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by Mollycat
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Coco and Chanel dilemma
Replies: 233
Views: 5078

Re: Coco and Chanel dilemma

Does seem like a lot of progress very suddenly. Could it be you that's let go a bit and freed them up to get brave?
by Mollycat
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: My Poor Toothless Lad
Replies: 5
Views: 37

Re: My Poor Toothless Lad

So ....... did you have any say in the matter of the lounge? Poor Saturn. They are so resilient though. My old Sarah had no teeth at all behind her canines at the top and yet she came out of the carrier straight to the biscuit bowl and crunch crunch crunch. Ouch! Just for anyone else noticing a long...
by Mollycat
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Which breed would you recommend?
Replies: 7
Views: 79

Re: Which breed would you recommend?

Welcome to the forum, glad to see cats have recruited another human to join the feline side. Personally I would suggest you read a little less on breeds and more on the species. Although there are some character traits associated with certain breeds these are no guarantee of personality. That like a...
by Mollycat
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat food - opinions?
Replies: 2
Views: 50

Re: Cat food - opinions?

A lot depends on where you live and what you can get and afford but mostly what your cat will eat. For wet I like Butchers grain-free or Felix with a reasonable protein content, pate or flakes so that there isn't the issue of licking off the jelly or gravy and leaving the chunks. But I like to suppl...
by Mollycat
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Pippin health check up - doing well!
Replies: 8
Views: 89

Re: Pippin health check up - doing well!

Great news and well done on the arthritis. Is Pippin on any meds for it? It will soon be a year since Molly's I131 though it feels like 10!
by Mollycat
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: My cat keeps scratching the kids
Replies: 4
Views: 87

Re: My cat keeps scratching the kids

I would completely agree with Lilynmitz, it does sound like children are the problem for her. My girl Molly was rescued at 9 months old from a noisy chaotic home and unfortunately this early experience has left deep scars so even now at 12 years old she is still extremely timid. She wasn't mistreate...
by Mollycat
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Kitten hides under bed for attention ?
Replies: 5
Views: 75

Re: Kitten hides under bed for attention ?

Agreed (and so jealous!) it's probably a nice place to sleep cosy and safe while your attention is on something else. I say jealous because the moment my attention is focused on something my girl does the opposite and starts squeaking or yowling for cuddles or playtime, and as I work from home this ...
by Mollycat
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Catawalling being noisy at silly o'clock
Replies: 6
Views: 74

Re: Catawalling being noisy at silly o'clock

Hyperthyroid would be high on the list to check for. Like Pippin we went for radioiodine because there's no way Molly could be pilled but while we were waiting hers was well controlled with the diet. The extensive tests and two weeks stay in hospital were extremely stressful for all of us and we are...
by Mollycat
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: How to bring our stray cat out of her shell?
Replies: 16
Views: 132

Re: How to bring our stray cat out of her shell?

Your problem with Allee has been bothering me. If your other cats are territorial and aggressive, why have you been bringing each one into the room with her when she is not settled with you and the house yet? It would take time for any cat to relax knowing this territory belongs to another cat or ca...
by Mollycat
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: How to bring our stray cat out of her shell?
Replies: 16
Views: 132

Re: How to bring our stray cat out of her shell?

Our point of view on what is dangerous isn't a cat's point of view though. My Molly has never been a stray and has had two loving homes for 5 years and 6 years now with me, and yet the first 9 months of her life in a chaotic noisy house have left her deeply scarred. People scare her the most but pla...
by Mollycat
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Veterinary Nursing Dissertation
Replies: 14
Views: 156

Re: Veterinary Nursing Dissertation

One thing I didn't put down, but my partner reminded me of (he's filling the survey in now), is that one story goes that the 'M' mark on the tabby's forehead is because that's where Mohammad blessed them. Not a well known piece of cat lore. I have heard that one too. I used to have a pair of books,...
by Mollycat
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: elevated liver enzymes
Replies: 17
Views: 112

Re: elevated liver enzymes

You have my complete sympathy about pills, it's the reason we had I131 for my hyperthyroid girl. If travelling is possible and you have the money to do it I would definitely recommend it. There is an ultra low iodine food, I don't know if you can get delivery to Egypt but might be worth looking into...
by Mollycat
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Sudden death in cats
Replies: 9
Views: 1911

Re: Sudden death in cats

So sorry for your loss. We lost my Ragdoll boy in August, not suddenly, and 15 years old, I can't imagine what you have been through. Ragdolls can be prone to HCM and although breeders usually stop any lines where it appears and I believe they can screen for it too, naturally some do get through. If...
by Mollycat
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Veterinary Nursing Dissertation
Replies: 14
Views: 156

Re: Veterinary Nursing Dissertation

Link didn't work for me but my input if it's any use - I have never chosen a cat. My 3 kittens have been "here you are this one's yours" and of my 6 adult rescues the first was handed in to my vet when we were looking for a kitten, one was found, two were walk-ins, one was the only indoor up for ado...
by Mollycat
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Help! I have a 7 week old kitten.. Tips please.
Replies: 6
Views: 117

Re: Help! I have a 7 week old kitten.. Tips please.

