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by alanc
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: He's gone
Replies: 12
Views: 91

Re: He's gone

Very sad to read of your losses, exlibris and Kay. It is never easy, whether their departure is expected or not. Sleep well Backy and Tiffany.
by alanc
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: How do you support a grieving pet?
Replies: 5
Views: 66

Re: How do you support a grieving pet?

Tilly was so involved in the events around Badger's death from cancer, that I am not certain how much of her evident grief was due to her loss of her lifelong companion, the traumatic experience she had of coming home for dinner only to be whisked away to the vets to give Badger blood or my depressi...
by alanc
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Clumping Or Non-clumping Litter?
Replies: 8
Views: 71

Re: Clumping Or Non-clumping Litter?

I use Pettex clumping litter. Works well and Tilly is happy with it (as were Badger, Honey Misty and Sally in their time). It is a bit heavy, so a shopping cart might be useful for the amount you will require. I certainly would not consider using a non-clumping litter and on the few times I have tri...
by alanc
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Playing chess with the reaper
Replies: 15
Views: 139

Re: Playing chess with the reaper

Very sad to read this.He put up a good fight and you did all you could for him.
by alanc
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Schesir alternative
Replies: 7
Views: 43

Re: Schesir alternative

Tilly certainly loves Thrive and Canagan (both of which I can get from our local pet shop). However, although a bit delicate at times, her guts are in in full working order, so no problems with inability to digest her food. When I had an elderly lady (Honey) with an inefficient gut my vet recommende...
by alanc
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Eating Mice
Replies: 12
Views: 112

Re: Eating Mice

Tilly and I have had a good many mouse hunts, my mouse catching ability has certainly improved, so I think I have saved about 50% of the mice she caught and brought in alive. When Badger was alive and the two of them were hunting in tandem, my success rate wasn't so good! Certainly, feeding doesn't ...
by alanc
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Eating Mice
Replies: 12
Views: 112

Re: Eating Mice

He's just being a cat. Feeding more doesn't stop the carnage, only increasing age! Now she is 9, my Tilly seems to have retired from the mousing business, she hasn't caught anything that I know of for at least a year.
by alanc
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Time for a new start...
Replies: 18
Views: 190

Re: Time for a new start...

What Moobag says is what happened to me after Sally died - I went to the Blue Cross looking for 1 cat and came back with 2!
by alanc
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Adopeted cat
Replies: 3
Views: 52

Re: Adopeted cat

Certainly at least 4 weeks. My old Misty (a timid 9 year old) needed 8 weeks.
by alanc
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Time for a new start...
Replies: 18
Views: 190

Re: Time for a new start...

Seems I'm a bit late, as you have decided to go the two kitten route, but my first cat, Sally was an only kitten and I worked full time (still do) when she was growing up. She was quite happy on her own.
by alanc
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Elderly cat does not eat
Replies: 60
Views: 557

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: 45

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: 108

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: 115

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: 122

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: 122

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: 122

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: 131

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: 122

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: 118

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: 279

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: 864

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: 66

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: 83

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: 125

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: 3586

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: 99

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: 3432

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: 126

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: 270

Re: Tilly blood tests

My Tilly hopes your Tilly has good news on her kidneys