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by Mollycat
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Anticipatory grief reprieve
Replies: 0
Views: 29

Anticipatory grief reprieve

Some might think this is an odd topic but I hope it will reassure anyone in this bizarre situation. My own boy Boo has been having some health issues and for most of this year so far we have been on and off wondering how much longer we have. I feel able to write this now because for now he is ok tha...
by Mollycat
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: 9 month old cat keeps attacking me! Please help!
Replies: 3
Views: 34

Re: 9 month old cat keeps attacking me! Please help!

I have a cat from a previous relationship who doesn't live with me who is 20 years old and was a walk-in adoption job. She bites and sometimes claws without warning, often still purring as she does. I did some intensive sessions with her some years ago when she was really bad. when she attacked I wo...
by Mollycat
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Fip in cattery
Replies: 3
Views: 54

Re: Fip in cattery

Sorry to read this. I don't have any answers but wanted to offer a few words rather than scroll on. I did find this, I presume you've read it already, but it seems the sire infecting the dam could be likely so I would contact that breeder without delay. https://www.gccfcats.org/Portals/0/FIP%20artic...
by Mollycat
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Doubts about cremation
Replies: 7
Views: 192

Re: Doubts about cremation

If you pay for an individual cremation then that is what you should get. If you don't want the ashes back then they will almost certainly not be alone. For me a keepsake is a special food bowl, a shed whisker, a favourite toy - something that meant something in life. For the first time I am having t...
by Mollycat
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Gel caps
Replies: 3
Views: 31

Re: Gel caps

Oh yes they know. The dog is so stupid he will watch us put his wormer in a sausage and eat it. My feral cat ate some pill pocket and loved it, then saw me put a pill in it for the other cat and now won't touch it!! She's way too clever that one.
by Mollycat
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cats spraying in the house and basement!
Replies: 5
Views: 45

Re: Cats spraying in the house and basement!

It does sound territorial with that many of them, but that doesn't answer why they are doing it now and not before. The general rule of thumb is one tray per cat plus one, which would make 9 trays to keep up with, but again if everything is the same as before that doesn't explain why now. Are there ...
by Mollycat
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Gel caps
Replies: 3
Views: 31

Re: Gel caps

Not used so don't know but have you considered Pill Pockets? It's a delicious putty paste, you put the pill in and mould it around. You can crush the pill so the cat can't lick off the putty and spit out the pill.
by Mollycat
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Chronic diarrhoea help
Replies: 34
Views: 225

Re: Chronic diarrhoea help

Thank you and please don't be sorry. Life isn't always as fluffy as a Ragdoll's bottom, sometimes it gets covered ... but anyway I am ok, I'm just wondering why coincidence would bring this up right now for me and what I should take from it going forward. I think it's because they are so much smalle...
by Mollycat
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Chronic diarrhoea help
Replies: 34
Views: 225

Re: Chronic diarrhoea help

How spooky, the exact video I listened to on loop when my dad was dying 8 years ago. Change 'life' to 'hand' and you have a snapshot of me at the time. And spookier still I just dropped the lid of the milk into my coffee, the kind of thing I would often do at the time, melt into a useless wreck of t...
by Mollycat
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Chronic diarrhoea help
Replies: 34
Views: 225

Re: Chronic diarrhoea help

I won't forget a single tray believe me! Anyone else get this or will they think we're completely bonkers Lilith? They come into the bathroom to use it and the best bit is it's such an honour because they are vulnerable so it's a sign that our rescued traumatised babies have gained that level of tru...
by Mollycat
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Chronic diarrhoea help
Replies: 34
Views: 225

Re: Chronic diarrhoea help

Login doesn't sound very savoury! And yes, the easiest example being how pets cope with chemotherapy very well whereas we suffer. For now Boo-cat is on day 3 of eating well and clearly feeling much, much better. He was waiting for his breakfast again this morning and had eaten all the jelly within a...
by Mollycat
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Chronic diarrhoea help
Replies: 34
Views: 225

Re: Chronic diarrhoea help

Oh Lilith I love your stories and the way you deliver them! Have you thought about writing a book or some short stories of all these great characters and all the humorous wisdom you have collected? I thought I was funny on facebook this morning saying it seemed Bobby had either found the will to liv...
by Mollycat
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat returned from vet, other cat freaking out
Replies: 2
Views: 26

Re: Cat returned from vet, other cat freaking out

Unfortunately this is very common, even with cats who have been together all their lives. Don't let it escalate as it can quickly do real lasting damage to their relationship. Separate the cats if you can in different parts of the house and go through the steps of introducing cats for the first time...
by Mollycat
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Chronic diarrhoea help
Replies: 34
Views: 225

Re: Chronic diarrhoea help

A more positive update Well on Sunday there didn't seem to be any improvement and we were preparing for the inevitable. Then yesterday morning Bobby followed me into the kitchen demanding his breakfast ... something he has never done before. Half a pouch and a handful of i/d dry and he tucked in. 6 ...
by Mollycat
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Hills y/d dried food
Replies: 3
Views: 31

Re: Hills y/d dried food

Great idea, I have had lots of prescription foods left over with cats' changing needs and usually end up donating to a local independent cat rescue. We recently had cause to use y/d and it really did its job - only while waiting for radioiodine treatment though. Sorry for your loss, lovely to have h...
by Mollycat
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Why is life so cruel and unfair ?
Replies: 8
Views: 191

Re: Why is life so cruel and unfair ?

