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by Ruth B
Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Furballs
Replies: 1
Views: 19

Re: Furballs

If one of mine, its normally Tiggy, throws up and there is fur in it, it is almost a relief, it means that it is perfectly normal and nothing to worry about, more worrying is when they throw up for no apparent reason. The only thing I do to try and reduce the furballs is to try and groom her a bit, ...
by Ruth B
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Corona ... someone had to start it!
Replies: 24
Views: 237

Re: Corona ... someone had to start it!

I have to say my vet has been fine. Tiggy, my Golden Oldie suffered a bad respiratory infection last year, several courses of antibiotics didn't really help, but the Bisolven powder did help with the symptoms. To be honest I was surprised she made it through last year. A bit over a week ago I notice...
by Ruth B
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Help w Senior Cat + Litter Box
Replies: 7
Views: 91

Re: Help w Senior Cat + Litter Box

Quite a long time ago I was looking for a large litter tray as we had a Ragdoll cat and was larger than the standard moggies we had had before. I found one that fits in a corner and the short sides are about 20" long, the third side is even longer. It has high sides with a lower section in the long ...
by Ruth B
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: My cat is breathing weirdly and doesn’t have a voice when meowing.
Replies: 2
Views: 38

Re: My cat is breathing weirdly and doesn’t have a voice when meowing.

It sounds very similar to how my cat was when she had a upper respiratory infection (nothing to do with Covid 19, swabs actually diagnosed it as something called Mycoplasma). Like when we get a bad cold, her nose was all bunged up, she couldn't smell the food so didn't want to eat, and could only br...
by Ruth B
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Worlds Best Cat Litter
Replies: 18
Views: 196

Re: Worlds Best Cat Litter

A while ago I changed from using Catsan Clumping litter to Siria. Catsan was a claybased litter, formed really solid heavy clumps which often glued themselves to the tray, the Siria is made from corn kernels which I thought was probably better for the environment, and it is also much cheaper and get...
by Ruth B
Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Corona ... someone had to start it!
Replies: 24
Views: 237

Re: Corona ... someone had to start it!

I think you could get away with taking the dog to the 'local' beauty spot for exercise, the problem comes when everyone decides to drive to distant beauty spots, if you live in a city a natural area might be a drive away and would do you much more good than walking around the streets. If you have dr...
by Ruth B
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Abnormal things going on around here....
Replies: 4
Views: 62

Re: Abnormal things going on around here....

Oh dear this isn't sounding good. A neutered male can certainly go through the motions, but as they say, fires blanks. I'm not certain, but I would have thought that if he hadn't been neutered properly then it is possible he could get her pregnant. I'm no expert, I've always had cats that have come ...
by Ruth B
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Advice
Replies: 5
Views: 163

Re: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Advice

From what was said on BBC Breakfast this morning, if you are in a job that can safely be postponed or closed for a while then that is what you should do, if it is a job that involves peoples health and safety or general well being then you can do it. The example he gave was a plumber shouldn't be st...
by Ruth B
Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Corona ... someone had to start it!
Replies: 24
Views: 237

Re: Corona ... someone had to start it!

I'm actually enjoying the peace and quiet of being home alone again, now the plumbers have gone. I'm self employed and work from home, i had a craft fair last Sunday, which will probably be the last for a few months instead of the normal Spring load i do, I've already heard that one in July has canc...
by Ruth B
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat licking mout after eating
Replies: 1
Views: 38

Re: Cat licking mout after eating

If he is actually licking the inside of his mouth then it might be worth having a vet look at it in case there is a dental problem causing it, or it could just be he is getting food caught between his teeth and it is his way of removing it. If he is licking the outside of his mouth up towards the no...
by Ruth B
Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Where is everybody?
Replies: 4
Views: 69

Re: Where is everybody?

Been out to a craft fair today, normally Spring and Autumn are my busy periods for fairs but i have a feeling this might be the last one for a few months.

I'll certainly be around on the forum as much as ever in the near future, you can't get rid of me that easily.
by Ruth B
Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Allowing my cat to venture out of the garden for the first time.
Replies: 5
Views: 62

Re: Allowing my cat to venture out of the garden for the first time.

Generally you shouldn't need to put any old litter outside, she will quickly start scenting the place herself. It is however a good trick to try if a cat goes missing for any length of time, the same as putting your own dirty cloths on the line. Scent can carry a long way on the breeze and can help ...
by Ruth B
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Allowing my cat to venture out of the garden for the first time.
Replies: 5
Views: 62

Re: Allowing my cat to venture out of the garden for the first time.

It sounds like she is ready, and it is one of the most nerve wracking times for any cat owner. My advice would be to make sure she comes when you call her, call her name when ever you feed her, even if she is already at your feet, this means she will always associate her name with getting something ...
by Ruth B
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Have I got the kiss of death ?
Replies: 10
Views: 80

Re: Have I got the kiss of death ?

I'm self employed and work from home, my boss says I can't have time off to self isolate if I get symptoms. My other half works in referrals and bookings at the local hospital, the number of calls has just about doubled this week, people ringing up to check they aren't closed and that appointments a...
by Ruth B
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Have I got the kiss of death ?
Replies: 10
Views: 80

Re: Have I got the kiss of death ?

