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by Diana
Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Vet cones after a neutering - how vital?
Replies: 5
Views: 1203

Re: Vet cones after a neutering - how vital?

Yeh, some cats do not adjust at all to the collars especially those that are very active and nimble. They are good little things to help keep wounds and areas off limits, but with my cats they'd do more harm then good. It's being cruel to be kind sometimes when they have to wear them
by Diana
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: HELP! 10 WEEK OLD KITTEN! NEED URGENT ADVICE
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Re: HELP! 10 WEEK OLD KITTEN! NEED URGENT ADVICE

I agree. Neutering him is of key importance. And I definitely would not leave them together unattended. He's probably being very curious. Cats are smart animals and we can't always predict their next move and before you know it, he could have got his little leg over. Be safe and try and get him neut...
by Diana
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Vet cones after a neutering - how vital?
Replies: 5
Views: 1203

Re: Vet cones after a neutering - how vital?

All of the cats I have had that were neutered none wore a cone. There is no harm using them, it's an extra precaution to stop them from going near the site. I believe female cats when spayed are normally given dissolvable stitches, wherever this has any baring on the cone, I couldn't say. I guess it...
by Diana
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Amputee Cat struggling
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Re: Amputee Cat struggling

She's confined to one room currently and isn't being allowed full access of the house as such. Atm the sofa is her home and she is sticking to the same spot for the majority of the day. My Grandmother's vet did explain that Simba will need to be confined to which she has. I myself am shocked she was...
by Diana
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Amputee Cat struggling
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Re: Amputee Cat struggling

She's on Metacam and I believe she was giving a shot of pain killer that tends to last for few days, I think. Not quite sure. She's not as mobile now, even with 4 legs. Her usual day involves sleeping for pretty much 85% of it and Simba isn't a active cat these days. Maybe I'm getting ahead of mysel...
by Diana
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Amputee Cat struggling
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Amputee Cat struggling

Hey everyone Firstly... It's wonderful to be back, I used to be a regular vistor here many years ago and this place was wonderful at advice and it was the first place I thought of when dealing with this tricky situation. My grandmother has two cats, both elderly now. Simba is almost 14yrs and Betsy ...
by Diana
Wed Sep 23, 2015 1:40 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Very cheeky cat or stray?
Replies: 3
Views: 1168

Re: Very cheeky cat or stray?

Will give the neighbours a shot...see if you they know. She started trusting me much more but I don't think she trust me enough yet to try and get a collar on.

About the collar...a 2cm...is that long enough. Never tried paper collar. And tape the paper to the cat??
by Diana
Tue Sep 22, 2015 8:19 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Very cheeky cat or stray?
Replies: 3
Views: 1168

Very cheeky cat or stray?

Every evening between 6.30-9pm a cat visits. Female and definitely spayed cause she been visiting every night for about 10wks and has showed no signs of being in heat or carrying kittens. Of course I started feeding her. I set up a small shelter for her under our roof in my garden with a blanket. Fo...
by Diana
Wed Sep 09, 2015 2:24 pm
Forum: HOMES NEEDED
Topic: Ugent home for stray cat in MK40 area. (moving away soon)
Replies: 2
Views: 1638

Re: Ugent home for stray cat in MK40 area. (moving away soon

Hi

Tried paper collar, nothing. Did leaflets yesterday, no response yet. Tried knocking on doors I got no answer from...nothing. Looking at her, I have called her Sammy btw, she seems in good health, maybe tad underweight but her coat to me is what proves she is homeless.
by Diana
Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:10 pm
Forum: HOMES NEEDED
Topic: Ugent home for stray cat in MK40 area. (moving away soon)
Replies: 2
Views: 1638

Ugent home for stray cat in MK40 area. (moving away soon)

Hiya For last 2mths or so I have been feeding a female cat. I provide her food every night cause she only comes evening time round 7pm. I have a massive cover in my garden where its protected from rain and so on. I have made up a little box for her with a blanket inside but I dont think she uses it ...
by Diana
Mon Jul 27, 2015 5:09 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Aunties cat suddenly died
Replies: 8
Views: 1729

Re: Aunties cat suddenly died

I'm in utter shock. Cats with illness or long term issues, you have an idea why they may pass away. But this was so random. 8.30pm yesterday he was fine. Running around, looking chirpy and then 9.30am today, dead. So within a 11hr gap something happened. I think it happened perhaps a few hrs before ...
by Diana
Mon Jul 27, 2015 4:17 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Aunties cat suddenly died
Replies: 8
Views: 1729

Re: Aunties cat suddenly died

Well....I have just spoken to my auntie...and he and Millie were taken in for their annual vaccination just before they went away...and Tommy was panting abit. Now Tommy is along haired cat...and he is the largest long haired I have ever seen. Not fat, but a big boy cat. So he often has a groom to g...
by Diana
Mon Jul 27, 2015 3:45 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Aunties cat suddenly died
Replies: 8
Views: 1729

Aunties cat suddenly died

Hi all It's been a long time since I was here, some may remember me. I lost my girl Shelly last year and soon after that I stopped coming here, I just felt a sense of grief everytime I came here so I stopped. But today I come back, sadly with awful news. I had to let it out and this site is the best...
by Diana
Fri Oct 24, 2014 12:14 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Trigger has a mass
Replies: 40
Views: 6709

Re: Trigger has a mass

I shall be thinking of you and Trigger. Sending lots of hugs x
by Diana
Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:56 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Trigger has a mass
Replies: 40
Views: 6709

