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by Didi
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: fingers crossed
Replies: 3
Views: 953

fingers crossed

Well it will soon be the christmas/new year period again and I am keeping fingers toes and everything else crossed that this year I don't end up with a poorly cat at the vets again. 2 years ago it was my baby Milo who sadly only got to see 1 day of 2016 then last year the hoodlum Bilbo with his bloc...
by Didi
Sat May 20, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Crying cat
Replies: 1
Views: 681

Crying cat

The last couple of days there has been a cat somewhere nearby crying continually, at first I thought it was hurt and have been out in the dak with a torch and in the day in the pouring rain looking for it to check it was ok and was getting quite worried Anyway I have finally realised it's not a sick...
by Didi
Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Tongue flicking
Replies: 2
Views: 3590

Re: Tongue flicking

That's exactly what it's like lapping the air ! He has some very odd habits like eating his urinary dry food as if it's the best thing in the world as long as he is fed by hand but put it in a bowl and you would think I was trying to poison him ! I guess this is just another's one of his little "Bil...
by Didi
Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Tongue flicking
Replies: 2
Views: 3590

Tongue flicking

Bilbo has developed a very strange habit the last few days, when he comes for fusses he flicks his tongue in and out, I can only describe it as like a snake ! He is purring at the same time and eating normally (for him!) so I'm not unduly concerned and he does only do it when he first comes up for a...
by Didi
Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: New user - Cat with squamous cell carcinoma
Replies: 72
Views: 7828

Re: New user - Cat with squamous cell carcinoma

I'm so sorry to read this. I have been following Lola's amazing journey and one thing that is crystal clear that you loved her with all your heart and have walked a long hard Path with her, and you did do it with her and at the end of the day that's all we can do. I remember reading a piece just ove...
by Didi
Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: 18 year old cat suddenly lethargic and off food :(
Replies: 13
Views: 3976

Re: 18 year old cat suddenly lethargic and off food :(

Glad he has perked up hopefully he was just having an off day. I know you shouldn't really project human values and behaviours on our cats but just like humans have days when they just want to stay in bed all day I think our cats do as well - well mine does !!
by Didi
Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Is my cat happy
Replies: 6
Views: 1098

Re: Is my cat happy

I get a quick arm nibble every day when I get home from work md give Bilbo a fuss, calling him a beautiful boy will do it every time :D
by Didi
Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Stress head !!
Replies: 17
Views: 3661

Re: Stress head !!

Well it's clear who is in charge in our house :D
He has decided now that he will only eat his wet food if I give it to him upstairs !!! What with wanting his "dining room" upstairs and only eating his dry food if fed by hand I think he is writing a definition of picky eater !!
by Didi
Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Stress head !!
Replies: 17
Views: 3661

Re: Stress head !!

A quick update on mr stress head, he is still being a little begger over his food and has poo'd on the rug by his litter tray a couple of times , we have good days and bad days last week he seemed much better but then over the weekend my daughter stayed Friday night and then she and her boyfriend ca...
by Didi
Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Acute renal failure any survival chance?
Replies: 5
Views: 1437

Re: Acute renal failure any survival chance?

My Bilbo had acute kidney problems at the beginning of the year in his case it was a blocked bladder that was the root cause and I don't think his levels were as high but he was on a drip for 3 days and didn't urinate for 24 hours after his bladder was unblocked despite being flushed through with fl...
by Didi
Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Stress head !!
Replies: 17
Views: 3661

Re: Stress head !!

Back from the vets he hasn't lost any more weight and doesn't have to go back until his next health check is due :D she did say to continue with the zylkene and to persevere with changing over his food. Hopefully once he is less stressed that will be a bit easier but for now normal service ( or very...
by Didi
Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: which cat food???
Replies: 19
Views: 5889

Re: which cat food???

My lot get a wide range, from supermarket brands to some of the posher brands (much of it donated to the rescue I foster for so I don't get a choice, though staples tend to be Butchers and Felix AGAIL), and all are older so a couple get prescription diets, but for all I do try to feed a wide range ...
by Didi
Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Stress head !!
Replies: 17
Views: 3661

Re: Stress head !!

Well today he has been a bit more his old self, not as anti social and following me around, he has also been moving his toys around upstairs which he hasn't done since he was poorly fingers crossed it continues Pet remedy plug in downstairs 4th day of zyklene ate his wet food this morning and has gr...
by Didi
Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: which cat food???
Replies: 19
Views: 5889

Re: which cat food???

Over the last few months I have come to the conclusion that the best food is whatever food the little blighters will eat !!! Or maybe that's just me with my little fluffy ball of fussiness and stress :D He is SUPPOSED to be on a urinary diet to prevent crystals what he is actually on is much the sam...
by Didi
Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Stress head !!
Replies: 17
Views: 3661

Re: Stress head !!

Hi Didi, poor wee Bilbo, don't blame him getting upset at heavy rain and gales, I'm the same and I should know better! Forgive me for saying this but I think your insistence on getting him to eat the food he hates will probably be stressing him out even more. I have had that experience with Cody,( ...
by Didi
Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Stress head !!
Replies: 17
Views: 3661

Re: Stress head !!

