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by Ducky
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: TNR cat not eating post dental extractions
Replies: 6
Views: 174

Re: TNR cat not eating post dental extractions

'Skittles' :D We also have Lucy (also known as scootybum :roll: ) Dottie, Pedro and Hugo. Because I'm getting old and confused, I mostly call them by each others' names. It's a good job they ignore me, regardless. I've read that too about fish food... Invariably cats do not catch and eat fish, so it...
by Ducky
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: TNR cat not eating post dental extractions
Replies: 6
Views: 174

Re: TNR cat not eating post dental extractions

Definitely do check out that FB page...it was a beacon of light amidst the despair after the vet used the 'E' word and sent us home without a hope. The same vet was "flabbergasted" at H's "extraordinary" (her words) 1kg weight gain when we went back at the end of April for an AB jab for a herpes fla...
by Ducky
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: TNR cat not eating post dental extractions
Replies: 6
Views: 174

Re: TNR cat not eating post dental extractions

Your kitty's story sounds a lot like my Humphrey's: https://www.catchat.org/felineforum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=6964&p=60315#p60315 I can't help on the conventional meds front I'm afraid - we're treating Humphrey's stomatitis holistically (with measurable success) but a great source of advice and infor...
by Ducky
Thu May 28, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat dry heaving / lip-licking - morning and evening, but otherwise seems okay? What's going on?
Replies: 1
Views: 158

Cat dry heaving / lip-licking - morning and evening, but otherwise seems okay? What's going on?

Pedro is c.3-4 years old and around 6kg. Good teeth, shiny coat. Not a fussy eater. Typically he's hard as nails. He is out and about most of the day and doesn't have a curfew. When I got up Monday morning he was in his usual tree bed. I gave him some fuss and as I walked away I heard the sound of h...
by Ducky
Wed May 06, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: FIV positive - allergies
Replies: 2
Views: 121

Re: FIV positive - allergies

I'm currently feeding an FIV+ ex-stray on bovine colostrum powder to treat his stomatitis. Whilst researching it, I came across a number of references to it helping with the symptoms of allergies... be they food or environmental allergens. I've only just (this week) started my food-allergy kitty on ...
by Ducky
Sat May 02, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Booty Scooting - advice and opinions please
Replies: 2
Views: 81

Re: Booty Scooting - advice and opinions please

That's an interesting thought. I'm here almost all the time right now, so she sees me more than she ever has and gets a lot more fuss and attention. She sleeps on my bed every night and is often found trotting along in my shadow. We did have an issue with her pee-peeing on my clothes, pyjamas, etc, ...
by Ducky
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Booty Scooting - advice and opinions please
Replies: 2
Views: 81

Booty Scooting - advice and opinions please

This is about Lucy, my foster (or not!) kitty, whose long story is here: https://www.catchat.org/felineforum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=8700&p=60370#p60370 Shortened: Lucy has a food allergy, although I'm not sure what to. She's been on Hills z/d for well over a year and tolerates it well. We've had a few...
by Ducky
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Teeth Ckeaning
Replies: 4
Views: 211

Re: Teeth Ckeaning

Just my two'pennth about teeth health. I've recently put Sir Humphrey on ProDen Plaque Off (a plaque inhibitor) and Oratene (an antibacterial water additive which is also a plaque inhibitor) for his dental issues and mouth ulcers. He has FIV and his mouth was a horror story when I took him in. Both ...
by Ducky
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Foster cat dilemma - your advice and opinions please
Replies: 14
Views: 344

Re: Foster cat dilemma - your advice and opinions please

I am keeping all options open at the moment. Even after finding evidence of her scootybum trails on my landing carpet this morning :o (her hypoallergenic biscuits give her patty poops) I am not going to just hand her back and walk away. I am going to look into the legal position just in case I need ...
by Ducky
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Foster cat dilemma - your advice and opinions please
Replies: 14
Views: 344

Re: Foster cat dilemma - your advice and opinions please

This sort of explains it: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2473404309546301&id=100006302671890&sfnsn=scwspmo&extid=YDZCIgRS4M5aoB5x There is a footprint left by accessing the chip database. It might only be an issue if she's repored stolen. So before I go back to the vet, I'll have to dec...
by Ducky
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Foster cat dilemma - your advice and opinions please
Replies: 14
Views: 344

