and really upset like nothing I’m doing is right...
by Lilith
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: 11 week old kitten with loose stools
Replies: 2
Views: 7

Re: 11 week old kitten with loose stools

Hi and welcome and congrats on KiKi :) Many kittens of this age are teething, and may have loose smelly motions. It's frustrating though - you feel as if you're doing something dreadfully wrong. Hopefully she'll grow out of them unless there's some other cause - I have to say that because I'm no exp...
by Lilith
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Weeing on my bed
Replies: 13
Views: 92

Re: Weeing on my bed

So would I be - mad mad mad :x grrrr! Don't blame you.

Do hope you find a solution soon!
by Lilith
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Elderly cat does not eat
Replies: 8
Views: 45

Re: Elderly cat does not eat

Oh what a sweet girl, and so pretty! I don't think she's necessarily in pain; I had two cats, brother and sister, Siamese I'd bred myself, on steroids, because they seemed to 'fading' at age 7-8. This was back in the '90s and the vet never told me what the diagnosis was, but they were very placid an...
by Lilith
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: I just cannot seem to accept my loss
Replies: 2
Views: 20

Re: I just cannot seem to accept my loss

Oh Donna, so very very sorry to hear! Love and hugs, Lil x
by Lilith
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Elderly cat does not eat
Replies: 8
Views: 45

Re: Elderly cat does not eat

Yes, that's the trouble; steroids only pick them up for a little, or so I've found. And true, she'd have to be sedated and scanned for a proper view of her oesophagus and stomach. Do you think she'd eat the pork very finely minced/blended, perhaps with a little liquid, to make it slip down? Of cours...
by Lilith
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Elderly cat does not eat
Replies: 8
Views: 45

Re: Elderly cat does not eat

Hi and welcome, and I'm so sorry to read this. There are the soups for cats varieties of food and there is a high calorie paste - 'Nurish 'Um' or 'Nutri-Vit' that provides vitamins and calories - you wipe a bit on the cat's lips. https://www.amazon.co.uk/VetIQ-001384-Nutri-Vit-Plus-Cat/dp/B000RXWXQ4...
by Lilith
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Advice for adopting shelter cat
Replies: 27
Views: 610

Re: Advice for adopting shelter cat

Hi, that is just how some cats are, some like to play, some not. Some just don't recognise the designated kitty toys and prefer the rip hell out of the staircarpet instead ... grrrr. If the worry is about your pc and cables, and the little horrors are always fascinated by forbidden fruit, I have a r...
by Lilith
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Weeing on my bed
Replies: 13
Views: 92

Re: Weeing on my bed

Ugh - and so would I be stressed. Hopefully other people will be along with more advice as to the whys and wherefores but although I've no experience of this myself (I've had some champion sprayers, both male and female, and illicit piddlers in my time, but nobody has used the bed) I do have a royal...
by Lilith
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: A Furry Tale
Replies: 4
Views: 75

Re: A Furry Tale

Lol, I don't remember at all, but I haven't watched TV since 1994 so perhaps that's why. Hah, typical Yorkshireman. One of my favourite jokes is about a Yorkshireman who rings up the doctor - YM - It's my missis, doctor, she's been taken badly. Dr - What seems to be the problem? YM - Eh well, it's ....
by Lilith
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: A Furry Tale
Replies: 4
Views: 75

Re: A Furry Tale

:lol:

Now if it had been 30 years ago, he might well have been - I had legs like a chimpanzee's, and as for my armpits ... he used to threaten me with the Forestry Commission ... :o :lol:

Errrm, who's Arkwright? :?
by Lilith
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: A Furry Tale
Replies: 4
Views: 75

A Furry Tale

I've always thought that my friend (and former OH) Adrian has a liking for stating the obvious. Today, during a pause in the conversation, he studied Molly, lying at my feet, and said:-

'She's got hairy legs.'

Had he only just noticed? :roll: :lol:
by Lilith
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Coco and Chanel dilemma
Replies: 186
Views: 3265

Re: Coco and Chanel dilemma

I think they're settling ... taken a while and a lot of trial and error (the ungrateful little horrors) but by the look of it they're making themselves at home at last. Great photos :)
by Lilith
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - Chapter 3
Replies: 72
Views: 671

Re: Mia - Chapter 3

Aww, so glad the lad's recovering :)

Morgana reminds me of my Molly and a Siamese I once had, known as 'the Annie-Mouser.' A mouse is a mouse even if it is a big toe. Ouch!
by Lilith
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Newly diagnosed 12 year old Male cat with hyperthyroidism
Replies: 4
Views: 51

Re: Newly diagnosed 12 year old Male cat with hyperthyroidism

Hi and welcome, and you've come to the right place, though sorry to hear your boy's hyperthyroid. Many of us on here have hyperthyroid/ex-hyperthyroid cats - here are three links that I can recall off the top of my head, but there will be others. They deal with both regular meds and radio-iodine tre...
by Lilith
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Can food change a cat?
Replies: 2
Views: 63

Re: Can food change a cat?

