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by papa cat
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Anyone got a microchip connect cat feeder?
Replies: 3
Views: 34

Re: Anyone got a microchip connect cat feeder?

Very expensive, but very good if you want to monitor or medicate what your cat is eating or prevent one cat in a household eating up all the leftover food
by papa cat
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat licking herself red raw
Replies: 3
Views: 44

Re: Cat licking herself red raw

Today she's been a lot better.
Washng her tummy and back legs seems to have eased the problem.
I suspect their are moisturisers in the shampoo or perhaps a kind of fur conditioner. She has let me stroke her tummy gently a few times which she enjoyed and the fur is dry so she has stopped licking it.
by papa cat
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat licking herself red raw
Replies: 3
Views: 44

Cat licking herself red raw

My girl Lizzie is licking her tummy and inside of her back legs red raw. She had a flea infestation which I treated 2 weeks ago with frontline, so I can't do that again yet, but in the last week she's been overgrooming and making it red raw, I have just used cat flea shampoo on the areas and rinsed ...
by papa cat
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: LOST Cats
Topic: My cat is missing (Elham SE Kent) FOUND !!
Replies: 4
Views: 42

Re: My cat is missing (Elham SE Kent) FOUND !!

Throughout his entire 8 year life he has been an indoor cat however I don't mind if he wants to be an outdoor cat as well but I worry he'll get lost again. Can anyone give me any tips ? (I don't have a cat flap and am not allowed to fit one in this flat) One thing that's against it though is he's no...
by papa cat
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: LOST Cats
Topic: My cat is missing (Elham SE Kent) FOUND !!
Replies: 4
Views: 42

Re: My cat is missing (Elham SE Kent) FOUND !!

I'm pleased to say I found him. I went outside to bring in the things I left out for him as I was beginning to give up hope and I saw a dark coloured cat run across the car park. I checked the food bowl I had left out and saw some had been eaten so I was sure it was him. After crawling under about h...
by papa cat
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: LOST Cats
Topic: My cat is missing (Elham SE Kent) FOUND !!
Replies: 4
Views: 42

My cat is missing (Elham SE Kent) FOUND !!

One of my cats has gone missing ! I think he fell out of my (ground floor) bedroom window during the night ! He wouldn't have gone out voluntarily, he's terrified of going outdoors, possibly because he can't see very well. (Most cats are long sighted, ie can't see well up-close, but he can't seem to...
by papa cat
Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: malnourished kitten
Replies: 7
Views: 88

Re: malnourished kitten

A proper flea treatment is the best solution but in the absence of that wash or bathe her in diluted washing up liquid In the same concentration as you would use for washing dishes. Rinse her off afterwards in clean water if possible. It will kill the fleas but it won’t stop them coming back, wherea...
by papa cat
Sat May 30, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Help! Newly adopted cat is aggressive
Replies: 6
Views: 57

Re: Help! Newly adopted cat is aggressive

I am certainly no expert in this but if he is head bunting you and rubbing up against you it indicates he wants to be friendly with you but right now it's DON''T TOUCH ME I'M NOT READY FOR THAT!!! so just keep on feeding him and just touch him from time to time ,maybe just a stroke or a gentle flick...
by papa cat
Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: To whom it may concern
Replies: 6
Views: 224

To whom it may concern

I recently read a post from a new member in a topic about dog whistles and their effect on cats. The poster made comments that I thought outrageous and misinformed and it so incensed me that I posted a reply immediately that used some fairly 'earthy' language although the worst word was starred (***...
by papa cat
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat's change of behaviour
Replies: 5
Views: 110

Re: Cat's change of behaviour

In human terms she's a teenager (and we all know how humans behave during those years) They get more independent, some times even antisocial, and less reliant on those who look afer them.
by papa cat
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Worlds Best Cat Litter
Replies: 18
Views: 408

Re: Worlds Best Cat Litter

I have 5 litter trays altogether but only 2 or 3 are normally in use. (That means I don't have to empty, wash and dry a tray in a hurry when they need washing) The sieve tray I have is a Trixie Berto and very similar to yours but fully covered. https://www.petsexpert.co.uk/products/49067-trixie-bert...
by papa cat
Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:46 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Worlds Best Cat Litter
Replies: 18
Views: 408

Re: Worlds Best Cat Litter

I have just had to change Worlds Best litter in 2 litter trays after 13 days it had got so smelly the cat's stopped using it and were starting to use the floor !!! Perhaps I was cleaning it wrongly ? I normally use a sieve to remove any waste which tended to shake off some loose, (but still wet,) li...
by papa cat
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Worlds Best Cat Litter
Replies: 18
Views: 408

Re: Worlds Best Cat Litter

With the 'explosive' bowel emptyings of my semi-incontinent cat I would end up with a terrible mess all over the toilet,the floor and the walls
by papa cat
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: What to do with indoor cats if we get hospitalized for Corona?
Replies: 6
Views: 164

Re: What to do with indoor cats if we get hospitalized for Corona?

