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by alanc
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Which breed would you recommend?
Replies: 7
Views: 79

Re: Which breed would you recommend?

Just a point, I have found male cats to be more affectionate than female cats (when neutered anyway). I suspect many exceptions to that can be found, however.
by alanc
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: My Poor Toothless Lad
Replies: 5
Views: 37

Re: My Poor Toothless Lad

Poor old chap. Still, I'm sure I read somewhere that toothless old cats seem to survive quite happily. If he carries on hunting, maybe he will do as my old Honey did to the only mouse she ever killed and squash them flat (Honey was a bit portly)!
by alanc
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Veterinary Nursing Dissertation
Replies: 14
Views: 156

Re: Veterinary Nursing Dissertation

When I went to the Blue Cross for a replacement to Sally, I chose Honey and Misty because Misty looked so sad!
by alanc
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Pippin health check up - doing well!
Replies: 8
Views: 89

Re: Pippin health check up - doing well!

Glad Pippin is doing well.
Having just got back from a rain soaked Belfast, wish we could send our surplus rain all your way, Vivian!
by alanc
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Veterinary Nursing Dissertation
Replies: 14
Views: 156

Re: Veterinary Nursing Dissertation

Survey done, but you really need more cat types in the picture survey.
by alanc
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: What breed is my cat?
Replies: 2
Views: 36

Re: What breed is my cat?

How old is he and how big? Norwegian Forest and Maine Coon cats get pretty big quite quickly, so if he is mainly one of those, you will find out fairly soon! He is a handsome chap whatever his origins.
by alanc
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Under siege
Replies: 9
Views: 117

Re: Under siege

Hi Kay. Having a cat mad neighbour is very useful. We have arranged that if either of us dies, the cats go to the survivor. Seems much the best arrangement as they will be with someone they know and with cats they know. Today Tay and Toto rather chanced their paws when I cam home today, though. They...
by alanc
Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Under siege
Replies: 9
Views: 117

Re: Under siege

They have a cat flap Lilith and yes, they were round this morning demanding breakfast! I think Tay and Toto would like your neighbor fjm, though I doubt if a cat bowl big enough to stop them emptying it in 5min has ever been made! Booktigger, Tay has me well trained to carry him to his own front doo...
by alanc
Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Under siege
Replies: 9
Views: 117

Re: Under siege

They know that if Mum is absent then I will provide food. Even when mum is going to be back by feeding time, they still recon I should be put on notice!
by alanc
Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Under siege
Replies: 9
Views: 117

Under siege

I'm on feeding duty for the cats next door. No chance of my forgetting as my house has been under siege by the pair of them since 2.00pm, Toto at the back and Tay at the front. Feeding time is 5:15pm if I can hold out that long.
by alanc
Wed Dec 25, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 6
Views: 80

Re: Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone from me and Tilly
by alanc
Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: How to Wrap a Cat for Christmas
Replies: 4
Views: 78

Re: How to Wrap a Cat for Christmas

Tilly is quite capable of wrapping herself, without any outside assistance!
by alanc
Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Food recommendations needed please
Replies: 20
Views: 3339

Re: Food recommendations needed please

Thrive, Catagan and Gourmet Gold all come in small one serving tins which are recyclable. They don't contain grain, either.
by alanc
Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Pancreatitis Special Diet?
Replies: 1
Views: 42

Re: Pancreatitis Special Diet?

I have not had to give Tilly a special diet to keep Pancreatitis at bay. With Tilly, build up of fur balls seems to be the trigger, so regular grooming to remove loose fur is more important than diet. That Tilly gets Thrive and Catagan chicken with various things or fish has more to do with what was...
by alanc
Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: cat treats
Replies: 10
Views: 131

Re: cat treats

Badger adored Lik-e-lix, but Tilly hates it!
by alanc
Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mysterious kittens
Replies: 8
Views: 151

Re: Mysterious kittens

Did someone mention Maine Coons? Just to show how fur length can change, here is my (sadly now dead) Badger as an 11 week old kitten and at 9 months:
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by alanc
Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Post Acute Pancreatitis Problems
Replies: 10
Views: 148

