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by Mollycat
Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:11 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: kitten health
Replies: 1
Views: 17

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: 27

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: 27

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: 67

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: 31

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: 31

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: 67

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: 31

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: 3258

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: 19

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: 24

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: 28

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: 29

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: 48

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: 40

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: 58

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!
by Mollycat
Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Food suggestions for Pippin
Replies: 8
Views: 58

Re: Food suggestions for Pippin

You know the score with cats! Molly has eaten 23 cans of Purina Pro Plan Renal mousses, decided she does not like the Purina Pro Plan Renal loaf/pate texture, tried a couple of others and now leaves half of the mousses she initially wolfed down. They claim the protein is less quantity but higher qua...
by Mollycat
Tue Apr 06, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: How bad is a fat cat, at this stage?
Replies: 23
Views: 225

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

Sandra B - thank you, I don't need or want to know any earlier or more accurately than I already do about my cats' kidneys, because the treatments I am happy to give them are best not started too early, giving me a comfortable margin between early symptoms and early enough diagnosis, and starting an...
by Mollycat
Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat had teeth removed 2 mths ago - old problem back
Replies: 15
Views: 4669

Re: Cat had teeth removed 2 mths ago - old problem back

I think what the vets did has given him Oral dysphagia... 😭Anyone any thoughts or similar responses from there vets... I am also wondering if having the anesthetic when the operation was done, being done into my cats neck! Has anything to do with it? Has anyone else who has had on going issues had ...
by Mollycat
Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Can you tell if a cat is in pain.
Replies: 6
Views: 86

Re: Can you tell if a cat is in pain.

To be honest I've been there, hyperthyroid with one cat and the IBD/lymphoma with another. Cobalaplex is a vitamin B mix with the accent on B12. When matter passes too quickly through the digestive system due to inflammation, some nutrients are not properly absorbed and the cat can become deficient ...
by Mollycat
Mon Apr 05, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Can you tell if a cat is in pain.
Replies: 6
Views: 86

Re: Can you tell if a cat is in pain.

So sorry for your woes, it's a tough time when the treatments become almost as difficult as the problem. Your cat takes the thyroid medication fine? Good, but if you need it there is an alternative, it's a special formula ultra low iodine food. My cat is unpillable and we used the food to keep her t...
by Mollycat
Sun Apr 04, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Please help me. Cat stuck in room cause bullied by other cat. Sick and tired of it. :(
Replies: 2
Views: 64

Re: Please help me. Cat stuck in room cause bullied by other cat. Sick and tired of it. :(

Well, it's difficult to know where to start, it sounds mega stressful for all concerned. First off, which cat came first and which is the last one in? Why was your cat confined to your room, was it because of constant attacks? Or was the plan for your cat to live in your room? What steps did you tak...
by Mollycat
Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:59 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: New cat - behavior - old cat - I'm confused and worried
Replies: 3
Views: 190

Re: New cat - behavior - old cat - I'm confused and worried

Not sure what your logic was in moving this cat after three days in one room, but I would say that is the root of your problem. They should be settled and happy in their room before you do anything else, even if that takes months. When you bring a cat into a new place he doesn't know any of it and d...
by Mollycat
Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat won't eat, even after beibg treated at vet
Replies: 6
Views: 58

Re: Cat won't eat, even after beibg treated at vet

Don't know if quite that level of vigilance is needed but whatever you feel is right. Has the vet said anything about syringe feeding or not called for at this stage?
by Mollycat
Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat won't eat, even after beibg treated at vet
Replies: 6
Views: 58

Re: Cat won't eat, even after beibg treated at vet

Don't worry but do be aware of the risk of hepatic lipidosis, fatty liver disease, that can develop surprisingly quickly in just a few days of not eating. If you notice any sign of jaundice or a down turn in his condition, don't be afraid to call the emergency vet with the Easter holidays. Keep enco...
by Mollycat
Sat Apr 03, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Ragdoll shedding
Replies: 1
Views: 26

Re: Ragdoll shedding

I know your pain, but in the end he's a Ragdoll! No matter how much you brush his hair will get in the fridge, oven, wardrobes, even on people's clothes that they have never worn to your house. I used a comb because he tolerated it better than a brush and I could get any tangles out with it.
by Mollycat
Sat Apr 03, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat pheromone survey *moderator approved*
Replies: 6
Views: 82

Re: Cat pheromone survey *moderator approved*

Thank you for that I had no idea these were such completely different products, that's really useful to know for any future times something might be needed. Hope you get some good data anyway. if you do have to expand the products I have used Feliway Friends once so will help.