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by Mollycat
Thu May 06, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: 16 yr old hyperthyroidism
Replies: 4
Views: 19

Re: 16 yr old hyperthyroidism

Ok don't worry see what happens when you go back in a week. We'll be here to support you through whatever, hopefully his levels will have come down and he will be fine. Worrying isn't going to help either of you and the vet has the situation under control.
by Mollycat
Thu May 06, 2021 5:24 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Please help! Aggression with cats, considering rehoming
Replies: 1
Views: 21

Re: Please help! Aggression with cats, considering rehoming

The thing that jumps out at me is it seems you are trying to move to the next step and try different things every time after an amount of time . The right time to move to the next step is once both cats are completely comfortable with the step you're on for a couple of weeks . So if Akir charges at ...
by Mollycat
Thu May 06, 2021 5:14 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: 16 yr old hyperthyroidism
Replies: 4
Views: 19

Re: 16 yr old hyperthyroidism

Quite a few of us on the forum have been through the radioactive iodine treatment for hyperthyroidism, is that something that has ever been mentioned to you? The reason I ask is although it is very, very expensive and only available in specialised clinics (there were 10 in the whole of the UK when w...
by Mollycat
Wed May 05, 2021 5:38 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Our Tiggee was just diagnosed with a serious upper respiratory infection
Replies: 8
Views: 62

Re: Our Tiggee was just diagnosed with a serious upper respiratory infection

That's interesting, although as Papacat says this is too much salt for a cat to be drinking on a daily basis, it may be Tiggee is trying to alleviate his own symptoms. Saline wipes, inhalation and mists can all be used to help respiratory conditions. People being the snobs we are think you have to u...
by Mollycat
Mon May 03, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: I didn’t get to say goodbye
Replies: 1
Views: 27

Re: I didn’t get to say goodbye

Sorry for your loss and the sad circumstances. It's always hard losing our loved ones but being left with questions and regrets makes it so much tougher to accept. I know it's just about impossible to break into raw grief but in time I hope some of this might reassure you a little. Cats almost all h...
by Mollycat
Mon May 03, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat not eating
Replies: 2
Views: 47

Re: Cat not eating

A few days ago? Give the poor guy a chance! First he needs time to settle in, weeks rather than days. Then maybe you can start introducing other foods, gradually if you insist he must have your chosen brands and he isn't keen, by mixing gradually increasing proportions into his existing food. I neve...
by Mollycat
Mon May 03, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Is my cat pregnant?
Replies: 8
Views: 67

Re: Is my cat pregnant?

Well they do mate many times over several days in the natural course of things, the early matings stimulate ovulation so don't usually result in pregnancy on the first one. So anything's possible. You can spay early in pregnancy if you really do not want those kittens though I believe it's a risky p...
by Mollycat
Mon May 03, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Ever had a near-invisible but palpable lump on cat post-injection?
Replies: 8
Views: 485

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

Nobody ever seems to post good news from these things which is so worrying The majority of injection site lumps are nothing and dissipate in a few weeks. I guess we just don't hear so much about those. Can the vet give you a timescale to come back if it's still there, or is not getting any smaller/...
by Mollycat
Mon May 03, 2021 10:13 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Is my cat pregnant?
Replies: 8
Views: 67

Re: Is my cat pregnant?

As you witnessed a mating, did the female scream and turn on the male hissing and lashing out?
by Mollycat
Sun May 02, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: House move - cat having problems with neighbourhood cats
Replies: 2
Views: 35

Re: House move - cat having problems with neighbourhood cats

I think I'd start with trying to find out who the feral looking one belongs to, if anyone, and if nobody owns up after some door knocking and maybe a paper collar if he lets him near you, then talk to a cat rescue especially if he's not been neutered. Do bear in mind that if this cat is still around...
by Mollycat
Sat May 01, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat lump on shoulder after Depo Medrol shot 4 weeks ago
Replies: 2
Views: 40

Re: Cat lump on shoulder after Depo Medrol shot 4 weeks ago

I swear these injection site lumps are much more common now because vets no longer massage the area and dissipate the injection.

But when it comes to anxiety, yes times are having some effect on most people one way or another.
by Mollycat
Sat May 01, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Hyperthyroidism behaviour - is this normal?
Replies: 10
Views: 103

Re: Hyperthyroidism behaviour - is this normal?

So sorry to read this Bean, rest in peace little Lilo. Even if the last couple of weeks were so challenging, now she is at peace. Completely understand the denial and admire your courage admitting it out loud. I think many of us have suffered from this at least once in our pet owning career. Take go...
by Mollycat
Sat May 01, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: (Breast cancer) what to expect !!
Replies: 4
Views: 42

Re: (Breast cancer) what to expect !!

Nans is a very lucky cat to have you. I bet you talk to her all the time, don't you? You ask her opinion, what she wants, if she agrees? You explain everything to her about her health conditions and what time you will be home every time you go out? I have noticed some cats groom themselves to cover ...
by Mollycat
Sat May 01, 2021 7:12 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: (Breast cancer) what to expect !!
Replies: 4
Views: 42

Re: (Breast cancer) what to expect !!

