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by lmills75
Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Hair Loss / Skin Irritation
Replies: 10
Views: 2933

Re: Hair Loss / Skin Irritation

Thank you Issi. Can I just ask if the 'food' allergy just appeared overnight? Had she previously eaten that type of food and been ok? I would have thought 2 months on hypoallergenic food would have sorted Molly out but maybe not.... I've had to abandon anallergenic as I just couldn't get her to eat ...
by lmills75
Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Hair Loss / Skin Irritation
Replies: 10
Views: 2933

Re: Hair Loss / Skin Irritation

Thank you both for your comments.

That's very interesting about the flea treatment. She is due to be treated again soon so will see if that makes any difference.

I will also speak to my vet about piriton.
by lmills75
Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Hair Loss / Skin Irritation
Replies: 10
Views: 2933

Re: Hair Loss / Skin Irritation

Hi everyone So, Molly's skin irritation continues....and I don't know what to do next. She (and my other cat) were on a hypoallergenic diet for over 2 months which didn't change anything. We then stopped her joint supplement (no adverse effects luckily) to see if that changed anything - it didn't. I...
by lmills75
Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Hair Loss / Skin Irritation
Replies: 10
Views: 2933

Hair Loss / Skin Irritation

Hi One of my cats (Molly who is 10 years old) started over grooming and nibbling at herself a couple of months ago and had a small patch of missing fur with a small sore, so I wondered if she might have fleas. I treated her and my other cat (who was showing no signs) and the house but nothing change...
by lmills75
Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Toilet training?
Replies: 1
Views: 565

Toilet training?

Hi I wondered if anyone might have any suggestions to help me train my cats to go to the toilet outside or have I left it too late? My two cats are about 9 years old and were house cats for the first 4 years of their lives (post-rescue) so always used a litter tray. In my old house, I had a covered ...
by lmills75
Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:56 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Teach an old cat new (toilet) tricks?
Replies: 1
Views: 1369

Teach an old cat new (toilet) tricks?

Hi I have two rescue cats who are now 8 years old. They were house cats for the first 3 years of their lives but for the last 5 years have enjoyed going outside, albeit in short little bursts. My garden doesn't have any loose soil (nor do my neighbours) so I kept up with the litter tray for them and...
by lmills75
Thu Jul 21, 2016 10:43 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Thank you lmills and Marla (alternative meds for stiff joints)
Replies: 23
Views: 4926

Re: Thank you lmills and Marla (alternative meds for stiff joints)

I'm so pleased it's been of help.
I don't post on here often (but browse frequently) as I don't have a lot of knowledge to impart! :lol:
But when I know something that can help people, I'm more than happy to share!
by lmills75
Thu Jul 07, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Neighbours old cat limping
Replies: 14
Views: 3348

Re: Neighbours old cat limping

Hi I can really recommend Cosequin as a supplement to help with the joints. One of my cats had a cruciate ligament repair (twice) last year and now has severe arthritis in the joint. My vet recommended Cosequin which I have been sprinkling on her food daily (she seems to love it) since the op but to...
by lmills75
Mon Jan 25, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Feisty cat on cage rest
Replies: 18
Views: 11201

Re: Feisty cat on cage rest

Hi I'm sorry to hear about little Lola's accident - poor thing. I wouldn't worry about her trying to claw at the floor of the cage. Molly did that a lot and woke me up most mornings around 4am doing that. It's not the greatest feeling, knowing that she's desperate to get out but, in my experience, t...
by lmills75
Wed Jan 06, 2016 5:00 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Animal Friends insurance
Replies: 15
Views: 3168

Re: Animal Friends insurance

I have to say I've not had a problem with Animal Friends - they've paid up for everything with me, even when an op had to be redone and I feared they may get difficult. My vets do say that they are notoriously bad at paying out though, but a letter from them should sort things out - Animal Friends c...
by lmills75
Tue Jan 05, 2016 9:53 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Siblings, sister sudden hissing/growling towards brother. Advice please.
Replies: 10
Views: 14996

Re: Siblings, sister sudden hissing/growling towards brother. Advice please.

I think things will gradually go back to normal. From memory, it was over a week but not more than 2, before I left them unsupervised. I waited until I'd spent most of the weekend at home to monitor them (ears pinned back at night in case of any commotion) and when that passed without incident, I fe...
by lmills75
Mon Jan 04, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Siblings, sister sudden hissing/growling towards brother. Advice please.
Replies: 10
Views: 14996

Re: Siblings, sister sudden hissing/growling towards brother. Advice please.

Hi I had a similar situation a few years ago with my two cats. They're sisters and have always been together since birth (as far as I'm aware) and one day, for no apparent reason, they fell out in a big way. It went a similar way as your two - one was too scared to come downstairs and if she attempt...
by lmills75
Tue Dec 01, 2015 5:00 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Feisty cat on cage rest
Replies: 18
Views: 11201

Re: Feisty cat on cage rest

Thank you for your replies. It's certainly been a trying time but obviously the most important thing is that we get her leg as well as possible. Especially as the vet has said that if the implant ruptures again, amputation will probably be the only route open to us. I keep the cage in the spare bedr...
by lmills75
Tue Dec 01, 2015 10:15 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Feisty cat on cage rest
Replies: 18
Views: 11201

Re: Feisty cat on cage rest / Cruciate Ligament

Hi, me again Things didn't go too well with Molly. She managed to rupture her implant after 2.5 weeks, so has had to have the op again. We're now 3 weeks post 2nd op and I just don't know if she's recovering at a good rate or not. Does anyone have experience of a cruciate ligament repair op? I'm ver...
by lmills75
Mon Oct 26, 2015 10:15 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Feisty cat on cage rest
Replies: 18
Views: 11201

Re: Feisty cat on cage rest

Morning! Just thought I'd give you a little Molly update..... She came home on Thursday to her 2-bay cage(!) and caused a commotion as expected. Food and water everywhere, litter tray upturned.....such a drama queen! Anyway, she eventually settled and was quiet all night. When I go in to feed her in...
by lmills75
Tue Oct 20, 2015 8:19 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Feisty cat on cage rest
Replies: 18
Views: 11201

Re: Feisty cat on cage rest

Thank you all for your replies. It's always reassuring to hear that others have been through the same thing. I visited Molly at the vets last night and she's doing really well. I can see she's so much stronger and obviously not in pain like she was..........although very grumpy at being confined! It...
by lmills75
Mon Oct 19, 2015 12:37 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Feisty cat on cage rest
Replies: 18
Views: 11201

Feisty cat on cage rest

Hi all I'm hoping someone might be able to offer some reassurance and/or tips for me and my 7 year old cat, Molly. Molly is a very headstrong and wilful cat who doesn't like to be picked up, handled or contained. Don't get me wrong, she is adorable but things have always been on her terms ever since...