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by Marla
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Looking for a home for our 9 yr old cats boy and girl
Replies: 2
Views: 40

Re: Looking for a home for our 9 yr old cats boy and girl

I'm shocked that your vet said this. As Kay said, 9 isn't old. Our cats lived to twice that age. We moved house when they were 11 and they settled in a couple of days. You obviously need to keep cats indoors for several weeks and only let them outside if the circumstances are right. There are some p...
by Marla
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat Sitter
Replies: 6
Views: 99

Re: Cat Sitter

We don't leave our cats longer than 12 hours on their own in case the feeder malfunctioned and also because of an experience we once had. Both cats were fine and we went out for the evening. We returned late and Rosie was very poorly and lethargic. We had to take her to the emergency vet to have flu...
by Marla
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Paid Help Wanted - Experienced Cat Owners/Veterinary Nurses
Replies: 11
Views: 148

Re: Paid Help Wanted - Experienced Cat Owners/Veterinary Nurses

Alternatively, if you hired a pet taxi company recommended by your vet, they might be willing to help you as part of their service?
by Marla
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Paid Help Wanted - Experienced Cat Owners/Veterinary Nurses
Replies: 11
Views: 148

Re: Paid Help Wanted - Experienced Cat Owners/Veterinary Nurses

This is a nice forum, so maybe someone will be able to help you. Before inviting anyone to your house, look at their forum posts to make sure they're genuine. (I wouldn't post a request like this on any other forum.) Have you asked your vet? Some do home visits, or they may be able to suggest someon...
by Marla
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Old cat
Replies: 5
Views: 69

Re: Old cat

Speaking from my own mistakes, I'd let her live out the rest of her life in peace.
by Marla
Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Other pet owners and Fleas
Replies: 17
Views: 175

Re: Other pet owners and Fleas

We've adopted 5 cats over the years - all of them came with fleas. I agree that it's cruel and uncaring.

I wouldn't put flea treatment on someone else's cat without asking their permission, though, just in case they've just treated it or are just about to.
by Marla
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Collar
Replies: 13
Views: 155

Re: Collar

Thank you so much! :D
by Marla
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Not a cat topic but urgent I feel
Replies: 4
Views: 80

Re: Not a cat topic but urgent I feel

We've both signed.
by Marla
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: HOMES NEEDED
Topic: Help I
Replies: 2
Views: 68

Re: Help I

Are you home in the evening? Our cats sleep for most of the day and enjoy our company more in the evenings.
by Marla
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Collar
Replies: 13
Views: 155

Re: Collar

Please do, Ruth B! They're also really useful for vet trips. :)
by Marla
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Collar
Replies: 13
Views: 155

Re: Collar

I was given permission from the owner of Cat Chat to post link to our website since we're a sponsor. (Thank you!) SuttonRider, I'd be happy to send you one of our personalised cat collars free of charge to see if it helps. You too, Ruth B, if you'd like to try one. You can contact me through my prof...
by Marla
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Collar
Replies: 13
Views: 155

Re: Collar

No, if he gets his leg caught in a non quick-release collar, that can cause a terrible injury. Find a soft, non-stretchy, cat collar with a quick-release clasp. Check that the clasp releases - some aren't as good as others. Remove the bell as he might be annoyed it and that's why he's removing the c...
by Marla
Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Petitions & Campaigns (Cat Related)
Topic: Ban Lion ‘hunting trophies’ Imports
Replies: 1
Views: 39

Re: Ban Lion ‘hunting trophies’ Imports

Signed and shared. France and the Netherlands and Australia have banned lion trophy imports, so why haven't we?
by Marla
Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Petitions & Campaigns (Cat Related)
Topic: Make it Law for Councils to Scan Deceased Pets for Microchips
Replies: 2
Views: 4899

Re: Make it Law for Councils to Scan Deceased Pets for Microchips

Signed and shared. I hope it reaches its goal of 100,000 this time. Over 70,000 so still a way to go.
by Marla
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Sudden crossed eyedness in cat
Replies: 6
Views: 128

Re: Sudden crossed eyedness in cat

Hi Fumbi, Did you get eye drops from the vet? When she's awake does her eye look normal? Cats have a third eyelid which can show when they're ill, but it can also show when they're falling asleep or asleep with the eye partially open - this can look quite strange. Could you post a photo? If her eye ...
by Marla
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Help me name my new cat
Replies: 11
Views: 138

Re: Help me name my new cat

Rosie.

