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by Suzynick
Mon Apr 20, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Laboratory testing
Replies: 2
Views: 64

Re: Laboratory testing

Hi Mollycat Thanks for your reply. Personally I don't think its lymphoma, I think it is IBD and something he's had for quite sometime but my previous vet hadn't bothered to look into the issue of him having his anal glands expressed so frequently! Alfie is also 15! And like you we decided not to tes...
by Suzynick
Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Laboratory testing
Replies: 2
Views: 64

Laboratory testing

Hi Has anyone used a private lab for testing their cats stools? Having such trouble with Alfie. Vet diagnosed r IBD or possible cancer. Gave him steroids and I gave him probiotics. After missing a week or two of his steroids I realised he was doing ok and maintaining weight so didn't carry on with t...
by Suzynick
Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: 15 year old cat with possible IBD/Leukamia/mixed symptoms
Replies: 2
Views: 121

Re: 15 year old cat with possible IBD/Leukamia/mixed symptoms

Hi, thank you for replying to my post. I'm really sorry for the late reply, I don't remember seeing any notification on my email so assumed no-one had! So sorry to hear about your cat 😔 at the moment Alfie appears to be doing well. He is on steroids still every other day. I didn't know that about we...
by Suzynick
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: 15 year old cat with possible IBD/Leukamia/mixed symptoms
Replies: 2
Views: 121

15 year old cat with possible IBD/Leukamia/mixed symptoms

Hi Our male cat has a long history of loose stools and sickness, usually bile, this was an almost daily occurrence. He also had occasional scooting and had regularly anal gland expressions. However sometimes he would scoot and he would have them expressed and there wouldn't be much in them. I decide...
by Suzynick
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Flea and Worming treatments
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Re: Flea and Worming treatments

Thanks both - Advocate had a handy chart where you could compare their product to others, I've not used Frontline for years as I'd heard it wasn't very effective anymore so had been using Advantage. One of cats is indoors and goes out for walkies in the garden, but the other is free to roam. More re...
by Suzynick
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Flea and Worming treatments
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Flea and Worming treatments

Hi I've just recently got one of my cats a prescription to Advocate as he had possible ear mites. I don't believe he did although we don't know what the issue was but it was treated with drops and they don't irritate him anymore, but I didn't realise that advocate was the only treatment available fo...
by Suzynick
Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Outdoor cat
Replies: 4
Views: 202

Re: Outdoor cat

Thanks both, yes I read earlier about putting straw in, I have used straw in my rabbit hutch before as I read it was better than hay. Love hedgehogs! Have three hedgehog houses in my garden but sadly I think all empty :( I don't think they'd take offence over the rabbit shelter, although after chuck...
by Suzynick
Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Outdoor cat
Replies: 4
Views: 202

Outdoor cat

Hi My brother and his family own a cat, she was previously owned by his fiancée and before they moved house together with a new baby they debated about rehoming her as they didn't think she would cope with the move. I recommended feliway and something else and she was fine. Although once their baby ...
by Suzynick
Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Claws and carpet!
Replies: 4
Views: 789

Re: Claws and carpet!

There is a new product on the market by the manufacturers of Feliway, which can be sprayed on furniture etc to stop scratching - I'm going to purchase some as my cat Daisy has basically ruined two carpets, 1 (almost 2!) sofas!: https://www.monsterpetsupplies.co.uk/cat/cat-training/feliway-feliscrat...
by Suzynick
Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Claws and carpet!
Replies: 4
Views: 789

Re: Claws and carpet!

Strips of double sided tape are usually very effective, as cats hate the sticky feel when their paws touch it. I've used it a number of times, often at the bottom of the stairs, like your problem area, for various cats and it's always worked. It's well worth trying. Best of luck - hope you sort it ...
by Suzynick
Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Claws and carpet!
Replies: 4
Views: 789

Claws and carpet!

Hi My indoor cat Alfie has taken to scratching the hell out of our new carpets :( If I had known how much he would do it I think I would have got laminate! In particular its the usual bottom of the stairs but he is doing it every time he has one of his mad dashes round the house, or wants our attent...
by Suzynick
Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: FAO MARKB! Royal Canin food ethics/blocked anal glands!
Replies: 2
Views: 641

Re: Royal Canin food ethics/blocked anal glands!

Hopefully Mark B will see this thread as I'm sure he'll be able to advise - the only food I know of is that RC Fibre Response one - and it's meant to be really good. to be honest, I totally get the ethical dilemma bit, but given there are potential health implications with this one I think (in fact...
by Suzynick
Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: FAO MARKB! Royal Canin food ethics/blocked anal glands!
Replies: 2
Views: 641

FAO MARKB! Royal Canin food ethics/blocked anal glands!

Hi All My indoor cat Alfie has started suffering with blocked anal glands :( He has been on yarrah chicken chunks wet food for years, did try the grain free stuff but neither cat liked it. For the last year he has also had lilys kitchen hunters hotpot so have been feeding both foods alongside each o...
by Suzynick
Fri Apr 15, 2016 10:46 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: outdoor shelter
Replies: 12
Views: 2389

Re: outdoor shelter

I found a few on eBay that were listed as plastic kennels. This one in Iver ends in a couple of hours and is at £20 (not sure if it is the small though) http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Plastic-dog-kennel-house-shelter-weatherproof-/172157376747?hash=item28156118eb:g:l~MAAOSwll1WxkXJ Huddersfield 'Buy it ...
by Suzynick
Fri Apr 15, 2016 10:45 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: outdoor shelter
Replies: 12
Views: 2389

