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by sarie
Thu May 28, 2015 3:00 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Catflap finally fitted!
Replies: 6
Views: 1990

Re: Catflap finally fitted!

Yeah they seem to be really good with their customers. I got the new parts today so they came incredibly quickly! They've sent me a "Mark 5 Thumb-Proof Front Frame" which includes a little cover for the grey catch so they can't mess with it - looks like it'll do the trick :) They've also sealed the ...
by sarie
Wed May 27, 2015 11:48 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Catflap finally fitted!
Replies: 6
Views: 1990

Re: Catflap finally fitted!

Haha thanks guys :) Sorry for being quiet - work picked up a bit so it's been manic recently. All the better that I got the flap when I did haha! I hope Henry learns how to use the flap soon meriad - 2 years haha!! Maybe he's just being selective on purpose ;) They can be such tricky individuals, li...
by sarie
Mon May 11, 2015 10:38 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Catflap finally fitted!
Replies: 6
Views: 1990

Catflap finally fitted!

Well.. Clive is 7 years old and Harvey is 5 and neither cat has ever had access to the outside via a catflap! I've always lived in rented so I've never been able to fit one so their access has always been restricted. I bought a house last July and intended to fit a flap then but I got a kitten, Bail...
by sarie
Mon May 11, 2015 8:30 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat mate flap problems
Replies: 9
Views: 10303

Re: Cat mate flap problems

Haha glad you got him sorted Heather! I knew chips migrated but I didn't think it was that common for chips to fail or completely disappear but it seems like it is :)
Hopefully now he can get on with using his nice new catflap :D
by sarie
Fri May 08, 2015 4:32 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: HORRIBLE CATS!!!!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 3757

Re: HORRIBLE CATS!!!!!!

They can be pretty grim at times... this time of year is always a bad one for baby bird massacres! :( Harvey earned the nickname "egg slayer" as he doesn't even wait for them to hatch! He just tips out nests of eggs and carries the eggs in his mouth. The big conifers are an easy target for him and h...
by sarie
Fri May 08, 2015 4:25 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Pet Porte or Surflap?
Replies: 4
Views: 1414

Re: Pet Porte or Surflap?

Sureflap do a flap called the DualScan which allows you to totally dictate which cats can go out and which can't. Their standard flap does just let all cats out though. The Sureflap has a battery warning light on it so you should catch it long before they run out. I'm not sure about the Pet Porte an...
by sarie
Tue May 05, 2015 12:17 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat mate flap problems
Replies: 9
Views: 10303

Re: Cat mate flap problems

Heather, if you don't have any luck then it'd be worth taking your cat up to the vets to have the microchip scanned (it's usually free, just call and ask). When I got my flap I had the same issue with Clive. I took him up to the vets for a check and his chip had either failed or somehow come out as ...
by sarie
Tue May 05, 2015 12:11 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat Exercise Wheel
Replies: 1
Views: 840

Cat Exercise Wheel

Haha I just saw this:

http://www.maclawwheel.co.uk/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

What I wouldn't give to have £450 right now... I'd buy one for my lot in an instant!
by sarie
Thu Apr 16, 2015 5:00 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat ripping up carpet at night
Replies: 29
Views: 28151

Re: Cat ripping up carpet at night

Graham - I've got a 7 month old nutty kitten and I combine the Ssscat I mentioned above with earplugs at night as I can't cope without my sleep. Works a charm. Get your wife some earplugs haha.
by sarie
Wed Apr 15, 2015 11:03 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat ripping up carpet at night
Replies: 29
Views: 28151

Re: Cat ripping up carpet at night

http://www.amazon.co.uk/PetSafe-SssCat-Automated-Area-Deterrent/dp/B001A36F2S/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1429095497&sr=8-3&keywords=ssscat" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; This. I let my cats have run of the house but I shut the bedroom door at night and this solves any issues with them co...
by sarie
Thu Apr 09, 2015 8:45 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: he locks himself outside and i feel awful! poor idiot :(
Replies: 5
Views: 1573

Re: he locks himself outside and i feel awful! poor idiot :(

If he's proven he knows how to use it then it could be that he's a little bit slow (my cat Clive is really thick bless him, especially when it comes to cat flaps) or it could also be that he just plain doesn't like it and knows that you'll eventually take pity on him and let him in. My parents have ...
by sarie
Wed Apr 08, 2015 9:15 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Bailey isn't afraid of dogs..
Replies: 4
Views: 1369

Re: Bailey isn't afraid of dogs..

Thanks ladies :) :lol: I can just imagine a dog owner claiming their dog was attacked by the cat! Haha! Sounds like that cat knew just what he was doing! Reminds me of a funny video I saw yesterday of a dog barking at a cat and the cat just blanking it like it wasn't even there :lol: I guess maybe B...
by sarie
Tue Apr 07, 2015 12:28 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Restrictive Cardiomyopathy - Help Please
Replies: 5
Views: 1513

Re: Restrictive Cardiomyopathy - Help Please

Oh Sally I'm so sorry to hear about Dizzy :( My 5 year old cat Harvey had a major heart scare last September and I learned an awful lot about heart kitties in that time. It turned out in our case, after a few months of fearing the worst, that Harvey's main issue was actually Asthma but he does also ...
by sarie
Tue Apr 07, 2015 10:11 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Bailey isn't afraid of dogs..
Replies: 4
Views: 1369

Bailey isn't afraid of dogs..

