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by Ruth B
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Pet Insurance
Replies: 6
Views: 56

Re: Pet Insurance

I once heard it said that insurance is a gamble you hope you never win. While I do have home insurance, boiler insurance etc, i have never gone down the pet insurance route, I have opted for the savings account option instead. Always having two (or currently three) cats it was always something I con...
by Ruth B
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Weeing on my bed
Replies: 13
Views: 92

Re: Weeing on my bed

Mine came from Asda, so it might have been me you saw recommending them, although I would guess they are available at a lot of places.
by Ruth B
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Do you follow vet recommendations
Replies: 5
Views: 62

Re: Do you follow vet recommendations

I worm and de flea mine every few months using Stronghold which covers them for quite a few, although not all, parasites. They should be done once a month, but we have never felt the need to, if we notice them scratching more than normal then they get done, and occasionally in between as well if it ...
by Ruth B
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Weeing on my bed
Replies: 13
Views: 92

Re: Weeing on my bed

I have to agree with the others that the cause is likely to be the dog upsetting her, whatever you do try not to scold her, she is just trying to make sure everyone knows that this is her place. Like has been said wash as much of the bedding in a machine using bio washing powder/liquid/capsule and t...
by Ruth B
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Letting out for the first time
Replies: 8
Views: 75

Re: Letting out for the first time

In the end I think a lot depends on where you live. I used to be totally against keeping a cat indoor only unless there was a medical reason, then I started talking to people in other countries and realised just how safe the UK is when it comes to threats from wildlife. Now I think it is a case of a...
by Ruth B
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Letting out for the first time
Replies: 8
Views: 75

Re: Letting out for the first time

Alice, it seems like you and me quote from the same book when it comes to Ragdolls, they aren't half as fragile and unable to cope as they are made out to be, Blue's only fear was Fireworks, and there are a lot of cats that are scared of those, as long as he had an indoor litter tray and a dark hide...
by Ruth B
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Letting out for the first time
Replies: 8
Views: 75

Re: Letting out for the first time

Blue, our old Ragdoll (now no longer with us) was three years old when i got him and then Tiggy was two years old when we adopted her, both had been indoor only cats before we had them, and both adapted very well to being indoor/outdoor cats with a cat flap to allow them to come and go as they pleas...
by Ruth B
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: super skinny feline needs feeding up
Replies: 11
Views: 92

Re: super skinny feline needs feeding up

Like Mollycat says a good high protein normal food is probably as good as anything for him, you might want to look at Felix As Good as it Looks Kitten food, I think it it is one of the highest protein contents found in wet food (just googled it, 25% dry mass, of which 15.4% is protein so well over h...
by Ruth B
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: tips on reducing aggression between my two cats?
Replies: 3
Views: 44

Re: tips on reducing aggression between my two cats?

To me it sounds like you have two cats who are trying to be alpha female, if it was only verbal arguing then I would say let them sort it out, but as it has got physical you need to intervene. I will add that while i hope they will learn to live together it could be that both are set in their ways, ...
by Ruth B
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Urinating in my house
Replies: 6
Views: 68

Re: Urinating in my house

It might be worth getting back in touch with the shelter he came from and asking them if he used the tray fine while he was with them, I would have hoped, if he hadn't, they would have tried to solve the problem before rehoming him, but it's worth a try, they might also be able to give you some advi...
by Ruth B
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: What food?
Replies: 3
Views: 37

Re: What food?

Felix is fine and is actually one of the better brands easily available, mine are mostly fed Felix as Good as it Looks, with the occasional tin of Gourmet Gold, or sachet of Gourmet Pearl or Sheba given for a change. As to what is the best food, you could ask 10 people and get a dozen answers. If yo...
by Ruth B
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Problem with breeder
Replies: 2
Views: 44

Re: Problem with breeder

I'm in the UK so things might be different over here, but my advise would be to walk away if you can. If you have lost money and have the emails, is there a Trading Standards organisation you can go to who might be able to help or at least who would investigate them.. I hate to say it but it does so...
by Ruth B
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Coco and Chanel dilemma
Replies: 186
Views: 3264

Re: Coco and Chanel dilemma

Aww.

And there was talk of separating them before. I'm so glad you decided to keep them they look so happy there together.
by Ruth B
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: so...Milla kinda mated but her heat cycle is still going
Replies: 25
Views: 4821

Re: so...Milla kinda mated but her heat cycle is still going

He is a beauty and looks so comfy on that keyboard. I bet he takes some brushing to keep his coat in condition. There will always be some people who think that spaying and neutering is wrong, the best we can do is just keep trying to convince them otherwise and point out all the health benefits from...
by Ruth B
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Best way to give your cat a tablet?
Replies: 7
Views: 63

Re: Best way to give your cat a tablet?

There is no easy way to give a cat a tablet. Different techniques have worked at different times for me, and wrapping them in a towel is one I've never mastered. Last year one of mine had to have a 4 week course of antibiotics a type which had a problem if they lodge in the throat so I was told to e...
by Ruth B
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: X-Rays, Pain meds, & Bloodwork! Oh my!
Replies: 5
Views: 61

Re: X-Rays, Pain meds, & Bloodwork! Oh my!