It's only been a year. The first year, you have to face every first - every anniversary. Your daily routine, from the moment you woke up to the moment you went to sleep and often beyond, you had to consider a demanding, loving furry friend full of mischief and cuddles, vocalising and getting in your...
by Mollycat
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Saying goodbye
Replies: 5
Views: 55

Re: Saying goodbye

The boys were upset and cried but seem quite resilient. The hardest part for my ten year old to understand was that putting Tommy to sleep was kind as he was suffering. He got quite upset about that as his argument was that we don’t do it to people when they get old. So sorry for your loss. They ma...
by Mollycat
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Chronic diarrhoea help
Replies: 34
Views: 225

Re: Chronic diarrhoea help

We are very lucky with our vet, an independent gold standard hospital practice with a holistic approach and very grounded. They offer every option and when you don't choose the most expensive they almost always support you with a personal anecdote or a good welfare, happiness or science reason to ba...
by Mollycat
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Chronic diarrhoea help
Replies: 34
Views: 225

Re: Chronic diarrhoea help

Is he on meds for his CKD, and also for his thyroid? I had an old girl who we managed to keep going for several years this way, although admittedly she wasn't facing some of the other challenges your boy has. I hope you can keep him comfortable for a long while yet. He was on Hills diet until it st...
by Mollycat
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Dinner is served milady
Replies: 15
Views: 168

Re: Dinner is served milady

Then silence is golden. When my feline soulmate died, my heart was shredded and bleeding. A piece of me died that night, 16 years ago now and still her memory is capable of bringing tears. Just a few weeks later our lodger was offered a rescue cat and thought it would do me good ... I couldn't leave...
by Mollycat
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Chronic diarrhoea help
Replies: 34
Views: 225

Re: Chronic diarrhoea help

Thank you Booktigger. I think realistically for a 15 year old pedigree with CKD there is a limit to how promising it could possibly have looked.
by Mollycat
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Dinner is served milady
Replies: 15
Views: 168

Re: Dinner is served milady

Wow. Well, boiled chicken and fish isn't a very good diet for a cat. Fish is a great source of protein but too much fish in the diet risks thiamine deficiency. Only boiled chicken, I'm guessing this is prime breast meat, risks taurine deficiency. Lack of organ and bone meal is poor in calcium and ma...
by Mollycat
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Chronic diarrhoea help
Replies: 34
Views: 225

Re: Chronic diarrhoea help

Update - we saw the vet again this morning, there are several tender inflamed or sore areas in his mouth, his bowel feels swollen and inflamed, he has lost another 100g in a month, and to cap it all she said she could feel a little thyroid nodule. Must admit I thought I had felt it too recently. One...
by Mollycat
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Chronic diarrhoea help
Replies: 34
Views: 225

Re: Chronic diarrhoea help

Aw bless that's sweet and actually does help to hear of cats with undiagnosed issues coming back from them. My girl would happily eat mashed potato but she's not the one with the issues. But she makes me laugh about ruining food - she loves raw mince but won't touch it once ruined by cooking. On the...
by Mollycat
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Chronic diarrhoea help
Replies: 34
Views: 225

Re: Chronic diarrhoea help

Thank you, by coincidence he is on the second day of his latest attack and eating almost nothing again. I wasn't quick enough with the Pro-kolin so here we go again, fingers crossed a little tuna water might get him to start eating again. Point is when he is bad he doesn't eat, not boiled chicken, n...
by Mollycat
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Mother cat issues
Replies: 2
Views: 23

Re: Mother cat issues

You were so right in what you said, unfortunately you mom handled the whole thing really badly and this could take some work to repair. For the time being until the kittens are older could your mom just stay out of the garage altogether? Mother cat's reaction to her is really perfectly normal in the...
by Mollycat
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat scared of me after vet visit - advice please
Replies: 8
Views: 47

Re: Cat scared of me after vet visit - advice please

In answer to your direct question it can be normal to some extent after a vet visit, but what happens when you get home is important. Being human our urge is to reach out and comfort. To a cat, even if they are very close to us, that's harrassment. When you think about it, the last thing that happen...
by Mollycat
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Tilly being naughty again!
Replies: 3
Views: 44

Re: Tilly being naughty again!

We have a superb tiny little black cat named Winnie just across the road and every dog walker knows Winnie ... Any dog showing an interest in her, Winnie flattens herself down in the grass as if to say, come on then if you think you're hard enough! And guess what - there isn't a dog in the neighbour...
by Mollycat
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: New kitten
Replies: 4
Views: 56

Re: New kitten

If your kitten hasn't been handled much or has been handled inappropriately he may not yet associate a hand coming towards him with something pleasant happening. The key here is if he comes to you to play, he is interested in you. Horse trainers talk about keeping the feet moving to distract the bra...
by Mollycat
Fri May 31, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Lump after vaccination
Replies: 12
Views: 77

Re: Lump after vaccination

My two indoors are not vaccinated, never wormed and deflea'ed as needed which has so far been twice in 6 years. That might change now there's a dog - which swallows a lot of soil and has regular wormers. My previous 3 outdoors were also pest treated as required, although one thought wormers were tre...