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by emmab
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Introducing a cat to a pup
Replies: 4
Views: 449

Re: Introducing a cat to a pup

Hi Fjm. thank you. Yes it will take time. holly is being crate trained and one fo our cats from time to time ventures into the room but Holly has chased him once in the garden. It is all about careful discipline and more importantly time.
by emmab
Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Introducing a cat to a pup
Replies: 4
Views: 449

Introducing a cat to a pup

We have two cats and one we knew may be an issue with a dog. One will be fine and just will take time. The second, our female is more highly strung. She is spending her time upstairs and comes down but goes out via the bedroom window and will not come in the lounge and use the cat flap. How can I in...
by emmab
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: New pup to two cats
Replies: 1
Views: 462

New pup to two cats

We dearly would love to adopt a pup. It would have to be a pup as we have two cats. The cats do not get on, although they are marginally better these days. I know one of the cats will get on with the dog and we know the pup gets on with cats and have a good rapport at the moment but the other cat (f...
by emmab
Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Zylkene
Replies: 6
Views: 1432

Re: Zylkene

Thank you. I hate seeing Gemo like it as she used to go outside. Now she stays in the same room and creeps around the rooms slowly just in case Diabolo pounces on her. This is with the Zylkene too so is quite bad. Horrible to see. I would love more and a dog but would be so stressful for her.
by emmab
Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Zylkene
Replies: 6
Views: 1432

Re: Zylkene

Thanks very useful. seems we are doing the right thing but as he has been in a rescue centre for so long it is difficult chnaging his ways.
by emmab
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Zylkene
Replies: 6
Views: 1432

Re: Zylkene

He was incredibly scared when we got him and whilst he is still very jumpy he has changed hugely but it is hard to know how to treat his behaviour. They are both fine eating together in the evening and both get excited about teatime but it is the rest of the time. No matter how much I tell him off f...
by emmab
Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Zylkene
Replies: 6
Views: 1432

Zylkene

I am giving our little Gemo Zylkene for calming her down. We adopted a cat a few months ago and he bullies her a little. She won't go out and pretty much sits in one room now which is very sad. Anyhow I started her on Zylkene tablets which helped for a while but don't seem to be now. I was thinking ...
by emmab
Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Zylkene
Replies: 2
Views: 773

Re: Zylkene

Brill that is great to know your cat is doing well with it. I initially bought 75g but vet recommended two weeks on the 225 mg so have bought some stronger ones today. Does say it takes 6 weeks or so to work and is not an overnight thing?
by emmab
Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Zylkene
Replies: 2
Views: 773

Zylkene

I am interested to hear from others owners who have their cats on Zylkene please? I have partly covered it under another topic which may have been overlooked with some of you interested in this topic but would like to know your experiences. The vet receptionist has recommended 75mg but later the vet...
by emmab
Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Royal Canin Calm
Replies: 11
Views: 3254

Re: Royal Canin Calm

The vet has said the RC Calm is fine to take with the Zylkene. However the receptionist has sold me 50 x 75gram but the vets email later suggested they can take 225g? I am checking with her because I now have x50 - 75g which may not be strong enough.
by emmab
Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Royal Canin Calm
Replies: 11
Views: 3254

Re: Royal Canin Calm

What is the best way of administering Zylkene? In water would be good as I am trying to keep them on RC calm and am trying to cut out treats.
by emmab
Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Royal Canin Calm
Replies: 11
Views: 3254

Re: Royal Canin Calm

Cat scared to go out, always looking around for the other cat as well as peeing in the house in places other than the litter tray. Not even going out to wee and using the litter tray.
by emmab
Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Royal Canin Calm
Replies: 11
Views: 3254

Re: Royal Canin Calm

Yikes....Gemo has just gone outside! She normally sits on the chair on the patio but she seems to have wondered a bit further. Hopefully the RC is helping?
by emmab
Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: End of the road for adopted cat
Replies: 12
Views: 2198

Re: End of the road for adopted cat

Oh I hope so. Yesterday I noticed he was a little better with her but maybe because we were around. I keep saying to hubbie that of she would stand her ground a little and maybe rip into him just once he may back off....we live in hope. Dabs is out all day too. I may see him from a distance half way...
by emmab
Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Royal Canin Calm
Replies: 11
Views: 3254

Re: Royal Canin Calm

Ah OK. I have just emailed my vet to see if Zylkene may help Gemo and her stress with the adopted cat. I know RC Calm has some in but may not be enough. Also may not sort the issue out long term either.
by emmab
Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat Pee Question
Replies: 5
Views: 1684

Re: Cat Pee Question

Cats can still spray even when neutered. We too have Gemo peeing atm in the house but it is because we have adopted another cat she doesn't like. Do you have litters trays in the house? We found that was a problem as she was too scared to go out. Obviously the key is to find out why they are peeing ...
by emmab
Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Royal Canin Calm
Replies: 11
Views: 3254

