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by booktigger
Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Neutering A Sick Cat
Replies: 8
Views: 29

Re: Neutering A Sick Cat

That does make your decision trickier unfortunately. Is there anyway of catproofing your garden to stop him getting out of it?
by booktigger
Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Neutering A Sick Cat
Replies: 8
Views: 29

Re: Neutering A Sick Cat

I would check, as both can cause anaemia and more common in unnetured toms. They can both be transmitted to other cats.
by booktigger
Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Neutering A Sick Cat
Replies: 8
Views: 29

Re: Neutering A Sick Cat

Did his blood tests include FIV and FeLV?
by booktigger
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Separation Anxiety
Replies: 4
Views: 34

Re: Separation Anxiety

Keeping kittens especially in one room was something we were told to recommend on CP home visits, when I did the follow up after a week, the ones who ignored me where ones who ended up with little accidents or other issues, as the kittens hadn't always seen a full house, so it was a lot bearing in m...
by booktigger
Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Where do you buy cat themed clothes from?
Replies: 10
Views: 50

Re: Where do you buy cat themed clothes from?

I buy most of my cat themed presents from The Cat Gallery
by booktigger
Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Advice please
Replies: 7
Views: 65

Re: Advice please

I wouldn't force her to spend time in a room with something she is uncomfortable with, after just 3 months you could end up with a setback, she clearly isnt a confident cat
by booktigger
Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: How to trim kittens nails??
Replies: 14
Views: 58

Re: How to trim kittens nails??

I've never had that issue with back claws, even with cats who rarely went out, but my second cat ended up with her claws growing in her pads, it's why I monitor them regularly.
by booktigger
Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: How to trim kittens nails??
Replies: 14
Views: 58

Re: How to trim kittens nails??

Oh yes, I find it easier to use human nail clippers than pet ones. I normally do Lucy's before a vet visit, as she has only had once since March, we have got out of the habit. I dont touch back claws though
by booktigger
Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: How to trim kittens nails??
Replies: 14
Views: 58

Re: How to trim kittens nails??

I've never tried putting cats on their backs to clip claws, I normally kneel on the floor with them between my legs to restrain them and that works
by booktigger
Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Struggling with guilt and grief
Replies: 8
Views: 73

Re: Struggling with guilt and grief

I'm so sorry you are struggling with your decision, but as the vet said, there was no guarantee you could have helped her, especially as the initial medication hadn't worked, and would you have wanted her last says be spent being prodded and poked?
by booktigger
Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Coco and Chanel dilemma
Replies: 261
Views: 8189

Re: Coco and Chanel dilemma

I have a similar problem rewarding Coco with treats, not only is she not as food oriented as Chanel, but Chanel bulldozes in and takes over!
by booktigger
Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Coco and Chanel dilemma
Replies: 261
Views: 8189

Re: Coco and Chanel dilemma

Yes, it certainly is Ruth. Molly hated crossing on the stairs, so I'd always wait for her! It was better than when I first got her, I couldn't get out of bed if she was on the floor, which was tricky as that is where her litter tray was! The things I did for that cat, even had her food bowl on my pi...
by booktigger
Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Wet cat food for kitten necessary?
Replies: 3
Views: 30

Re: Wet cat food for kitten necessary?

I'm surprised a vet would suggest dry food only for a Male cat as they are more prone to urinary issues and they are a lot more severe
by booktigger
Sun Nov 15, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Coco and Chanel dilemma
Replies: 261
Views: 8189

Re: Coco and Chanel dilemma

Have had such a good week with the girlies, they are getting so brave - Coco has been using the downstairs level of the bed more and staying in while I sit on the chair, think the fireworks might have played a part in that! Last Sun Coco actually came to eat some tea while I was sat down, she ate ou...
by booktigger
Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: cat breast cancer !! seeking advice
Replies: 5
Views: 55

Re: cat breast cancer !! seeking advice

I'm sorry to hear this, as far as I'm aware, they have to remove the strip rather than just the lump as it spreads. A friend had the op done in her 13 year old and the recovery was hard, the wound where her first nipple was did keep coming apart just due to the location, so that is also something to...
by booktigger
Sun Nov 01, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Coco and Chanel dilemma
Replies: 261
Views: 8189

