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by Mollycat
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Furballs
Replies: 1
Views: 20

Furballs

Quick recap, Molly crashed with dramatic weight loss and yellow liquid from both ends 18 months ago, which led to diagnosing hyperthyroidism for which she was treated last March with radioiodine. Ever since her crash she has not produced normal furballs, they have been small and half-formed and come...
by Mollycat
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Corona ... someone had to start it!
Replies: 24
Views: 237

Re: Corona ... someone had to start it!

On a lighter note ...

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by Mollycat
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Corona ... someone had to start it!
Replies: 24
Views: 237

Re: Corona ... someone had to start it!

Echoing fjm's comments, so sorry for your loss but unfortunately such a sharp decline does usually point to intensive care and a dicey chance of pulling through, at best. My vets as posted above are doing all they can to continue non-routine appointments, keeping us informed, keeping us and our pets...
by Mollycat
Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Help w Senior Cat + Litter Box
Replies: 7
Views: 91

Re: Help w Senior Cat + Litter Box

Shapes I would say maybe, though what's available is really only rectangle or quadrant. There is more variety when you consider full lids, half lids, edges (Molly liked this as she could perch on the edge and so keep her feet out of the tray while having a pee), different heights and so on. I've yet...
by Mollycat
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Methionine in Presription Science Diet, etc.
Replies: 1
Views: 18

Re: Methionine in Presription Science Diet, etc.

Hills are normally very open about their ingredients and constituent analysis, for the prescription range their website has full information on each food. Also they are normally very responsive to emails asking for information. That said I have tried to find the same details for science plan but cou...
by Mollycat
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Help w Senior Cat + Litter Box
Replies: 7
Views: 91

Re: Help w Senior Cat + Litter Box

Depends where in the world you are but Pets at Home own brand Ultra Performance unscented clumping is really good.

For a litter tray I would think outside the box (!!!) and buy a shallow plastic tray that isn't necessarily a litter box.
Maybe an under-bed storage box?
by Mollycat
Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Help with Vet Bills
Replies: 1
Views: 44

Re: Help with Vet Bills

You have my sympathy, not much help I know, but my trio clocked up over £7,500 in 2 years in the middle of which I lost my job, so we are still £7,500 in debt and struggling to keep up with barely the interest. Sadly so many people now in this same boat unfortunately short of taking cats to the PDSA...
by Mollycat
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat's change of behaviour
Replies: 5
Views: 64

Re: Cat's change of behaviour

Being a teenager is a transition between compliant child doing as they're told and becoming an adult with a status in society and making their own decisions and judgements. It's about rebellion against the establish societal rules, testing boundaries, figuring out who we are and our place among othe...
by Mollycat
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Worlds Best Cat Litter
Replies: 18
Views: 196

Re: Worlds Best Cat Litter

It should not need sieving at all if it's a half decent clumping that's the point. Just removing clumps should be it, they should come out in one solid piece and the odd little broken off bits of clump (usually where the cat has scratched it) should not be smelling at all let alone to the point he c...
by Mollycat
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Worlds Best Cat Litter
Replies: 18
Views: 196

Re: Worlds Best Cat Litter

Struggling to picture that. I use a plastic litter scoop and have the 3 layer sieving trays like this https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/122716534831 and no problem at all. But if bits breaking off is your issue I would have thought that is the litter more than the sieve. [email protected] ultra performance clumping does...
by Mollycat
Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Corona ... someone had to start it!
Replies: 24
Views: 237

Re: Corona ... someone had to start it!

But no driving the dog to a local beauty spot for walkies and I'm pretty sure the lady riding her horse down the road yesterday shouldn't have been doing that either.
by Mollycat
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: HOMES OFFERED
Topic: NEW MEMBER - Home offered - West Cross, Swansea, Wales
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Re: NEW MEMBER

Sorry for your loss, welcome to the forum. I don't have a kitty for you but wish you all the best in your search.
by Mollycat
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Marketing messages via the forum - what to do!
Replies: 4
Views: 71

Re: Marketing messages via the forum - what to do!

I have used it once. a member whose cat had been ill and the subject of discussion, who wanted to let me know the cat had passed away but did not feel able to discuss it in public. I know it's very rare and very specific but it would be a shame to lose that facility. Unless we have personal messages...
by Mollycat
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Worlds Best Cat Litter
Replies: 18
Views: 196

Re: Worlds Best Cat Litter

Why don’t you try the litter quitter and forget using cat litter altogether. I find that such a revolting idea. Every time humans want to go they have to move the tray thing and flush. Totally unnatural for a cat. And what happens when they get old and struggle to get in and out of a litter box nev...
by Mollycat
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Anxious Cat.
Replies: 4
Views: 82

Re: Anxious Cat.

Glad to hear there is some improvement. My Mollycat the reason I joined this forum (and why I used her name!) is an extreme nervous girl. She had a good loving home for 5 years and was given up to me due to a relationship breakdown (possible tension and arguments?) but the first 9 months or so of he...
by Mollycat
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: My kitty just recently got diagnosed..
Replies: 12
Views: 298

Re: My kitty just recently got diagnosed..

