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by meriad
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Help needed
Replies: 2
Views: 413

Re: Help needed

Welcome Are you usually around when this happens? A few things you can do is try distraction; so whenever you see the situation build up you either get a toy; make a noise or do something to draw his attention away from her. Or as you see it happening say his name and the word No! very firmly. How d...
by meriad
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Atopica - anyone have any experience with it?
Replies: 5
Views: 551

Re: Atopica - anyone have any experience with it?

Another daft one for you to try - have you smelt Elsie's ears? Sounds gross, but because of the polyps Harry ended up with a wax build up deep down that couldn't get out (which is what would usually happen when they shake their head), and believe you me - it has a certain smells. Elsie could be scra...
by meriad
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Atopica - anyone have any experience with it?
Replies: 5
Views: 551

Re: Atopica - anyone have any experience with it?

Hey there He tends to scratch at his ears quite a bit leaving bloody scabs etc and he often walks with his ears pointing side or down-ward vs the proper upright ear that you normally see on cats. And he's more wind sensitive in his ears; if a breeze catches the ear at a certain angle it seems to be ...
by meriad
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: applaws dry food alternative?
Replies: 7
Views: 1008

Re: applaws dry food alternative?

I have mine on Arden Grange and they're really happy - get it from Zooplus. Another grain free one which is good Also depending on the size of your cat - I also have a bowl of Sanabelle (again Zooplus) out for them. It's another hyperallergenic kibble but a bigger one that helps keep teeth clean and...
by meriad
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Atopica - anyone have any experience with it?
Replies: 5
Views: 551

Atopica - anyone have any experience with it?

Hi everyone, haven't been here for a while - hope everyone has been keeping well? Just wondering if anyone has had any experience with Atopica for their cat? My Harry has been diagnosed with a dust mite allergy and I've done what I can to try dust mite proof the house as much as I can; but it's not ...
by meriad
Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Meet Lukas
Replies: 27
Views: 5089

Re: Meet Lukas

he is absolutely gorgeous and if he's not making any signs of desperation to get out then leave him where he is for the winter and then come the spring he can chose if he wants to be outside (supported) or happy to remain indoors. He certainly knew what household to come to for help; he'll be in the...
by meriad
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Thoughts upon the cat carrier ...
Replies: 32
Views: 4534

Re: Thoughts upon the cat carrier ...

I'm always terrified one of my carriers will split apart when en route with a cat, so all mine have been cable tied together under the four clasps and I double and triple check the grate in the front of it... So far thankfully all been fine
by meriad
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Am I quite mad?
Replies: 21
Views: 3855

Re: Am I quite mad?

No way could I ever choose between two kittens - I'd always end up with both coming home with me

Congratulations :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: and looking forward to hearing all about them, their new lives and adventures
by meriad
Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: URGENT ADVICE NEEDED - My 12 week old baby has wet FIP
Replies: 15
Views: 1202

Re: URGENT ADVICE NEEDED - My 12 week old baby has wet FIP

I cannot add to what has already been said, I agree with it all

thinking of you an Barney, so so young :(
by meriad
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: I am so annoyed!!
Replies: 18
Views: 1847

Re: I am so annoyed!!

Our local RSPCA branch is one of the good ones and they're really pro-active in so many ways But re your Bella, in all honesty a dental can go up to that amount... if it's an older cat then a good vet should do full bloods beforehand to confirm that the cat is healthy enough for an anaesthetic. Olde...
by meriad
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Can I have some advice please?
Replies: 6
Views: 623

Re: Can I have some advice please?

Congrats on your furry adoption :D

I'm another one agreeing with leaving the door open at night so she can explore then. Sounds like she's quite OK doing things at her pace
by meriad
Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Need advice re rehoming one of my kittens
Replies: 6
Views: 1252

Re: Need advice re rehoming one of my kittens

I thought generally kittens are best left with the mum and siblings till ten or twelve weeks ideally. Eight weeks seems a bit early for cats, they learn important socialization skills when with mum and crew. The kitten left longer is honestly better off then the sibs leaving at eight weeks. very go...
by meriad
Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Need advice re rehoming one of my kittens
Replies: 6
Views: 1252

Re: Need advice re rehoming one of my kittens

I'm a firm believer in the saying: If in doubt out. Follow your gut instinct if you're not happy. I'd be curious about her previous kitten how long she had it (still has it) and maybe you could ask for vet details and get a vet reference. That may help ease your mind. If there is no vet record then ...
by meriad
Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Preparing to home a cat
Replies: 51
Views: 4424

Re: Preparing to home a cat

and best of luck from me as well
by meriad
Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: What wet food brand do you use?
Replies: 11
Views: 2209

Re: What wet food brand do you use?

Out of interest, do some wet foods smell better than others in terms of litter tray odour ? I think so yes.... I personally think Whiskas as a food both before consumption and after output is one of the smellier ones :lol: Generally you'll find the higher the meat content the less poop there'll be ...
by meriad
Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: What wet food brand do you use?
Replies: 11
Views: 2209

Re: What wet food brand do you use?

