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by Mollycat
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Sphynx neuter possible complication?
Replies: 2
Views: 27

Re: Sphynx neuter possible complication?

Difficult to say over the internet but I would agree, if you're concerned speak to the vet. Must say I'm surprised a breeder sent him to his new home just a few days after neutering, seems a lot for the poor lad to handle surgery and a whole new place and people all in one go like that. Did your new...
by Mollycat
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Canagan Dry Cat Food
Replies: 6
Views: 45

Re: Canagan Dry Cat Food

A new one appeared on my local supermarket shelves recently, Crave. Seemed reasonably good. Also full refund. Cats hated it. Dog loved it. The advantage of having a dog, a handy dustbin!
by Mollycat
Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Advice for adopting 8-week-old kitten?
Replies: 6
Views: 43

Re: Advice for adopting 8-week-old kitten?

Lovely to see you again, Mollycat :lol: I have to admit what you just said at the start seems terribly daunting to me, though -- the idea of rehoming a 6-week-old kitten. I'd feel as though I were about to shatter it just by picking it up too quickly! In any case, thank you awfully for those notes ...
by Mollycat
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Litter Issues - Tried Everything
Replies: 6
Views: 71

Re: Litter Issues - Tried Everything

I would agree that putting more stress on her through confinement would more likely make things worse rather than better. I also agree that in her case, being so young and with this history, a scan to rule out further damage from the fall that wasn't picked up at the time might be a wise investment....
by Mollycat
Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Advice for adopting 8-week-old kitten?
Replies: 6
Views: 43

Re: Advice for adopting 8-week-old kitten?

I'm old enough to remember when kittens were rehomed at 6 weeks, barely weaned. Less time with mum has disadvantages and advantages, if you give them plenty of time and take the place of mum in teaching them about dangers and good behaviour in the first few weeks, you are likely to have a strongly b...
by Mollycat
Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Feeding
Replies: 9
Views: 60

Re: Feeding

I believe Go-Cat is pretty much muck but as a general comment I'm pretty sure indoor cat food has two features - lower calories to cater for lower need, and higher vegetable content to compensate for not having access to grass. You can also buy grass tablets :roll: Eating grass is a natural drive fo...
by Mollycat
Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Still can’t find food cat will eat!
Replies: 42
Views: 245

Re: Still can’t find food cat will eat!

Is she picking up on your anxiety around her food, maybe?
by Mollycat
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: cat really struggling with body splint - help please!
Replies: 5
Views: 1367

Re: cat really struggling with body splint - help please!

I wondered about an open tray on a slope (looking at the 'in' tray on my desk) with 3 sides but an open front end and propped up securely so as not to lose all the litter. Sounds horribly distressing for you and the cat, hope he recovers soon and figures out a way sooner to adapt in the meantime.
by Mollycat
Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Worms
Replies: 2
Views: 11

Re: Worms

The dog is most likely were they got them from, I would say.
by Mollycat
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Still can’t find food cat will eat!
Replies: 42
Views: 245

Re: Still can’t find food cat will eat!

Yes I remember she has triaditis, I was wondering on the particular symptoms. Does she have very foul smelling orangey-yellowy loose stools? Molly had some kind of crash that involved yellow diarrhoea and vomiting plus seriously dramatic sudden weight loss, lethargy, etc. Tests revealed hyperthyroid...
by Mollycat
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Are thrive treats meant to be like polystirene???
Replies: 6
Views: 28

Re: Are thrive treats meant to be like polystirene???

Never tried mine on Thrive, just too expensive, I'd rather give them little pieces of actual meat. Neither of mine would touch chicken when I got them - from 2 different homes, one of them used to be raw fed. Until Molly tried a bit of chicken kebab, then she would eat chicken but only if it was qui...
by Mollycat
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Still can’t find food cat will eat!
Replies: 42
Views: 245

Re: Still can’t find food cat will eat!

Raych, can you remind me what her symptoms were please?

Did you ever give her Dreamies?
by Mollycat
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Anyone got a microchip connect cat feeder?
Replies: 2
Views: 24

Re: Anyone got a microchip connect cat feeder?

As I posted before - a godsend for a multi pet home where they eat different foods or one scoffs it all or one needs to lose weight, but also keeps wet food much fresher all day long even in warm summers. Easy to teach and adjustable and they even sell an additional shield now to block out sneaky ot...
by Mollycat
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: neighbours cat
Replies: 5
Views: 42

Re: neighbours cat

Is it a problem if they hang out in your garden?

