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by Mollycat
Sun Apr 18, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Hyperthyroidism behaviour - is this normal?
Replies: 5
Views: 43

Re: Hyperthyroidism behaviour - is this normal?

there are quite a few of us who have been through the radioiodine at different places, and each of the centres has great online client info. Mine went to Langford in south-west England, one of the most expensive but arguably most (or maybe too?) thorough in the pre-treatment testing. One thing worth...
by Mollycat
Sun Apr 18, 2021 7:44 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Hyperthyroidism behaviour - is this normal?
Replies: 5
Views: 43

Re: Hyperthyroidism behaviour - is this normal?

Same here, sounds like for some reason maybe she is oversensitive to the meds, or maybe she has been hyper for so long that coming back down towards normal feels alien. It can take cats months to get used to being normal after a curative treatment, I don't know about the meds as my girl was never on...
by Mollycat
Sun Apr 18, 2021 7:37 am
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Aggression getting worse- need help ASAP
Replies: 6
Views: 68

Re: Aggression getting worse- need help ASAP

Firstly we've all lost it with an animal when pushed and felt guilty forever about it - it's not about judgement, it's about finding out as much as possible about the dynamics between the two of you to be able to help. My own girl drove me to distraction for the first years by squeaking constantly f...
by Mollycat
Sat Apr 17, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Aggression getting worse- need help ASAP
Replies: 6
Views: 68

Re: Aggression getting worse- need help ASAP

Sorry to hear you're having so much trouble with your cat, it sounds very difficult for you and wearing. Could you give us a little background? First off what's your feline friend's name? Do you know what his past is, was he born in the shelter, found as a stray, handed in ...? What was he like when...
by Mollycat
Sat Apr 17, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: looking for a nicer place for my Sofina to roam and experience
Replies: 4
Views: 42

Re: looking for a nicer place for my Sofina to roam and experience

Absolutely agreed, what seems limited to us can be and usually is a wonderful safe haven of familiarity for them. You know how when you're feeling a bit low or under the weather all you want is to curl up in front of your own TV with a pile of snacks in your pyjamas? Make home a wonderful place, thi...
by Mollycat
Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: My Ragdoll x Russian Blue
Replies: 21
Views: 8759

Re: My Ragdoll x Russian Blue

Hi Helen, What colour are your cats eyes? I have a rag doll cross and I suspect it may be with a Russian Blue. He looks identical to yours. Thanks! Elle this is a really old thread and the original poster doesn't seem to be here any more, it might be better to start a separate topic rather than res...
by Mollycat
Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:16 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat sits at water -no drinking
Replies: 4
Views: 48

Re: Cat sits at water -no drinking

No matter how much we know there's always a cat to teach us more. I don't know if it's classed as normal but mine have always approached the water with a little ritual before starting to drink, and even then it's a couple of delicate small laps before starting to tuck in properly. Sit and think abou...
by Mollycat
Fri Apr 16, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Gaining my kitten's trust
Replies: 2
Views: 20

Re: Gaining my kitten's trust

I can't emphasise enough just how much I have to agree with fjm here. My girl is 14 years old and still traumatised by her experiences before the age of 9 months. I will never be able to pick her up, I cannot restrain her in any way, and she hides from new people. When I first had her aged 6 (I am h...
by Mollycat
Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: We said never again but now!
Replies: 8
Views: 105

Re: We said never again but now!

Just thinking, my Boo was a retired Raggie stud. 8 years old and neutered, fully health checked and vaccinated. What I was asked to pay by his owner was basically the cost of his neuter and full healthcheck. It's a different kind of rescue, but still a rescue. They are on the large side, 5kg+ and I'...
by Mollycat
Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:26 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Insurance Recommendations
Replies: 7
Views: 71

Re: Insurance Recommendations

Intrigued by Kay's Tesco quote so I just went and played about with numbers. First ran it through as if Molly was born in 2010 so 11 years old, and the premium with Tescos for the top level of cover was £31 a month. Went back and changed her date of birth to 2007 which as far as I'm aware is true an...
by Mollycat
Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: We said never again but now!
Replies: 8
Views: 105

Re: We said never again but now!

Oh brilliant that is where Molly came from. How spooky! Do they not have anyone suitable for you at the moment? I hear a lot of good about Holly Hedge too, I don't know what their position is at the moment.
by Mollycat
Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: First time cat owner, need help with kitten
Replies: 19
Views: 139

Re: First time cat owner, need help with kitten

You can relax, kittens can cope with being shut out of a bedroom! Just, if that's the plan, absolutely stick to it. As has been said before, if you wait and wait and wait and then give up and give in, kitten will learn extremely quickly that this means if I stick to my pestering and never give up, I...
by Mollycat
Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: We said never again but now!
Replies: 8
Views: 105

Re: We said never again but now!

So sorry for your loss, 13 isn't old these days and even if it was sudden and sooner than you'd have expected, it sounds like he had a wonderful life with as good an ending as anyone could hope for. If you have a look at the main rescue site there is a list of rescues there, all depends on your area...
by Mollycat
Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:47 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: My fixed female is aggressive towards unfixed male.
Replies: 2
Views: 27

Re: My fixed female is aggressive towards unfixed male.

Not sure that taking your cat out of your room is helping matters. Does she actually pee on your stuff if you leave her alone in your room, or is that just something you worry might happen? If it actually does happen, it's almost certainly because she is stressed out by another cat being around. If ...
by Mollycat
Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: How to keep opened wet cat food?
Replies: 8
Views: 58

Re: How to keep opened wet cat food?

