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by Catfan5
Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Hard poo.
Replies: 6
Views: 101

Re: Hard poo.

Mollycat, you’re right. I wouldn’t give him anything before checking with the vet first. :)
by Catfan5
Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Hard poo.
Replies: 6
Views: 101

Re: Hard poo.

Hi lilynmitz, I posted a reply earlier but it’s disappeared! The cardio vet doesn’t think the diuretics are causing the hardness/dryness, but it seems a coincidence. I’ll ask our usual vet about the oil.
by Catfan5
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Hard poo.
Replies: 6
Views: 101

Re: Hard poo.

Hi Mollycat. I have spoken to the cardio vet who doesn’t want to reduce the diuretic as Harry has congestive heart failure and it keeps it under control along with other meds. She suggested he needed more fibre in his diet, preferably wet. I have a cupboard full of vet food which none of my cats wil...
by Catfan5
Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Hard poo.
Replies: 6
Views: 101

Hard poo.

My little cat Harry, 12yo, has very hard, dry marble- size poo. Can anyone recommend a stool softener? He eats wet food, some dry and drinks lots of water probably due to diuretics he has to take every day. He has bowel and heart issues and takes many other pills so wondered if a paste on his paw to...
by Catfan5
Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Grieving cat.
Replies: 13
Views: 244

Re: Grieving cat.

“Cats often find intense emotion of any type directed towards them difficult to handle, so may shy away if you’re overdoing it.” Yes, I’ve seen this with Beaker. He is a very quiet almost unsociable cat who prefers his own company, although if I have a nap he will come and nap too next to me. I’ve n...
by Catfan5
Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Grieving cat.
Replies: 13
Views: 244

Re: Grieving cat.

Thank you for all your replies and advice, it’s appreciated.
by Catfan5
Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Grieving cat.
Replies: 13
Views: 244

Re: Grieving cat.

Good advice Mollycat, and sorry to hear about Bobby. I’ve left the blanket on the bed that he and Bailey both slept on overnight, he spends most of the day on it. Christmas is going to be a quiet one this year, just the two of us and the furries, no turbocharged toddlers til later in the week. Then ...
by Catfan5
Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Grieving cat.
Replies: 13
Views: 244

Re: Grieving cat.

Hi Mollycat and lilynmitz, thank you for replying. One of our other cats, Harry, lost his brother last year and he still calls for him. He has become much more vocal and feistier since but he does miss him. Beaker is staying closer to me now when he’s not hiding away, and I give him plenty of fusses...
by Catfan5
Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Grieving cat.
Replies: 13
Views: 244

Re: Grieving cat.

Thank you Ruth for your reply, I’m just being over sensitive at the moment etc. He (Beaker) has been more aggressive with the other cats than usual since losing Bailey and more withdrawn. But,as you say, he will hopefully start to come out of his shell in time. I’m giving him as much attention as he...
by Catfan5
Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Grieving cat.
Replies: 13
Views: 244

Re: Grieving cat.

Have I posted this in the wrong section?
by Catfan5
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Grieving cat.
Replies: 13
Views: 244

Grieving cat.

Two weeks ago our lovely twelve year old cat Bailey, a ragdoll, died at the vets while they tried to save her. She had hcm, the start of kidney issues due to one of the heart meds causing dehydration, also chronic bronchitis. On that evening she suddenly started having breathing difficulties and we ...
by Catfan5
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Little stray about to go into rescue.
Replies: 5
Views: 206

Re: Little stray about to go into rescue.

This is the one in Nottingham. I asked about home to home a few years back regarding a different cat but they said they didn’t do it.
by Catfan5
Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Little stray about to go into rescue.
Replies: 5
Views: 206

Re: Little stray about to go into rescue.

I forgot to mention, he has been vaccinated too.
by Catfan5
Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Little stray about to go into rescue.
Replies: 5
Views: 206

Re: Little stray about to go into rescue.

The neutering was done using a cp voucher supplied by the vet, I paid for the blood test and checkup. From what I remember cp don’t do home from home, they want the cats in the rescue. There is a another local rescue who still can’t take him yet, but they use fosterers which might be kinder than kee...
by Catfan5
Tue Sep 24, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Little stray about to go into rescue.
Replies: 5
Views: 206

Little stray about to go into rescue.

