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by alanc
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Elderly cat does not eat
Replies: 30
Views: 199

Re: Elderly cat does not eat

Many years ago I found haddock (grilled, steamed or boiled) persuaded my old girl Sally to start eating again. Gave her an extra 2 years.
by alanc
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: bowls for jelly/gravy lickers
Replies: 1
Views: 30

Re: bowls for jelly/gravy lickers

Don't you believe it - Tilly would manage to push her dinner out of those bowls. She manages to push it out of vertical sided bowls with an overhanging lip!
by alanc
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Pet Insurance
Replies: 6
Views: 66

Re: Pet Insurance

For my first cat Sally, I had a savings account, which covered all her vet bills over her long life. There was enough left to cover my aged Misty who was to old (9) to insure when I got him. I insured Honey (who I got at the same time) as I didn't think I could cover both of them if they got ill at ...
by alanc
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Pancreatitis stories/information
Replies: 5
Views: 91

Re: Pancreatitis stories/information

Hi Victorriann My girl Tilly has had several bouts of Pancreatitis - she nearly died from it last year. If you use the search facility on here you will find the threads about it. I think milk caused Tilly's problem - we have not had a recurence since I banned it from her diet.
by alanc
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Yumove - how fast to take effect?
Replies: 6
Views: 86

Re: Yumove - how fast to take effect?

So I forgot to put the Yumove on her dinner tonight. She sniffed at her dinner and then looked up disgusted! So I hastily put it on and she scoffed away contentedly. Looks like a repeat order for the stuff will be on its way soon!
by alanc
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Yumove - how fast to take effect?
Replies: 6
Views: 86

Re: Yumove - how fast to take effect?

Thanks for that link, Lilith, gives me confidence that it will carry on working. I hadn't noticed the strong fishy smell, but that would explain why Tilly likes it so much!
by alanc
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Yumove - how fast to take effect?
Replies: 6
Views: 86

Re: Yumove - how fast to take effect?

I obviously wrote too soon - Tilly has been jumping on and off my bed all night as though she was 5 years younger!
by alanc
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Normal or Coincident
Replies: 7
Views: 107

Re: Normal or Coincident

Of course he knew - probably hid it there to show his superiority as a hunter!
by alanc
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Yumove - how fast to take effect?
Replies: 6
Views: 86

Yumove - how fast to take effect?

Tilly has begun to show signs of arthritis (I have been expecting it for years) jumping up to places in stages where she used to bound up in one go. On my vets advice I have started to give her Yumove to ease the condition. Not had any problems with giving it to her - far from it, she aims for the p...
by alanc
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Tilly's kidneys - so far so good
Replies: 7
Views: 78

Re: Tilly's kidneys - so far so good

Pleased to hear that Tilly is doing well. At her stage in life, gaining weight is a good thing - they loose it all to easily (although my Tilly is gaining a bit to much!)
by alanc
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Dinner is served milady
Replies: 16
Views: 255

Re: Dinner is served milady

Fostering seems the best way forward. Maybe if you ever have to give Si back, a bit of economy with the truth is indicated, something on the lines of "we had all this cat food left over from our old cat, so thought we would try it on her".
by alanc
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - Chapter 3
Replies: 72
Views: 695

Re: Mia - Chapter 3

They're a stunning lot of cats.
My Tilly is also adept at hoovering up everyone at the Vets, when she had to have her bandage changed after her leg operation (having dunked it in water) she somehow required 1 vet and 4 vet nurses to change. I didn't get a look in!
by alanc
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Large cat flap selective on exit needed
Replies: 3
Views: 60

Re: Large cat flap selective on exit needed

I also have a Maine Coon and a Sureflap Pet Door (also got because Maine Coon's don't fit normal cat flaps). Looking at it, I don't think it would be easy to waterproof the inside so that it could go outside and it would make operating the controls very difficult anyway.
by alanc
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Tilly being naughty again!
Replies: 3
Views: 64

Re: Tilly being naughty again!

