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by Mollycat
Sun Feb 28, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: 10 week Kitten does not like his wet food
Replies: 8
Views: 51

Re: 10 week Kitten does not like his wet food

I've never woken up a kitten for food but then it's been many years since I last had a kitten. My cats have always been free fed and regulated their own weight by grazing, only exception was Molly who turned out to be ill, and now she is cured she is a nice self-regulated weight too. She even walks ...
by Mollycat
Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: 10 week Kitten does not like his wet food
Replies: 8
Views: 51

Re: 10 week Kitten does not like his wet food

Ideally at such a young age this is a perfect time to get him used to a wide variety of different textures and flavours. As well as making up for any minor nutritional variations in different perfectly good foods, if one manufacturer changes their recipe or you run out and have to buy some junk food...
by Mollycat
Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: What does this mean?
Replies: 2
Views: 30

Re: What does this mean?

We had this bizarre behaviour from 2 cats and a dog ... to a second hand motorbike jacket that my partner bought. Like catnip! I have also seen something similar when our vet visited on a social call from my cat at the time (vet was my aunt) and the cat went crazy on her coat for a while then curled...
by Mollycat
Sat Feb 27, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Heart disease was a red herring afterall
Replies: 16
Views: 427

Re: Heart disease was a red herring afterall

For the sake of just a few weeks is there really nothing you can do to make everyone less stressed and more comfortable?
by Mollycat
Sat Feb 27, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Heart disease was a red herring afterall
Replies: 16
Views: 427

Re: Heart disease was a red herring afterall

Just one change in the home can produce all sorts of odd behaviour changes. I know you don't want to think about it but do you have any kind of idea what Jasmine is looking at, are they thinking days or months, weeks? There may be changes that can be made for the short term that you would never cons...
by Mollycat
Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Heart disease was a red herring afterall
Replies: 16
Views: 427

Re: Heart disease was a red herring afterall

You mean will she hold a grudge one day when it's just the two of you? No, you know they are not spiteful or vengeful. When the situation changes, the two of you will have time to grieve and rebuild a new relationship, and if you don't hold it against her, she won't bear any grudge against you. It's...
by Mollycat
Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Heart disease was a red herring afterall
Replies: 16
Views: 427

Re: Heart disease was a red herring afterall

What an awful thing to have said, that can't have helped your state of mind. But you are in charge, don't let anyone bully you. I think 8th or 9th life is an idea that came to me with a cat in the process of winding up and we still had some options, I thought this wasn't the final 9th life therefore...
by Mollycat
Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Heart disease was a red herring afterall
Replies: 16
Views: 427

Re: Heart disease was a red herring afterall

There is no such thing as "automatic" euthanasia, the vet is either telling you utter rubbish or you're mishearing due to being in a state of high stress. My ex wouldn't let me take 23 year old skinny Purdy to the vets to have her ingrown claw seen to for fear they wouldn't let him have he...
by Mollycat
Fri Feb 26, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Medicating Cats Problem/s?
Replies: 4
Views: 33

Re: Medicating Cats Problem/s?

Yes Snoopy watches me put his Yu-move tablets which he dislikes into his food and mix it up and gollops the lot, and anything else he watches me put into a sausage and he cares not a bit so long as there's sausage! I did have a cat once that took wormers as treats, that was novel. Molly loved pill p...
by Mollycat
Fri Feb 26, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Medicating Cats Problem/s?
Replies: 4
Views: 33

Re: Medicating Cats Problem/s?

Done. I found it a bit clumsy in the earlier questions, I struggled with some answers because the answers are not the same for different medications, and for example the potassium capsules my cat has daily are capsules but contain a powder which I open and sprinkle on her food (her whole meal not a ...
by Mollycat
Fri Feb 26, 2021 6:12 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: new very shy scared cat
Replies: 3
Views: 35

Re: new very shy scared cat

Two things - 1. leave her alone; and 2. remove your other cat. As Papacat says, her behaviour is very normal for a new cat but especially a shy one. She has found a safe place and you need to leave her alone to explore the rest of the room and then gradually your whole home a step at a time in her o...
by Mollycat
Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:35 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Book recommendations
Replies: 7
Views: 43

Re: Book recommendations

I'm getting a British Shorthair (Blue) I'll check out past posts on here and check out Vicky halls books. Training wise I want to now how to teach the cat not to scratch the sofa ect or me. Behaviour I'm hoping to learn what ears back or certain tail movements mean. Just out of interest, what has m...
by Mollycat
Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Book recommendations
Replies: 7
Views: 43

Re: Book recommendations

Stick around here, read past stuff and ask all the questions you want - better than any book.
by Mollycat
Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Vets can’t figure out what’s wrong with my cat?
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Re: Vets can’t figure out what’s wrong with my cat?

