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by Mollycat
Tue May 18, 2021 5:32 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: New cat hasn’t used bathroom 48 hours
Replies: 2
Views: 10

Re: New cat hasn’t used bathroom 48 hours

Did you ask the shelter about these worries? Some cats do take time to settle but if she is in the litter box trying to go but not going then that could be a problem. Do you know what type of litter they used in the shelter and did you give her the same? Cats can get stress incontinence or urinary i...
by Mollycat
Tue May 18, 2021 5:25 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: My cat keeps going at neighbour's home.
Replies: 2
Views: 11

Re: My cat keeps going at neighbour's home.

I don't really think you can stop a cat if he likes it better on the neighbour's terrace.

Do you think he wants to live with your neighbour, or just go and relax there and come home to you every night? Do you worry because he spends time there, or is it dangerous for him on the tiles?
by Mollycat
Tue May 18, 2021 5:13 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: New kitten help!! Eating litter and not food
Replies: 2
Views: 8

Re: New kitten help!! Eating litter and not food

The obvious answer would seem to be to go back to the old litter that he didn't eat, or am I missing something? It might be the whole house is a bit overwhelming for him just at the moment, maybe give him longer in one room? But it's very normal to be jumpy about new noises so it's probably going to...
by Mollycat
Tue May 18, 2021 5:07 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Trouble Socializing Senior Cat After Several Months
Replies: 2
Views: 10

Re: Trouble Socializing Senior Cat After Several Months

First can I ask what health problems does the cat have that means she has to be rehomed to you but you can cope with? If this old girl has health issues that might make it even more difficult to integrate her into a new home with a resident cat. Second would it be possible, worst case scenario, for ...
by Mollycat
Mon May 17, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: My neighbor thinks I'm stealing her cat. The cat has lived with me for 18 months now. I had no idea...
Replies: 5
Views: 41

Re: My neighbor thinks I'm stealing her cat. The cat has lived with me for 18 months now. I had no idea...

Yes UK law is a mess. You don't have to report an accident with a cat as it's not livestock, and yet one big driver of the law change was being able to identify a deceased cat to return the body to the owner. I'm sorry to say after my brush last year with a driver who scarpered after dropping a log ...
by Mollycat
Mon May 17, 2021 9:23 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: My neighbor thinks I'm stealing her cat. The cat has lived with me for 18 months now. I had no idea...
Replies: 5
Views: 41

Re: My neighbor thinks I'm stealing her cat. The cat has lived with me for 18 months now. I had no idea...

Ruth you are so kind and concilatory, I do love and slightly envy your approach. I was the honoured target of not one but two cats from the same household who decided our house was better. The first the owners accepted as they recognised their household was noisy and chaotic and he was a quiet lovin...
by Mollycat
Mon May 17, 2021 5:05 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Hair loss under eye, seeking advice
Replies: 2
Views: 15

Re: Hair loss under eye, seeking advice

I don't mean to sound unkind as you guys clearly love Bugs and want to help her, but the internet isn't a very good substitute for a vet visit. Where do you live, is there any non-profit near you where they treat pets at low cost or free? Not sure if I'm looking at this wrong or is the picture out o...
by Mollycat
Sat May 15, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat- sustained nose injury
Replies: 3
Views: 22

Re: Cat- sustained nose injury

What has the vet tested for? It looks very much like a skin cancer on the planum (nose surface) to me, has the vet ruled that out?
by Mollycat
Sat May 15, 2021 9:44 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Decision to risk anesthesia
Replies: 6
Views: 44

Re: Decision to risk anesthesia

My stage 1 CKD cats both Boo and Molly have had dentals well into their teens. They go in and stay the night before and the night after on IV fluids to help them prepare for and recover from the sedation and they have come home absolutely fine. Stage 1 is no big deal, though 9 is maybe on the young ...
by Mollycat
Fri May 14, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Coco and Chanel dilemma
Replies: 316
Views: 12249

