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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: 77

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: 77

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: 49

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: 124

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: 73

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: 96

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: 207

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: 207

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: 162

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: 428

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: 428

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: 428

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: 428

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: 326

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...
by papa cat
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Would you euthanase a doubly incontinent cat ?
Replies: 8
Views: 326

Re: Would you euthanase a doubly incontinent cat ?

I think quality of life is the factor - both his and yours. Can you both stand this, for another ten years or more? NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! :shock: Thanks for all your comments. I don't feel so bad now that he may have to be PTS as a number of you have agreed that it may be necessary and the kindest o...
by papa cat
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Would you euthanase a doubly incontinent cat ?
Replies: 8
Views: 326

Would you euthanase a doubly incontinent cat ?

I have raised this before; here is a link if you want to read it again. https://www.catchat.org/felineforum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=7675 My cat Billy (7) has always had loose bowels, it got worse a few months ago and wherever he sat or laid he would leave brown marks and diarrhoea. Very recently it has...
by papa cat
Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Pandemonium
Replies: 4
Views: 240

Re: Pandemonium

I moved house in June last year. In the old house I had grey and green patterned carpets and I never noticed any "brown marks" even though one of my cats has bowel problems. In my new house I have light fawn plain carpets throughout and I now find marks in every room, so much so I had to buy a carpe...
by papa cat
Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Help me name my new cat
Replies: 11
Views: 295

Re: Help me name my new cat

Change it, but only slightly, to "FURRY" so the cat won't get confused.
Although I believe cats can get used to a new name (eg lost and found with no idea what the previous name was) I think that might be the easiest option.
by papa cat
Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Would you eat anything if you were really hungry ?
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Re: Would you eat anything if you were really hungry ?

6 hours later...Half of it is gone ! Not sure which cat (of 2) has eaten it, but they will have to wait until 8pm for any more. On a personal note I can't bear anything in my mouth that has gelatine on it or is extremely slimy. Jellied eels make me puke, I loathe bananas because they go mushy in the...
by papa cat
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Would you eat anything if you were really hungry ?
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Would you eat anything if you were really hungry ?

This morning I put my cats down some food but they hardly touched it. They were last fed 12 hours ago so they ought to be hungry, so I can only presume they don't like the brand or flavour I have given them.
It prompts the question, If you were really hungry would you eat something you didn't like ?
by papa cat
Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: My cat has two problems.
Replies: 14
Views: 418

Re: My cat has two problems.

Futher changes.
He has become more friendly and affectionate !
Which I suppose makes sense because if I had a constant pain or irritation I wouldn't feel very sociable either.
by papa cat
Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: My cat has two problems.
Replies: 14
Views: 418

Re: My cat has two problems.

I started feeding him with James Wellbeloved Grain-free wet and dry three days ago and already there is an improvement !
He brought up a hairball today and it had almost no fluid or stomach contents in it, and his diarrheoa seems to have stopped.
by papa cat
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: My cat has two problems.
Replies: 14
Views: 418

Re: My cat has two problems.

both problems could well be the result of a food allergy - the hair balls from itchy skin causing overgrooming, and the explosive bowels from intestinal irritation as the Hills and Whiskas contain grain, and as grain intolerance is quite common, I'd start there - there are a fair number of grain-fr...
by papa cat
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: My cat has two problems.
Replies: 14
Views: 418

Re: My cat has two problems.

He is very affectionate, loves head rubs and belly tickles but on his terms and only when he feels like it. He hates being handled or picked up. There are times he can be a bit stand-offish and detached which is why I feel he will be less bothered by being shut out of the bedroom. He was born feral ...
by papa cat
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: My cat has two problems.
Replies: 14
Views: 418

Re: My cat has two problems.

That was a good idea, I was wondering how I would fit a litter tray in.
Billy would be less bothered being kept out of the bedroom than Lizzie. She gets really upset if she is separated from me

BTW I now often call him Shicky not Billy, because he sh1tz and sicks everywhere !!!!
by papa cat
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: My cat has two problems.
Replies: 14
Views: 418

Re: My cat has two problems.

I hope you didn't think I was trying to snub you, no offence was intended.
My cats would do the same at the door if I shut them out.
The crate suggestion is a good idea, I do have a crate/cage I could use a last resort.
by papa cat
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: My cat has two problems.
Replies: 14
Views: 418

Re: My cat has two problems.

Already done that, but it is too hot and sweaty to sleep under so I have to fold it half way back before I get into bed with a plain double sheet thrown over the whole lot but that reduces the area of full protection. Like most cats he has an uncanny knack of 'chucking up' or having a 'leak from his...
by papa cat
Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: My cat has two problems.
Replies: 14
Views: 418

My cat has two problems.

One of my cats (Billy, who is 6, and is the black one in the picture) has two problems that may or may not be related. (1) Nearly every day he vomits a hairball with quite a bit of fluid, often on my bed or on the carpet which means the bed has to be changed or the carpet cleaned. :roll: (2) He has ...
by papa cat
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: worming my cats
Replies: 9
Views: 399

worming my cats

My vet prescribed Milpro worming tablets for my two cats. I ground them up and mixed them in with their food but they have just sniffed at the food but won't eat it. Can anyone suggest an alternative ? I have heard of spot-on wormer which is applied through the skin (the back of the neck I believe)....