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by vanilla
Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Ill after eating grass
Replies: 9
Views: 189

Re: Ill after eating grass

I grow cat grass for my cat as he's scared of going outside. I noticed that the grass doesn't last very long when I let them help themselves. Now I just cut off the grass as near to the bottom as possible, after letting it grow to maximum height, then i just snip it into tiny 5mm pieces on top of th...
by vanilla
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: For those who feed their cats Felix, has anyone noticed that their cats have stopped eating it?
Replies: 8
Views: 201

Re: For those who feed their cats Felix, has anyone noticed that their cats have stopped eating it?

After reading comments from the experienced cat owners over the years, I now give my cats several brands of food to eat. I no longer stick to one brand of wet food due to them turning up their noses, should the recipe change. I have Felix AGAIL, Whiskas, Natures Menu Country Hunter, James Wellbelove...
by vanilla
Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: How long can you leave it between yearly jabs?
Replies: 3
Views: 102

Re: How long can you leave it between yearly jabs?

Thank you so much for your replies. Luckily not going to a cattery as family will be coming over. xx
by vanilla
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: How long can you leave it between yearly jabs?
Replies: 3
Views: 102

How long can you leave it between yearly jabs?

How long can you leave it between yearly jabs? Do you have to do it on the dot of the anniversary? How many days can you leave it after it has been due?

Planning on going away but it will be when he has his jabs :/
by vanilla
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cats and Christmas trees!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 119

Cats and Christmas trees!!!!

How do you stop your cat from using your Christmas tree as the ultimate cat tree!?!!?! Mine constantly bats the baubles and tries to chew the lights! Arrgghhh!!!
by vanilla
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Sensitive control cat food
Replies: 5
Views: 238

Re: Sensitive control cat food

Hi TinkerBeth, My kitten had the same problem. He's now on grain-free foods. I have Wainwrights, Lily's Kitchen, James Wellbeloved, Royal Canine Sensitive and Natures Menu. I like to have a selection of foods so that he doesn't get fussy. I noticed when he ate my other cats food ie Felix, whiskas or...
by vanilla
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Retained deciduous teeth
Replies: 2
Views: 98

Re: Retained deciduous teeth

Update:

Finally they popped out! He's obviously a late bloomer. Worries over *phew*
by vanilla
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Retained deciduous teeth
Replies: 2
Views: 98

Retained deciduous teeth

Has anyone had a cat with retained deciduous teeth. I've noticed my 6mth old kitten still has his baby canines. He has lost all his other baby teeth. The bottom canines are okay. Will they evenutally drop out? How long does it take? He's eating okay and doesn't seem to be in any discomfort. How much...
by vanilla
Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Pallina has been hospitalized: pancreatitis
Replies: 56
Views: 1666

Re: Pallina has been hospitalized: pancreatitis

Been away for a while. So sorry to hear this Antonio. RIP Pallina. You did so much for her and gave her such a wonderful life. *hugs*
by vanilla
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: At what age to spay??
Replies: 12
Views: 326

Re: At what age to spay??

My local CP told me mine could get castrated from 4mths but has to weigh above 2kg. I tend to get mine done at 5mths. They stay inside until they are neutered.
by vanilla
Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Pallina has been hospitalized: pancreatitis
Replies: 56
Views: 1666

Re: Pallina has been hospitalized: pancreatitis

Sorry to hear this. Sending over lots of healing hugs to Pallina xx
by vanilla
Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: New mum cat is rough with babies!!
Replies: 7
Views: 186

Re: New mum cat is rough with babies!!

Thank you for welcoming me to the forum :) You don't know how much you're response has put me at ease, I thought it had something to do with the minor contact I was making with the kittens. How long do you think before they can venture out and she won't be so rough with them? When they are out of t...
by vanilla
Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: New mum cat is rough with babies!!
Replies: 7
Views: 186

Re: New mum cat is rough with babies!!

Welcome to the forum. I remember when mine had kittens, I kept them all safe in a large crate. She originally gave birth under the dining room chairs. After all kittens were born, we moved them to the large crate, with little handling. They couldn't venture too far. We handled them but didn't take t...
by vanilla
Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Royal Canin Vet Diet Sensitivity Control substitute?
Replies: 6
Views: 290

Re: Royal Canin Vet Diet Sensitivity Control substitute?