Re: Coco and Chanel dilemma

Dreamies are banned in our house I'm afraid. Molly came with half a pack of them and when they were finished I didn't buy any more, they got Webbox sticks and wet food so the Webstix as I call them were for something chewy. Then someone got them Dreamies for Christmas, and the Dreamies carried on fo...
by Mollycat
Fri May 14, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Guess the age
Replies: 2
Views: 22

Re: Guess the age

Eye colour, teeth, stance and tail, I would say. Teeth - http://www.vivo.colostate.edu/hbooks/pathphys/digestion/pregastric/catpage.html gives you the age at which each of the teeth should come through and the milk teeth should be replaced by the permanent teeth. if you can look in her mouth this mi...
by Mollycat
Fri May 14, 2021 8:21 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Coco and Chanel dilemma
Replies: 316
Views: 12249

Re: Coco and Chanel dilemma

She has always been intelligent and forgiving when it comes to accidents, but I only tried to deceive her once and paid for it for many months after - lesson learned. It is just astounding, and all this time I've been afraid to try, or happy to let her be a cat that won't be picked up, or just grate...
by Mollycat
Fri May 14, 2021 6:40 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Coco and Chanel dilemma
Replies: 316
Views: 12249

Re: Coco and Chanel dilemma

Buster sounds quite the character! Sort of closer to topic, Molly had a massive breakthrough this morning. I think this one is bigger than the one time she let me stroke her tummy, when she came back from her radioiodine treatment. Molly let me pick her up, and stayed calm while I carried her up one...
by Mollycat
Thu May 13, 2021 10:13 am
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Help...rescued cats stuck in Oman
Replies: 1
Views: 31

Re: Help...rescued cats stuck in Oman

In what country do you need to find a new home? I'm confused.
by Mollycat
Thu May 13, 2021 7:16 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Slightly runny nostril
Replies: 2
Views: 14

Re: Slightly runny nostril

I think any snuffles I've seen have usually been more one than the other. Boo was my major snuffler being a run into a door breed - he even blew a snot bubble once, to our amusement and disgust - and although I can't really be sure on the snottiness, going by his eye gunk, that was always one eye at...
by Mollycat
Wed May 12, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: my kitten's deteriorating health, help please!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 54

Re: my kitten's deteriorating health, help please!!!

I've no idea with hand rearing kittens but fjm is it possible it could be vomit purely due to the buffalo milk?
by Mollycat
Wed May 12, 2021 5:27 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Stomatitis
Replies: 2
Views: 29

Re: Stomatitis

Both terms mean inflammation in the mouth, has anyone talked about a dental scale and polish, tooth resorption, FORLS, possible extractions? If they think her teeth look fine, have they suggested a sedation to check her mouth properly and x-ray? Have they ever examined her under sedation? Also, have...
by Mollycat
Tue May 11, 2021 9:42 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Coco and Chanel dilemma
Replies: 316
Views: 12249

Re: Coco and Chanel dilemma

Yes I love Boo and Blue too, though Boo was really Bobby and ended up Boo via Bobby-boo and my (unfounded) concern that they might not hear the difference between "Bobby" and "Mollly" but I underestimated them both - Molly flicks an ear even if her name is said mid sentence, whic...
by Mollycat
Mon May 10, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Coco and Chanel dilemma
Replies: 316
Views: 12249

Re: Coco and Chanel dilemma

It is so nice to find a vet who is on the same level as the owner with how far to investigate issues or at least able to be honest and realistic and apply some common sense. My Molly has started to venture into the stairwell while one of us takes the dog out. Only early morning or late night when th...
by Mollycat
Mon May 10, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Ever had a near-invisible but palpable lump on cat post-injection?
Replies: 10
Views: 525

Re: Ever had a near-invisible but palpable lump on cat post-injection?