Please don't encourage other people's cats with food though.
by Mollycat
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat coat needs sorting
Replies: 25
Views: 642

Re: Cat coat needs sorting

They get you in the end, the hardest heart can't stay unmelted by the constant assault of a cat demanding to be loved. Perhaps your feelings about Tilly at the start contribute to how deeply you feel her loss now. Sounds like in such a short time Tilly leaves you a very different person to how she f...
by Mollycat
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:53 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: How much time a cat can live with acute kidney disease when not treated?
Replies: 1
Views: 18

Re: How much time a cat can live with acute kidney disease when not treated?

I brought my cat home from the vet hospital when her kidneys were not working at all, we had 5 days before she needed me to call the vet to help her die peacefully. I don't know how much longer she would have had, maybe a few more days.
by Mollycat
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: My baby died whilst I was away
Replies: 13
Views: 126

Re: My baby died whilst I was away

Will be thinking of you.

Boo showed me he was deeply tired but not ready, then that he was ready, and afterwards that overwhelming love.

Remember to be kind to yourself.
by Mollycat
Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:16 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: My baby died whilst I was away
Replies: 13
Views: 126

Re: My baby died whilst I was away

Thank you so much I will join up too. Wonderful to read this on this miserable rainy morning I am so glad you and your family and home are beginning to find more peace and harmony. It's still very early days and it's ok to have meltdowns. The idea of communication isn't for everyone - I found it whe...
by Mollycat
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: My baby died whilst I was away
Replies: 13
Views: 126

Re: My baby died whilst I was away

That's quite a history, poor love. There is an amazing story of an animal communicator who worked with a black leopard, who asked for his name to be changed. Even if the idea is a bit much for you, it's still an interesting film https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvwHHMEDdT0 and if you are interested A...
by Mollycat
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Kitten toilet behaviour
Replies: 3
Views: 25

Re: Kitten toilet behaviour

Maybe he would like a covered one?
by Mollycat
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Kitten toilet behaviour
Replies: 3
Views: 25

Re: Kitten toilet behaviour

Some cats don't like using the tray if it already has something in it, or prefer to use one for poo and another for wee. I would put another tray in that corner, you could also try different types of litter.
by Mollycat
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Pyelonephritis (Bacterial Infection of the Kidney)
Replies: 10
Views: 87

Re: Pyelonephritis (Bacterial Infection of the Kidney)

So sorry Spudmuffin. I have not commented much as I was in a similar place less than a year ago and I hoped quietly that your story would have the happy ending that mine didn't. We never got a diagnosis, I called time much earlier because of other problems we couldn't solve. The strangest thing - mi...
by Mollycat
Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Still can’t find food cat will eat!
Replies: 42
Views: 245

Re: Still can’t find food cat will eat!

I often wonder if illness affects our animals' senses in the same way. Whenever Boo got a bit dehydrated I would give them both tuna water. After Boo died, Molly wouldn't touch it. Now it's been nearly a year and she takes a few laps and walks away. She loved it so much but I'm sure she associates ...
by Mollycat
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Still can’t find food cat will eat!
Replies: 42
Views: 245

Re: Still can’t find food cat will eat!

That's interesting about Tilly. Molly is similar though she doesn't struggle or fight she is just slippery as a mackerel. As far as I'm concerned she is non-handling, as in I won't do anything to her that she won't let me do willingly, but at the vets she appears calm and lets them do anything out o...
by Mollycat
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: My cat won’t eat properly
Replies: 3
Views: 32

Re: My cat won’t eat properly

Millions of cats lick the gravy or jelly and leave some, most or all of the meat. I have often thought they are probably not getting the full balance of everything but as far as I'm aware nobody has found any link with bad health or shortened lifespan. If you can get him to eat it, great, if he like...
by Mollycat
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Tom Cat Pecking order
Replies: 3
Views: 54

Re: Tom Cat Pecking order

Welcome. I love your story telling style, you write beautifully. It might help to have the boys fixed too and as Ruth says they may tend to stay nearer home but outdoor cats certainly shouldn't become fat and lazy. Both my boys were late neutered, one at 3 years old the other aged 8. they were the m...
by Mollycat
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: My baby died whilst I was away
Replies: 13
Views: 126

Re: My baby died whilst I was away

We do read much more than we post. It's a pity this forum doesn't have reactions buttons to 'like' or send a virtual hug. Sometimes it helps just to know people really have read and send sympathy without the words. I wonder, if the cats could choose, if they would take a home with all it has to offe...
by Mollycat
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Still can’t find food cat will eat!
Replies: 42
Views: 245

Re: Still can’t find food cat will eat!

Hiding things - my Misha used to love peas, one day she devoured a bowl of rice peas and sweetcorn. For days after we kept finding little heaps of rice in every corner of the house! Only the rice. Tablets - my Sarah thought wormers were treats and would eat them as offered then look at us hoping the...