There are advantages to a younger than recommended kitten. We used to rehome kittens at 6 weeks, barely weaned. Now recommendations have changed, but anyway you have your kitten at 7 weeks and that's that - now you can take full advantage of that situation. At 3 months a kitten is much more independ...
by Mollycat
Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: A Christmas song
Replies: 2
Views: 34

Re: A Christmas song

Mrr-wow! Beautiful girl and so talented, excellent video too.
by Mollycat
Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Trying to find a queen for my 18 mo Persian male
Replies: 5
Views: 68

Re: Trying to find a queen for my 18 mo Persian male

I would suggest you get your boy neutered. It's not neutering that causes recurrent urinary infections. An unneutered tom "showing mating behaviours" isn't going to calm down once he has had one go, you would have to keep going for the rest of his life. This is a cat rescue forum, not really the bes...
by Mollycat
Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Under siege
Replies: 9
Views: 117

Re: Under siege

Love it! Hope you have enough rations to last out. This time of year the childish amongst us hope to be snowed in, you are catted in!
by Mollycat
Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: elevated liver enzymes
Replies: 17
Views: 112

Re: elevated liver enzymes

Wow what a beautiful girl! I have always had a soft spot for the Tortoiseshells. her eyes look so bright and her coat glossy and she looks alert and healthy ... I know, looks can hide a lot, but she is stunning. My cat's hyperthyroidism was discovered by chance. She was quite fat in spite of reduced...
by Mollycat
Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: elevated liver enzymes
Replies: 17
Views: 112

Re: elevated liver enzymes

Mustafa I think you probably know more than most of us on the forum and I love how you are putting your knowledge as a doctor to good use for your cat's health - never mind the vets she is in very good hands with you. Just to check, have you found the normal levels for cats or are you going by human...
by Mollycat
Wed Dec 25, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat is very sick.... help!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Re: Cat is very sick.... help!!!

Sorry to say this but a vet has 7 years training and a whole load of test facilities at their disposal which nothing on the internet can replace. Has your cat had any tests ... fecal, bloods, etc? Any treatments, prescribed medication, supportive foods, recommended diet? If not, perhaps another vet ...
by Mollycat
Wed Dec 25, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 6
Views: 80

Re: Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas all from us hoomans and Molly-Cat and Snoopy LeDog. Snoop has opened all his presents himself and helped me with a couple of mine, and taste tested the cat's one and only present too! Molly is under the bed hiding from all this dangerous wrapping paper. Remembering furry and human fa...
by Mollycat
Wed Dec 25, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Help - garlic marinade
Replies: 7
Views: 97

Re: Help - garlic marinade

Oohhhh you're such an irresponsible owner ......... didn't you read the labels out loud to her for goodness' sake! :lol:
by Mollycat
Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat litter tray problems
Replies: 4
Views: 77

Re: Cat litter tray problems

Agreed for spreading trays around and "subtle guarding" is such a good description fjm. Cats in multi-cat homes do often have territories and a very watchful eye for detail can actually map them out including some neutral zones, often 3-dimensional. It's not that they fight, but if you really watch ...
by Mollycat
Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Neutered male still showing interest?
Replies: 3
Views: 48

Re: Neutered male still showing interest?

No personal experience here as both my boys have been late neutered, the retired stud without a trace of hormones two months after neutering. The other who was 3 years old continued just one peculiar behaviour for months afterwards - when he was getting stroked and padding on the bed his rump would ...
by Mollycat
Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Skittish cat hides in ceiling
Replies: 2
Views: 48

Re: Skittish cat hides in ceiling

Sounds like she needs places to hide as far from people as possible at the moment, and if you work with her you might find she settles and comes out into the open more of her own accord more quickly. If that is her chosen safe place and you don't feel it's safe, can you make it safer for her? Arrang...
by Mollycat
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Tooth Extraction Costs - Enfield
Replies: 3
Views: 56

Re: Tooth Extraction Costs - Enfield

I don't remember how much it cost to have all Sarah's back teeth out but Bobby had a scale and polish and one extraction about 4-5 years ago and that was £100-odd for the half price dental in half price dental month plus an amount per extraction which I have in mind at £50-60 but could be wrong. Non...
by Mollycat
Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Help - garlic marinade
Replies: 7
Views: 97

Re: Help - garlic marinade

I had a cat who loved garlic mushrooms (in the days before social media spread the health alerts). She was fine, but keep an eye on her and do check with your vet. I'm sure many of us are nodding with a slight roll of the eyes remembering cats and dogs who delighted in treats or thefts that would n...
by Mollycat
Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Help - garlic marinade
Replies: 7
Views: 97

Re: Help - garlic marinade

Have you phoned your vet's out of hours number? They will tend on the side of caution but they will be able to ask you the right questions and give you the right signs to look for if the cats need to come in, which breeds are more suspectible, they will also have the cats' weight and so on. Symptoms...
by Mollycat
Sun Dec 22, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: How to Wrap a Cat for Christmas
Replies: 4
Views: 78

How to Wrap a Cat for Christmas

Struggling to wrap an unusual shaped present? Why not follow this simple guide.

Starring Flippycat (RIP)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jm3dm5J5r0A

Not mine, just sharing the love. Merry Christmas all and please don't give cats for Christmas.