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by elastu
Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: I have a bald kitten!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 143

Re: I have a bald kitten!!!

Welcome to CC. Possibly not want you want to hear but if the little on were mine I would contact the vet. The sooner it is correctly diagnosed rather than maybe trying different potions and lotions the better.
by elastu
Fri May 18, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: What is the best Cat urine remover you have used?
Replies: 5
Views: 497

Re: What is the best Cat urine remover you have used?

A spirit rum, brandy, gin, whisky or if that is too painful surgical spirit.
by elastu
Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat spraying indoors!
Replies: 7
Views: 888

Re: Cat spraying indoors!

I suggest you see - https://www.catchat.org/index.php/cat-t ... ay-indoors hopefully there is something on there that you have not tried. I also suggest you clean anything up with a spirit, whiskey, gin, rum, brandy and if that is too painful surgical spirit. Please let us know how you get on.
by elastu
Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Wanderer returning to old home
Replies: 9
Views: 1170

Re: Wanderer returning to old home

If the little one was mine I would certainly try again and keep him in perhaps for a couple of months. However, if there are roads he crosses to get back to your old home I would consider keeping him in as an indoor cat. They usually settle down remarkably well. You just have to remember you are the...
by elastu
Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Black stuff around cat's mouth and legs
Replies: 2
Views: 568

Re: Black stuff around cat's mouth and legs

How is your little one now please?
by elastu
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat back from vet and 1 of his brothers hisses at him
Replies: 12
Views: 2385

Re: Cat back from vet and 1 of his brothers hisses at him

I am so sorry your first post is not on a more positive situation and so sorry to learn of Harpo's condition. As previously advised this is quite a common occurrence and should soon pass. Take care.
by elastu
Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Sore or wound on cats face
Replies: 3
Views: 902

Re: Sore or wound on cats face

If you are worried perhaps a visit to the vets would be in the little ones interest.
by elastu
Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Need advice
Replies: 4
Views: 795

Re: Need advice

I had this problem often when in rescue for over 20 years, found the easiest way was to put the carrier on its end so the door was facing up towards the ceiling (or sky if you are outside) :) and then put the little one in bum first. It never failed for me.
by elastu
Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Sick cat
Replies: 5
Views: 919

Re: Sick cat

I would agree that at the very least you need to ring the vet to see if an earlier appointment is necessary. Hope the little one soon improves. Please let us know how you get on.
by elastu
Sat Oct 22, 2016 3:25 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Keeping a cat indoors whilst unwell??
Replies: 2
Views: 682

Re: Keeping a cat indoors whilst unwell??

Please don't feel bad, I personally don't have a problem keeping n a cat forever that has been used to an indoor/outdoor lifestyle. They adapt remarkably well and can have a wonderful quality life. In your case keeping a little one in for only 3 weeks when you have just taken it on is not unusual, m...
by elastu
Thu Sep 01, 2016 5:37 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Leaving my cat overnight.
Replies: 3
Views: 904

Re: Leaving my cat overnight.

Personally I myself would not dream of going away and leaving my little one out. In fact I would never leave a little one out for any length of time if it had no means to get in.
by elastu
Thu Aug 25, 2016 1:01 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Putting my cat to sleep TOMORROW - worried it's not right
Replies: 36
Views: 6090

Re: Putting my cat to sleep TOMORROW - worried it's not right

I am so sorry. I feel you have made the right decision and it is your final act of kindness you can do for the little one. Take care.
by elastu
Tue Aug 02, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Advice on caring for a blind cat
Replies: 54
Views: 9299

Re: Advice on caring for a blind cat

I am so sorry, at least the little one will now be at Rainbow Bridge with all those that we have loved and lost.
by elastu
Thu Jul 07, 2016 9:31 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Neighbours old cat limping
Replies: 14
Views: 2807

Re: Neighbours old cat limping

I agree 100% with this reply, don't think I could have worded it better myself.
by elastu
Sun Jun 26, 2016 4:09 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Shall I get Martha spayed
Replies: 12
Views: 1650

Re: Shall I get Martha spayed

I am sure the little one will be fine. While ever she remains unspayed she increases her chances to get mammary tumors and is great risk of pyometra a life threatening infection.
by elastu
Fri Jun 10, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Rehomed cat very stressed and unhappy
Replies: 5
Views: 2879

Re: Rehomed cat very stressed and unhappy

Welcome to CC. I would agree the little one was let out far too soon, I also agree it should be started again. I personally would keep him in at least another month. If they worry about him wanting to go out again just advise them they are the adults and know the implications of letting him out, he ...
by elastu
Tue Jun 07, 2016 3:08 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cats not eating wet food
Replies: 5
Views: 2919

Re: Cats not eating wet food

Welcome to CC. As long as you leave them plenty of water cats should be OK. I know people will say they need wet food because of cystitis etc. However, I was in cat rescue for over 20 years and we dealt with hundreds of cats a year and to be honest we had just as many cats with the problems related ...
by elastu
Wed Jun 01, 2016 5:13 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat Fight Injury
Replies: 7
Views: 1960

Re: Cat Fight Injury

Welcome to CC and thank you for caring. Is it possible for you to contact your local Cats Protection and ask if there is anything they can do at they should be able to give you advice. Obviously this little one does need neutering as until then he is in more danger to contact some life threatening d...
by elastu
Thu May 26, 2016 6:46 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: cat has been very mean, hissing and scratching for the past week and a half?
Replies: 4
Views: 1028

Re: cat has been very mean, hissing and scratching for the past week and a half?