Re: Foster cat dilemma - your advice and opinions please

Ok. Going to give that some thought. I might say I've been told I can let her out into the garden (or am considering it) and just want to make sure she's chipped and registered in case. I might ask him to check that the rescue are named and if he says not, I'll know it's the old owners. So, if the r...
by Ducky
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Foster cat dilemma - your advice and opinions please
Replies: 14
Views: 344

Re: Foster cat dilemma - your advice and opinions please

Aye, hmmm... I did think about that but there's an added complication there. The folk running Lucy's 'rescue' have a long-running petty vendetta against the lady who advised me to just send off a cheque and hope. They even went as far as making anonymous complaints about her which resulted in her be...
by Ducky
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Foster cat dilemma - your advice and opinions please
Replies: 14
Views: 344

Re: Foster cat dilemma - your advice and opinions please

Thank you all for taking the time to read and respond. I am very grateful. I was starting to feel a bit adrift in all of this. I'm actually prepared to adopt her, even though I'm often run ragged looking after five cats, working full time (which with travel, means being out of the house for 11 hours...
by Ducky
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: FIV Questions & Answers
Topic: Update on Humphrey the FIV stray - looks like he's staying
Replies: 19
Views: 3349

Re: Update on Humphrey the FIV stray - he's back!

Whilst I'm visiting the forum to ask for advice on another cat I thought I'd update this post for anyone who is interested. In the end, I did call upon the local RSPCA for some help with finding him a new home. The welfare officer was an absolute delight to deal with, a warm, bubbly lady with a hear...
by Ducky
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Foster cat dilemma - your advice and opinions please
Replies: 14
Views: 344

Foster cat dilemma - your advice and opinions please

I wonder if any of you might have a bit of time to read about my dilemma and to let me have your opinions / some advice? It's a long post and a big ask but I would be really grateful to hear from anyone who can offer any guidance here. Some of you might remember my posts from last summer about Lucy,...
by Ducky
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Watery right eye from few months
Replies: 5
Views: 288

Re: Watery right eye from few months

I'm a bit late to this post but just wanted to suggest that if it is FHV/herpes, that you look into whether L-Lysine might be worth a try. You can get it in chew/treat forms and liquid droppers. The vet suspects that my Humphrey has had FHV at some point and that it's responsible for his squinty and...
by Ducky
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: FIV Questions & Answers
Topic: Update on Humphrey the FIV stray - looks like he's staying
Replies: 19
Views: 3349

Update on Humphrey the FIV stray - he's back!

Well... you said I hadn't seen the last of him, although there's a bit of a twist. Today is 18 months to the day since I let Humphrey out into the garden and off he strolled. He came back that night for a snack, and again the following night. On the third night, he came back but had lost his collar,...
by Ducky
Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Advice please... Lucy has an allergy - but to what??
Replies: 45
Views: 1976

Re: Advice please... Lucy has an allergy - but to what??

I'm not sure if the turkey is helping or not, no. I think I have given it long enough. I just wish she'd stop attacking the same patches all the time so that they'd heal and then I'd know whether it was (a) the food or (b) the healing process that has been irritating her so much. I think we're looki...
by Ducky
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Advice please... Lucy has an allergy - but to what??
Replies: 45
Views: 1976

Re: Advice please... Lucy has an allergy - but to what??

Ok. I guess the problem is, we've been on the JW turkey dry since 18th June - six weeks or so now - and I don't know if that's made any difference because she's still scratching. Whether she's scratching her healing scabs, or scratching because of her food, I have no idea. I thought I might have see...
by Ducky
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Advice please... Lucy has an allergy - but to what??
Replies: 45
Views: 1976

Re: Advice please... Lucy has an allergy - but to what??

So, we're one week into trying a new 'novel protein' grain free wet food. They're the JW lamb pouches. She likes it and she's been having half a pouch, twice daily. She still has the JW turkey dry although I did notice that I hadn't bought the grain free version so she's on that now. I can't be a hu...
by Ducky
Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Advice please... Lucy has an allergy - but to what??
Replies: 45
Views: 1976

Re: Advice please... Lucy has an allergy - but to what??

