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by Sniper1
Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Guilt over abandoning feral cats - looking for a friend
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Re: Guilt over abandoning feral cats - looking for a friend

With all due respect I read if three times and to remove the cats from their territory was the worse thing you could do and any issues you both faced were insignificant compared to the fear and difficulties you put those cats through by dumping them to find safety food and shelter in a totally hosti...
by Sniper1
Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Guilt over abandoning feral cats - looking for a friend
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Re: Guilt over abandoning feral cats - looking for a friend

I can only say what a dreadful story to read and a totally treacherous thing to do I could say more but I will bite my tongue God help those poor little souls
by Sniper1
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat in heat - can't be spayed. What to do?
Replies: 4
Views: 91

Re: Cat in heat - can't be spayed. What to do?

We have had several cats with heart murmers spayed and never lost one and one who was not due to being very feral and very small she was far too stressed to handle but lived indoors and sadly succomed to pyometra at nine years old which she kept hidden until treatment came too late its a very big ri...
by Sniper1
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Flea treatment for kittens
Replies: 10
Views: 118

Re: Flea treatment for kittens

At their agei its weight and size age only really an issue if they're very young but if you use something like inforex on the house you will find you don't even need to treat the kitten's vat all just may take a little longer we have ferals who can't be touched but come indoors never have a problem ...
by Sniper1
Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Flea treatment for kittens
Replies: 10
Views: 118

Re: Flea treatment for kittens

You don't need to cover a cat or kitten with the fronrline spray the fleas move around the body to the covered areas so rub it arind the head and neck areas and underneath them
by Sniper1
Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Flea treatment for kittens
Replies: 10
Views: 118

Re: Flea treatment for kittens

Frontline spray would be fine and you can wear rubber gloves spray it on your hands and ruffle it through their fur much less scary for the kitten
by Sniper1
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: My cat still hates my new kitten
Replies: 4
Views: 121

Re: My cat still hates my new kitten

We have always used the crate option to introduce newbies keep it in a main room but not somewhere the resident cats are forced to pass it then they get used to each other with no threat or confrontation
by Sniper1
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Advice for adopting shelter cat
Replies: 34
Views: 970

Re: Advice for adopting shelter cat

Some cats are very talkative we have one who chatters away constantly we talk to him he meows back and on we go it doesn't have to mean anything it's just his way
by Sniper1
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Advice for adopting shelter cat
Replies: 34
Views: 970

Re: Advice for adopting shelter cat

It sounds like she is settling in OK try not to worry too much she will get used to your routine and be calmer once she realises she's home for good and you love her you will come to understand each other
by Sniper1
Tue May 07, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Chronic diarrhoea help
Replies: 34
Views: 509

Re: Chronic diarrhoea help

Had a similar problem with a renal failure cat and living in a multicast household it was difficult to managa diet we tried coating the dry food with brewers yeast powder which is high vitamin b it worked very well and although we lost that cat to renal failure at 19 she had 2 good years with none o...
by Sniper1
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Polyp in ear.
Replies: 14
Views: 2659

Re: Polyp in ear.

Polyps are quite obvious and usually cause irritation scratching and infection depending on how advanced most vets should be able to remove them and part or full ear canal removal its not a specialist thing have never ever know drops to reduce them though have several cats with them to varying degre...
by Sniper1
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Old cat
Replies: 7
Views: 238

Re: Old cat

Its a big risk it could help her mental wellbeing slightly or it could finish her off personally I wouldn't risk it too big a gamble
by Sniper1
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Older Cat 15 years, lossing alot of weight quickly.
Replies: 6
Views: 228

Re: Older Cat 15 years, lossing alot of weight quickly.

I totally agree with the higher protein for oldies I find plenty of fresh fatty meat good for keeping their weight up
by Sniper1
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Feline cystitis
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Re: Feline cystitis

Hi I would try a slightly more unorthodox approach I would take that tom cat to a vet not my regular vet and say he's a stray I am adopting get him neutered bring him home and release him and never tell a soul about it I would not use metscam ever for any of my cats even a one off I would use cystez...
by Sniper1
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Stronghold Plus
Replies: 5
Views: 493

Re: Stronghold Plus

I believe in treating the house and outdoor sleeping areas and then only doing the cats when essential and at 16 I wouldn't be treating a cat just as a matter of routine our jasper only tolerates stronghold and gets an awful sore with any other spot on but all can be different I certainly wouldn't w...
by Sniper1
Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Ear polyp surgery
Replies: 3
Views: 136

Re: Ear polyp surgery

Hi I have hsf this op done on several cats by different vets including one cat who had a complete ear canal removal and all were successful I think most vets should be competent at doing it
by Sniper1
Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Allergy testing?
Replies: 5
Views: 152

Re: Allergy testing?

