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by Oddcat
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Willow not eating - any ideas?
Replies: 24
Views: 477

Re: Willow not eating - any ideas?

So sorry to hear. Willow was very lucky to have you. I'm sure she's playing happily at the Bridge now.

Sending big hugs x
by Oddcat
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Willow not eating - any ideas?
Replies: 24
Views: 477

Re: Willow not eating - any ideas?

Hi, great to hear from you, but I'm so sorry it's not under better circumstances. What a worry for you. I completely understand the frustration and anxiety of a cat refusing to eat. I had a lot of success with Royal Canin Recovery food with my old Oddcat in her twilight years. It's high energy, nutr...
by Oddcat
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cats and badgers
Replies: 4
Views: 235

Re: Cats and badgers

Thank you all for your kind words, it really does help to know I'm not alone. Bobbys Girl, the 'what if's' are awful aren't they. My Dave was really upset too, and he has been really understanding of my grief. But he moves through the stages of grief much quicker than me. I seem to get stuck at 'wha...
by Oddcat
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cats and badgers
Replies: 4
Views: 235

Cats and badgers

I thought I'd start a new thread, I don't want to hijack June's thread. We sadly lost our dear Cupcake about 4 weeks ago, we had to put her to sleep after a badger attack and a 2am dash to the emergency vets. Cupcake was a semi feral girl who had lived with us for 10 years. She, along with the many ...
by Oddcat
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Having to have your cat PTS
Replies: 15
Views: 563

Re: Having to have your cat PTS

June, Bobbys Girl, I am so very sorry for your losses. My dear Cupcake went to the Bridge a few weeks before Christmas; she was PTS following a badger attack and a 2am dash to the emergency vets. No matter how they leave us, or what age they are, it never hurts any less. I haven't felt able to talk ...
by Oddcat
Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Tails of the radioactive cat (or Mouse.) Radio-iodine treatment for hyperthyroidism
Replies: 208
Views: 24845

Re: Tails of the radioactive cat (or Mouse.) Radio-iodine treatment for hyperthyroidism

Hi! I've been following Mouse's thread, and whilst I've got no experience of hyperthyroidism and so have nothing useful to add, I just wanted to say how thrilled I am to hear how well Mouse is doing :D It certainly sounds like she's feeling really well and comfortable. Me and the furry crew are send...
by Oddcat
Sat Jul 01, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Greetings from a cat friendly hotel!
Replies: 4
Views: 1693

Re: Greetings from a cat friendly hotel!

Ahh, what a lovely story. I hadn't seen it before. It's been nice being able to enjoy a holiday without the usual routine of stuffing my handbag with chicken from the buffet before sneaking it out for the local strays! This morning there was a member of management feeding the cats. Making little pil...
by Oddcat
Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Greetings from a cat friendly hotel!
Replies: 4
Views: 1693

Greetings from a cat friendly hotel!

I felt the need to share and celebrate something fantastic. We're on holiday in Turkey at the moment, and we all know how questionable the treatment of animals can be overseas. But at this hotel they have a small colony of neutered cats they care for and look after fabulously. They have access to un...
by Oddcat
Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Incontinent elderly cat
Replies: 3
Views: 808

Re: Incontinent elderly cat

That's a good idea, thank you, and definitely worth a try.
by Oddcat
Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Incontinent elderly cat
Replies: 3
Views: 808

Incontinent elderly cat

Hi, I'm after your expertise again friends. I'm posting on behalf of my brother and sister-in-law who have a 19 year old male cat, Milly, who is dearly loved and very much part of their family. Milly is frail and a bit confused, but hey, at the ripe old age of 19 he's allowed to be a bit doddery. Bu...
by Oddcat
Wed May 31, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Laundry advice!
Replies: 5
Views: 1505

Re: Laundry advice!

Thank you. I'll pop it in the wash tomorrow then.

Rosie will be pleased, she's very attached to her bed!
by Oddcat
Wed May 31, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Laundry advice!
Replies: 5
Views: 1505

Laundry advice!

Strange question, so apologies in advance! Rosie was sick all over her bed overnight (furball season, yuk!). I've put a pic of a bed similar to hers underneath ... thought it best to spare you all a pic of the actual sick covered bed! The label says machine washable. My question is has anyone succes...
by Oddcat
Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Desperate for some impartial advice please
Replies: 14
Views: 2642

Re: Desperate for some impartial advice please

Hi, I totally understand how it feels to not bond with a cat. We had Rosie (a 6 month old rescue kittie at the time) as a friend for Oddcat, who seemed lonely after we'd had Tinkerbell PTS at the grand old age of 20. With hindsight, I hadn't given myself time to get over the loss of Tinkerbell, I wa...
by Oddcat
Mon Jan 30, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Big tins of Supermeat getting harder to find?
Replies: 36
Views: 8967

Re: Big tins of Supermeat getting harder to find?

I popped into Morrisons on my way home tonight and picked up a pack of the supermeat/pate cans for Cupcake to try ... she scoffed a whole plate down and asked for more. Result!! Cheaper than Whiskas, Cupcake loves it, no cereals and I can stock up on my way home from work ... everyone's a winner! Th...
by Oddcat
Fri Jan 20, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Big tins of Supermeat getting harder to find?
Replies: 36
Views: 8967

Re: Big tins of Supermeat getting harder to find?