A raw meat diet may not be the best thing for a cat with hyperthyroidism and CKD. If you don't have faith in your vet I'd be thinking of changing vet rather than taking on this complex and conflicting multi condition combo alone. There is a ton of really good information, very well researched, here ...
by Mollycat
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Anxious Cat.
Replies: 4
Views: 82

Re: Anxious Cat.

Life goes on don't worry about it, Tom doesn't know there is a virus out there. What Tom does know though is if you are worried or your mind is on something, if you're not focused on him like you normally would be. If he is very close to either one or both of you, he will be picking up some anxious ...
by Mollycat
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Advice
Replies: 5
Views: 163

Re: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Advice

I thought we would have got 24 hours notice, instead we get this conflicting advice
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so if we're not a key worker and can't work from home, now what?
by Mollycat
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Advice
Replies: 5
Views: 163

Re: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Advice

A fellow dog walker pointed out to me this morning that a pet's fur is just another surface where the virus could potentially be spread. Probably best not to pet other people's pets and wash hands asap if you do, and give dogs a shampoo more often. This isn't anything official, just a bit of common ...
by Mollycat
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: What to do with indoor cats if we get hospitalized for Corona?
Replies: 6
Views: 88

Re: What to do with indoor cats if we get hospitalized for Corona?

Yes I do understand the issue. If there are no other options I think it would certainly be better than trying to rely on people who would let you down. I'm not sure food is the biggest challenge here though. Water - counting evaporation over a month forget the water fountain I would get several larg...
by Mollycat
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: What to do with indoor cats if we get hospitalized for Corona?
Replies: 6
Views: 88

Re: What to do with indoor cats if we get hospitalized for Corona?

I suppose we're thinking about these things now because of the situation but really it's something any person who is very ill or frail could think about, what if they were incapacitated, hospitalised or worse? I started thinking about it after my brother died in a car accident and when I was living ...
by Mollycat
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Please advise about strange acting and suddenly changing behaviour
Replies: 3
Views: 53

Re: Please advise about strange acting and suddenly changing behaviour

All I can suggest is slowly work around the whole house with him to see if you can narrow down what or where the problem is for him, maybe doing a gentle clean as you go, but keep him involved to see if you can work out what his issue is. Is he still behaving like this now or has he calmed down thro...
by Mollycat
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Advice for dealing with grief
Replies: 6
Views: 57

Re: Overwhelming grief

Agreed do start a new thread, your Sam deserves that. Perhaps Admin can sort that out? Losing my Misha sent me into my first full-scale depression. My partner at the time said, and still maintains 16 years on, that a piece of me died that day - died with her. As if the intense gut-wrenching grief wa...
by Mollycat
Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Please advise about strange acting and suddenly changing behaviour
Replies: 3
Views: 53

Re: Please advise about strange acting and suddenly changing behaviour

My guess is something has happened that he can smell and you can't. I have seen something similar twice in my 30 years of cats. The first was when I brought my cat from my mother's house where the cat lived to my house while my mother was away for a month, and then vacuumed the carpets - she became ...
by Mollycat
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Corona ... someone had to start it!
Replies: 24
Views: 237

Re: Corona ... someone had to start it!

13 days after the vet got into gear starting daily updates and practical solutions, the doctors manage a text message saying as of today it's telephone triage. I appreciate doctors are busy but I'm underly impressed.
by Mollycat
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Corona ... someone had to start it!
Replies: 24
Views: 237

Re: Corona ... someone had to start it!

i have also seen a few Facebook posts regarding the possibility of getting Coronavirus from you pet, it sounds like some scare stories are doing the rounds. As I have been pointing out where ever I see it, Coronavirus is a large group of viruses and while it is possible for cats (and other animals)...
by Mollycat
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: My vet has heard a grade 1 heart murmur in my cat – should my cat have further tests performed?
Replies: 5
Views: 59

Re: My vet has heard a grade 1 heart murmur in my cat – should my cat have further tests performed?

Nah, not without any symptoms. A murmur can be stress or exercise and they can stay asymptomatic for a long and healthy life.
by Mollycat
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Corona ... someone had to start it!
Replies: 24
Views: 237

Re: Corona ... someone had to start it!

Yes charities will suffer badly, not just in fundraising events but also donations as people can't work and sick pay is woefully inadequate. Even my charity can't fundraise though thankfully this also means no new beneficiaries.
by Mollycat
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Corona ... someone had to start it!
Replies: 24
Views: 237

Corona ... someone had to start it!

Confined to the house with no-one but our cats for company? Don't get me wrong I am not underestimating the issue, just choosing to see the silver lining under the big black cloud. My vets have been communicating daily through their social media channels. One vet is immunocompromised so she is doing...
by Mollycat
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Recently adopted shelter cat
Replies: 6
Views: 76

Re: Recently adopted shelter cat

Perfectly normal in every way. Try to encourage rather than coax, an important part of a cat's trust is to know they will be left alone when they want to be, especially while they are getting used to a new place and new people. As he gets to feel more settled in his room he will start to want to exp...