Poor Franklin, I can't really offer any help but I did notice you mentioned he seemed better after being at the vets and then deteriorated when he came home, which does make me wonder if he is reacting to something in your house. Can you think of anything you introduced, bought, got given, started u...
by Ruth B
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Urinating in my house
Replies: 6
Views: 68

Re: Urinating in my house

I would certainly suggest starting with a vet check if you haven't already just to make sure there is no medical reason for his behaviour. Assuming there isn't then certain things to try. As Booktigger says, try cleaning the trays more often, it could be he doesn't like the smell, particularly with ...
by Ruth B
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - Chapter 3
Replies: 72
Views: 671

Re: Mia - Chapter 3

I can understand that sometimes you have to wait, there was one time when a dog was rushed in choking and had to go straight into emergency surgery and they had to call another vet in to cover. However the surgery used to run to time very well, I can only think they were very good as working out how...
by Ruth B
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - Chapter 3
Replies: 72
Views: 671

Re: Mia - Chapter 3

Poor lad it seems he has been really put through the mill with it, hopefully he will be feeling more himself and calmer today. A good vet is worth their weight in gold. When my parents retired and were looking to move and downsize it came down to a matter of they were willing to change doctors, dent...
by Ruth B
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: so...Milla kinda mated but her heat cycle is still going
Replies: 25
Views: 4821

Re: so...Milla kinda mated but her heat cycle is still going

We had a cat when I was a child that adopted us when he was about 2 years old, and after treatment for abscesses and other wounds he was neutered. You could not have asked for a soppier cat as far as people were concerned, he even, occasionally, had to help my Dad calm down a child patient (my Dad w...
by Ruth B
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - Chapter 3
Replies: 72
Views: 671

Re: Mia - Chapter 3

Poor lad, here's hoping he is soon back to running and jumping about, but not before it has had time to heal properly. I have heard of one other cat that belonged to a friend (another tabby called Jasper) who at 5 months was sent home before surgery as only one had dropped, a month later it still wa...
by Ruth B
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: loss of fur
Replies: 8
Views: 80

Re: loss of fur

I always used the ones that had the buckles that didn't have a peg in them, it didn't take much effort to pull the collar undone. We went through them at a reasonable rate of knots, but better that than them not coming undone when they needed to. It didn't help that one of the cats, the tortie no su...
by Ruth B
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: loss of fur
Replies: 8
Views: 80

Re: loss of fur

We've only had two cats that wore collars and both had permanent collar lines, although they never really had a long chance to heal. When we got Blue our old Ragdoll I couldn't bare the thought of a collar line cutting through his amazing ruff so he became the first cat I actually knew off to be mic...
by Ruth B
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Coco and Chanel dilemma
Replies: 186
Views: 3264

Re: Coco and Chanel dilemma

It sounds like things are going amazingly well. It could well be a combination of things that is causing Chanel to play less, she is older and they do play less when older (although my 4 year old girl still loves to chase a ball around) and having access to the rest of the house every other night wi...
by Ruth B
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: 3 cats with injured infected legs! Help!
Replies: 3
Views: 44

Re: 3 cats with injured infected legs! Help!

I have to agree, they need to see a vet, abscesses are nasty things and need to be properly treated to make sure they fully clear up and heal. The vet might also be able to give some idea of what caused it, all three developing them in a week does sound serious. Have a good think and see if anything...
by Ruth B
Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Pebbles Famous 4 from Oz
Replies: 4
Views: 72

Re: Pebbles Famous 4 from Oz

Great news for Pebbles, but it must be hard for you to see her go, at least you know she has a great home.

If her new owner should read this, then give her a good fuss from me.
by Ruth B
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Is kittens face ok
Replies: 3
Views: 46

Re: Is kittens face ok

If you aren't going to be keeping it I would suggest contacting a charity as soon as you can rather than leaving it a few days. It could be it has cat flu (not uncommon in kittens) which left untreated could cause the kitten to lose one or both eyes, the sooner a charity has it and can start treatme...
by Ruth B
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Is kittens face ok
Replies: 3
Views: 46

Re: Is kittens face ok

I'm no expert on kittens and I am assuming you mean the marks either side of his nose by the eyes. My thought would be some type of eye infection causing a discharge. I will also add that from the photo he doesn't look particularly old (that might just be the photo angle it is hard to tell), possibl...
by Ruth B
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Am I feeding my cat enough?
Replies: 2
Views: 46

Re: Am I feeding my cat enough?

Like with humans, every cat is different when it comes to how much they need to eat to maintain a healthy weight. How much exercise Tiger gets plays a big part in how much he needs to eat, if he is very sedentary then he won't need a lot, if he is out all the time or chasing toys around the house he...
by Ruth B
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Casper pooped outside his litterbox twice in a week
Replies: 3
Views: 68

Re: Casper pooped outside his litterbox twice in a week

My guess is that something spooked him while using a box and now he is looking for somewhere 'safe' to go although to me right in the middle of the entry way doesn't sound safe, it might to him. Is there anywhere near there you could put an extra box for a bit that wouldn't be that in the way, if no...