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by Sniper1
Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Blatant plea for sympathy
Replies: 43
Views: 310

Re: Blatant plea for sympathy

Hi mollycat and booktigger thanks for your comments yes rental will be the option but a room in a shared house is probably the direction will be looking things really will be that tight even if a very small cheap flat we're possible the funds for animal care just will not be there. Having been very ...
by Sniper1
Fri Oct 09, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Blatant plea for sympathy
Replies: 43
Views: 310

Re: Blatant plea for sympathy

It's wonderful reading this thread thank you everyone the saying it's OK to not be OK is so true but it's so hard to know where to turn, I previously worked in psychiatric care and thought I had a good understanding of mental health but this past year has thrown me completely. Have come to an incred...
by Sniper1
Thu Oct 08, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Blatant plea for sympathy
Replies: 43
Views: 310

Re: Blatant plea for sympathy

I know just how you feel the struggle of life is endless this year has been so bad for so many reasons the problems here seem insurmountable urgent house repairs need doing but no funds work is intermittent bills pile up the expense of pets is mind boggling vets Rob you blind taking near a month's w...
by Sniper1
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Chronic Upper Respiratory Infections for almost a year
Replies: 5
Views: 54

Re: Chronic Upper Respiratory Infections for almost a year

It's actually quite a common problem in some feral colonies we have dealt with and if it's a long term issue we find it best just to monitor the feeding and only use antibiotics if an effected cat stops eating then a course usually gets them back on track over use of antibiotics are not a good idea ...
by Sniper1
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Mammary tumors treatment
Replies: 6
Views: 56

Re: Mammary tumors treatment

I would not hesitate to have the surgery mammary tumours are very risky especially if more than one and what the actual tumour looks like from outside means nothing you can't see inside whether it's spreading to the chest or lungs which is very common
by Sniper1
Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Should I not pet/cuddle my outdoor cats? (worms/parasites human safety question)
Replies: 10
Views: 101

Re: Should I not pet/cuddle my outdoor cats? (worms/parasites human safety question)

Oh mollycat your a gem next time I don't take the washing out of the machine or forget to put the bins out or even worse leave my work boots in the kitchen I can say to the Mrs I've got TG from all these cats....an absolute lifesaver thank you😁😻😍
by Sniper1
Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Breed Knowledge
Replies: 6
Views: 93

Re: Breed Knowledge

They're not the breeds stated and may not be even pedigree but also are they neutered, vaccinated, miicrochipped if yes then minus the cost of all that as its money you dont ave to pay out to get done and if you like the cats and can offer a good secure loving home buy them the owner wants to sell s...
by Sniper1
Sat Aug 15, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Rehoming Kittens
Replies: 3
Views: 109

Re: Rehoming Kittens

Hi and well done with the kittens, if you could possibly get the kittens neutered whilst still with you it would be best as they're already settled and would recuperate easier in a familiar environment, You could advertise for new homes anywhere online, on social media in vets surgery's and pet stor...
by Sniper1
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat with kidney disease
Replies: 12
Views: 417

Re: Cat with kidney disease

We have always gone for the higher protein option with any renal failure cats not encouraged by the way most cats on lower protein seem to literally waste away and loose so much muscle mass and 11 years is the best we've done keeping a cat going on a mostly home made diet with extra vitamin and herb...
by Sniper1
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Feeding
Replies: 9
Views: 153

Re: Feeding

Go for better quality as with most things in life you generally get what you pay for even the regular supermarkets generally have better quality choices indoor only is really not necessary normal food will be fine
by Sniper1
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Advice for adopting 8-week-old kitten?
Replies: 6
Views: 163

Re: Advice for adopting 8-week-old kitten?

Hi as you've taken kittens at twelve weeks before there really is no difference in caring for an 8 week old your kitten will be eating drinking using litter box just keep food to what it's used to and make any changes in diet slowly regular small meals and plenty of cuddles and playtime they're a li...
by Sniper1
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat licking herself red raw
Replies: 6
Views: 241

Re: Cat licking herself red raw

It oftem takes a few weeks for the irritation to calm down after flea treatment and a few consecutive applications b4 fur grows back you will also need to treat the house thoroughly
by Sniper1
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Getting Broadline onto the hide vs. the fur
Replies: 4
Views: 107

Re: Getting Broadline onto the hide vs. the fur

Find it much easier with two people one to hold the cat while the other parts some fur and can keep it parted to apply the spot on sometimes we put it on two separate spots to avoid so much on fur which seems to be wasted but it can take a fair bit of fiddling around to get a good patch of skin expo...
by Sniper1
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Passive cat and confident kitten fighting and hissing all the time
Replies: 4
Views: 88

Re: Passive cat and confident kitten fighting and hissing all the time

Having multiple cats we have had lots of personality clashes over the years but are fortunate to have space indoor and out including large secure outdoor space and fre roam oppurtinity for our lot but have always taken the view that if a newcomer arrives and really doesn't fit in they can't stay and...
by Sniper1
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Can anyone recommend a wormer for ferals?
Replies: 2
Views: 52

Re: Can anyone recommend a wormer for ferals?

We use panacur worming granules have done for years widely available in pet stores put them in fridge for couple hours before use makes even less detectable use when cats are usually most hungry mix in small amount of favourite food if your colony feeding an overdose of several times the recommended...
by Sniper1
Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Foster cat dilemma - your advice and opinions please
Replies: 14
Views: 333

Re: Foster cat dilemma - your advice and opinions please

Dare I say you have and are being very naive here any re homing connected to that rescue direct or whatever has a good chance of her ending up back in their care and they're obviously not competent at running a rescue with your knowledge I think handing her back to them would be nothing short of cru...
by Sniper1
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Will he ever be tame?
Replies: 8
Views: 258

Re: Will he ever be tame?

Something I would like to add if he is not neutered DO NOT put him through the distress of catching him getting into a carrier and the trauma of a vets visit you will have almost zero chance of ever regaining any trust after that and his rising testorone levels at his age may actually increase his c...
by Sniper1
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Will he ever be tame?
Replies: 8
Views: 258

Re: Will he ever be tame?

Hi you have asked a very complex question a feral cat has extremely enhanced wild instinct which set them apart from domestic or domestic cat gone wild ferals can have generations of wildness bred into them in which case it is not reasonable or kind to try to inflict domestic life on them, that said...
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: 311

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: 311

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: 190

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: 301

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: 301

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: 301

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: 254

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: 38
Views: 2369

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: 38
Views: 2369

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: 889

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: 3559

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: 553

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