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by Mollycat
Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Honey’s results
Replies: 94
Views: 598

Re: Honey’s results

What about apple cider vinegar, do you avoid it for the animals? I use it for bone broth for myself as it helps break down and extract more from the bones (allegedly) but is it ok to use when cooking up for animals?
by Mollycat
Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Honey’s results
Replies: 94
Views: 598

Re: Honey’s results

I'm not doubting it's safe, lots of things are for cats and dogs and in some cases even for different ailments in different species, like Fortekor commonly given for cats with kidney failure that was originally a heart drug for dogs. The diarrhoea aid from Protexin, the Pro-Kolin, safe and effective...
by Mollycat
Sun Sep 27, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Honey’s results
Replies: 94
Views: 598

Re: Honey’s results

Not wishing to piddle on your bonfire but surely a cat and a dog have very different gut flora as one is a scavenging more or less omnivore while the other is an obligate carnivore? The same product with the same bacteria sounds a little squiffy to me. But I'm no expert. Was just reading some intere...
by Mollycat
Sun Sep 27, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Honey’s results
Replies: 94
Views: 598

Re: Honey’s results

I'm confused, Protexin seems to be the name of the company that makes all kinds of supplements for human, pet and farm use, from vitamin C and probiotics to the powders and pastes for helping stop diarrhoea and for different systems from digestion to urinary. Which of their many products are we talk...
by Mollycat
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Feeding
Replies: 4
Views: 33

Re: Feeding

Should be no problem and it's a good idea to start from day one as you mean to go on, so if the food will end up in the kitchen it's a good place for it to start
by Mollycat
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: HELP CAT HISSING AT SISTER AND SON
Replies: 6
Views: 28

Re: HELP CAT HISSING AT SISTER AND SON

Stopping her 10 month old son from suckling would be right and proper, and in a wild situation she would have driven her kittens away completely to fend for themselves at around this age (ferals are a little different if they live in colonies, kittens don't actually leave so much but they still get ...
by Mollycat
Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Yumove
Replies: 4
Views: 43

Re: Yumove

I used to give Tilly Yumove and for a while she loved it (she is very fond of fish and Yumove smells of fish). Initially, it certainly seemed to make a difference. However, Tilly has gone off it and doesn't seem to be any the worse for not taking it now. I do feed her muscles as a treat several tim...
by Mollycat
Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Raising a cat indoors
Replies: 2
Views: 26

Re: Raising a cat indoors

Hi Joey, I'm kind of in a similar position except there is no house and garden in my future. I took on adult cats who were already indoor only for whatever reason because that's all I have to offer but I must admit the indoor only cat thing really grates with me. First, cats need time to get used to...
by Mollycat
Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Need help *Reintroducing cats to each other* and other new cats, Please Help!
Replies: 2
Views: 31

Re: Need help *Reintroducing cats to each other* and other new cats, Please Help!

Unfortunately this sounds like the most difficult situation faced by cat parents, redirected aggression. When the fight got broken up Storm would have been so wound up, afraid and frustrated, he turned on the only thing that was there - Misty. And the complete shock for her of having him turn on her...
by Mollycat
Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat Crying at Night
Replies: 1
Views: 22

Re: Cat Crying at Night

Ragdolls tend to be a loyal and deeply attached breed and although every character is different, I would imagine if your lad has been your only focus for a year and a half and suddenly he has to share you with a fun and attention-hungry bundle of energy, he's going to be feeling rejected and put out...
by Mollycat
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Yumove
Replies: 4
Views: 43

Re: Yumove

I am at the beginning of looking into all this, for my dog. We don't even know what his problem is yet, but he's just been put on metacam for 2 weeks and see where we go from there. If it does turn out to be arthritis another option I would consider for him is Devils Claw, simply because I took it f...
by Mollycat
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: new male and female kittens post neuter/spay care
Replies: 4
Views: 153

Re: new male and female kittens post neuter/spay care

There is absolutely no need for indoor cats to wear collars, though microchipping is adviseable just in case. Some vets recommend some dry food to help their teeth, there is not much evidence to suggest this helps reduce tartar as claimed but it is worth thinking about something in their diet that t...
by Mollycat
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: First time kitten mom and overwhelmed
Replies: 8
Views: 230

Re: First time kitten mom and overwhelmed

Thank you everyone for replying! I am trying my best to give it all I have without being too harsh on myself or my kitten. I am trying to cope with it the best I can but at times when, his energy levels are off the roof and I am waiting for him to calm down so I can move or eat or just work, it get...
by Mollycat
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Need advice about cat with brain damage
Replies: 11
Views: 85

Re: Need advice about cat with brain damage

It is ok not to be able to afford tests especially if there is a high chance of those tests being inconclusive or there being no reliable treatment. As a matter of fact we are just back from the vets with our dog, he is just under 10 years old and has always had clicky back legs but recently is incr...
by Mollycat
Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat Worming
Replies: 5
Views: 35

Re: Cat Worming

Parasite control is quite a topic, with so many different products for so many different critters and so many people with opinions and so many different cats with their circumstances. At the far end of the scale is me, I have never given any of my cats regular scheduled parasite control, except for ...
by Mollycat
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:10 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Chronic Upper Respiratory Infections for almost a year
Replies: 5
Views: 43