That's interesting, booktigger, I don't remember turning notifications off, but I have never had any come through, i just keep the tab open and check regularly when I'm on the computer.
by Ruth B
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Have I got the kiss of death ?
Replies: 10
Views: 80

Re: Have I got the kiss of death ?

Unfortunately I think it is fairly common, people come for advice and then either just read the replies and go or don't come back to read the replies. I know some have mentioned they expected an email to say there had been a reply and were surprised when they hadn't got one, I'm not on a lot of foru...
by Ruth B
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: A cat poem
Replies: 2
Views: 59

Re: A cat poem

They did a good job when they domesticated humans.
by Ruth B
Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Coco and Chanel dilemma
Replies: 245
Views: 5865

Re: Coco and Chanel dilemma

Always great to see updates on these two, particularly when it is such good news, i know how much being able to just rub behind the ear with one finger can mean, I will never forget the first time Freyja let me do it.
by Ruth B
Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Christopher Brodie stole our hearts..
Replies: 11
Views: 157

Re: Christopher Brodie stole our hearts..

Congratulations and commiserations, sometimes we just have to admit we aren't going to win this round.

We know oldies will give us heartache at some point, but the love they can give us before that is immeasurable.
by Ruth B
Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: My baby boy, just 4 years old
Replies: 4
Views: 97

Re: My baby boy, just 4 years old

I'm so sorry to read this, and no matter the age, or expectation it is never easy. Like has been said, remember he had 4 wonderful years with you, full of love and care, you may think of it as only 4 years, but to him it was a lifetime, and no one can wish for more than a lifetime of love and care. ...
by Ruth B
Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: My cat doesn't want to live here anymore
Replies: 6
Views: 123

Re: My cat doesn't want to live here anymore

You say 'he doesn't want to live with you anymore', can you elaborate on that, how long is he gone for, do you have any idea where he is going, is there anything at home that might make him want to be else where. If you only adopted him in November I assume he hasn't been allowed outside long, maybe...
by Ruth B
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Diabetic cat!
Replies: 7
Views: 113

Re: Diabetic cat!

Certainly talk with your vet, my own experience was a couple of decades ago, and it had changed when Tufty was diagnosed, things may have changed again, or it could be that different things are licenced for use in different countries. Unfortunately every animal reacts differently. Katie's diabetes w...
by Ruth B
Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Diabetic cat!
Replies: 7
Views: 113

Re: Diabetic cat!

Diabetes is not the end of the world, or the end of the cat, but you will need to take some time to think about it and possibly make some hard decisions. I've known two diabetic cats and the decisions made were entirely different but do show the possible options. Many years ago I noticed one of my c...
by Ruth B
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Do female stray cays get along?
Replies: 3
Views: 51

Re: Do female stray cays get along?

Female cats can live perfectly happily together, but as with any intelligent beings personality plays a big part. At the moment I have three cats, the two younger ones came as a pair from the rescue, but aren't related, and then there is my golden oldie female, who in hind sight might have been fine...
by Ruth B
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: My Cats Driving Me NUTS!!
Replies: 3
Views: 85

Re: My Cats Driving Me NUTS!!

I think you need to put catifying your home to top priority. Get the cat run built outside for him, and give him plenty of areas for him to run and jump inside. Play with him lots. As for his litter tray problem, remember cats don't pee around the house out of spite, they do it because of stress, or...
by Ruth B
Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Homing a kitten with cat flu
Replies: 14
Views: 143

Re: Homing a kitten with cat flu

Don't give up, but take some time to think about what you really want to do. It sounds like things have been rather tough on you lately, losing a cat, then having to cope with your own grief as well as Walter's, and then the problems with the RSPCA and the cat you had hoped to adopt, it all adds up ...
by Ruth B
Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: New cat owner. Need help
Replies: 3
Views: 75

Re: New cat owner. Need help

I think you need to make a few decisions about where she can and can't go and then stick to the rules. My suggestions would also be to shut the bedroom door and let her have access to the rest of the house permanently. I wonder if she is starting to feel a little confused, she had a routine and then...
by Ruth B
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Bang, clatter, CRASH!
Replies: 4
Views: 86

Re: Bang, clatter, CRASH!

Mine are being kept in during the day while the plumbers are here redoing the bathroom, and they are not happy about it. They do sleep most of the time but when they are let out then they are wide awake and ready to get up to whatever mischief they can. I am also convinced that the juniors have a sh...
by Ruth B
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat behaviour after mating
Replies: 2
Views: 55

Re: Cat behaviour after mating

I've no experience with breeding cats, but I have to agree that if you are concerned then a trip to the vets is the best idea rather than risk anything going wrong with either the Mum cat or the kittens. I would also have thought it would be good for you to talk to your vets regarding how thing shou...
by Ruth B
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cats Suddenly Fighting
Replies: 4
Views: 99

Re: Cats Suddenly Fighting

Welcome to the forum and don't worry about the long post, more information is always a good thing. I'm not sure I can help much, but two of my cats are a similar age to yours, they are about 5 years old, one male and one female, and I have noticed that the male is a lot more boisterous in his play t...