Re: Trigger has a mass

Kay I am so so sorry to hear this. You have to go with your gut and you know Trigger better then anyone and if you feel it's his time, then I believe you are doing the right thing for your guy. I was reading through and was glad to hear he was doing great on the metacam then I saw numerous sorrys an...
by Diana
Sat Oct 18, 2014 3:12 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Worms
Replies: 8
Views: 1869

Re: Worms

Best bet is to ask a vet. 3 months is the usual, I do mine every 3 months and one doesnt hunt, the other occasionally brings us gifts. Is he showing other signs such as eating and eating yet losing weight?
by Diana
Sat Oct 18, 2014 3:08 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: cat nipping
Replies: 4
Views: 1440

Re: cat nipping

Welcome to CC

Are the nips aggressive? Cause my boy Timo nips all the time when we stroke him or play but its gentle. Some cats do this, its nothing to worry about. Unless he is showing aggressive behaviour then dont worry.
by Diana
Sat Oct 18, 2014 10:07 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Adopting a new cat
Replies: 9
Views: 2307

Re: Adopting a new cat

Thanks for the advice.

Sometimes the character is what really matters. I just hope to find one who would settle with my current two. My male, Timo is the first male cat I have owned, for some reason we always ended up with girls.
by Diana
Thu Oct 16, 2014 6:10 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Adopting a new cat
Replies: 9
Views: 2307

Re: Adopting a new cat

The reason why is because I have room for three cats, that means I can adopt one out of a shelter and that shelter can then take a cat that's on a waiting list. That cat could be a stray that needs decent shelter and ongoing care/food. I have had three cats since 09 and never once had a problem. I w...
by Diana
Thu Oct 16, 2014 2:55 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Does a male cat travel further than a female?
Replies: 11
Views: 6126

Re: Does a male cat travel further than a female?

Be weary of 'private sellers' please.

I would always opt for a Cat shelter/rescue then buy a cat from a private seller. Yes cats love the outdoors, however there are cats that enjoy the home comforts of indoor life and do not have the feeling to wonder outside.
by Diana
Thu Oct 16, 2014 2:24 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Adopting a new cat
Replies: 9
Views: 2307

Re: Adopting a new cat

Hmmm. Well at one time...I had 3 females, my originals I called them...Suschi, Shelly and Heidi. They are all gone now but when bringing in Shelly when I just had Suschi..no fights, then when I brought in Heidi, again no fights. It's hard...I in the back of my head was set on female cause my girl Ev...
by Diana
Thu Oct 16, 2014 11:46 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Adopting a new cat
Replies: 9
Views: 2307

Adopting a new cat

So....one day in the near future I would love to adopt a new cat. My Shelly passed just over two weeks ago, I don't want to rush into it as I did before, saying that I ended up adopting cats still with me today. When my Suschi and Heidi went, exactly four weeks after I adopted another cat. I believe...
by Diana
Thu Oct 16, 2014 11:33 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: A sad day
Replies: 30
Views: 5719

Re: A sad day

My candle was lit, such a beautiful idea Julie.

All our babies are safe, warm and happy.
by Diana
Thu Oct 16, 2014 11:24 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and Congestive Heart Failure
Replies: 47
Views: 9356

Re: Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and Congestive Heart Failure

Sarie I have been following this thread. Your Harvey is hanging in there, such a brave little guy. I have no experience with the condition however I know how hard it can be knowing he is on borrowed time. The bright side, as awful as it is....you know that you may lose him young so you have lots of ...
by Diana
Thu Oct 16, 2014 11:08 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Introduction problem
Replies: 3
Views: 903

Re: Introduction problem

I would say you have got off to a great start really. No fighting, that is always a great sign. The constant following may have annoyed your girl and its possible she pooped away from the box. Try another box as its widely suggested you have one box per cat plus a extra one. Maybe she isnt kean on s...
by Diana
Thu Oct 16, 2014 11:03 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Does a male cat travel further than a female?
Replies: 11
Views: 6126

Re: Does a male cat travel further than a female?

I can only agree with what others have said...it depends on the persona of the cat. Typically male cats that are neutered do wonder more then spayed females but this isn't always fact. Obviously if you adopt a male kitten its best to not let him out til he has been done. And same goes for a female k...
by Diana
Wed Oct 15, 2014 9:01 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Sleep tight Minnie
Replies: 19
Views: 4017

Re: Sleep tight Minnie

Oh Helen I am so sorry.

Little Minnie loved you so much and you gave her one final gift. Sleep tight Minnie x.

RIP little one.
by Diana
Tue Oct 14, 2014 2:12 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat gaining weight and can't lose it: advice?
Replies: 9
Views: 1440

Re: Cat gaining weight and can't lose it: advice?

Hi As many have said, wet food would be better. However if your cat doesn't like wet or doesn't take to it well, may I suggest cutting it down to 50g? It sounds less then it actually is. My Shelly gained weight after se developed weak hind legs so we needed to act in order to get her weight down and...
by Diana
Tue Oct 14, 2014 12:40 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: My Jelly Bean RIP
Replies: 5
Views: 2066

Re: My Jelly Bean RIP

Thank you. Everyone of you were with me during that week, it was the worst week of my life. As you said Julie with your CC, Shelly seemed brighter in her last days. Jelly Bean was a nickname she had, she had so many lol. I love you lots my beautiful girl, we will meet again. Until then play til your...
by Diana
Mon Oct 13, 2014 2:46 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: My Jelly Bean RIP
Replies: 5
Views: 2066

My Jelly Bean RIP

Hey everyone I am sure many remember me and my awful plight with my girl Shelly. I have not been able to post here for some time cause it hurt too darn much. My girl Shelly was put to rest on 30th Sept at around 11.35am. I miss her terribly and I hate that I couldn't help her. Sadly we believe she h...