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by Mollycat
Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: We said never again but now!
Replies: 3
Views: 11

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: 12
Views: 97

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: 3
Views: 11

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: 18

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: 48

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: 12
Views: 97

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: 48

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: 48

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: 233

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: 3
Views: 37

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: 12
Views: 97

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: 21

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: 50

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: 50

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: 71

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: 34

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: 34

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: 71

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: 34

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: 3279

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...
by Mollycat
Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat cough-advice please
Replies: 2
Views: 35

Re: Cat cough-advice please

Over the past three years I have spent sums to a total well into five figures for two cats and one dog, none of them insured. So the whole thing of tests and costs and treatment options is very much at the front of my mind, with half a dozen different illnesses, situations and characters. For me the...
by Mollycat
Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Advice needed regarding new kitten and resident cat
Replies: 1
Views: 20

Re: Advice needed regarding new kitten and resident cat

You have done really well, any time it looks to be going a bit wrong simply go back a step or two, or give your resident cat some time without the kitten. Don't take the kitten away while the fisticuffs or hissing is going on though, you still want the whole experience to be positive - just have som...
by Mollycat
Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat coughing a lot
Replies: 2
Views: 30

Re: Cat coughing a lot

Hi, I would simply try switching back to her old food first and see if the cough clears up, and if it hasn't in a week or so, or straight away if it gets worse, see what the vet says.
by Mollycat
Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:41 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Help! Cat Licks Collar Aggressively
Replies: 2
Views: 25

Re: Help! Cat Licks Collar Aggressively

I wonder if this is linked in some way to your cat throwing up, did you mention to the vet that she also licks her collar like this? Is it a flea collar? All flea collars are dangerous if licked and some non flea collars could be too, depending what they are made of. Does she throw up for a few days...
by Mollycat
Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:31 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Help for cats fighting
Replies: 1
Views: 33

Re: Help for cats fighting

Go back to the beginning with complete separation and Luna in one room but do not let her into the rest of the house while Leo is outside. you say she was in her room for 5-6 weeks and then they fought - if they were able to get to each other to fight that means you let them make contact too soon. T...
by Mollycat
Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:25 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Terrified of the litterbox
Replies: 2
Views: 30

Re: Terrified of the litterbox

I don't blame her, to be honest. I've always thought those self cleaning things are for the owner's convenience along with covered trays and scented litter and don't belong in a cat's world. I know some cats accept these things perfectly well but I'm never surprised when they don't and personally wo...
by Mollycat
Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:14 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat is Throwing up but seems fine? + Are vets scams?
Replies: 2
Views: 31

Re: Cat is Throwing up but seems fine? + Are vets scams?

Agreed vets are not scammers, they can only go by what we tell them and if we rock up saying we're worried they will try to get to the bottom of the problem, and that means tests and tests and visits cost money like any other professional person. You might need to take charge more though, ask what t...
by Mollycat
Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:54 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: First time kitten owner advice
Replies: 5
Views: 49

Re: First time kitten owner advice

I know advice changes but cats don't, and kittens have been litter trained by their mother since litter was first invented. Kittens 6 weeks old put on the floor in their new home will go in search of a suitable place to toilet, and that means a litter tray. You don't need to do anything special. Jus...
by Mollycat
Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Home made cat toys
Replies: 3
Views: 41

Re: Home made cat toys

When you say toys I am thinking the same as Ruth, small catnip mice and scrunched up paper. You wouldn't make that kind of thing with sisal string, it isn't really a toy in that way. Do you mean scratch posts? If so, I had the same idea and you can use U shaped fencing staples. But really I'm not su...
by Mollycat
Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Food suggestions for Pippin
Replies: 8
Views: 63

Re: Food suggestions for Pippin

Aren't they just brilliant! That's exactly how I've done it with mine over the years, never mixed the meat in with the food, always given it either as raw or cooked as titbits while I'm preparing or eating it myself. Titbits at my table are actually healthy!