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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: 64

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: 196

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: 196

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: 196

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: 88

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: 196

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: 196

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: 196

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: 196

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: 80

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: 123

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: 123

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: 52

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: 143

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: 69

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: 107

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: 107

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: 65

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: 138

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: 97

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: 125

Re: Clumping Or Non-clumping Litter?

You posted this question on August 19th and there have been 8 replies !
by papa cat
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Oh help, what do I do !!!
Replies: 7
Views: 231

Re: Oh Help, what do I do !!!

I found out this evening that the vet's couldn't save it and it had passed away.
I went and knocked on a few houses and found the owner and gave her the bad news.
She was saddened but not distraught. She said this kind of thing happens when you have twenty cats !
by papa cat
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Oh help, what do I do !!!
Replies: 7
Views: 231

Oh help, what do I do !!!

Driving home during the early hours of this morning I ran over a cat on a country road a few miles from my house ! It ran across the road and I swerved to avoid it but it ran back under my car and got hit. I stopped immediately and went back and found it. It was still alive but badly injured. I took...
by papa cat
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Beware of theese cat collars!
Replies: 3
Views: 190

Re: Beware of theese cat collars!

Both my cats have been wearing one of these for two weeks without any ill effects but I was keeping a close eye on the situation. Reviews for this product vary from dangerous to perfect, see here :- https://www.amazon.co.uk/Beaphar-Cat-Flea-Collar-Velvet/product-reviews/B003ZG9KB6 The item is design...
by papa cat
Sat May 18, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Should I give in ?
Replies: 19
Views: 491

Re: Should I give in ?

Her fidgeting,washing and scratching herself was very irritating but I tolerated it. However the last straw was when she jumped off the headboard on to my stomach. I have recently had abdominal surgery, and that HURT !! So, I have now covered the top of the headboard with aluminium foil and that has...
by papa cat
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Should I give in ?
Replies: 19
Views: 491

Re: Should I give in ?

Well, I gave in and let her back where she wanted to be. I just hope she tires of this place soon !
Here she is, my little sweety in her current favourite position
by papa cat
Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Should I give in ?
Replies: 19
Views: 491

Re: Should I give in ?

Well, she is an awkward little horror. Aw yes but i luv 'er :D It seems it was the separation that upset her most. When I had lured her out with cat treats she hasn't wanted to be put down and has been very clingy. I'll try the foil on the headboard, I already use that elsewhere in the house for a ...
by papa cat
Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Should I give in ?
Replies: 19
Views: 491

Should I give in ?

One of my cats regularly changes the place where she sleeps/rests, usually about every three weeks. For about the last ten days she has favoured being on the very top of the headboard of my bed, leaning against the wall to stop herself falling down the back. I found that extremely irritating because...
by papa cat
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Would you euthanase a doubly incontinent cat ?
Replies: 8
Views: 365

Re: Would you euthanase a doubly incontinent cat ?

Well here's a surprise I don't quite understand !! After the really bad situation a week ago he has improved ! In the last few days no diarrhoea explosions on the sofa just a few brown spots on the protective towels. He's far more vocal and affectionate and wants fuss and is generally in a more chee...