Re: outdoor shelter

PeanutsFriend wrote:I am hoping for my brother to make mine out of two by fours and two by twos. My cats long for the fresh air.
My other half keeps promising to make me all sorts of things, but I don't like waiting! :oops:
by Suzynick
Fri Apr 15, 2016 10:45 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: outdoor shelter
Replies: 12
Views: 2389

Re: outdoor shelter

MarkB wrote:I know what you mean. Love the colours, but the colour we got 'watering can green' probably blends in better.
Most definitely!
by Suzynick
Thu Apr 14, 2016 11:42 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: outdoor shelter
Replies: 12
Views: 2389

Re: outdoor shelter

We have a Snugs (used to be called Mr Snugs) small dog kennel in the garden. Kylie used to practically live in it :) - she doesn't go out a lot these days, but the others often use it to shelter from the rain. Not cheap, but they last forever. Ours has been in the garden for at least 10 yeears. The...
by Suzynick
Thu Apr 14, 2016 11:40 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: outdoor shelter
Replies: 12
Views: 2389

Re: outdoor shelter

I have one of these: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kerbl-Cat-House-Lodge-77/dp/B0030J2B8W/ref=sr_1_4?s=pet-supplies&ie=UTF8&qid=1460588299&sr=1-4&keywords=cat+house It's not as sturdy or snug as the Mr Snugs but it's very cute and is fine for a temporary/day shelter. I nailed the flap on mine permanently...
by Suzynick
Thu Apr 14, 2016 11:39 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: outdoor shelter
Replies: 12
Views: 2389

Re: outdoor shelter

I have left out a Mr Snugs kennel for years now, with a lining during the winter - they are not cheap but I can vouch for them being weatherproof and seemingly indestructible Thanks Kay! It was the Mr Snugs one that I saw on Amazon for abut fifty pounds. The reviews are mainly excellent, although s...
by Suzynick
Wed Apr 13, 2016 4:17 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: outdoor shelter
Replies: 12
Views: 2389

outdoor shelter

Hello Now the evening's are light I often leave one of my cats outside for the day, however I am always reluctant to leave him if the weather doesn't look overly promising, so sometimes he is left in when it's raining and then typically it brightens up and I end up feeling guilty that he's left in! ...
by Suzynick
Wed Jul 08, 2015 11:52 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Serial Sprayers?
Replies: 13
Views: 2882

Re: Serial Sprayers?

Hi there I'm on here as I'm desperate for some advice. I have 2 female cats that are a year old an they have now taken to spraying on my kitchen counters. I have tried to think of everything I can do to try persuade them not to tried putting foil down leaving lemon out I'm at my wits end. I love my...
by Suzynick
Thu May 28, 2015 12:11 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: cleaning up urine
Replies: 4
Views: 2807

Re: cleaning up urine

Thanks All! Most appreciated :D
by Suzynick
Tue May 26, 2015 12:02 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: cleaning up urine
Replies: 4
Views: 2807

cleaning up urine

What does everyone use to clean up urine (spray)? I don't know if the biological washing powder, surgical sprit option is just too time consuming and perhaps a special spray would be best? Other than 'Fourpaws Industrial Cleaner' which has already been recommended are there anymore favourites?
by Suzynick
Tue May 26, 2015 12:00 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Serial Sprayers?
Replies: 13
Views: 2882

Re: Serial Sprayers?

With us, it's not the boys but the girls that spray! Willow did it once and tripped the switch. We thought it might be damp in the greenhouse, so we isolated the 'outside' (greenhouse, shed and caravan). Eventually we tracked it down to a socket in the caravan! :roll: She had got shut in and panick...
by Suzynick
Tue May 26, 2015 11:59 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Serial Sprayers?
Replies: 13
Views: 2882

Re: Serial Sprayers?

Hi there - I've had them in the past. The simplest case was a rehabilitated tomcat - he was middleaged, feral and un-neutered when he arrived, and it took neutering and about 8 months, as I remember, for his testosterone levels to fall, pretty messy and smelly till then, but after that he was good ...
by Suzynick
Tue May 26, 2015 11:57 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Serial Sprayers?
Replies: 13
Views: 2882

Re: Serial Sprayers?

i have had serial sprayers and have lost various electronic items because of it! At one stage I was going through a DVD player a week! they were all neutered, and most sorayers were boys but I have had females do it too. in my case it was stress from overcrowding. I rescue and had too many cats in ...
by Suzynick
Thu May 21, 2015 12:11 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Serial Sprayers?
Replies: 13
Views: 2882

Serial Sprayers?

Just wondered how many of you have cats that are serial sprayers? If so how long has it been going on, do you know why it happens and more importantly how do you deal with it?
Thanks in advance :)
by Suzynick
Thu Apr 30, 2015 12:08 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Indoor cat needing outdoors: which option is best??
Replies: 11
Views: 3028

Re: Indoor cat needing outdoors: which option is best??

Mine also has a tummy problem!
by Suzynick
Thu Apr 30, 2015 12:08 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Indoor cat needing outdoors: which option is best??
Replies: 11
Views: 3028

Re: Indoor cat needing outdoors: which option is best??

Hi I am in a very similar situation. I have two cats and I have issues with both of them. Firstly we have Storm who is a serial sprayer, so much so that he spends time outside and when he comes in he has to stay in the kitchen/diner which isn't a huge amount of space. Secondly we have Alfie his brot...
by Suzynick
Mon Apr 20, 2015 12:02 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Facebook pets for sale and other free ads
Replies: 4
Views: 2463

Re: Facebook pets for sale and other free ads

Sorry for the late reply to the posts, I've been on holiday :D However we had WI-FI in our cottage so I was still on FB responding to several posts....happy to report though that one FB bunny that was due to go for £40 inc a small cage has now been happily bonded with a neutered female bunny thanks ...