Good morning Mustafa, I can't comment on what to expect from mammary tumours, but having had a 24 year old cat euthanised this week I can share some thoughts about cats, pain, and end of life care. Most people would likely have taken Purdy to the vets much sooner. She was thin, matted and dirty, and...
by Mollycat
Thu Apr 29, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Goodnight Purdy
Replies: 5
Views: 113

Re: Goodnight Purdy

Ruth, thank you, not just for your kind thoughts but also for being so real. Yes it's Molly and Snoopy and I confess sometimes I have to check members' cats' names before posting. Less so now. It doesn't help that one set of typing on a screen looks much like another, I mean we all have different st...
by Mollycat
Thu Apr 29, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cone after dental surgery
Replies: 9
Views: 1263

Re: Cone after dental surgery

My vet gave Molly an antibiotic injection, she knows Molly by now and doesn't need to be asked. My old Sarah had all her teeth extracted behind the canines in one go, came home still woozy and stuck her head straight in the biscuits and crunch crunch crunch. On the other hand Molly had two removed, ...
by Mollycat
Wed Apr 28, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Goodnight Purdy
Replies: 5
Views: 113

Re: Goodnight Purdy

Thank you both very kindly, it's the end of an era.

Spookily, Facebook informs me that today is Sarah's 9th anniversary.
by Mollycat
Tue Apr 27, 2021 8:19 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Help 19.5 old screaming blue murder no reason
Replies: 2
Views: 49

Re: Help 19.5 old screaming blue murder no reason

Yowling especially at night is often a symptom of hyperthyroidism, it can also be dementia though. Have you got a recent update on how well managed her thyroid levels are? If her kidney issues have only just started at her age I really wouldn't be worrying about making her miserable trying to make h...
by Mollycat
Tue Apr 27, 2021 6:44 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Goodnight Purdy
Replies: 5
Views: 113

Goodnight Purdy

I am not known for short sharp posts so apologies in advance. Purdy, at least 24 years old, who was old enough to vote in 2015, who was born in the last century, took her place at the Bridge last night. She was the last of our three with my ex, and another chapter is closed. Sleep tight little Purdy...
by Mollycat
Tue Apr 27, 2021 6:13 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: The day I dreaded
Replies: 2
Views: 63

Re: The day I dreaded

So sorry for your loss. It's so hard isn't it when they are so young and full of life. But as fjm says, a safe life is no life at all. I'm sure if you could have asked Pickle she would have told you her life was full of excitement, wonder and joy. It's not your fault.
by Mollycat
Mon Apr 26, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Kitty vs The Litter Box!
Replies: 5
Views: 47

Re: Kitty vs The Litter Box!

I do think lockdown and all the changes around it are going to generate a lot of behaviour issues for a lot of young cats as human routines change. Even for people who have always worked from home and people who never stopped going out to work, there are changes in visits, trips out, visitors, deliv...
by Mollycat
Mon Apr 26, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Kitty vs The Litter Box!
Replies: 5
Views: 47

Re: Kitty vs The Litter Box!

the little issues I had were when she was 8 weeks old so totally normal. Can you explain what little issues you're classing as normal for an 8 week old kitten? I've never known a kitten not to be fully litter tray trained by their mother as soon as they can move around so I'm wondering if maybe the...
by Mollycat
Sun Apr 25, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: e-collar alternative?
Replies: 5
Views: 63

Re: e-collar alternative?

I've been thinking ... a cat walking harness to keep it in place and something added round the middle so he can't reach his bum?
by Mollycat
Sun Apr 25, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Persist with flea treatment for stressed cat?
Replies: 3
Views: 43

Re: Persist with flea treatment for stressed cat?

it does feel as if the trust that she had started to build is being damaged. For me, this sentence is all that matters. I am very biased here because my own Molly was also rescued at 6 years old and I've been where you are, she is now 14 and still "unique". Fleas won't get out of control ...
by Mollycat
Sun Apr 25, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: e-collar alternative?
Replies: 5
Views: 63

Re: e-collar alternative?

Poor love, you're lucky he hasn't removed it himself as many of them do. Trouble is cats are real little Houdinis for slipping out of anything but maybe some kind of onesie? Does the wound need to be open to the air?
by Mollycat
Sun Apr 25, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: teeth brushing
Replies: 1
Views: 20

Re: teeth brushing

There is an additive you can put in their water, and I think there are some pastes you can give them to lick off your finger. I don't know of any cat that would have allowed tooth brushing, certainly none of mine ever would have, not even the Ragdoll. The water additive did not prevent the ragdoll f...
by Mollycat
Sun Apr 25, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Advice please: getting a new kitten for our bereaved kitten
Replies: 17
Views: 173

Re: Advice please: getting a new kitten for our bereaved kitten

It sounds like your instincts and vet guidance probably have it covered, in extreme nasty cases they can have to be separated and reintroduced as if they were strangers but that's extreme. Keep giving them both positive experiences associated with being calm near each other through the pen, being fo...
by Mollycat
Sun Apr 25, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Growing pains
Replies: 2
Views: 351

Re: Growing pains

The yowlies. Sometimes it can be calling for attention or a playmate, or expressing a need to run around like a loony to anyone who will listen. It can be a call to play and sometimes is done with toy in mouth, prompting speculation that maybe it's a mothering thing. Some cats yet the yowlies with i...
by Mollycat
Sat Apr 24, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: My cat is caged for six weeks; both feeling desperate
Replies: 7
Views: 1181

Re: My cat is caged for six weeks; both feeling desperate

How is he ever going to cope with being in a cage 24/7 for 12 weeks? I can’t bear thinking about it. I am at the tail end of this with a dog. For 3 years he was never on a lead from one month to the next, he had walks upward of 2 hours daily, he chased the ball, he dug to his heart's content in the...
by Mollycat
Sat Apr 24, 2021 9:13 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Is your vet letting you into the consultation room during this time?
Replies: 3
Views: 46

Re: Is your vet letting you into the consultation room during this time?

Definitely Covid! My vets did car park consults when the weather was good enough, for a while. We have to wait in the car, they come and take the animal off you and go inside the building then come back out with it, and then the receptionist comes outside with any meds and the wireless payment reade...