He is on yurelieve which I think is very similar to cystophan/cystease with something extra in it to rebuild the bladder wall I've never heard of pet remedy there are feliway plug ins upstairs and downstairs may have to try that The zylkene came yesterday so he has had 2 doses not sure there is any ...
by Didi
Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Stress head !!
Replies: 17
Views: 3661

Re: Stress head !!

Zylkene is next on my list, I have ordered a few online to see if they have any effect. The vet nurse did say that the main ingredient in both that and the calmex is the same but she had used the calmex with her cat so had seen it work. I think it is the smell and taste he doesn't like - smells to m...
by Didi
Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Stress head !!
Replies: 17
Views: 3661

Stress head !!

Right 18 months ago when he was just 3 Bilbo had his first bout of cystitis vet decided it was stress related and so the feliway came into the house. At the beginning of this year he ended being admitted with a blocked bladder again vet thinks largely stress related but he did have crystals in his u...
by Didi
Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Xanax ... anyone given this to their cat?
Replies: 7
Views: 1762

Re: Xanax ... anyone given this to their cat?

Bilbo took it for a week, half a tablet twice a day to start off then down to half a tablet once a day and I have to say it's effect was instant and really good even taking him to the vet for a check up he remained calm and the vet said he was like a different cat. I may be totally wrong but I think...
by Didi
Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Xanax ... anyone given this to their cat?
Replies: 7
Views: 1762

Re: Xanax ... anyone given this to their cat?

I was given it for Bilbo to try and reduce his stress the initial dose was 1 tablet but he was like a Friday night happy drunk after that, he "loved" everyone couldn't walk in a straight line and had a severe case of the munchies - ate everything in sight before falling fast asleep. We went down to ...
by Didi
Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: How do you keep them still for treatment?
Replies: 2
Views: 768

Re: How do you keep them still for treatment?

My old cat used to get dreadful dermatitis which he would scratch until it bled and I would have to "wash" his face, the only way I could do it was very gradually with a treat as a reward took a few days before he would let me do it for longer than a few seconds but got there's in the end and he qui...
by Didi
Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat stopped eating
Replies: 4
Views: 1022

Re: Cat stopped eating

I'm sorry if my choice of words offended youthat wasn't the intention.

Glad she has eaten
by Didi
Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: So how does your cat show you love
Replies: 9
Views: 1250

Re: So how does your cat show you love

Aww what gorgeous pictures defiantly love
by Didi
Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat stopped eating
Replies: 4
Views: 1022

Re: Cat stopped eating

As laudable as your long term aims are the important thing for your cat is to get her eating by giving her whatever she will eat. Recently we have had to change Bilbo's diet for health reasons and after an intiial reluctance he started eating it only to stop a few days later, at that point I decided...
by Didi
Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: So how does your cat show you love
Replies: 9
Views: 1250

So how does your cat show you love

Just wondering as Bilbo has this habit when he is being brushed of purring and "chewing" on my arm ! It's not really chewing in so much as no teeth are involved he just sort of opens and closes his mouth on me. It's a habit he has always had but just lately seems to be doing it more often especially...
by Didi
Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: New user - Cat with squamous cell carcinoma
Replies: 72
Views: 7828

Re: New user - Cat with squamous cell carcinoma

I have no experience with mouth cancers but 12 months ago I had to make that awful decision and yes sometimes I feel so bad and scared that I made it to soon but most of the time I know it was the right time. I think we hav such bonds with our cats that we just know when the time has come, it's poss...
by Didi
Tue Feb 14, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Bowels
Replies: 12
Views: 1699

Re: Bowels

Welll after a couple of days back on his old food he is producing much more normal looking poo stil a bit soft but not cow pats today. Been to the vet to pick some food up and she wants me to persevere but did say maybe starting the switch again might be a good plan because she doesn't want him to l...
by Didi
Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Bowels
Replies: 12
Views: 1699

Re: Bowels

Not yet I have tried the renal variety which he wouldn't eat either. He has eaten about half a sachet of the wet today and I have given him his old dry variety, quite honestly I'm running out of ideas. He is clearly hungry he will eat the dry when he is hand fed it, up until this weekend he was eati...
by Didi
Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Bowels
Replies: 12
Views: 1699

Re: Bowels

He is on Royal canine urinary diet and no he isn't very keen at all :) I don't think it's that he doesn't like it more than he just wants what he wants and that isn't it. !! He looks at me as if I'm trying to poison him :lol: The dry I can get him to eat by putting it in an empty whiskas treat bag a...
by Didi
Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: My 3yr old Balinese girl died unexpectedly
Replies: 6
Views: 1069

Re: My 3yr old Balinese girl died unexpectedly

I am so sorry about your little girl it must be heartbreaking and not knowing "why" can't be helping. I'm sure your flowers didn't have anything to do with it. It seems strange that she appeared to recover then went downhill could it be her kidneys had been affected ? I don't know if cystitis in gir...