In some countries the rabies shot is compulsory regardless of whether your animal ever has contact with other animals. Some other shots are compulsory in different countries. Also if you ever have to go away and leave your cat in kennels, or with a professional petsitter, you may not be able to unle...
by Mollycat
Mon May 10, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Coco and Chanel dilemma
Replies: 316
Views: 12249

Re: Coco and Chanel dilemma

I guess that's it as far as Lucy's concerned then, bless her. As long as the timeshare and segregation arrangements suit all the cats I guess Hoomans have to go along with whatever. Cats are truly amazing ... the gene for long hair is in all of them, and long haired cats lack the gene that tells the...
by Mollycat
Sun May 09, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Coco and Chanel dilemma
Replies: 316
Views: 12249

Re: Coco and Chanel dilemma

I was told Boo might have to be scruffed to be brushed. I'm not like that. I tried different brushes and combs till I found one he could bear a little and we worked on building the trust that I would be gentle. Eventually I would get the comb out and he would rub his cheeks on it, though some areas ...
by Mollycat
Sun May 09, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Coco and Chanel dilemma
Replies: 316
Views: 12249

Re: Coco and Chanel dilemma

There are a few things including genetics I would have loved to go into, but honestly I'm just too lazy to ever do the work for a good career. I'm working part time now and that's my penultimate career move, the final promotion is housewife. I have to admit human-bred cats are absolutely not my thin...
by Mollycat
Sun May 09, 2021 6:04 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Resident cat being chased away by new kitten - please help!
Replies: 3
Views: 41

Re: Resident cat being chased away by new kitten - please help!

I read as far as then we did a face to face introduction ... go right back to the beginning and think months not days. At each step both cats should be completely relaxed and comfortable for a week before moving to the next small step. Hopefully it can be repaired from here but you need a huge amoun...
by Mollycat
Sat May 08, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Coco and Chanel dilemma
Replies: 316
Views: 12249

Re: Coco and Chanel dilemma

I was 16 years old when my vet told me about why torties were girls and that cat genetics was one of the most fascinating topics in veterinary studies. I've been riveted ever since, not in the breeding sense of what do I cross to get a lilac strawberry tabby point with pink whiskers, just the utter ...
by Mollycat
Sat May 08, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Elderly cat dilemma
Replies: 4
Views: 61

Re: Elderly cat dilemma

They say advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't. In all honesty I think we see and hear what we want to. You offer a very objective summary of what Rocky's life is, you made a firm decision, and then he walked docile compliant and peaceful into the carrier for h...
by Mollycat
Sat May 08, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Coco and Chanel dilemma
Replies: 316
Views: 12249

Re: Coco and Chanel dilemma

what breed are they? The gene precedes the breed. Cats with "Siamese" colouring can crop up randomly in any old moggie. It's a recessive gene which means it can hide for many generations until a cat inherits it and a matching one from the other parent, and the so-called Siamese colour app...
by Mollycat
Sat May 08, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Blatant plea for sympathy
Replies: 185
Views: 3555

Re: Blatant plea for sympathy

That is an impressive collection. Bristol is a well known fox city and some can be quite bold - I won't say tame - and whilst some coexist with pets there are several reports of cats and foxes just casually relaxing or even playing together. We're on the edge here, a large council estate nestles bet...
by Mollycat
Fri May 07, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Blatant plea for sympathy
Replies: 185
Views: 3555

Re: Blatant plea for sympathy

It's so good to have a safe space to share how mad we all really are. Of course we talk to them, how else would we answer their questions? Anyway, the way I see it, to an indoor cat our home is their whole world, so it properly ought to be set up with them not just in mind but as the central conside...
by Mollycat
Fri May 07, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Blatant plea for sympathy
Replies: 185
Views: 3555

Re: Blatant plea for sympathy

Pupdate! Snoop LeDog has now had 7 weeks of water treadmill, his third physiotherapist assessment, and his first actual swim. Despite doing pretty dismally at just about all exercises given (for home and there), his hips and thighs are growing stronger and muscling up. This assessment was the first ...