Re: Post Acute Pancreatitis Problems

My Tilly having had several bouts of Pancreatitis, I can sympathize with your worries. I am a bit surprised your vet let Goobbee home before she was eating properly. When my Tilly had her last bout of Pancreatitis a year and a half ago, she was kept in until she was eating (she had to be fed via tub...
by alanc
Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Stupidest cat DIY
Replies: 10
Views: 125

Re: Stupidest cat DIY

Seems perfectly sensible to me!
by alanc
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: At the end of my patients
Replies: 6
Views: 132

Re: At the end of my patients

When Tilly is being a bit of a Madam and refusing to eat her dinner (happens every now and then), I have had success with putting one of the 50g Gourmet Mon petit sachets on top. She then eats that and continues on down into the food she refused to eat 10 seconds earlier.
by alanc
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: 3YO Male Cat has Cancer
Replies: 4
Views: 101

Re: 3YO Male Cat has Cancer

I wish I could give you some hopeful advice, but my experience of cancer in cats has been uniformly bad. My 5yr old Maine Coon Badger was diagnosed with cancer of his spleen 4.5 years ago, having, like your lad, been thoroughly examined by his vet about a month earlier. He showed no symptoms other t...
by alanc
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Drastic behavior change
Replies: 6
Views: 114

Re: Drastic behavior change

I agree with the others, this needs a full investigation. An exterior examination cannot always reveal what is wrong. My Maine Coon Badger showed no symptoms that could be seen from outside even the month before he died of cancer. (Badger didn't show any personality change, either, he remained the b...
by alanc
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: ALternative proteins
Replies: 17
Views: 191

Re: ALternative proteins

Both Hills and Royal Canin do a hypoallergenic cat food which might help. Not sure though whether they are not so bland that most cats would never eat them.
by alanc
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: ALternative proteins
Replies: 17
Views: 191

Re: ALternative proteins

The Thrive Ocean Fish is fish plus necessary additives to make it complete, so would depend what aspect of "fish flavored" might be linked to hyperthyroidism (the Ocean fish variety does not include Tuna as far as I know). Would want to see what the evidence actually is and how long you need to feed...
by alanc
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: ALternative proteins
Replies: 17
Views: 191

Re: ALternative proteins

Does Molly like fish? Thrive do an all fish complete food (which Tilly loves). I think duck is a bit fatty, so probably not good for the calorie count.
by alanc
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Fireworks night
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Re: Fireworks night

Tilly spent the evening upstairs, sleeping above the radiator pipes. She wasn't too perturbed by the fusillade of bangs from out the back, but showed no inclination to go out after they started! Better than my old girl Sally, who spent most Fireworks nights in the bottom of the wardrobe. Misty used ...
by alanc
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: My Mouse - Spring 2002 - Oct 28 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 201

Re: My Mouse - Spring 2002 - Oct 28 2019

Very sad to read you have lost Mouse, may she rest in peace. It won't be the same without Mouse tales round here.
by alanc
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: LOST Cats
Topic: Saturn is Missing, Wolverhampton
Replies: 5
Views: 110

Re: Saturn is Missing, Wolverhampton

That's a relief, hope he is just feeling a bit off colour.
by alanc
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Fireworks night
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Fireworks night

Tilly is very annoyed with me as I have shut her in already. Not risking there being any chance she is out when fireworks start going off, but she does not appreciate that and won't until the bangs start.
by alanc
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Tactical error
Replies: 3
Views: 119

Re: Tactical error

Badger and Tilly (Tilly still does) adored playing with a length of old sash cord with a knot at one end - cheapest toy either of them had!
by alanc
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Hair loss - part of a known health problem?
Replies: 5
Views: 90

Re: Hair loss - part of a known health problem?

I've noticed that the fur on next door's Tay is getting a bit thin on his nose. Attributed it to his shoving his nose into places (like Tilly's dinner bowl) where it did not ought to be! Still, could be due to the kidney problems he had earlier.