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by greenkitty
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: FIV cat incurable stomatitis - any advice?
Replies: 5
Views: 118

Re: FIV cat incurable stomatitis - any advice?

Speak to your vet about Interferon, it can be injected into the gums (by the vet) or given orally.
by greenkitty
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Ckd
Replies: 13
Views: 474

Re: Ckd

This is a really good website for all things kidney disease related https://www.felinecrf.org/ helped me no end in dealing with PKD in my cat.
by greenkitty
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Hair Loss / Skin Irritation
Replies: 10
Views: 2237

Re: Hair Loss / Skin Irritation

What about trying a low dose of Piriton (must be Piriton and not other antihistamines)? Check with your vet but I think they can have 1/4 tablet up to 3 times a day.
by greenkitty
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Tilly - feline acne
Replies: 6
Views: 939

Re: Tilly - feline acne

I read somewhere using plastic bowls can cause feline acne, just something to consider :)
by greenkitty
Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Microchip Feeder - Anyone used one?
Replies: 8
Views: 1442

Re: Microchip Feeder - Anyone used one?

I had a multicat household with one of the three being in renal failure, I wanted him to have constant access to food but keep one of the others out, worked really well and he quickly picked it up. He was deaf so not bothered by the sound of it opening. You can also buy a clip on plastic cover that ...
by greenkitty
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: I am so annoyed!!
Replies: 18
Views: 1793

Re: I am so annoyed!!

I've just paid £493 for a dental and she only has her canines and peg teeth left - removed 2 canines and scaled and polished the remaining, they should do blood tests first for the older cats.
by greenkitty
Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Human Epilepsy and Cats
Replies: 3
Views: 420

Re: Human Epilepsy and Cats

I had a cat with epilepsy, his seizures would more often than not be at the same time as yours. I woke one night to what I thought was banging on my bedroom room (I live alone, it freaked me out), got up and one of my other cats was outside my door, I then heard Tig having a seizure in the other roo...
by greenkitty
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Kidney disease and food
Replies: 15
Views: 2983

Re: Kidney disease and food

How did the vet visit go?
by greenkitty
Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Kidney disease and food
Replies: 15
Views: 2983

Re: Kidney disease and food

Among signs for nausea are lip licking, showing interest in food but sniffing and then walking away and sitting in the meatloaf position (you know with all four legs tucked under), these were the most noticeable signs with Tig.
by greenkitty
Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: cat with kidney problems
Replies: 36
Views: 3111

Re: cat with kidney problems

It is the hardest decision to make, I really struggled with it but you are doing the kindest thing for her x
by greenkitty
Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Kidney disease and food
Replies: 15
Views: 2983

Re: Kidney disease and food

Again senior food is better than nothing. Have you spoken to the vet about phosphate binders? That might help her numbers if all she will eat is "normal" food. Is she feeling nauseous? That can really affect their appetite, getting this under control really helped buy Tig a few more months. He was o...
by greenkitty
Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Kidney disease and food
Replies: 15
Views: 2983

Re: Kidney disease and food

Nice to see you back, sorry to hear about Millie. Have your tried Purina NF pouches? I'm not sure of the ingredients but might be worth a try. When dealing with this problem with Tig, I found Fortiflora sprinkled on renal food sometimes worked, it's highly palatable (supposedly but you know cats hav...
by greenkitty
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: cat with kidney problems
Replies: 36
Views: 3111

Re: cat with kidney problems

I let Tig go on Saturday, I knew he was in decline and had a long think about his quality of life, he hadn't had a good day in over a week, was starting to become constipated on top of everything else and just seemed to be existing rather than living, lip licking despite anti nausea meds and sitting...
by greenkitty
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat recently diagnosed with CRF. Values are Ok, but he seems super lethargic
Replies: 3
Views: 879

Re: Cat recently diagnosed with CRF. Values are Ok, but he seems super lethargic

I've found CRF is real roller coaster, good days, bad days, up and down - if you haven't found it already there's a great website http://www.felinecrf.org/ which is full of useful information on what to expect and treatments. They also have a really good forum with some very experienced folks on it.
by greenkitty
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: My boy Ted
Replies: 2
Views: 509

Re: My boy Ted

I'd be surprised if they couldn't do the op, normally when kidney disease is present they would put the cat on fluids, pre, during and post op. I would also ask if the infection could be skewing his kidney results? It's really not good to leave an infected tooth in place that in itself can lead to f...
by greenkitty
Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: cat with kidney problems
Replies: 36
Views: 3111

