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by Mollycat
Fri May 14, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Coco and Chanel dilemma
Replies: 316
Views: 12161

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 4:21 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat flu passed from kitten to existing cat
Replies: 2
Views: 170

Re: Cat flu passed from kitten to existing cat

I’ve never been to the vets so much. They should give me my own seat in the waiting room ☹️ If it's any comfort at all, I have spent over £11,000 in the last 3 years on 3 animals ... and I've come home today to the cat holding her hock oddly straight, though it is weight bearing, and the dog has se...
by Mollycat
Fri May 14, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Guess the age
Replies: 2
Views: 19

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: 12161

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: 12161

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: 24

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: 13

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: 53

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: 28

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: 12161

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: 12161

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: 517

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: 12161

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: 12161

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: 12161

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: 36

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: 12161

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: 59

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: 12161

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: 3524

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: 3524

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: 3524

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 ...
by Mollycat
Fri May 07, 2021 4:52 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: 8 year old Burmese Male constantly meowing
Replies: 1
Views: 31

Re: 8 year old Burmese Male constantly meowing

It's hard to know from a description but I think I would turn it on its head (your approach, not the cat) and try giving attention when he asks for it by yowling. Cats think very differently to dogs and the behaviour-reward relationship isn't quite the same. I would think it's more likely to be a na...
by Mollycat
Fri May 07, 2021 4:45 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Help 19.5 old screaming blue murder no reason
Replies: 4
Views: 87

Re: Help 19.5 old screaming blue murder no reason

There are lots of drops powders and additives that claim to help, I don't know if any do. Fortekor increases blood flow to the kidneys. Originally developed as a heart drug for dogs, it was found early in trials to make clear improvements in kidney function. There may be a reason your vet has not su...
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: 25

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: 37

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: 25

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: 10
Views: 89

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: 58

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: 55

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...