My Tilly used to keep all the dogs round here under her paw. The jack Russel cross living a few doors down the road didn't dare go out into his own garden if Tilly was sitting there. Tilly is beginning to feel old now, and has retired from the dog harassing business much to the relief of the local d...
by alanc
Tue May 28, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Next Door's Cat Eating Our Cats' Food
Replies: 7
Views: 110

Re: Next Door's Cat Eating Our Cats' Food

I agree with the others, it would be best to get your cat microchipped and then install a microchip controlled cat flap. Some cat flaps can, however, also be controlled by magnetic keys, attached to a cat collar. The great disadvantage of those is that (assuming your cat will tolerate a collar) the ...
by alanc
Tue May 14, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Re: Night time terrors: 1 year on
Replies: 22
Views: 3482

Re: Night time terrors: 1 year on

Sorry my condolences are rather belated (been rather occupied with family illness), but I am sorry to read you have lost Ghandi. RIP little cat.
by alanc
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: A smile for the weekend
Replies: 4
Views: 87

Re: A smile for the weekend

Well, a mouse is better than a Rat!
by alanc
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 3192

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

That's great news. I have never had to undergo the worry of the home assessment, as Sally chose me without any intervention from rescues. When I went to get Honey and Misty after her death, I was told they did not need to do a home visit as they had checked out the terrace some months before when my...
by alanc
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: The Doppelganger
Replies: 5
Views: 112

Re: The Doppelganger

Terry Pratchet had the answer - they are all Schroedingers cats, who can time travel as a matter of course!
by alanc
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Tilly blood tests
Replies: 23
Views: 261

Re: Tilly blood tests

My Tilly hopes your Tilly has good news on her kidneys
by alanc
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat of the Baskervilles..not!
Replies: 16
Views: 328

Re: Cat of the Baskervilles..not!

Some years ago we had some claims of big cats around here. I always suspected Badger of having fun - the sightings seem to have stopped since his death!
by alanc
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat insurance - a mind boggling maze!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 246

Re: Cat insurance - a mind boggling maze!!!

Mollycat, the £4,000 figure was based on experience. Its what Tilly's surgery costs were when she broke a tarsal bone in her back leg just before her 3rd birthday. Definitely what you need insurance to cover. Prior to that, I never had a Vet bill much over £200 with any of my cats and was wondering ...
by alanc
Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat of the Baskervilles..not!
Replies: 16
Views: 328

Re: Cat of the Baskervilles..not!

If Teddy Bear the Maine Coon can masquerade as the Essex Lion, then Ghandi can pretend to be the fiend of Dartmoor! Its amazing how people can misjudge the size of some cats.
by alanc
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Going Potty (Not!) The Constipated Cat
Replies: 7
Views: 153

Re: Going Potty (Not!) The Constipated Cat

Wow! Even Tilly doesn't produce logs that long!
by alanc
Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat will starve but will not eat cat food
Replies: 22
Views: 323

Re: Cat will starve but will not eat cat food

If you are looking at Encore, which comes (I think) in 75g pouches for your £1.00, maybe try Thrive chicken breast + (various) at £1.09 per 85g tin?
It is strips of cooked chicken in broth and is a complete cat food. Worked wonders on my convalescent Tilly a few years ago.
by alanc
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat will starve but will not eat cat food
Replies: 22
Views: 323

Re: Cat will starve but will not eat cat food

Have you tried steamed or grilled Haddock? Many years ago, I tempted an old cat of mine who was off of everything into eating with cooked Haddock.
by alanc
Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Pandemonium
Replies: 4
Views: 179

Re: Pandemonium

LOL Lilith. Cat owners should only have carpets withe a blotchy dark and light brown pattern!
by alanc
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Pandemonium
Replies: 4
Views: 179

Pandemonium

Got home yesterday and saw a black furry face in the window - next door's Toto. I opened the door and he shot upstairs in fright, knocking things over as he went and hid in a corner of the attic room(unlike his brother Tay who just trotted out the front door). Took me ages to get him out. And to thi...
by alanc
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Help me name my new cat
Replies: 11
Views: 192

Re: Help me name my new cat

My Tilly (short for her official name of Darthula) would approve of you calling Fury, Tilly. It can be shouted without embarrassment at 10pm around the neighborhood.
by alanc
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Help me name my new cat
Replies: 11
Views: 192

Re: Help me name my new cat

I named my first cat Sally, because she was the very pretty and the pride of the alley (all the rest have come with names that I have been happy with).