Re: cat with kidney problems

I've just bought some Fortiflora, it's highly palatable and Tig has been clearing his bowl with this sprinkled on top.
by greenkitty
Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: cat with kidney problems
Replies: 36
Views: 3111

Re: cat with kidney problems

I have a cat in renal failure, like Beryl he won't eat the wet food. I tried mixing it in with his normal food but as I as start cutting back the normal food he won't eat it. Have you tried things like warming it up? Crushing a couple of her favourite treats are sprinkling it on top of it? TBH he's ...
by greenkitty
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Moving
Replies: 1
Views: 506

Re: Moving

I'd be inclined to leave him in your old house until you actually move permanently, all cats are different and although your intentions are good he's obviously very unsettled and confused moving between the two properties. I moved house recently with three cats, two settled relatively quickly but th...
by greenkitty
Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat health supplements
Replies: 4
Views: 1020

Re: Cat health supplements

Which of the cat flu viruses does he have? L-lysine will work for the Herpes virus but probably not for Calici, there's not a great deal you can do other than manage any secondary infections and keep his life as stress free as possible.
by greenkitty
Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Kidney Disease with chronic inflammatory cystitis
Replies: 13
Views: 2578

Re: Kidney Disease with chronic inflammatory cystitis

Have they tested the urine to determine the type of bacteria she has? This will narrow down where the infection is coming from (bladder or higher up in the kidneys) and determine whether they're using the right antibiotic. I have a cat with polycystic kidney disease (I assume ultrasound has ruled th...
by greenkitty
Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Older cat cries all the time.
Replies: 5
Views: 1299

Re: Older cat cries all the time.

Has she been checked out by a vet as I think some health conditions can cause howling.. Have you tried putting a jumper or something that smells of you where she likes to sleep, perhaps if she has your scent it might keep her content at night. I have a deaf cat and he can be very loud too, he also s...
by greenkitty
Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Make cat food smell more appetising?
Replies: 10
Views: 2059

Re: Make cat food smell more appetising?

You could take the tuna water from one can, water it down by adding more water to it and freeze it in a ice cube tray..
by greenkitty
Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Make cat food smell more appetising?
Replies: 10
Views: 2059

Re: Make cat food smell more appetising?

You could try warming it up, a few seconds in the microwave or adding some warm water to it. The vets sell something called Bisolvon which is a powder you add to food to help break down the mucus making it easier for them to breath, might be worth speaking to your vet about that. I used it for a lon...
by greenkitty
Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Indoor cats and open windows
Replies: 8
Views: 3046

Re: Indoor cats and open windows

I've got the flat-cats screens on my upstairs windows and they work perfectly for me plus they're not too expensive (and they keep bugs out). I'm in a rented house so can't permanently attach anything to the window frames, with the flat-cats you can just peel off the velcro stuff.
by greenkitty
Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Older cat and kitten advice needed
Replies: 19
Views: 3144

Re: Older cat and kitten advice needed

What happens if you don't shout at him to let go? If she squeaks at him will he eventually release his grip on her?

It does sound like they're getting on well though :)
by greenkitty
Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Is it time?
Replies: 17
Views: 2570

Re: Is it time?

RIP sweet Murray x
by greenkitty
Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Is it time?
Replies: 17
Views: 2570

Re: Is it time?

I have made this awful decision and I could just tell Hector had had enough, there was no fight left in him and he was just hiding away. Kidney failure is a real roller coaster, fine one day and seemingly at deaths door the next. I also have a cat with PKD and he's now in renal failure, we're not at...
by greenkitty
Mon Jun 05, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Wake-up call every morning...tried EVERYTHING!!
Replies: 36
Views: 5250

Re: Wake-up call every morning...tried EVERYTHING!!

I've had Pip coming up 11 years and she still sings to me every morning from outside the bedroom door, she's also taught Noodle to join in too, I always ignore her (wear ear plugs) but it hasn't made the slightest difference, she'll just keep going until I get up, at this time of year that can be fo...
by greenkitty
Wed May 31, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Itchy ears
Replies: 12
Views: 3093

Re: Itchy ears

Has she been investigated for polyps/cysts in her ears?
by greenkitty
Tue May 16, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Terrified Cat
Replies: 4
Views: 734

Re: Terrified Cat

I will :)