Re: Chronic Upper Respiratory Infections for almost a year

My Ragdoll started sneezing coughing and runny eyes as soon as I got him at age 8. Before that he lived outdoors in a secure run, he had never lived in a house with heating, carpet, dust etc. Vets kept telling me his upper and lower respiratory tract were clear and offered x-rays if I wanted but did...
by Mollycat
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:14 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: I lost my little furry friend of only a year and 2 months
Replies: 3
Views: 48

Re: I lost my little furry friend of only a year and 2 months

I'm so sorry I don't have anything helpful to offer, just didn't want to scroll on without saying I'm sorry for your loss. It's always so tough but especially to lose a furry friend so young leaves us with a million questions and no answers. Just remember Shadow was fine for a few days after her vet...
by Mollycat
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Changing Litter after a wee
Replies: 8
Views: 78

Re: Changing Litter after a wee

Sounds perfect, sure once the door is left open for her she will start to explore at her own pace
by Mollycat
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:04 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: New kitten introduction help
Replies: 2
Views: 53

Re: New kitten introduction help

Sounds like the poor little chap is just lonely in his room and wants to be where everyone else is. You're doing the right thing but is there any way you can spend more time with him? Hissing isn't as aggressive as it sounds, it's just a warning not to get too close and it's usually defensive. It's ...
by Mollycat
Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Stella's mysterious illness-- allergies??
Replies: 2
Views: 34

Re: Stella's mysterious illness-- allergies??

Symptoms do not match tea tree oil toxicity and problems occur when the stuff is sprayed directly onto fur anyway. Tea tree oil is unproven in killing any kind of spores and mould is easily removed by washing down with hot soapy water. Mould doesn't cause those symptoms either. How often has the cat...
by Mollycat
Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Possible cat Lymphoma? Very confused what the vet is saying. Fine needle aspiration came back with no cancer cells
Replies: 11
Views: 128

Re: Possible cat Lymphoma? Very confused what the vet is saying. Fine needle aspiration came back with no cancer cells

All depends on your vet and I don't know what the vet would say if it's a suspected lymphoma in palpable lymph nodes. All I know is for a suspected or possible lymphoma that has digestive tract symptoms and therefor is difficult to differentiate from IBD or other issues, I was offered steroids as th...
by Mollycat
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Successful introduction but now adult cat is being hassled.
Replies: 2
Views: 25

Re: Successful introduction but now adult cat is being hassled.

Seems to be a flush of this same problem, Ellie755 and Chrome123 have both posted the same issue today in health and behaviour. Maybe you need to keep them going back in their room for a while longer, but really I think it's kittens being kittens. Or wean them gradually, so maybe they go back in the...
by Mollycat
Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Honey’s results
Replies: 94
Views: 598

Re: Honey’s results

Warning, pets and children may cause obsession with poop and emetic and loss of all trace of inhibition talking about them
by Mollycat
Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: New kitten hissing at resident cat
Replies: 4
Views: 55

Re: New kitten hissing at resident cat

Two cats six legs, a pair of tripods, love it. Ok so if Madam was from a hoarding situation she's likely been used to less than ideal human socialisation, still playful but learning how to play with a human? Knows how to stand up for herself around other cats and not afraid to step out of line, wher...
by Mollycat
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: New kitten hissing at resident cat
Replies: 4
Views: 55

Re: New kitten hissing at resident cat

Early days, and hissing isn't such a big drama as we humans like to think. Hissing isn't really all that aggressive, it's just expressing an opinion or sentiment, mostly it means "don't get any closer because I'm not comfortable and if you push me I could lash out". Wanting to meet and curiosity fro...
by Mollycat
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Christopher Brodie is no more
Replies: 4
Views: 68

Re: Christopher Brodie is no more

Oh yes I remember CB very well. I remember offering you a long and humorous post about CB not caring for your declarations of No More Pets or your broken hearts, something about the last homecoming before the final homecoming, and every cat being sent to us for a reason. I remember us all knowing th...
by Mollycat
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Changing Litter after a wee
Replies: 8
Views: 78

Re: Changing Litter after a wee

What Ruth said. My boy was using Tesco value cheap and rubbish litter at first, indoor cats, had to change in full and scrub trays daily. Not much fun carrying 7 bags of cat litter up 2 flights of stairs with weekly groceries, never mind the changing, scrubbing and despite all that the smell. When M...
by Mollycat
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Possible cat Lymphoma? Very confused what the vet is saying. Fine needle aspiration came back with no cancer cells
Replies: 11
Views: 128

Re: Possible cat Lymphoma? Very confused what the vet is saying. Fine needle aspiration came back with no cancer cells

He has had coughing/wheezing episodes for the past few months but they now seem to be a bit more prevalent. The weird part is that the doctor said his lung X-ray was good and there was no more discussion about it. I also just heard him sneeze. Now maybe thinking this could be linked to a virus/infe...
by Mollycat
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Passive cat and confident kitten fighting and hissing all the time
Replies: 4
Views: 72

Re: Passive cat and confident kitten fighting and hissing all the time

I don't have much help to offer as I never have introduced a kitten into a household, but you guys have to realise what you're dealing with. Kittens are kittens! Kittens are learning about the world and the other characters in it, including humans, other cats and other pets. Anything that moves or r...