Not sure on the sensitive side, but I use Kattovit renal rather than RC. Depends why your cat needs it He tends to get loose stools on whiskas. Changed him to JWB and it was a bit better but still had bad farts. Tried him on the RC sensitive stuff and that seemed to help alot. He doesn't fart as mu...
by vanilla
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Royal Canin Vet Diet Sensitivity Control substitute?
Replies: 6
Views: 290

Re: Royal Canin Vet Diet Sensitivity Control substitute?

is it the pouches you are after? Zooplus sell them http://www.zooplus.co.uk/shop/cats/canned_cat_food_pouches/royal_canin_vet_diet_wet_cat/veterinary_diet/516254 Thanks Kay. I was just wondering if there was anything else he could eat. He doesn't fart as much on this stuff. :lol: On Whiskas he has ...
by vanilla
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Royal Canin Vet Diet Sensitivity Control substitute?
Replies: 6
Views: 290

Royal Canin Vet Diet Sensitivity Control substitute?

Does anyone know of any other foods a cat can eat that is similar to Royal Canin Vet Diet Sensitivity Control that doesn't need to be prescribed?
by vanilla
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Male or female
Replies: 4
Views: 329

Re: Male or female

Top one is definitely a boy and the bottom one is a girl. The boys anus is further away from his pee hole. The girl one is closer together ;)
by vanilla
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Help introducing dog to cat
Replies: 14
Views: 775

Re: Help introducing dog to cat

I agree with Sniper1 about treating your cat everytime the dog arrives. It will then start to associate treats with the dog! :lol:

Don't put her treat in his dog bowl. You wouldn't want to eat off somebody elses plate! :lol:
by vanilla
Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Help introducing dog to cat
Replies: 14
Views: 775

Re: Help introducing dog to cat

Hi and welcome to the forum. I've never introduced a dog to a cat but I've introduced a new kitten to a resident cat several times. It's mostly scent swapping and letting your cat approach the dog on its own terms. Do not force the cat to meet the dog. Dogs behave differently to cats and may get exc...
by vanilla
Thu May 24, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: When is it safe to leave kitten with 15mth cat??
Replies: 1
Views: 231

When is it safe to leave kitten with 15mth cat??

So I've succumbed to adding another kitty to the household. A lovely ginger male kitten. Now the problem I have is that my younger cat is a little too rough with him when they play. My 10wk kitten is very docile and nothing like my other cat when he was a kitten. I've been supervising them when intr...
by vanilla
Thu May 24, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: the ever popular food question....
Replies: 8
Views: 507

Re: the ever popular food question....

My cat is a little fussy. Some wet foods he won't eat. The only way I can get him to eat it is to mix it with his favourite dry food! That does the trick. It's a 50/50 mix of wet and dry. Maybe try mixing a tiny amount of wet food to his dry and gradually increase it. :)
by vanilla
Thu May 17, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Ragdolls
Replies: 6
Views: 462

Re: Ragdolls

Thanks Ruth B xx
by vanilla
Wed May 16, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Ragdolls
Replies: 6
Views: 462

Re: Ragdolls

Hi Ruth B, Did you have to groom your ragdoll alot? I asked my friend who has two ragdolls and she said she wouldn't get long haired again as it was high maintenance and she took the cats to the groomers twice a year to keep the knots and matting down.
by vanilla
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Ragdolls
Replies: 6
Views: 462

Re: Ragdolls

Oh he sounded lovely Ruth B.

Is your outside area secure? Ours isn't so it could crawl out to the road. All the research I've read up on says to keep them in as they are so placid and not very street wise.
by vanilla
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Ragdolls
Replies: 6
Views: 462

Ragdolls

For those that have owned ragdoll cats how long did they live for and did they have genetic problems? Thinking about getting one but reading up on them it seems like they are prone to some hereditary health problems. "Kidney and bladder problems are a particular problem within the breed, with polycy...
by vanilla
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Is this fur balls?
Replies: 9
Views: 1097

Re: Is this fur balls?

Hello peeps, So one of my cats, she's about 12 yo, keeps coughing as if she is going to produce a furball then nothing appears. Has anyone else seen this? Can you recommend any remedies, I've got a feeling I can get a paste to give her but wondering if I should also get her vet checked in case it's...
by vanilla
Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: How Often Do You Wash Litter Trays?
Replies: 19
Views: 1956

Re: How Often Do You Wash Litter Trays?

I use a clumping litter. When the litter gets low, I filter it through a sieve into another tray and top it up. The used tray then gets washed. It depends how often he uses it, not so much now that the weather is better. So hardly washing it, but I do it once a month if it's only been touched a few ...
by vanilla
Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Toasted Kittens
Replies: 9
Views: 1442

Re: Toasted Kittens

These stories are funny! Obviously not at the time it happened for you guys!
by vanilla
Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: zooplus discount code
Replies: 9
Views: 1110

Re: zooplus discount code

Well, looks like it was worth the wait. Had stuff sitting in the basket as it wasn't urgent. Guess what? They sent me a surprise 10% off code! :o

2ANA-8YQX-A5TC-7H7I-LF5 - expires 11 March. Not sure if it will work in general or if it's a one time use. Worth a try if anyone needs it. :)