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by papa cat
Wed Nov 25, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: This is sweet
Replies: 1
Views: 20

This is sweet

From Cats Protection https://www.facebook.com/catsprotection/videos/666016614275963/?__cft__[0]=AZVcVHPbWmxGWxI_yqbNxGPNdqJ2qE_bOPcKlYRDANlrHwZi5x_gDby14yKGcffLNRFeHKLof3Q6vk4oNxhLO_QTPdHOjChmghfYRdvGAbB43s4MjCgvg5xzc57WWtOb8nJ2Ti_j15Y6APzWt2TPQ-Njv4FYnf19lm4ziuMSAz-kFHV2TtVUjOjREQAZXPFOP3AQYrA2FFnX...
by papa cat
Mon Nov 16, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Funny eating habit
Replies: 2
Views: 34

Re: Funny eating habit

Ah ! It hadn't occurred to me that he was feeling more secure than eating on the floor, I was thinking it was an irrational habit I had caused :oops:
by papa cat
Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Funny eating habit
Replies: 2
Views: 34

Funny eating habit

I have 2 cats. Sometimes I use bowls, sometimes I use microchip cat feeders. If I use bowls, one cat often steals the other cats food so I started feeding them in different places (one in the hall and one in the lounge) so the greedy cat fills herself up from her own bowl and the other gets his fill...
by papa cat
Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Advice please on how to keep my 4-math old kittens off the kitchen counter!
Replies: 3
Views: 42

Re: Advice please on how to keep my 4-math old kittens off the kitchen counter!

Aluminium kitchen foil on (and horizontally overhanging the edge) of the kitchen counters and on the table . After a while they will learn that it is unpleasant under their paws and the overhanging part doesn't give them a firm surface to jump up on.
by papa cat
Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Flea treatment - frequency
Replies: 9
Views: 67

Re: Flea treatment - frequency

Spot-on flea treatments work by being absorbed under the skin into the subcutaneous fat and any fleas that try to bite them are killed by the insecticide that is just under the skin. In my experience, the minimum interval advised between spot-on treatments is one month. It is not advisable to repeat...
by papa cat
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Unexpected changes in behaviour
Replies: 6
Views: 138

Re: Unexpected changes in behaviour

In the last few days when she has been super affectionate she's been spending nearly all the time in my bedroom, only venturing out to eat in the hall. Today she disgraced herself and pee'd and poo'd on my bed !!!! I thought she had been also going out to the hall to use the litter box, clearly I wa...
by papa cat
Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:42 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Unexpected changes in behaviour
Replies: 6
Views: 138

Re: Unexpected changes in behaviour

Ah yes, interactions ! There's something else I missed out ! She has been 'guarding' the food bowls, so much so that I started feeding them in different rooms so he coulld eat, and sometimes sitting in one of the (3) covered litter boxes for extended periods. That's all stopped (for now). I guess th...
by papa cat
Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Unexpected changes in behaviour
Replies: 6
Views: 138

Unexpected changes in behaviour

I have two cats, one was born feral and was always reluctant to be fussed and picked up for cuddles. He went missing for a few days about 3 months ago and ever since he has been a real cuddle bug and often comes looking for fuss and attention now and asks for food. Perhaps he found out when he was m...
by papa cat
Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Desperate for help getting my cat to eat
Replies: 12
Views: 197

Re: Desperate for help getting my cat to eat

To +7Paper

I see a posible language problem !!
I believe in American English, gross means something yucky or revolting. In Briish English, gross means 144 items( ie 12x12 ) as in a carton or box full of things.

To fjm

Sorry to jump in, but what you wrote could have been misunderstood
by papa cat
Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: No one comes to my area to rescue
Replies: 1
Views: 84

Re: No one comes to my area to rescue

I admire your altruism, but to set up a cat rescue operation when there is one that covers your area ( https://www.cats.org.uk/hendon ) might be very difficult and would 'dilute the pool' of experienced volunteers. I realise that CP are working in difficult and restricted times and their services an...
by papa cat
Sat Sep 12, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: SUDDEN UNEXPECTED DEATH OF ELDERLY CAT
Replies: 10
Views: 396

Re: SUDDEN UNEXPECTED DEATH OF ELDERLY CAT

On a vaguely similar subject. My partner ( Mama Cat) died over 9 years ago and some of the things she bought me are now worn out and falling to pieces, but I can't bear to part with them. I 'inherited' her cat, too but it died after a couple of years, also of a sudden illness. I still have things it...
by papa cat
Mon Aug 31, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat started hissing at her sister
Replies: 2
Views: 47

Re: Cat started hissing at her sister

It was suggested to me that I should take both my cats to the vet together, even if the second cat doesn't need any treatment) (obviously you will need two cat carriers). That way they come back smelling the same.
by papa cat
Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat licking herself red raw
Replies: 6
Views: 290

Re: Cat licking herself red raw

This is what I bought https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0058OE9W8/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 As mentioned before she hates being put in the bath and fights like a demon to get out and scratches me to pieces so, If I have to wash her all over, I half fill the bath first with ...
by papa cat
Fri Aug 07, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Pooping outside the litter box
Replies: 2
Views: 63

Re: Pooping outside the litter box

kenna-99 wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:21 am

She’s generally a very stubborn cat. She knows the rules, but often breaks them, even right in front of me.
Cats don't abide by rules.There will be things you prefer them not to do but most cats will do things as they want to !
by papa cat
Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: FOUND Cats
Topic: Found "Bertie", Frimley, Camberley
Replies: 1
Views: 307

Re: Found "Bertie", Frimley, Camberley

So glad for you!!
My Billy Went missing for 48 hrs recently so I know what heartache you went through
by papa cat
Sun Jul 19, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: New kitten
Replies: 6
Views: 137

Re: New kitten

Personally I have no objection to cat's sleeping on the bed, it's an indicator that they want or need to be near you. Cats are clean animals and it's unlikely to make your bed dirty other than a little bit of fur Try and imagine yourself as your new kitten. It has been taken from it's mother and lit...
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: 131

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: 6
Views: 290

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: 6
Views: 290

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: 209

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: 209

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: 209

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: 209

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: 275

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: 289

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: 133

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: 643

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: 643

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: 643

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: 201

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.