The cat that first advertised Kattomeat by dipping his paw in it was named Arthur. I suppose that must be why they rebranded Arthur's. Then they needed a new Arthur as the original had used up his 9 lives, and they found the ideal cat in a rescue centre. he even ate with his paw - but he was right p...
by Mollycat
Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: First time cat owner, need help with kitten
Replies: 19
Views: 139

Re: First time cat owner, need help with kitten

Oh this is lovely to read, such a positive tone compared to your first post that had me quite worried. If he wants to be close to you all the time he wants to build a relationship with you. And playing should be fun even if only entertainment for you so it sounds like this too is turning for the bet...
by Mollycat
Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: How to keep opened wet cat food?
Replies: 8
Views: 58

Re: How to keep opened wet cat food?

Oh fjm you always make me laugh though it is a sympathetic laugh and not an unkind one. Ruth yes I remember those days. Misha had Arthurs - remember that? A brand long ago disappeared, and now I can't even remember what we replaced it with. Misha was easy though, the whole tin went down in the morni...
by Mollycat
Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:43 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: How to keep opened wet cat food?
Replies: 8
Views: 58

How to keep opened wet cat food?

Following on from my fat cat question when Molly loved her new renal food so much I was worried about her potential weight, she has now slowed down and I find my handy canine dustbin is getting 3/4 of a tin of wet renal cat food daily. Not a problem, just works out an expensive way to feed a dog and...
by Mollycat
Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:33 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: How bad is a fat cat, at this stage?
Replies: 24
Views: 266

Re: How bad is a fat cat, at this stage?

A week on, true to form, the dog is now eating more feline renal wet food than the cat is. She definitely eats some, because I see her in it, but not enough to be sure she has just by looking at what's left 12 hours later and a far cry from the near-clean bowl we had a weeks ago. Which means two thi...
by Mollycat
Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Insurance Recommendations
Replies: 7
Views: 71

Re: Insurance Recommendations

For an 8 year old cat even with a current clean bill of health, the premiums won't be the cheapest and you need to watch the exclusions very very carefully. I used to work in the insurance sector, not pet insurance but I can tell you that on average insurances work on the basis of paying out half of...
by Mollycat
Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: First time cat owner, need help with kitten
Replies: 19
Views: 139

Re: First time cat owner, need help with kitten

Sorry to say that all sounds pretty normal for a kitten and the vocals and being glued to your heels for a Siamese. The kitten phase doesn't last all that long but long enough to drive you round the twist if you're already struggling, but more importantly it's the effort you put in now that will mak...
by Mollycat
Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:11 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: kitten health
Replies: 1
Views: 22

Re: kitten health

Hi what do you need help with, assuming the vet must have given you some clues where to start?
by Mollycat
Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:09 am
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Rehoming service help
Replies: 3
Views: 58

Re: Rehoming service help

I don't know, there might be!
by Mollycat
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Rehoming service help
Replies: 3
Views: 58

Re: Rehoming service help

That's how I got my girl, she was what they called a home-to-home and the charity just put us in touch like a dating agency. The people giving her up had full responsibility for making sure they were happy for their beloved cat to come and live with me, so there was no home check by the rescue. It's...
by Mollycat
Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Potential Rehoming/Moving Advice
Replies: 5
Views: 73

Re: Potential Rehoming/Moving Advice

Oh yes I get you, I couldn't give mine up and I can only imagine how hard it would be. So they still have to go through quarantine even if they have all jabs? I only know about rabies for European quarantine into the UK which used to be 6 months. If it's the same that does sounds pretty stressful. M...
by Mollycat
Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Psyllium husk for diarrhoea?
Replies: 5
Views: 35

Re: Psyllium husk for diarrhoea?

Both vitamin B and potassium seem to be vulnerable to long term squits and cause a vicious cycle of more squits when they get low because of squits.

I am sorry, sounds like you're been through an awful lot with them. Hoping for a better time this time for you.
by Mollycat
Sun Apr 11, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Psyllium husk for diarrhoea?
Replies: 5
Views: 35

Re: Psyllium husk for diarrhoea?

Ok the reason I asked about treats was Dreamies, believe it or not. Both mine had rear end troubles. One was either IBD or lymphoma and sadly he didn't survive it though we kept it at bay at first with vitamin B injections then moved to steroid shots and finally he was on steroids. But Molly also ha...
by Mollycat
Sun Apr 11, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Potential Rehoming/Moving Advice
Replies: 5
Views: 73

Re: Potential Rehoming/Moving Advice

Hi Amy, Just a thought for you to consider - you don't want to lose them but are you thinking what's best for them? On the one hand there's the move which would be huge for them, and then the potential move back home again which is huge upheaval again. Or, there's giving them up for temporary rehomi...
by Mollycat
Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Psyllium husk for diarrhoea?
Replies: 5
Views: 35

Re: Psyllium husk for diarrhoea?

Has the vet ever given him an injection of vitamin B, suggested Cobalaplex or equivalent, or checked his potassium levels? Has he ever taken Pro-Kolin paste on his food, or pumpkin? What does he have for treats?
by Mollycat
Sun Apr 11, 2021 5:08 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Help with cats diarrhoea, at wits end
Replies: 17
Views: 3369

Re: Help with cats diarrhoea, at wits end

He might benefit from some support to help his gut recover. Diarrhoea risks dehydration but also means vital nutrients are passing straight through their system and not being absorbed, including vitamins and minerals that can help stop the problem. Sometimes what starts out as a 24 hour looseness of...