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by SarahT1 [PLLE]
Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Recent diagnosis of diabetes
Replies: 15
Views: 3171

Re: Recent diagnosis of diabetes

Yes, my boy Edgar, aged now at maybe around 10/11 (ex feral so approximate), was diagnosed in September 2014. He was part of a study at the RVC for a year was which useful as he was trialled on glargine rather than staying on caninsulin. He is still on twice a day. He didn't like staying in the vet ...
by SarahT1 [PLLE]
Tue Sep 27, 2016 1:04 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Going cold turkey on dry food?
Replies: 23
Views: 3437

Re: Going cold turkey on dry food?

Oh, thank you so much for the last replies. Our vet gives away samples of Burns and I used to grab them up, but stopped doing so after I realised that brown rice is not good. How terrible about the IAMS experiments. I don't buy it, but would never even consider it now. Ria has suggested we try Arden...
by SarahT1 [PLLE]
Tue Sep 20, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Going cold turkey on dry food?
Replies: 23
Views: 3437

Re: Going cold turkey on dry food?

Thank you so much everyone for your helpful replies! x
by SarahT1 [PLLE]
Mon Sep 19, 2016 11:31 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Going cold turkey on dry food?
Replies: 23
Views: 3437

Re: Going cold turkey on dry food?

What super replies everyone! Thank you so much! It's great to see that many of you folk, for whom I have great respect, are not as violently opposed to dry food as I expected! I have read some practically abusive articles about it recently and I was horrified to find that my new little girl, who whe...
by SarahT1 [PLLE]
Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:01 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Going cold turkey on dry food?
Replies: 23
Views: 3437

Re: Going cold turkey on dry food?

Thanks both. Neither of your replies surprise me! Fortunately, Bella does drink well - not excessively, so no worries there - so she is well hydrated, and the dry food is good quality - we're on Bozita at the moment. I have read so much about dry food being inherently bad for cats though, particular...
by SarahT1 [PLLE]
Mon Sep 19, 2016 7:13 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Going cold turkey on dry food?
Replies: 23
Views: 3437

Going cold turkey on dry food?

Hi, has anyone attempted withdrawing all dry food from a multi-cat, allowed to graze, household? Our new little girl so favours it over wet food, even raw food, that I would like to change her preferences sooner rather than later, but with three other cats, 2 of whom like to graze on good quality dr...
by SarahT1 [PLLE]
Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:58 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: leaving cat while on vacation
Replies: 13
Views: 1665

Re: leaving cat while on vacation

Your gorgeous girl will be fine. The time will pass much more slowly for you than for her. We have cat sitters when we go away and no one bears a grudge when we get back - they are always happy to see mummy and daddy.
by SarahT1 [PLLE]
Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:53 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Kylie 11/7/16
Replies: 109
Views: 21773

Re: Kylie 11/7/16

Please forgive my going off-topic, but I just wanted to say that it's been nice to see some old faces here and to give them a wave.
Yes, it's nice that we can all return for a while to share Mark's grief. We all loved Kylie and hoped for a different outcome. xx
by SarahT1 [PLLE]
Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:18 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Kylie 11/7/16
Replies: 109
Views: 21773

Re: Kylie 11/7/16

Dear Mark, Beautiful, feisty, dearly loved Kylie - such a totally gorgeous girl. You did everything for your baby girl, and are the best kitty daddy in the world, bar none. I am so sorry for your grief. All your old babies gone so close together. I am glad you have Dom, Ingrid and Kasper to help you...
by SarahT1 [PLLE]
Thu Apr 07, 2016 9:40 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Tick bites and Lyme disease!
Replies: 15
Views: 3228

Re: Tick bites and Lyme disease!

There are lots of warnings about it at our vet which is right by Wimbledon Common so a vulnerable spot. That's great about Trent, Jill.
by SarahT1 [PLLE]
Wed Mar 16, 2016 8:23 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Happy house cats battling in garden
Replies: 32
Views: 5717

Re: Happy house cats battling in garden

Oh, what a dear boy he is, Anna. You are doing so well with them. :D
by SarahT1 [PLLE]
Mon Feb 01, 2016 3:39 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Feline Leukimia diagnosis - what is best now?
Replies: 20
Views: 2837

Re: Feline Leukimia diagnosis - what is best now?

Hello, I don't want to give false hope, but I agree with Booktigger - wait for further clarification. My Pepsi was given a quick diagnosis of Lymphoma two years ago on the basis of an in house test at the emergency vet when she was struggling to pick up after a dental operation. I was in floods of t...
by SarahT1 [PLLE]
Mon Jan 18, 2016 12:04 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Lost my beautiful angel Binky Christmas Day
Replies: 24
Views: 5612

Re: Lost my beautiful angel Binky Christmas Day

So beautiful, Anna. A wonderful memorial to your girl. xxx
by SarahT1 [PLLE]
Wed Jan 13, 2016 3:50 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: For anyone that buys Lidl premium Coshida pouches
Replies: 5
Views: 17308

Re: For anyone that buys Lidl premium Coshida pouches

Edgar absolutely loves it and since it is sugar and cereal free he can have it a couple of times a week. if he is really happy with his menu, then he is less likely to raid Pepsi's Gourmet pates and Lou's AGAIL. Ideally he should only eat the really ultra low carb, premium high meat content foods su...
by SarahT1 [PLLE]
Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:26 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: For anyone that buys Lidl premium Coshida pouches
Replies: 5
Views: 17308