Oh they can be picky little horrors. It could well be that she's found (or you have) a food she likes and it has given her a full belly, and that is why she's feeling more placid? Not your fault I might add; they can't talk and tell us what they want. Even if they know what they want. Which they don...
by Lilith
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - Chapter 3
Replies: 72
Views: 671

Re: Mia - Chapter 3

Oh no, poor guy - and poor you. I've no direct experience of this, but I've heard of cats reacting to anaesthetic/sedatives and becoming manic. I hope it's leaving his system now. Your vet sounds very thorough. But what dreadful luck on top of that worrying operation - hope things are calmer now and...
by Lilith
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - Chapter 3
Replies: 72
Views: 671

Re: Mia - Chapter 3

Ouch! Poor chap!

I believe it's fairly common - I once heard of a cat who had lost one down his trouser leg ...

Let's hope the only harm is to your wallet, but he's young enough to bounce back, bless him. Fusses and love to him and to the rest of the gang. :)
by Lilith
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: so...Milla kinda mated but her heat cycle is still going
Replies: 25
Views: 4821

Re: so...Milla kinda mated but her heat cycle is still going

I always thought so. Now Ali Kat, who was also entire and moved in a year later, who I neutered too, had a normal sized face, which never altered. He got a lot heavier and glossier though and lost his habit of beating up everything in the neighbourhood, including a frail elderly spayed female across...
by Lilith
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Coco and Chanel dilemma
Replies: 186
Views: 3265

Re: Coco and Chanel dilemma

Yup, the little horror is snuggled right next to me, taking up all the room - Good golly Miss Molly, you sure like to sprawl ...
by Lilith
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: so...Milla kinda mated but her heat cycle is still going
Replies: 25
Views: 4821

Re: so...Milla kinda mated but her heat cycle is still going

When my tomcat Finn moved in I don't know how old he was, but he wasn't doing well; he was starving and although definitely a mature chap, he had a running abscess on his backside that suggested he was losing his fights. He had whacking great jowls like shoulderpads stuck either side of his face. I ...
by Lilith
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: loss of fur
Replies: 8
Views: 80

Re: loss of fur

Ohh I hate that, seeing some cats trussed up so tightly in collars they must be choking :( How would a human like to wear a tight band round their throat 24/7? It takes a bit of fussing to get the balance right between too tight and too loose (which can be dangerous) but worth it. Better still, of c...
by Lilith
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: loss of fur
Replies: 8
Views: 80

Re: loss of fur

Hi, sadly, it doesn't, or at least not in my experience. My feral rescues, when they roamed, all wore collars to show they were now owned (though I don't like collars.) When I secured the garden and removed the collars, Finn, the tomcat, who had a coat like thistledown, had a bald ring round his nec...
by Lilith
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Coco and Chanel dilemma
Replies: 186
Views: 3265

Re: Coco and Chanel dilemma

Hey Booktigger I'm sorry I never noticed the March photos - I must have been out to lunch lol. Errm I generally am ... Chanel's TWO??? Mmmmm, just quieting down ... My Molly's still manic and she's 8 in July ... like tomorrow, though I've noticed she's been a bit more sedate in the hot weather. It c...
by Lilith
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: 3 Week Old Kitten Help Please
Replies: 11
Views: 81

Re: 3 Week Old Kitten Help Please

Glad you've found out what the problem is - all the very best with her.
by Lilith
Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: 3 Week Old Kitten Help Please
Replies: 11
Views: 81

Re: 3 Week Old Kitten Help Please

I'm certain they do, Booktigger, but it's just that the mother eats it ... yuck! :o :)
by Lilith
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: 3 Week Old Kitten Help Please
Replies: 11
Views: 81

Re: 3 Week Old Kitten Help Please

Bless her. Sorry if you're doing this already but young hand-fed kittens need their bottoms gently swabbed (a bit of damp cottonwool is what I'd use) after every feed; if they were with the mother she would wash them at this time, and this stimulates the flow of urine/faeces to keep them regular. At...
by Lilith
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Normal or Coincident
Replies: 7
Views: 104

Re: Normal or Coincident

My Molly knows words. Very soft handclapping and the words 'ininininin' or 'upupupupupupup' get her out of the garden or upstairs. I had to put her upstairs the other day when the grocery delivery came, and the poor driver looked at me as if I was bonkers ... :oops:

Well, I am ... :lol:
by Lilith
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: 3 cats with injured infected legs! Help!
Replies: 3
Views: 44

Re: 3 cats with injured infected legs! Help!

Hi, yes, I agree, vet, definitely.

Is there a bully cat in the neighbourhood who's chasing and attacking other cats? Those injuries sound as if all three have been running from an aggressor.

Good luck with them and please let us know how they go on.