Great, thanks for letting us know. There is a Morrisons just round the corner from where I work in Wolverhampton so I'll pop in. And even better that it's cereal free. I worry about the amount of cereal in Cupcake's diet. The others eat Bozita which has a much higher meat content. But Cupcake insist...
by Oddcat
Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Vibes for Bob please!
Replies: 41
Views: 4799

Re: Vibes for Bob please!

Ahh, that's good news. Sleep is a great healer, and cats sure know how to sleep well! It's amazing how cats adapt and get on with things without worry or self pity. I never fail to be inspired by their resilience. I hope Bob's had another restful healing day today. Gentle fussed from me, and purrs a...
by Oddcat
Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Vibes for Bob please!
Replies: 41
Views: 4799

Re: Vibes for Bob please!

Just dropped in to see how Bob got on today, I've been thinking about you both and sending positive thoughts. Really pleased he's home and there is no infection. But sorry to hear the poor little fella is so sore. All fingers and paws crossed here for a speedy recovery. Gentle fusses to Bob .... tak...
by Oddcat
Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Vibes for Bob please!
Replies: 41
Views: 4799

Re: Vibes for Bob please!

Lots of love, positive vibe and purrs from me and my furry gang, to Bob and you .... get well soon Bob .... we're thinking of you xx
by Oddcat
Tue Dec 13, 2016 7:03 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Big tins of Supermeat getting harder to find?
Replies: 36
Views: 8967

Re: Big tins of Supermeat getting harder to find?

Hi Mark, our feral cat (Cupcake) will only eat Whiskas supermeat so I share your problem. I believe Whiskas are phasing it out in the UK. We keep a steady supply coming from Zooplus, they call it pate and the tin is all in German ... but Cupcake confirms that it's the same stuff, and the price is gr...
by Oddcat
Wed Sep 14, 2016 11:25 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Hello
Replies: 33
Views: 4588

Re: Hello

:lol: :lol: you're probably right Mayday. I've never been any good at lip service and all that corporate jazz.

Probably should have thought of something better to say though ... I'll be ready for them next time :)
by Oddcat
Tue Sep 13, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Hitting a cat/I stole it
Replies: 9
Views: 1958

Re: Hitting a cat/I stole it

I agree ... animals are amazing at just living in the moment, and bouncing back from traumas.

I'm as certain as I can be that the little girl found happiness. And had you to thank for it. Bless you for saving her, it was a brave and kind thing to do.
by Oddcat
Tue Sep 13, 2016 5:22 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Hello
Replies: 33
Views: 4588

Re: Hello

Catslave, your calling yourself a mad cat lady reminded me of something I was trying to forget ... I recently had an interview for a promotion at work. It was going well, when they threw me this curve ball ... "describe yourself in three words" ... it caught me off guard a bit so I said the first th...
by Oddcat
Tue Sep 13, 2016 5:17 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Such a scare
Replies: 11
Views: 1698

Re: Such a scare

I'm so glad Rufus is feeling better :) Rosie has had a few very similar episodes over the past few years. The vet has never gotten to the bottom of the problem and she always bounces back after a few days. But it's always a worry. Really pleased your boy is fine now, what a relief it is when they ar...
by Oddcat
Sat Sep 10, 2016 7:53 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: TC loose stools
Replies: 3
Views: 713

Re: TC loose stools

Poor TC, I hope he's feeling better soon. When I had three kitties with upset tummies (all at the same time, what a mess!! :shock: ) I had a lot of success with probiotics. I now keep a box at home and at the first sign of a poorly tum mix one in their food. Always seems to work very well. I buy box...
by Oddcat
Fri Sep 09, 2016 8:40 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Dave vet update.
Replies: 17
Views: 2257

Re: Dave vet update.

You've both had a bit of a stressful day! Hopefully you can enjoy a nice quiet weekend to recover.

Fingers crossed the meds do the trick. Give Dave a big fuss from me :)
by Oddcat
Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:13 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Hello
Replies: 33
Views: 4588

Re: Hello

I'm sure I recall reading something about the ginger/red gene or chromosome or something in torties and gingers being dominant, and that giving them a particular type of temperament ... and it's a similar gene or chromosome thingy bob that is seen in foxes ... Reading that back, I think perhaps I'd ...
by Oddcat
Thu Sep 08, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Hello
Replies: 33
Views: 4588

Re: Hello

Great photo! Pongo fancies the Gentleman's Snoozing Club very much :lol: Hi catslave 16, your old girl sounds adorable. So, what is typical tortie behaviour ... well we call ours the 'naughty torties' but it is officially known as Tortitude. As this link says, torties are strong willed and very poss...
by Oddcat
Wed Sep 07, 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: So scared for Dave
Replies: 15
Views: 2690

Re: So scared for Dave

Love and best wishes for Dave from me and my cat crew too.

It's human nature to think the worst, I'm terrible for doing it. But it's only because we love the little monsters so much.

Try not to worry and give Dave a big fuss from me x
by Oddcat
Wed Sep 07, 2016 5:55 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: The 3 Muskateers
Replies: 8
Views: 1566

Re: The 3 Muskateers

Oh my goodness, an exciting morning! Harper sounds fantastic, what a bundle of fun :D