I wouldn't put down more litter trays, just the usual ones. You could end up with a lot of boxes half used and have to change them all and that would use it up quicker than usual.
by papa cat
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Worlds Best Cat Litter
Replies: 18
Views: 408

Re: Worlds Best Cat Litter

He has been seen by the vet has worm and flea treatment regularly, has been on special diets and medications but no remedy has been found. I wouldn't get rid of him though or have him PTS because he is an adorable loving and friendly cat. He was born feral and I suspect it is someting congenital or ...
by papa cat
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Worlds Best Cat Litter
Replies: 18
Views: 408

Re: Worlds Best Cat Litter

As mentioned (sometime ago) on another thread one of my cats has constant diarrhoea and incontinence. I was hoping a a clumping litter would be better at absorbing that. Thankfully he has fewer accidents than he used to, he seems to have learnt that when he gets 'that feeling' he must go straight aw...
by papa cat
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Worlds Best Cat Litter
Replies: 18
Views: 408

Re: Worlds Best Cat Litter

On the bag they say use 5- 7 cms (2 -3 inches)
I put about 4 cms in each (I actually measured it with a ruler), and that seemed a lot
by papa cat
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Worlds Best Cat Litter
Replies: 18
Views: 408

Worlds Best Cat Litter

Does anyone use Worlds Best Cat Litter ? It's very expensive (twice the price of Catsan) but they predict a usage of 60+ days for 2 cats from a 28 pound bag. Do you think they mean using 1 litter tray or what ? I have just filled up 2 litter trays to less than the depth than they suggest and i have ...
by papa cat
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Have I got the kiss of death ?
Replies: 10
Views: 198

Have I got the kiss of death ?

I'm almost considering stopping posting to new members on this board. Just recently I have made some posts to new members about their cat's problems and given what I hoped were useful suggestions, and that's the last time they have ever been seen !! It seems I've frightened them off. Have I got the ...
by papa cat
Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:16 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: My cat doesn't want to live here anymore
Replies: 6
Views: 202

Re: My cat doesn't want to live here anymore

I have had some more thoughts about this. Is the cat flap open to him during the daytime when you are out ? If so he might be coming in and out of your house when you are out at work. If you really want to know where he is going buy a GPS tracker, however they are not very cheap see this website htt...
by papa cat
Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: My cat doesn't want to live here anymore
Replies: 6
Views: 202

Re: My cat doesn't want to live here anymore

If I have understood what you wrote correctly he is actually in your house for about 4-6 hours to sleep and eat. I'm inclined to think that if he's coming in to do that he sees your house as his 'home' Cats need a lot more sleep than 4-6 hours so he must be snoozing somewhere else. How much is he ea...
by papa cat
Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Constipation
Replies: 1
Views: 95

Re: Constipation

If he has had an enema it should have left virtually nothing in his large bowel (and you saw what was left come out on Sunday). If he is not passing normally in about 48 hours from the last poop contact the vet again, but until then I wouldn't worry too much. However that does not address the questi...
by papa cat
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Homing a kitten with cat flu
Replies: 14
Views: 286

Re: Homing a kitten with cat flu

You could seek the opinion of a third vet. My 'gut reaction' is that the RSPCA is possibly keen to home all of its cats almost regardless of any problems and that their vet just might be influenced by that. It is so very sad that this kitten has developed cat flu, but right now that is not your prob...
by papa cat
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: FIV Questions & Answers
Topic: Newly diagnosed 11 yr old kitty
Replies: 2
Views: 105

Re: Newly diagnosed 11 yr old kitty

I admire you and commend you for looking after this cats welfare and its needs. Is it with the previous owners agreement ? I say that because there have been few posts on here about cats being enticed away or taken over by other people without their full agreement, and much to the annoyance of the o...
by papa cat
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Stopping kitten climbing large computer screen
Replies: 4
Views: 143

Re: Stopping kitten climbing large computer screen

It may not work instantly as the kitten will have to experience it a few times to discover it is uncomfortable to walk on.
Try crinkling it up a little bit so that it 'crunches' when walked on, this might make it more uncomfortable under it's paws.
by papa cat
Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Stopping kitten climbing large computer screen
Replies: 4
Views: 143

Re: Stopping kitten climbing large computer screen

Does your kitten do it when he is using it or just when it is not in use ? If it is the latter cover it in aluminium foil, probably best to turn the monitor off though ! If it is at all times,(I guess the kitten has to walk/climb/jump onto the desktop to get on the monitor) perhaps cover the desktop...
by papa cat
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Repellant spray
Replies: 1
Views: 84

Repellant spray

I love my cats, but there are three places I DON'T want my cats to go. (because one is incontinent)
On my sofa and armchair and on my kitchen worktops.
Can anyone suggest a spray that will keep them off that is safe and effective but not harmful to me or the cats, or smells bad (to me).
by papa cat
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: the perfect litter tray
Replies: 3
Views: 166

Re: the perfect litter tray

I don't think you are going to find one that meets all your requirements. This one fits most of your needs https://www.amazon.co.uk/Corner-Cat-Litter-Colours-Hooded/dp/B01E3O6ZUM/ref=asc_df_B01E3O6ZUM/?tag=bingshoppinga-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid={creative}&hvpos={adposition}&hvnetw=o&hvrand={random}&hv...
by papa cat
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: repelling cats from mini blinds
Replies: 1
Views: 118

Re: repelling cats from mini blinds

You may find that cats and venetian blinds (horizontal slatted ) are just incompatible. Plastic slats they will chew and destroy, metal slats they will chew and leave teeth marks. Vertical blinds might (but only might) be a better answer because they are often made of a thicker plastic material but ...
by papa cat
Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Clumping Or Non-clumping Litter?
Replies: 3
Views: 154

Re: Clumping Or Non-clumping Litter?

You posted this question on August 19th and there have been 8 replies !