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by Pip81
Fri Nov 06, 2015 8:03 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Suggestions gratefully received re getting urine sample ....
Replies: 23
Views: 5141

Re: Suggestions gratefully received re getting urine sample

The only thing I found worked with my cat was to have a small tub/saucer to place underneath when he crouched....let them start peeing as they are less likely to stop once they've started. Also, a mid-stream sample is better for the vet anyway. He looked a bit confused and you run the risk of gettin...
by Pip81
Tue Oct 27, 2015 3:49 pm
Forum: FIV cats - Rescue & Rehoming
Topic: Looking to adopt a female FIV+ cat
Replies: 10
Views: 3635

Re: Looking to adopt a female FIV+ cat

Hi all, I just wanted to let you know that it's official....this weekend we will become a 4 cat household. We must be bonkers! The kittens were retested and they are definitely FIV+, they are absolutely gorgeous :D We pick up George, the male FIV+, on Friday night and then we collect the kittens fir...
by Pip81
Thu Oct 15, 2015 7:34 am
Forum: FIV cats - Rescue & Rehoming
Topic: Looking to adopt a female FIV+ cat
Replies: 10
Views: 3635

Re: Looking to adopt a female FIV+ cat

We go to meet George tonight, he's a gorgeous tabby and white boy with hardly any teeth. I can't wait to meet him, he's definitely coming home with us at the end of October....I just hope they get along! I spoke to a lovely lady about the 2 kittens and she's going to phone me back next week as they ...
by Pip81
Wed Oct 14, 2015 7:22 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Why does it not get easier
Replies: 6
Views: 2835

Re: Why does it not get easier

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss, please don't beat yourself up at all about how you're feeling. We lost our first cat in May 2013, it broke our hearts and it still hurts now 2.5 years later. We've recently lost 2 other cats within a couple of weeks of each other. All of them were relatively young ...
by Pip81
Wed Oct 14, 2015 6:54 am
Forum: FIV cats - Rescue & Rehoming
Topic: Looking to adopt a female FIV+ cat
Replies: 10
Views: 3635

Re: Looking to adopt a female FIV+ cat

Thank you bobbys girl. We're visiting an FIV+ boy tomorrow night with the aim to trial him at the end of October to see if he gets on with my boy. Then this morning I've received an email from a rescue saying they have 2 FIV+ females for adoption. 4 months old (black and white).....we have some big ...
by Pip81
Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:42 am
Forum: FIV cats - Rescue & Rehoming
Topic: Looking to adopt a female FIV+ cat
Replies: 10
Views: 3635

Looking to adopt a female FIV+ cat

Hi Up until recently, we had 3 indoor (FIV+) cats, 1 female and 2 males. Unfortunately, we've lost 2 of them in quick succession. Firstly our boy who had a tumour in his kidney and then our female died suddenly and unexpectedly. She was only 3 years old and the vet believes it was her heart. This no...
by Pip81
Tue Oct 06, 2015 8:39 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Struggling with grief
Replies: 13
Views: 3845

Re: Struggling with grief

Hi, yesterday was also my first day back at work. I didn't have a great day, every time I was asked how I was or what happened, I just started to cry. I tried to keep my head down and avoid people as much as possible but then met my cat loving friend for lunch and we both had a cry. I found that hel...
by Pip81
Mon Oct 05, 2015 7:54 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Struggling with grief
Replies: 13
Views: 3845

Re: Struggling with grief

Thank you everyone. joforesthill - our little girl died on Wednesday last week too, I'm so sorry for you loss. Nothing can prepare you for the sudden loss....I thought making the decision to have my baby boy put to sleep was bad enough, but at least I had time to be with him and say goodbye and tell...
by Pip81
Fri Oct 02, 2015 8:02 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Struggling with grief
Replies: 13
Views: 3845

Re: Struggling with grief

Thanks both, I am so grateful for every minute I got with them.

I've attached their photos so everyone can see how gorgeous they were, I miss them so much. xxx
by Pip81
Thu Oct 01, 2015 12:48 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Struggling with grief
Replies: 13
Views: 3845

Struggling with grief

Hi A couple of weeks ago I posted a thread about my FIV+ boy with possible renal failure. Unfortunately, it turned out that he had a massive kidney tumour that was growing at an alarming rate. A few days after I posted, on the 14th September, we made the really difficult decision to have him put to ...
by Pip81
Fri Sep 11, 2015 6:32 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: FIV+ Cat with possible renal failure
Replies: 4
Views: 1188

Re: FIV+ Cat with possible renal failure

Thanks for replying Sue Unfortunately the news tonight isn't great, his kidney is so large now that the vet is almost certain we're dealing with a tumour. We've agreed to continue with palliative care to make sure he's comfortable but we don't think he'll be with us much longer. His kidney seems to ...
by Pip81
Fri Sep 11, 2015 9:32 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: FIV+ Cat with possible renal failure
Replies: 4
Views: 1188

FIV+ Cat with possible renal failure

Hi, I'm new to this forum but I'm hoping to get some advice please....apologies this is quite a lengthy story. We adopted Ralph in June 2013, he is FIV+. In June this year we noticed that he wasn't quite himself, so we took him to the vets where he was diagnosed as having gingivitis. He was prescrib...