Re: Coco and Chanel dilemma

Well, a couple of times this week I've gone to sit with the girls and thought I'd disturbed Coco from their new bed, today I went to give them their tea and couldn't see Coco, discovered she is using the bottom level of their bed, its only taken nearly a year! Downside is now I have to sit on the fl...
by booktigger
Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Very fussy kittie
Replies: 4
Views: 119

Re: Very fussy kittie

If she will only eat dry food, you need a decent quality one, preferably not from a supermarket. I would get her checked over too
by booktigger
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: For those who feed their cats Felix, has anyone noticed that their cats have stopped eating it?
Replies: 17
Views: 2804

Re: For those who feed their cats Felix, has anyone noticed that their cats have stopped eating it?

Just be careful when feeding HiLife, as not all of their range is complete and complimentary foods can cause health issues
by booktigger
Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Blatant plea for sympathy
Replies: 59
Views: 852

Re: Blatant plea for sympathy

Don't be daft Issie, of course you can still be here despite not having cats, the forum is about sharing experiences which you can still do
by booktigger
Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Blatant plea for sympathy
Replies: 59
Views: 852

Re: Blatant plea for sympathy

I'm the same Ruth, I think having to babysit from the age of 13 and having to plan seeing friends round my mums shifts put me off kids for life. Good luck for next week.

Fingers crossed for getting through the next four weeks
by booktigger
Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Blatant plea for sympathy
Replies: 59
Views: 852

Re: Blatant plea for sympathy

Glad the x Ray's were more positive, and fingers crossed it can heal itself without surgery. I agree Ruth, as a single woman who doesn't want kids, I get a lot of 'well, wait till you meet the right bloke', not sure why that would change my mind! Or 'how do you expect to find a bloke if you dont go ...
by booktigger
Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Blatant plea for sympathy
Replies: 59
Views: 852

Re: Blatant plea for sympathy

I know you don't like the idea of the recovery period, but I would strongly suggest it, while it will be hard, 6 weeks isn't much compared to the potential for pain free years, and lessens the risks of side effects from long term metacam use, plus doing it at 10 is a lot safer anaesthetic wise. I do...
by booktigger
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Rehoming advice needed asap
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Re: Rehoming advice needed asap

Can I ask where you got her from? If a rescue, they should be able to take her back. If possible, I would completely separate her from your others, she clearly isn't happy with other cats and that will be contributing to the toilet issues
by booktigger
Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Blatant plea for sympathy
Replies: 59
Views: 852

Re: Blatant plea for sympathy

The past few years I've got back into hidden object, match 3 and word games on tablet/phone and I find it helps relaxing before bed
by booktigger
Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Blatant plea for sympathy
Replies: 59
Views: 852

Re: Blatant plea for sympathy

I'm so sorry to read that, I genuinely hope you find a way through what sounds a terrible choice
by booktigger
Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Blatant plea for sympathy
Replies: 59
Views: 852

Re: Blatant plea for sympathy

I'll reply properly later, but please don't apologise for rambling, just as long as it helps x
by booktigger
Fri Oct 09, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Blatant plea for sympathy
Replies: 59
Views: 852

Re: Blatant plea for sympathy

Oh yes, dentistry. Been waiting since Mar for a tooth to be removed and lost two fillings since, but I honestly said they aren't causing pain so have to wait! I think our online communities are crucial at the moment, another one I'm a member has like a good morning thread but people felt in the curr...
by booktigger
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Blatant plea for sympathy
Replies: 59
Views: 852

Re: Blatant plea for sympathy

I also sympathise. I've had a difficult couple of weeks, said this morning that it was one of those days where you'd like to go back to bed and put the quilt over your head to block everything out, only the bed broke last night :roll: then our hr manager sent out a mental health newsletter, I ticked...
by booktigger
Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
Replies: 2
Views: 98

Re: Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

I'm sorry to hear this. A friends cat has just had a course of oral chemo, and it was done at the normal vet, the specialist consulted with her vet. It wasnt cheap though.
by booktigger
Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Coco and Chanel dilemma
Replies: 261
Views: 8189

Re: Coco and Chanel dilemma

They were so funny last night, Coco has taken to scratching the carpet when she comes out of their room, I went to see if she was using the new scratch mat last night and she looked backwards at me while moving away! Then when I was brushing my teeth, I just saw the tip of her tail, so asked her if ...