I believe the cat allergy tests are antibody tests in the UK you can buy them online but I think they rely on previous exposure to cats its probably worth calling your GP surgery and asking them I would imagine they could answer your question more reliably but it may not show up how serious any alle...
by Sniper1
Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: FIV Questions & Answers
Topic: FIV CAT _ GROOMING A LOT !!
Replies: 5
Views: 1953

Re: FIV CAT _ GROOMING A LOT !!

Just a thought but could it be diet related if he's maybe adjusting to new food or maybe the warmer environment in your home compared to the shelter
by Sniper1
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: How much food
Replies: 8
Views: 166

Re: How much food

It does depend on the quality of flood you feed and his activity levels if he's a big lad personally I would double that using premium quality food and monitor his weight
by Sniper1
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Vet Costs, Why do Vets Charge so Much
Replies: 10
Views: 303

Re: Vet Costs, Why do Vets Charge so Much

Its the amount they charge compared to the price of a lot of the drugs they use I know first hand how cheap some of the drugs are so when you go in and receive an injection that actually costs just over a pound and 14 tablets at 4p each but the bill for the visit is 50+ pound its a little steep to s...
by Sniper1
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Feral Kitten Settling in Advice
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Re: Feral Kitten Settling in Advice

I would get a dog crate large enough for bed litter tray food dish etc and put it up in a busy part of the household keep her in there with minimal interaction for a few days then start reaching in and stroking her as often as you can as she gets a little more relaxed at this start picking her out a...
by Sniper1
Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: FIV cat incurable stomatitis - any advice?
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: FIV cat incurable stomatitis - any advice?

Been in similar situation and found as much vitamin b administered as possible when possible helped loads we used pure brewers yeast powder from Holland and barret you can't overdose as its water soluble vitiman you can get vitamin b injections
by Sniper1
Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: The mysterious case of the knife in the night
Replies: 6
Views: 164

Re: The mysterious case of the knife in the night

We had a German pointer for many years came to us in a state of severe starvation and all his life when left he would open the kitchen cupboards and carefully carry all food items to his bed being a trained gundog he would carry anything without damage he didn't eat it he wasn't a greedy dog it was ...
by Sniper1
Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: In dire need of advice about cat not using the litter box
Replies: 6
Views: 192

Re: In dire need of advice about cat not using the litter box

I would put down several trays each with a different litter to see which one she prefers then choose the one she prefers and have two trays changing one fully with fresh litter every day just to see if that helps
by Sniper1
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Traumatised Cat
Replies: 12
Views: 454

Re: Traumatised Cat

Hi my gut instinct is there is something wrong with her I would put money on a physical not mental problem and yes I know you have had her to vets but vets can't always know everything and sometimes a cat can be obviously very I'll and have all tests available but no diagnosis but I really would say...
by Sniper1
Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Getting a new cat/kitten with old cat
Replies: 6
Views: 278

Re: Getting a new cat/kitten with old cat

Hi I think your older cat would probably adjust more easily to a kitten than another adult as long as you give kitten plenty to occupy it so it doesn't pester her too much if this would bother her and its worth bearing in mind that kittens need good homes wherever they come from be it a rescue a pri...
by Sniper1
Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Petitions & Campaigns (Cat Related)
Topic: Saving The ARC, The Ashmore Rescue for Cats.
Replies: 2
Views: 136

Re: Saving The ARC, The Ashmore Rescue for Cats.

Wolverhampton council are notoriously difficult and unsympathetic to any premises with multiple animals or private home based rescues and I would urge everyone to support this cause and also for any resident pet cats to be micro chipped to the owner not the rescue also have a back up plan as they ma...
by Sniper1
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Worming / Fleaing Feral
Replies: 2
Views: 136

Re: Worming / Fleaing Feral

Hi you can apply the spot on wormer anytime as it does not react with the front line he should be fine then with regular feeding but will eat a lot being outdoors cat in the cold weather as long as he has shelter in the barns he shouldn't need anything else and thanks for looking out for him I would...
by Sniper1
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Advice on how safe my flat is for a cat!
Replies: 8
Views: 376

Re: Advice on how safe my flat is for a cat!

It looks to me as though you could possibly extend the flooring that appears to be at the back of the bed up to the wall and I would imagine if you wished you could use clear good quality perspex it would need a supporting wooden sill along the wall to attach to and periodic cross supports but could...
by Sniper1
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Sad update SCC/my baby is gone - Dilemma - 20yr old cat with dental problems
Replies: 23
Views: 620

Re: Dilemma - 20yr old cat with dental problems

Personally I would go for the dental I totally understand your concerns its a massive stress for you both and yes there is added risk but he needs the chance to be comfortable and eat I would insist on staying with him until he's had his pre med and be there early to pick him up even if he's not rea...