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by Ruth B
Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Sphynx neuter possible complication?
Replies: 2
Views: 26

Re: Sphynx neuter possible complication?

Possibly the wound has become infected, if you haven't already I would suggest that you take him to your vets as soon as you can. If you are still concerned and can't get to your normal vets, you might want to take a photo and contact an emergency vet by phone to see what they think.
by Ruth B
Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Canagan Dry Cat Food
Replies: 6
Views: 45

Re: Canagan Dry Cat Food

I don't need a dog for a dustbin, Saturn seems happy to eat anything put in front of him, cat food or otherwise.
by Ruth B
Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Litter Issues - Tried Everything
Replies: 6
Views: 70

Re: Litter Issues - Tried Everything

From what I understand, a cat does not chose to go outside the litter tray out of spite or bad habit, they don't use the litter tray because something upsets them when they do, such as pain, or they feel the need to mark their territory for some reason. Personally I would not want to put them in a c...
by Ruth B
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Litter Issues - Tried Everything
Replies: 6
Views: 70

Re: Litter Issues - Tried Everything

You have my sympathy, there is nothing worse than coming home and dreading what you are going to find. It sounds like you have already looked at the obvious answers. My first thought was that she may still be having trouble peeing and if it is hurting her from time to time then she starts associatin...
by Ruth B
Sat Jul 11, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Feeding
Replies: 9
Views: 59

Re: Feeding

Go Cat generally isn't viewed as one of the better options, but if your cat likes it then it might be the best option for you. Mine are on a mix of wet food at set meal times and dried freely available, they have Purina One because I have tried other brands and ended up throwing a load a way. As lon...
by Ruth B
Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Are thrive treats meant to be like polystirene???
Replies: 6
Views: 28

Re: Are thrive treats meant to be like polystirene???

I haven't tried them, but can't really say much as I can happily eat my way through a bag of Prawn crackers with a Chinese take away (which incidentally my cats don't like, the prawn crackers that is, they will happily clean the plates after the main take away meal).
by Ruth B
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Tom Cat Pecking order
Replies: 3
Views: 54

Re: Tom Cat Pecking order

Welcome to the forum, and congratulations on taking in and taking care of first two and now four cats. While I don't know where you are and what the wildlife around there is like, my personal opinion would be to get the male cats neutered as well. Many neutered males don't turn into 'fat and lazy to...
by Ruth B
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: 1st time cat owner
Replies: 8
Views: 81

Re: 1st time cat owner

Congratulations on the new addition. Cats are manipulative and I've heard of several cats that were once strays and would eat anything put in front of them for a few weeks, but once they learn't that food appeared regularly they soon became fussy eaters and tried it on with their owner to see if the...
by Ruth B
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Moving 180miles with an elderly cat? Help!
Replies: 8
Views: 123

Re: Moving 180miles with an elderly cat? Help!

I can only back up what others have said. Plan on taking her with you, if medical reasons mean she has to go to sleep before hand you will know it was purely due to the medical cause, not due to any other reason. I have an elderly cat who is about 17 or 18 years old and is skin and bone, and has bee...
by Ruth B
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Can you help with our 'Happy Cats' survey?
Replies: 8
Views: 92

Re: Can you help with our 'Happy Cats' survey?

Completed, I would rather it was extensive than too short.

It is a bit difficult answering the more general questions when I have three cats with very different attitudes to vet visits.
by Ruth B
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Can you tell me what kind of breed is my cat?
Replies: 10
Views: 104

Re: Can you tell me what kind of breed is my cat?

She is beautiful, no matter what breed she is. in the end unless you have the papers you can never really know if she is a specific breed, has something in her ancestry or just happens to be a moggy that looks like a pedigree, and unless you want to show her, it really doesn't matter in my opinion. ...
by Ruth B
Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: What is wrong with my kitten SERIOUSLY??!
Replies: 10
Views: 180

Re: What is wrong with my kitten SERIOUSLY??!

Keeping everything crossed that she will be alright.

Let us know what happens.
by Ruth B
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: What is wrong with my kitten SERIOUSLY??!
Replies: 10
Views: 180

Re: What is wrong with my kitten SERIOUSLY??!

I have to agree with the others in light of what you have said after my first response, she needs to see a vet urgently, it sounds like she is deteriorating quickly. I hope you can find out what is wrong and it can be cured quickly.
by Ruth B
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: What is wrong with my kitten SERIOUSLY??!
Replies: 10
Views: 180

Re: What is wrong with my kitten SERIOUSLY??!

A couple of things come to mind. She doesn't look very old, how long has she been weaned for, it could be she is still learning the best way to eat solid food. I would however suggest you have her vet checked to make sure all her teeth are fine, if she has teeth still coming through that might be gi...
by Ruth B
Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Introducing myself - and our cat Tink
Replies: 3
Views: 47

Re: Introducing myself - and our cat Tink

Welcome David, and Tink is gorgeous. Age isn't even really a number with a cat, some cats seem to get old when they are 11 or 12, some can still be Spritely into their late teens and beyond. A few years ago one of ours was at the vets for her annual vaccinations and general check up, as she was happ...
by Ruth B
Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat bringing in live mice
Replies: 23
Views: 273

Re: Cat bringing in live mice

It isn't uncommon for cats to eat all or part of their kills, finding the odd head or tail left is normal for some reason. Gross as it may seem, if you can't find the rest of the body it is probably in one of the cats. Cats naturally eat most of what they kill for food, they actually need to to get ...
by Ruth B
Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: uh oh Mom Milla can't recognize her boy Casper and hisses at him now?
Replies: 8
Views: 107

Re: uh oh Mom Milla can't recognize her boy Casper and hisses at him now?