Hi, we’ve been looking after a little stray for two to three months. He used to raid/ split our bin bags open looking for food. No rescues could take him as they were all full up so we set him up in the conservatory, got him scanned, neutered and checked for felv and fiv- luckily negative. We can’t ...
by Catfan5
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Gel caps
Replies: 3
Views: 132

Re: Gel caps

Thanks Mollycat. I haven’t tried those but have tried pill putty which is used in the same way but he wouldn’t touch it. He’s off all treats, even lickelix as he thinks a pill will be hiding inside, crushed or whole!
by Catfan5
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Gel caps
Replies: 3
Views: 132

Gel caps

Hi, can anyone tell me what size I should order for my cat? He’s having to start taking Clopidogrel which I’m told is nasty tasting, bitter and the vet advised crushing the pills into gel caps. Looking at Amazon I’ve no idea what size though. Has anyone used these? Thanks in advance.
by Catfan5
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat noisy since it's companion died
Replies: 10
Views: 401

Re: Cat noisy since it's companion died

We have a cat in the same position too. His brother was put to sleep last August and he still misses him. We have four other cats but the little brothers were a pair and Harry yowls and waits for Alfie to come and play with a particular toy they both loved. He too has become very vocal like yours an...
by Catfan5
Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Is VetIQ urinary care paste any good?
Replies: 3
Views: 231

Re: Is VetIQ urinary care paste any good?

Hi Janey, I’ve tried mixing it with other food but he still won’t touch it, apart from Royal Canin I don’t know what else to try that would help reduce the crystals.
Kay, I have read some of the reviews on amazon but I also like to ask on the forum for opinions too.
by Catfan5
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Is VetIQ urinary care paste any good?
Replies: 3
Views: 231

Is VetIQ urinary care paste any good?

My cat Beaker’s urine test results came back today and nothing has changed, still off the scale concentrated and struvite crystals still as bad. As he won’t eat the the diet wet food, hills c/d, Ive been adding extra water to wet food, syringing water into his mouth, adding chicken broth to the wate...
by Catfan5
Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat won’t eat special diet.
Replies: 7
Views: 292

Re: Cat won’t eat special diet.

Luckily Beaker likes chicken and the broth, even as cold jelly out of the fridge. Strangely the others won’t touch it. I tried him with some diluted in water and he drank quite a bit but today he wouldn’t touch it. I’ll have a look at Thrive too, can’t get it in the pet shops which is a pain, will h...
by Catfan5
Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat won’t eat special diet.
Replies: 7
Views: 292

Re: Cat won’t eat special diet.

Thanks Ruth, it’s true about the food and the manky water! There is a large dog bowl of water outside which I leave for a few days until it looks iffy ie had a large dead spider in it yesterday :x He ate a couple of pouches on the first day and that was it. He likes the dry version so I sprinkled a ...
by Catfan5
Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat won’t eat special diet.
Replies: 7
Views: 292

Re: Cat won’t eat special diet.

Hi, he loves the bone broth I make with chicken bones and he licks it out of the food and leaves the rest unfortunately. I’ll try diluting it and see if he’ll drink it. Thanks for the suggestion.
by Catfan5
Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat won’t eat special diet.
Replies: 7
Views: 292

Cat won’t eat special diet.

My 11 year old cat Beaker has struvite crystals and very concentrated urine. He has been having trouble using the litter tray and prefers to vertical spray in the garden. The vet advised that he should drink plenty of water and eat wet food specially for dissolving the crystals, but Beaker rarely dr...
by Catfan5
Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Which flea spray?
Replies: 3
Views: 221

Re: Which flea spray?

Thanks, I know it’s still available at the moment but I was just wondering if the other ones were just as effective :)
by Catfan5
Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Which flea spray?
Replies: 3
Views: 221

Which flea spray?

I haven’t needed one before but we need to find a household spray after finding one cat flea jumping about on our bedding :o in spite of the cats being treated with stronghold plus. Indorex is being discontinued, replaced by Permaguard apparently. I saw Johnson’s spray in the pet shop. So which one ...
by Catfan5
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Harry losing weight.
Replies: 7
Views: 430

Re: Harry losing weight.

Harry’s scan didn’t show anything abnormal including lymph nodes. At the moment it’s being treated as ibd. The Vet suspects its lymphoma but while he’s happy at the moment we’re not putting him through more tests for now unless he deteriates. Has your cat been seen by a vet in case it’s something th...
by Catfan5
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Harry losing weight.
Replies: 7
Views: 430

Re: Harry losing weight.

Hi Mikihiro, Harry has started taking a low dose of steroids this week and will start vit b12 next week. He’s eating reasonably well, a bit better than before. He doesn’t have trouble swallowing.
by Catfan5
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Harry losing weight.
Replies: 7
Views: 430

Re: Harry losing weight.

Hi, that hasn’t been mentioned. I’ll talk to the vet about it. The cardio vet thought there might be a link early on with Alfie but was ruled out later on. Harry had a heart scan in June which showed the thickening had lessened and was doing well. He had an abdominal scan last month which looked nor...
by Catfan5
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Harry losing weight.
Replies: 7
Views: 430

Harry losing weight.

We lost 10 yo Alfie last month to suspected lymphoma. He had been diagnosed with severe IBD originally but all treatment failed to help sadly. Now Harry, his littermate, has also been losing weight over the last three to four months,His appetite is up and down and his stools are normal sometimes and...