Our Rosie was the sweetest, most loving cat I've ever known.
by Marla
Wed Dec 26, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Helping cats make friends
Replies: 5
Views: 169

Re: Helping cats make friends

It's lovely that you adopted her. :) Eating near each other is a huge accomplishment. When we were introducing our two boys, they played with a rope on either side of a closed door. One would pull the rope and the other would pounce on it. If not a rope, then maybe two catnip toys tied together. (On...
by Marla
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: HOMES NEEDED
Topic: loving home needed
Replies: 6
Views: 111

Re: loving home needed

You may have already seen this page which lists rescues in and around Huddersfield:
https://www.catchat.org/index.php/cat-r ... -yorkshire

If they're full, ask to be put on the waiting list.
by Marla
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: HOMES NEEDED
Topic: loving home needed
Replies: 6
Views: 111

Re: loving home needed

Please have a look at these male black cats missing from Huddersfield and within 10 miles:
https://www.animalsearchuk.co.uk/search ... r=date&l=1
by Marla
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: HOMES NEEDED
Topic: loving home needed
Replies: 6
Views: 111

Re: loving home needed

P.S. If he's not chipped, don't leave him at the vets. It's better to find a rescue or home yourself like you're trying to do.
by Marla
Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: HOMES NEEDED
Topic: loving home needed
Replies: 6
Views: 111

Re: loving home needed

Hi Kim,

Have you taken him to the vet to be checked for a microchip?

Have you leafleted all the homes surrounding the allotment?

It sounds like he's started coming into your home. Your cat might accept him if you reintroduce him very slowly. (But first please check for a microchip.)
by Marla
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Cat Fostering?
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Re: Cat Fostering?

Did you recently adopt her and she's been doing this from the beginning? Or was there a change (move, baby, etc) that coincided with the behaviour? If it's a recent change, has she been checked out by a vet? Does she wee or poo outside the tray? (Or both?) Does she have a favourite place to do this,...
by Marla
Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Cat Fostering?
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Re: Cat Fostering?

If you think you'll be able to move in the new year to somewhere that she'll be happier, I'd try to hold on until then, maybe try some new toys/games. It's not easy to find a temporary foster home and there's no guarantee she'd be any happier somewhere else. What kind of behaviour issues is she havi...
by Marla
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Advice for adopting shelter cat
Replies: 19
Views: 405

Re: Advice for adopting shelter cat

Coronavirus: I agree with what's been said previously. "absolutely no disabilities (like without one eye or leg)": What happens if your cat has an accident or health issues and loses an eye or leg? Or gets a disease? What happens when your perfect cat throws up a hairball for the first time? All of ...
by Marla
Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: HOMES NEEDED
Topic: Home urgently needed for 2 Young cats
Replies: 4
Views: 482

Re: Home urgently needed for 2 Young cats

I know it's been a few days since you posted, but the following link lists several rescues in Blackpool:
https://www.catchat.org/index.php/cat-r ... lancashire
by Marla
Tue May 08, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Unhomable cat - out of ideas :(
Replies: 15
Views: 1046

Re: Unhomable cat - out of ideas :(

I edited out my suggestion about a cat sanctuary because I've spoken with a rescue who said he probably would be homeable as an only cat and this would be better than a sanctuary which would of course have lots of cats.

Hopefully the rescue will post their advice here.
by Marla
Tue May 08, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: LOST Cats
Topic: Lost my cat at the vet. Please help.
Replies: 9
Views: 649

Re: Lost my cat at the vet. Please help.

Please don't feel guilty. You absolutely did the right thing by taking him to the vet.

The vet clinic should be helping you find him. I would also use social media in that area to try to locate him.

I hope you find him soon.
by Marla
Tue May 08, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Unhomable cat - out of ideas :(
Replies: 15
Views: 1046

Re: Unhomable cat - out of ideas :(

I echo Sniper1's comments about your commitment and care.

As this kitty craves contact, I don't think an outdoor run is going to be a good solution for him or you.
by Marla
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Companion advice
Replies: 3
Views: 479

Re: Companion advice

I'm sorry you lost Leela. :( It doesn't sound like your remaining girl (sorry I don't know her name) is craving a companion? It sounds like she's enjoying the undivided attention and lap time she's getting from you. It's possible she wouldn't welcome another cat. I still feel guilty for adopting a "...
by Marla
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Is this fur balls?
Replies: 9
Views: 997

Re: Is this fur balls?

Our cats really like raw egg yolk, but it might be difficult to control the portions, so I've just purchased egg yolk powder to see how that goes. I read somewhere that adding egg yolk powder or egg yolk lecithin to wet food might be easier and less noticeable than a raw egg yolk. They both have to ...