Welcome to at Cat Chat. I would agree with the posts, while ever she remains unspayed she has the greater chance of Pyometra a life threatening infection and each time she has a season it is increasing her chance to get mammary tumors. Also she is at risk of FIV and FeLV. Please let us know how you ...
by elastu
Tue Apr 19, 2016 7:29 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Eating habits
Replies: 5
Views: 1204

Re: Eating habits

I would agree that a vet visit ASAP is the best possible option for your little one. Please let s know how you get on.
by elastu
Sat Feb 27, 2016 4:35 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Has anyone had a cat that's had a stroke?
Replies: 11
Views: 2223

Re: Has anyone had a cat that's had a stroke?

My Tango (I didn't name her it was the name she had when I adopted her from the MSPCA on the Isle of Man) was in her teens when she had a stroke, she went blind and was unable to walk for a short while, but within a couple of days her sight returned and gradually she became stronger and stronger and...
by elastu
Tue Feb 09, 2016 3:46 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Poorly Feral Cat
Replies: 12
Views: 1896

Re: Poorly Feral Cat

I would agree that the little one needs to see a vet as soon as possible. Perhaps your local cat rescue could lend you a trap although some vets have one or at least should know who would loan you one. Please let us know how you get on.
by elastu
Tue Jan 05, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Moving two old cats to a new home / transitioning to indoors only
Replies: 5
Views: 957

Re: Moving two old cats to a new home / transitioning to indoors only

Cats of any age adapt remarkably well to being indoor only, even ferals. I was in rescue for over 20 years and for various reasons re-homed numerous cats that had been used to an indoor/outdoor lifestyle or just outdoor. We just have to remind ourselves if we are tempted to let the little ones out p...
by elastu
Tue Jan 05, 2016 2:35 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Unhappy cat after moving home
Replies: 6
Views: 1572

Re: Unhappy cat after moving home

I would agree completely with the last post. Please let us know how you get on.
by elastu
Sat Oct 31, 2015 3:45 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: My cat's ears look different
Replies: 3
Views: 1183

Re: My cat's ears look different

If the little one belonged to me, I would certainly at the very least ring my vet and ask if they were concerned enough for them to see the little one. Cats are very good at hiding problems and pain sometimes until it is too late. Also we lay people cannot see right into the ear canal where there co...
by elastu
Fri Oct 30, 2015 8:29 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Stray walked into our home
Replies: 2
Views: 1021

Re: Stray walked into our home

So sad that the little one has been wondering and no one did anything until you opened your heart. Perhaps you could take the little one to the vets and ask them to check for a chip. If not the previous post has given sound advice. If you can offer the little one a home that is wonderful, if not per...
by elastu
Fri Oct 16, 2015 9:57 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Flea bites!
Replies: 7
Views: 1916

Re: Flea bites!

i had cats for over 40 years and in rescue for over 20 so dealt with hundred of cats and never had a problem, even in the days of Nuvan Top. :) All cats were flead on a regular basis and the house sprayed once a year with Staykill, Indorex or whatever was at the vets at that time. Every day I used t...
by elastu
Sun Sep 27, 2015 5:17 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Young cat moving slowly, reluctant to jump
Replies: 38
Views: 7542

Re: Young cat moving slowly, reluctant to jump

Cats are very good at hiding pain etc. I think you should ASAP contact your local Cats Protection or nearest rescue and ask to borrow a trap. At the same time perhaps you could discuss with them the possibility of neutering/spaying if needed and also to flea and worm whilst while under anaesthetic.
by elastu
Tue Sep 15, 2015 11:58 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Elderly Cat Advice
Replies: 10
Views: 2605

Re: Elderly Cat Advice

17½ is not really old, nowadays so many little ones live until sometime in their 20's, the oldest cat Cats Protection homed was 32 and no I have not got the figures the wrong way round. :) I would say in view of this please don't make the decision just in view of the little one's age. If the little ...
by elastu
Thu Sep 10, 2015 6:48 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Blindness
Replies: 4
Views: 1385

Re: Blindness

I have had 2 cats that lost their sight suddenly. Tango had a stroke went blind then after a couple of days her sight gradually returned. i noticed Jeanie on one of the stairs and noticed it looked like a light was on behind each eye. Apparently her retinas had detached due to high blood pressure. S...