Hey everyone :) I've been AWOL recently as I've been a bit busy as of late but for those of you who remember, I adopted a kitten (Bailey) back in December. He's now almost 7 months old, vaccinated, neutered and chipped. He hasn't had any exposure to the outside world up until now as I was worried ab...
by sarie
Fri Feb 13, 2015 9:45 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Excessive drooling - is it an emergency?
Replies: 19
Views: 5165

Re: Excessive drooling - is it an emergency?

Hey Suze, good luck and let us know how you get on! My cat Harvey did this once and it turned out he'd licked up some cleaning fluid. The vet gave him the all clear and thankfully it wasn't enough to do him any serious harm but his tongue blistered a little and he drooled for about 48 hours. Everyth...
by sarie
Mon Feb 09, 2015 10:11 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: He really wants to go out!
Replies: 8
Views: 1472

Re: He really wants to go out!

You're not being over protective at all; my kitten is just coming up to 5 months and he's already getting really interested in the outside as my other two are always coming and going. I have no intentions of letting him out until he's a good bit bigger and has been neutered but I know at some point ...
by sarie
Wed Feb 04, 2015 1:35 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Boris has an irregular heartbeat...
Replies: 32
Views: 5829

Re: Boris has an irregular heartbeat...

:lol: :lol: :lol: That's great news and also hilarious!!
by sarie
Tue Feb 03, 2015 2:15 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Warning, poisonings in Norwich
Replies: 2
Views: 840

Re: Warning, poisonings in Norwich

Oh those poor cats :( That's just awful. I would like to say though, there's no evidence it's deliberate... it could be something like a garage with a poisonous substance left in the open accidentally. That doesn't make it any easier for the owners who've lost their little ones but I'd prefer not to...
by sarie
Tue Feb 03, 2015 2:07 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Boris has an irregular heartbeat...
Replies: 32
Views: 5829

Re: Boris has an irregular heartbeat...

Hey Cathy, 24 breaths/min sounds about normal, that's around what I'd expect for a healthy resting rate and it's around where Harvey sits with his :) At rest is definitely the right time to count his breaths as this is when you'll get an accurate result. Poor Boris, sounds like his thyroid has given...
by sarie
Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:15 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Boris has an irregular heartbeat...
Replies: 32
Views: 5829

Re: Boris has an irregular heartbeat...

Oh poor Boris! I hope everything is OK for him, sounds like he's been in the wars a bit. I'm glad he's perked up a bit though :) I have to monitor Harvey's breathing due to asthma and a heart condition. His normal breathing rate is around 24 breaths per minute but in an older cat I should imagine th...
by sarie
Mon Feb 02, 2015 12:41 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Static cat!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1576

Re: Static cat!!

I'm having the same issue with my boys so I'll be interested to hear the responses. I feel bad as I keep shocking them and it freaks them out! Poor weenies :lol:
by sarie
Fri Jan 30, 2015 9:45 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: cat water fountains
Replies: 11
Views: 2218

Re: cat water fountains

Haha hopefully he won't be scared of it :) Mine love it.. I have the Cat Mate too. I tried another brand after my first Cat Mate finally gave up (after years of use) but it was so inferior I threw it out and got another Cat Mate again. You won't be disappointed :)
by sarie
Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:28 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Worried
Replies: 15
Views: 2868

Re: Worried

Oh Joanne I'm so very, very sorry. RIP little Erik xxxxx
by sarie
Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:27 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Eyes Glowing Different Colors
Replies: 10
Views: 5326

Re: Eyes Glowing Different Colors

Yeah if his eyes always reflect differently no matter what angle you look at him then you do need to pop him along to the vet and have his eyes checked as it could be a sign of a problem. They should both appear the same when you shine a torch at them in the dark, although obviously that does depend...
by sarie
Wed Jan 28, 2015 11:28 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Feline Clinic
Replies: 5
Views: 1016

Re: Feline Clinic

I'd just like to second that.. I used the Pride Veterinary Centre when I lived in Derby. They're part of the Scarsdale group who are very large and very, very good. They have great referrals and a state of the art hospital, only recently built. Unfortunately though, all of that does come at a price,...
by sarie
Wed Jan 28, 2015 11:07 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: the gannets!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1922

Re: the gannets!!

Go steady with the dried food as it contains around 4x more fat than wet food generally. The result is that it's much easier for cats to get overweight from being overfed on dried food than it is from being overfed on wet food. Your 6 month old will likely be super hungry just because she's growing ...
by sarie
Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:13 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Lump and scabbing at vaccination site
Replies: 10
Views: 3380

Re: Lump and scabbing at vaccination site

Hey Julie, I'd definitely get her checked out as soon as possible as vaccine site sarcomas are not unheard of, not that I wish to worry you at all. I know you don't want to stress her out with a car trip but after the amount of time that has gone by since her jabs I'd really suggest you get her chec...
by sarie
Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:09 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Kitten meets kitten
Replies: 28
Views: 5024

Re: Kitten meets kitten

Hahaha that gave me a properly good belly laugh!! :lol: I feel your pain with the clothes horse - Bailey climbs that too and attacks all my clothes! I don't even know why I bother hanging my clothes up at the moment - I might as well just tip the basket out all over the floor as I'd get the same dry...
by sarie
Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:52 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: How could I be cross?
Replies: 11
Views: 1888

Re: How could I be cross?

Lmao :lol: :lol:
by sarie
Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:41 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Are they just playing?
Replies: 20
Views: 3097

Re: Are they just playing?

Awww they're so cute! I wouldn't worry too much about the play getting rougher - the bigger Kevin gets (and the more demanding) the rougher they'll play. Bailey leaps all over my adult cat Clive and follows him around stalking him - Clive gets pretty pee'd off with him (understandably) and will even...