Glad to hear you are doing okay and not suffering during lockdown. My thought would be that Milla might have lost some of her sense of smell due to having a cold herself, or that the antibiotics have changed Casper's scent a bit. It could also be that she is feeling a bit under the weather and wants...
by Ruth B
Thu Jun 04, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Do I need to buy second Cat?
Replies: 3
Views: 71

Re: Do I need to buy second Cat?

I would be very wary of introducing a second cat, I very much doubt it would help. You say the change happened when she went into heat, I am assuming you didn't take her to a stud or let her out to find a mate on her own so she isn't pregnant. If you did do either of these then it is probable that s...
by Ruth B
Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: 6 Week Old Kittens, Caring for Them as They Grow
Replies: 2
Views: 35

Re: 6 Week Old Kittens, Caring for Them as They Grow

As Mollycat says, unless it is properly formulated replacement cat milk it could well be what caused the kitten to throw up. I would suggest getting some pouches or tins of kitten food (if you can't get that then normal cat food would be fine), mix it with a bit of water so it has a sloppier consist...
by Ruth B
Sat May 30, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Help! Newly adopted cat is aggressive
Replies: 6
Views: 57

Re: Help! Newly adopted cat is aggressive

In my opinion hissing isn't really a problem, it's just their way of warning you off and working out where the lines are drawn in his new house. When I have to introduce a new cat to my resident ones I expect there to be a bit of hissing and never worry about it, it's their way of sorting things out...
by Ruth B
Fri May 29, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat bringing in live mice
Replies: 23
Views: 273

Re: Cat bringing in live mice

We had a cat which specialised in frogs, we only had her for a few months as she wouldn't settle with the resident cats, but in those few months she must have decimated the local frog population. Three frogs a day was her norm, once she managed 6, fortunately she did kill most of them, but if you ha...
by Ruth B
Fri May 29, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Molly's new tree
Replies: 4
Views: 67

Re: Molly's new tree

Wow, that is a serious cat tree, my cats have to suffer using our furniture as there isn't room for any specific cat furniture.

I'm guessing you didn't keep the box it came in and that is why she is really sulking.
by Ruth B
Thu May 28, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Pilling cats - desperate for help!
Replies: 13
Views: 104

Re: Pilling cats - desperate for help!

There is no easy way to give a cat a tablet, anyone who says it's simple has never had a cat. Like fjm says, you might be best to ask if there is a liquid variant that you could give her, or if you can crush it up and put it in some food or treats, though you mention she is on an elimination diet so...
by Ruth B
Thu May 28, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat bringing in live mice
Replies: 23
Views: 273

Re: Cat bringing in live mice

Welcome to the forum, I'm not sure I can give much advice but i can sympathise, my 5 year old lad is quite a good mouser as well, there have been a few times when i have been chasing mice around the landing in the early hours of the morning. He used to be very good at killing them, but at the start ...
by Ruth B
Tue May 26, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Day old kitten fell downstairs, is it okay?
Replies: 1
Views: 54

Re: Day old kitten fell downstairs, is it okay?

As you have already realised she and the kitten would be best of seeing a vet to make sure everything is alright. The only experience i have of cats giving birth is from watching livestreams put out by rescues, but i have learnt that mother cats do often pant for anything up to a few days after givi...
by Ruth B
Wed May 13, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Advice needed for new-born kittens
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Re: Advice needed for new-born kittens

Thank you for taking them in out of the rain and giving the Mom and kittens somewhere warm and dry. Please do keep them all inside if at all possible, unless the mother really gets upset and stressed at being confined, if she does is there any way she could have free access to outside while the kitt...
by Ruth B
Mon May 11, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Advice needed RE Indoor cat
Replies: 2
Views: 77

Re: Advice needed RE Indoor cat

Congratulations on the new addition. I think she will be fine if she is harness trained properly and you get into a routine of taking her out. The one thing you need to make sure of is that she doesn't get the idea that every time the door is opened she is going out. You will need to spend a lot of ...
by Ruth B
Sun May 10, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: CAT WITH ARTHRITIS - PLEASE HELP
Replies: 6
Views: 94

Re: CAT WITH ARTHRITIS - PLEASE HELP

My Parents' old cat suffered from arthritis and refused to take the Metacam in her food, rather than have to force it down her my parents asked about alternatives and one of the vets at the practice they went to was qualified to do acupuncture on animals. They decided to give it a try, my Father had...
by Ruth B
Fri May 08, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Help!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 115

Re: Help!!!

If you do a search on Amazon for 'cat feeder toy' you will have several come up, examples are https://www.amazon.co.uk/PetSafe-Food-Dispensing-Interactive-Dispenser-Activity/dp/B0018CG40O/ref=sr_1_8?crid=T7Q0W3JCPDR&dchild=1&keywords=cat+feeder+toy&qid=1588962621&sprefix=cat+feeder+toy%2Caps%2C161&s...
by Ruth B
Thu May 07, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Help!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 115

Re: Help!!!

You might also want to consider some of the specialty feeders that slow the cat's eating down, or turn it into more of a hunting game in itself. He also does sound rather like my lad, an avid hunter and constantly looking for food, we can't leave anything on the side as he will be up to see if he ca...