I've never heard of Weruva, is it available here in the It all depends on your cat, what it likes and doesn't and what your budget is - the best food is a food your cat will eat. I've tried feeding mine raw food, expensive high meat content foods etc and have wasted so much money I'm sure I could ha...
by meriad
Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Housecats
Replies: 7
Views: 1384

Re: Housecats

thomas090 wrote:If you really feel guity, you can take her outside twice a week. Or adopt another cat to company her.
Personally I wouldn't take her outside - if she's never been then she won't know it to miss it. I do agree with the 2nd cat for company though.
by meriad
Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Felix grain free? Massive diarrhoea issues!
Replies: 33
Views: 7073

Re: Felix grain free? Massive diarrhoea issues!

A bit late to this and I think I've managed to read everything. The one thing I would say is that if you've been feeding Whiskas dry without a problem then the problem most certainly won't be cereals given that grains are the main ingredient in that dry food. If you look at a list of ingredients, th...
by meriad
Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: FOUND Cats
Topic: Black & White cat - CH65 Ellesmere Port area
Replies: 0
Views: 1161

Black & White cat - CH65 Ellesmere Port area

Posting on behalf of a friend

Black & white cat hanging about in the service yard of shops of Ellesmere Port town centre - not been able to catch it yet to determine gender or if chipped. Mainly black with white nose and muzzle, bib, socks and tummy
by meriad
Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat tracker
Replies: 2
Views: 1227

Re: Cat tracker

I had the Loc8tor for mine which was good but.... because it adds a bit of extra weight to the cat collar i found that they'd lose them easier. Admittedly I managed to find a few again because of the Loc8tor but eventually stopped using them. Saying that, another friend uses a Loc8tor for her cat an...
by meriad
Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: 50 pouches for £5 in Asda
Replies: 12
Views: 3289

Re: 50 pouches for £5 in Asda

I'll give it another go; will report back :D
by meriad
Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Am I a robot? / login issue
Replies: 82
Views: 12410

Re: Am I a robot? / login issue

Lilith wrote:Hey, I just posted on health and behaviour and got the robot question and it believed me when I said I wasn't :D
whoop whoop :lol: :lol: :lol:
by meriad
Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: 50 pouches for £5 in Asda
Replies: 12
Views: 3289

Re: 50 pouches for £5 in Asda

MarkB wrote:It is the same food that Sainsbury's, Tesco. Co-op and Morrisons sell as own brand
Please would you explain that to my lot Mark.... Sainsburys own in gravy they'll eat (well Harry, Ava and Abbie will) but any other own brand in gravy you'd swear I was trying to poison them.

They are funny
by meriad
Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Am I a robot? / login issue
Replies: 82
Views: 12410

Re: Am I a robot?

Lilith - I've flagged this to the admin team; hopefully they'll able to shed more light on it.

I do every so often get asked to tick the box but haven't lost a post yet because of it. Also haven't had any issues with logging in.
by meriad
Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Itchy ears
Replies: 12
Views: 3164

Re: Itchy ears

They can be both Catfan... My Harry had polyps removed a year or so back and his thankfully were in the outer ear and totally visible to the naked eye; so it was a very simple and straightforward operation to have them removed. But they can also develop further down the ear canal - and also (as in t...
by meriad
Tue May 16, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Looking for a similar food to Zooplus Purizon
Replies: 8
Views: 2456

Re: Looking for a similar food to Zooplus Purizon

Mark, what about the Arden Grange I feed my lot - you can get it from Waitrose?

But if Kasper really does like the Purizon, why not order 2 bags of the food plus maybe a treat or some wet food added to bring it to the £39.00 you need. It does keep so you could store the bag somewhere?
by meriad
Mon May 15, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Can They Really Do This?
Replies: 16
Views: 3791

Re: Can They Really Do This?

excellent news - so pleased for Blossom, but esp your friend. It must be such a weight off her shoulders.
by meriad
Fri May 12, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Companion for Cornish Rex
Replies: 3
Views: 831

Re: Companion for Cornish Rex

does it have to be a pedigree, what about a regular equally gorgeous moggy kitten from a rescue?

Or if you contact the breed rescues see if they have something suitable?
by meriad
Fri May 12, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Do you think a house cat can be happy?
Replies: 7
Views: 1714

Re: Do you think a house cat can be happy?

Do you have a back garden that you could catproof, that would then allow your cat outdoor access but still remain safe. Provided you have a basic knowledge of DIY, a 6ft fence all round, a decent cordless screwdriver and a staple gun it's actually not that difficult to do. Fiddly yes, but not diffic...
by meriad
Fri May 12, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat litter
Replies: 49
Views: 9053

Re: Cat litter

Thanks for the link meriad! I will be getting some of this and some of the worlds best. With clumping litter how often do you wash the tray out?? And do you throw the litter away and start a fresh? It's so tempting to just keep 'topping up'! depending on how much the tray is used to be honest. My c...