Has saddle thrombus been ruled out? It's normally much, much more serious than either of these described but have vets checked?
by Mollycat
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Ok ... this is a self pitying moan
Replies: 10
Views: 100

Re: Ok ... this is a self pitying moan

I'm not sure what's worse there Issi, what you feared or what you found - deeply disturbing. I do hope for you that your willingness to concede defeat will prick his conscience enough for him to concede too so that you can start again and have a grown-up conversation about this. And if his case is c...
by Mollycat
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Molly's mouth
Replies: 4
Views: 52

Re: Molly's mouth

Yes it's the distress it causes them, especially now we are not allowed to go in with them. Thankfully I have a very understanding vet and we agreed there is no appointment to check her, just one appointment she goes in has everything done and that's it. Did you check the UV lamp against other thing...
by Mollycat
Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Very poorly Alfie Cat, being PTS this evening
Replies: 31
Views: 216

Re: Very poorly Alfie Cat, being PTS this evening

Peace be with Alfie and all his family now. Cats can respond very differently and in surprising ways, Storm may have realised a long time ago what was happening and come to terms with his loss. Sending kindest thoughts to you all.
by Mollycat
Wed Feb 24, 2021 5:53 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Molly's mouth
Replies: 4
Views: 52

Re: Molly's mouth

Thank you Mustafa, they are very hard to see as these pictures are stills taken from video which is never very good quality. Molly is absolutely fine in herself, all normal. I keep asking myself why I need to know, and then I remember she is 14 and at the very least has a receding inflamed gum near ...
by Mollycat
Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Ok ... this is a self pitying moan
Replies: 10
Views: 100

Re: Ok ... this is a self pitying moan

I chose the man above the cat, once, X1. I was young and to be fair the cat wasn't out of reach, she stayed with my parents. When she was 12 I got her back and we spent the final 4 years together as we had the first two, and the decade in between made me declare to the next man X2 on our first date,...
by Mollycat
Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Very poorly Alfie Cat, being PTS this evening
Replies: 31
Views: 216

Re: Very poorly Alfie Cat, being PTS this evening

If it helps, black stools usually indicate bleeding in the intestinal tract, even if Alfie isn't in pain this is not a good development. It sounds like your family is in a great deal of stress over poor Alfie, which in itself isn't giving him the peaceful ending he deserves. So sad when two of you c...
by Mollycat
Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:48 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Traveler and Potential Cat Mom
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Re: Traveler and Potential Cat Mom

I'm with you. When I got the first one he was chosen carefully and planned for, he was a retired stud used to shows and travelling and going different places. I was going to let him get used to our home then get him used to my mother's house as a second home. I'm sure it would have worked very well,...
by Mollycat
Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Very poorly Alfie Cat, being PTS this evening
Replies: 31
Views: 216

Re: Very poorly Alfie Cat, being PTS this evening

You know your Alfie, if it wasn't time then it wasn't time! Sending love and gentle vibes.
by Mollycat
Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Very poorly Alfie Cat, being PTS this evening
Replies: 31
Views: 216

Re: Very poorly Alfie Cat, being PTS this evening

Even Buddhism recognises that taking a life to alleviate suffering with love in your heart is a kind thing. Alfie will be at peace, a deeper peace than you are able to offer him now. Your doubt is whether it's right for you or whether there was any way to delay the very final moment, or whether ther...
by Mollycat
Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Molly's mouth
Replies: 4
Views: 52

Molly's mouth

... and I don't mean how loud she is at 4am! I know they have some funny gummy lumps but I don't think this looks like very good news. Here it is on 2nd February Screenshot 2021-02-02 original.jpg And here it is on 20th February Screenshot 2021-02-22 123501.jpg The vet has seen the first pictures an...
by Mollycat
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Very poorly Alfie Cat, being PTS this evening
Replies: 31
Views: 216

Re: Very poorly Alfie Cat, being PTS this evening

So sorry. Be sure to spend a beautiful day together, even if it's just watching him sleep. Wishing you calm and peace.
by Mollycat
Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat Health Excessive Meowing at night
Replies: 1
Views: 33

Re: Cat Health Excessive Meowing at night

I have a yowler, she has been like it since I got her aged 6. 2 years ago aged 12 she was treated for hyperthyroidism and they yowling got better, but it hasn't stopped. I've had a cat with dementia before, this isn't it either. Dementia is possible, your vet should be able to advise or refer you, i...
by Mollycat
Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: probiotics
Replies: 3
Views: 39

Re: probiotics

It's up to you but nasty infestations and infections usually need nasty chemicals to beat them. Whether flea treatment is needed as often as monthly will depend on your choice and your cat's lifestyle. My indoor only cats (and my past in-out cats too) get flea treatment as needed, Molly has had 3 do...
by Mollycat
Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:05 am
Forum: Petitions & Campaigns (Cat Related)
Topic: HELP
Replies: 1
Views: 71

Re: HELP

In case people Lucy's Law means puppies are safe now, it does not, there is still a long way to go. Private Eye known mainly for poking fun at everyone has nevertheless always been at the heart of proper investigative reporting where the mainstream has either lost interest due to lack of sales pitch...
by Mollycat
Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:30 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: probiotics
Replies: 3
Views: 39

Re: probiotics

You can, I thought it was normally given after the course of treatment but I'm no expert - my cat couldn't take pre or pro biotics at all. What will definitely help support his gut if you can get it though is vitamin B and especially B12, there is a combo called Cobalaplex specifically for cats, if ...
by Mollycat
Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:26 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Very poorly Alfie Cat, being PTS this evening
Replies: 31
Views: 216

Re: Very poorly Alfie Cat

Hoping you guys have some more quality time together ahead