Re: Royal Canin Calm

Yes, I am giving them felix wet at night so will have to stop that and give them 100% RC Calm and see how it goes. The reviews are really good for it.
by emmab
Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Royal Canin Calm
Replies: 11
Views: 3254

Royal Canin Calm

Has anyone had good results from using RC Calm for strssed cats please? Not noticing any difference at the moment although not aure how long it takes. Thanks
by emmab
Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: End of the road for adopted cat
Replies: 12
Views: 2198

Re: End of the road for adopted cat

...in the short term yes as long term we are moving to the house so they will soon confront each other again! Such a hard thing to have to go through. this evening Gemo was asleep by the open door and Diabolo just krept up on her to try and swipe her. She is peeing indoors from time to time and usin...
by emmab
Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: End of the road for adopted cat
Replies: 12
Views: 2198

Re: End of the road for adopted cat

The chickens can be sorted with fencing but the cats are not so straight forward. Letting one out when the other is in just gets far too complicated. You cannot force a cat the stay outside if they are scared and you end up spending all your days doing nothing else. We have come up with a solution o...
by emmab
Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: End of the road for adopted cat
Replies: 12
Views: 2198

Re: End of the road for adopted cat

Yes have tried Feliway and stress reliever from vets. They are on RC Calm atm but not seeing any difference. Gemo is scared going out now which is not helped having chickens as well as the new cat. I would never return him to the Spa as he has had a bad start and would only let him go to a new home ...
by emmab
Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: End of the road for adopted cat
Replies: 12
Views: 2198

Re: End of the road for adopted cat

Yes they have a cat flap and use it but Dabs chases Gemo in when she does go out so she stays in expecially at night. They do eat together but occasionally she growls at him. He sometimes teases her and chases her in the house which she hates. They occasionally scrap. Only once she ended up at the v...
by emmab
Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: End of the road for adopted cat
Replies: 12
Views: 2198

Re: End of the road for adopted cat

Yes it seems like a new home is the best option but nobody can seem to take him. I am rather annoyed as one of our freind wants a kitten which annoys me as our SPA is full with cats and people seem set on getting kittens. This is my bug bear when they could take him and offer him a lovely home. They...
by emmab
Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: End of the road for adopted cat
Replies: 12
Views: 2198

End of the road for adopted cat

We adopted a wonderful cat back in November. He has come out of his shell so much and is utterly adorable with us but he is not getting on with our existing cat. It's a terratorial thing and no matter what we do they just aren't getting on. During the day they may have a little tif but for eg tonigh...
by emmab
Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Change of diet and cats not getting on
Replies: 4
Views: 757

Re: Change of diet and cats not getting on

HI there...I have never heard of it but on looking it up, the new cat was on it for 3 weeks when he arrived as he was beyond scared and nervous. I am not sure if it helped or not as by the time he stopped taking it he was the same but that may have been because he had settled in by that point. I wil...
by emmab
Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Change of diet and cats not getting on
Replies: 4
Views: 757

Re: Change of diet and cats not getting on

Thank you. I agree about the not telling off. I have to admit we are and probably is making them more stressed. I have tried the Feliway without success. I am doing the treats thing. I may speak to our vet when I go re food. Much appreciated for your response.
by emmab
Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:37 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Change of diet and cats not getting on
Replies: 4
Views: 757

Change of diet and cats not getting on

We adopted a cat in November but neither of them are getting on. He does bully our existing cat from time to time and does chase her in or tries to wind her up for no reason. I am thinking of changing their diet and will probanly end up speaking to our vet. What diet is best for this and does anyone...
by emmab
Sun Apr 02, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: New cat terrorising our girl
Replies: 5
Views: 1236

Re: New cat terrorising our girl

I thought I was seeing a quiet period and Gemo and Diabolo were, well, not getting on, but accepting each other a little but they have just had quite a big "to do". Problem is Diabolo stalks Gemo. If he sees her coming up the garden he stalks the cat flap from inside. We tell him off but cannot seem...
by emmab
Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: New cat terrorising our girl
Replies: 5
Views: 1236

Re: New cat terrorising our girl

Well Gemo has an abcess on the base of her tale after a fight, I am presuming with Diabolo. Typical as this always happens days before we go away. Vet has given her Kesium but not drained it as she said we had caught it early although she still has quite a lumps and quite noticeable through her fur ...
by emmab
Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: New cat terrorising our girl
Replies: 5
Views: 1236

Re: New cat terrorising our girl

Gemo is quite jumpy, especially at night. He chases her back indoors and this morning I notice she has what looks like an abcess on her tail. Past experience with another cat tells me she has been bitten at the base of her tail, so a trip to the vets is on the cards. The main problem is she hisses a...