Re: For anyone that buys Lidl premium Coshida pouches

Thanks, Mark. Order duly placed!
by SarahT1 [PLLE]
Mon Jan 11, 2016 8:15 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Lost my beautiful angel Binky Christmas Day
Replies: 24
Views: 5612

Re: Lost my beautiful angel Binky Christmas Day

That is so beautiful, Anna. Really precious. Your girl will love your forever. XX
by SarahT1 [PLLE]
Thu Jan 07, 2016 2:22 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Animal Friends insurance
Replies: 15
Views: 2781

Re: Animal Friends insurance

What??!! Is your vet getting a kick back from Animal Friends? Not very good for customer relations with YOU who I think should be far more important than being jobsworth over an insurance claim. Maybe some people out there know what the deal is between vets and insurers.
by SarahT1 [PLLE]
Thu Jan 07, 2016 9:20 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Lost my beautiful angel Binky Christmas Day
Replies: 24
Views: 5612

Re: Lost my beautiful angel Binky Christmas Day

Hello Anna We're all still thinking of you. As the other girls have said here, adopting again would truly honor your love for the gorgeous Binky. There is a beautiful poem which some people have posted on here before - I'm not sure what it is called or where to find it, but someone will know - I thi...
by SarahT1 [PLLE]
Thu Dec 10, 2015 10:17 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Dexter crying and grooming.
Replies: 10
Views: 1765

Re: Dexter crying and grooming.

How is your boy today? xx
by SarahT1 [PLLE]
Wed Dec 09, 2015 8:49 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: My hiding cat
Replies: 9
Views: 1848

Re: My hiding cat

Hi Jill, as others are saying here, it sounds as if Mittens needs plenty of special mummy time with you to make up for the competition around the house. Half an hour a day with the boy on his own perhaps? And as Crewella says, giving him private time with the door closed when he seems stressed. With...
by SarahT1 [PLLE]
Tue Dec 08, 2015 2:20 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Vibes for Buster please
Replies: 32
Views: 4056

Re: Vibes for Buster please

I am so very sorry. Your dear boy. Hugs to your, Delsey. RIP darling Buster. xxx
by SarahT1 [PLLE]
Mon Dec 07, 2015 9:37 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Vibes for Buster please
Replies: 32
Views: 4056

Re: Vibes for Buster please

Thinking of you and your boy. x
by SarahT1 [PLLE]
Sun Dec 06, 2015 8:44 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: A long battle with Kylie's food and sods law.
Replies: 140
Views: 19564

Re: A long battle with Kylie's food and sods law.

Wow, Mark, Kylie's coat is gorgeous and her eyes are bright and beautiful. How wonderful to have your little girl back to health!
by SarahT1 [PLLE]
Thu Dec 03, 2015 6:54 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Preparing for the worst
Replies: 26
Views: 6176

Re: Preparing for the worst

What a gorgeous boy. Give him a gentle fuss from me and big hugs to you. Your sweet boy... x
by SarahT1 [PLLE]
Mon Nov 30, 2015 1:53 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Diabetes advice
Replies: 7
Views: 1653

Re: Diabetes advice

Cussypat is right - initially our vet was really wild eyed and scary and told us exactly what to do and it was just not going to be possible. When I said to him later, in tears, that he had been really scary about it, he softened and said he always started off like that to give the worst case scenar...
by SarahT1 [PLLE]
Fri Nov 27, 2015 2:17 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Diabetes advice
Replies: 7
Views: 1653

Re: Diabetes advice

Hi Hollie Caninsulin in the default feline insulin. Glargine is one being trialled by the RVC but has been rolled out elsewhere. it is more expensive, but potentially has better outcomes. I know - the ideal is of diabetic cats to have a very strict feeding regimen. Because Edgar had some very low re...
by SarahT1 [PLLE]
Thu Nov 26, 2015 4:14 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Diabetes advice
Replies: 7
Views: 1653

Re: Diabetes advice

Hi Gill Ah, your little girl. It's quite a shock when they are diagnosed, isn't it. My boy Edgar, who is around 9 (possibly - ex stray), was diagnosed 14 months ago and is now pretty stable on 2 units of Glargine twice a day. He is absolutely cool with his injections and both you and Pumpkin will be...
by SarahT1 [PLLE]
Thu Nov 26, 2015 10:27 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: My cat has hard fur on his back along his spine
Replies: 5
Views: 1276

Re: My cat has hard fur on his back along his spine

From the picture they look like matts, but maybe this is too obvious? Are they like lumps of hard fur? If he goes outside perhaps he got himself tangled up in some undergrowth. If so, they can be combed out with patience, or if he is resistant to that (ouch!) he can have them shaved out by the vet. ...
by SarahT1 [PLLE]
Fri Nov 20, 2015 2:12 pm
Forum: LOST Cats
Topic: Lost DSH Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire (Found)
Replies: 5
Views: 1730

Re: Lost DSH Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire (Found)

Oh bless him. Glad he's home.
by SarahT1 [PLLE]
Wed Nov 18, 2015 4:42 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: In praise of the Gentleman's Snoozing Club
Replies: 10
Views: 1831

Re: In praise of the Gentleman's Snoozing Club

Oh, they are all so adorable!