Today is day three of the powder. I'm still using the Weleda balm in between powder doses. I hope this is okay to do. Every now and then I'll take her collar off and let her roll around a bit. She still attacking that right temple/cheek wound with fierce aplomb. It's often the first thing she'll do,...
by Ducky
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Advice please... Lucy has an allergy - but to what??
Replies: 45
Views: 1976

Re: Advice please... Lucy has an allergy - but to what??

Ah! Thanks fjm. It must have been you who mentioned it. This is my experience too. No scabs, but fading redness and no weeping. Am so grateful for the recommendations. I could see that what I was doing wasn't going to work long-term. The colloidal silver was keeping that nasties at bay but doing not...
by Ducky
Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Advice please... Lucy has an allergy - but to what??
Replies: 45
Views: 1976

Re: Advice please... Lucy has an allergy - but to what??

Lucy's powder has finally arrived and she had two doses of it yesterday, using a small make-up brush. I do think the hypercal ointment has helped a bit already, the temple and neck wounds were pretty raw only a few days ago and the redness has subsided significantly. They're not scabbing over which ...
by Ducky
Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Advice please... Lucy has an allergy - but to what??
Replies: 45
Views: 1976

Re: Advice please... Lucy has an allergy - but to what??

Well, someone managed to get her collar off last night :o and the mess I found when I went in this morning, you can imagine. The right side of her head and neck is a car crash of open wounds. I sprayed them with colloidal silver and patted them dry. They've had a liberal coating of that Weleda hyper...
by Ducky
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Advice please... Lucy has an allergy - but to what??
Replies: 45
Views: 1976

Re: Advice please... Lucy has an allergy - but to what??

Well it's certainly a thought. I'm a (struggling) vegetarian so I don't tend to buy meat for the home although I would happily do so for the kitties. I do buy frozen tuna steaks for Hugo though. He is fussy about wet food and he sometimes comes to join the others for breakfast but doesn't like what ...
by Ducky
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Advice please... Lucy has an allergy - but to what??
Replies: 45
Views: 1976

Re: Advice please... Lucy has an allergy - but to what??

What lucky kitties FJM! And people think I spoil mine!! I'd love to cook them their dinners, but I struggle for time to cook my own some days! :D It's something I will look into though. Neck wound is looking cleaner and pink, not red, and a lot less messy. Temple wound makes her look like a walking ...
by Ducky
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Advice please... Lucy has an allergy - but to what??
Replies: 45
Views: 1976

Re: Advice please... Lucy has an allergy - but to what??

This is all really helpful, thank you. The neck wound is looking cleaner and has a discernible 'edge' now, as though it's closing up. Whether that's the honey working, who knows. I'm hoping the powder and Hypercal stuff will arrive today so I can get started on it. I read the ingredients on the JW f...
by Ducky
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Advice please... Lucy has an allergy - but to what??
Replies: 45
Views: 1976

Re: Advice please... Lucy has an allergy - but to what??

That's interesting. I've read that there's a link between facial and neck scratching and food allergies but never known of a case in practice. I must read more about this. If I could just eliminate food over environment, etc, we'd be a step further. She's on a single protein (turkey), grain free (pe...
by Ducky
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Advice please... Lucy has an allergy - but to what??
Replies: 45
Views: 1976

Re: Advice please... Lucy has an allergy - but to what??

I think I've cracked it!

https://photos.app.goo.gl/sXhk2CrWvNpunALUA

KittyTube! Or 'distraction therapy'.

Now I've just got to find the autoplay button, else it'll be a long night.
by Ducky
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Advice please... Lucy has an allergy - but to what??
Replies: 45
Views: 1976

Re: Advice please... Lucy has an allergy - but to what??

That sounds like powerful stuff. Is it a steroid cream? I presume it's prescription only then? I wonder if it might be worth having some of that in the fridge on standby. I'll give this Vetzyme powder and the Weleda Hypercal stuff a couple of weeks perhaps and then look at trying the harder stuff. U...