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by booktigger
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: ALternative proteins
Replies: 17
Views: 97

Re: ALternative proteins

The only way I know to do a true complete protein change is buying meat, even the foods with unusual proteins like Bozita contain other things, as they have to to be complete. The chicken PUR on Kay’s link has salmon oil in it. I’m not sure why you are worried about her being on a sensitive diet for...
by booktigger
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Progress! Kittens finally accepting us :)
Replies: 3
Views: 58

Re: Progress! Kittens finally accepting us :)

Aww, that is brilliant news, I’m glad your hard work is paying off.
by booktigger
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: ALternative proteins
Replies: 17
Views: 97

Re: ALternative proteins

I think you are going to struggle, it isn't something that can be fed long term, so not enough market for it. I wasn't suggesting using the gastro long term, just enough for her to settle down and then reintroduce normal food
by booktigger
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: ALternative proteins
Replies: 17
Views: 97

Re: ALternative proteins

I think it was Anna who did it, the one I remember bought venison from the butcher. I suggested the kattovit due to your concerns about getting the correct nutrients
by booktigger
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: ALternative proteins
Replies: 17
Views: 97

Re: ALternative proteins

Kattovit do gastro and sensitive foods, which would be kinder on her tummy but also complete and one of the most reasonably priced 'prescription' diets, it comes in both pouches and tins, the tins are a pate type food https://www.zooplus.co.uk/shop/cats/canned_cat_food_pouches/kattovit/kattovit_dige...
by booktigger
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: 4 yr Old Cat Litterbox Issues?
Replies: 6
Views: 74

Re: 4 yr Old Cat Litterbox Issues?

You may find the neutering will help, it could be to assert her being higher up the hierarchy. How long till she will be done?
by booktigger
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Move along, nothing to see
Replies: 4
Views: 42

Re: Move along, nothing to see

Aww, its amazing what tiny things feel like such an achievement with these kind of cats, I felt honoured today as I was allowed to scoop the tray without being hissed at!
by booktigger
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Kidney disease newly diagnosed
Replies: 3
Views: 53

Re: Kidney disease newly diagnosed

That sounds more than kidney disease, between his age, and the size and stones - what breed is he? If he isn't keen on the k/d, don't despair, there are other brands, my Lucy has 4 different brands to stop her getting bored with one of them, and most find the dry more palatable than the wet. Surpris...
by booktigger
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: My Mouse - Spring 2002 - Oct 28 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 133

Re: My Mouse - Spring 2002 - Oct 28 2019

I'm sorry to hear this, RIP little one x
by booktigger
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: LOST Cats
Topic: Saturn is Missing, Wolverhampton
Replies: 5
Views: 54

Re: Saturn is Missing, Wolverhampton

Sounds like the stress of being lost has reduced his immune system a bit, hopefully he just needs some rest to recover.
by booktigger
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: LOST Cats
Topic: Saturn is Missing, Wolverhampton
Replies: 5
Views: 54

Re: Saturn is Missing, Wolverhampton

Glad he is home, fingers crossed the vet doesn't find anything wrong
by booktigger
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Am I Being Cruel? Is it time?? Video
Replies: 8
Views: 121

Re: Am I Being Cruel? Is it time?? Video

The rescue Lucy is from had a lady who went and did reiki with some of the stressed cats, it did take 5 sessions to make a difference with Lucy and she ended every session by drawing blood! :shock: Maybe distance would work better with her
by booktigger
Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Is scented or unscented cat litter better?
Replies: 10
Views: 90

Re: Is scented or unscented cat litter better?

The only 'scented' one I've ever deliberately bought was when I was fostering, the anti-bacterial was that good it could mask unneutered tom cat wee smell. I have tried most on the market, the one Lucy is currently using is crushed walnut shells, so figured that is a byproduct so a good use.
by booktigger
Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Coco and Chanel dilemma
Replies: 209
Views: 4139

Re: Coco and Chanel dilemma

Had another positive moment with Coco last night, she was on the floor when I went to give them their supper, so I sat on the floor in front of the door and tapped my fingers on the floor, which intrigued her enough not to run. After about 5 mins, she got this close, you could see she was tempted to...
by booktigger
Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Willow not eating - any ideas?
Replies: 24
Views: 262

Re: Willow not eating - any ideas?

I'm so sorry to hear that, RIP little one. I'm glad you had a lovely last weekend though
by booktigger
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Coco and Chanel dilemma
Replies: 209
Views: 4139

Re: Coco and Chanel dilemma

And typically, as you decide they don’t use something so you can throw it away, you walk in to find this! They are getting a new bed for Christmas, it’s a two tier wicker one that will be stood on the floor in front of the radiator, hopefully they will eventually use it, think I’ll have to put some ...
by booktigger
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Rescue kittens might be from abusive home???
Replies: 10
Views: 114

Re: Rescue kittens might be from abusive home???

I certainly wouldn't say too old, as long as you are willing to put in a lot of time and patience and don't expect certain things- as someone here recently said to me "The important thing is to let go of our ambitions for them and see them as they are." Yes, they may not be your average kittens, and...
by booktigger
Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Rescue kittens might be from abusive home???
Replies: 10
Views: 114

Re: Rescue kittens might be from abusive home???

I wouldn't say abusive, but they do sound like they weren't well socialized at a young age. I thought they had been with a fosterer, which had caused the medical mix ups? Even being born in a house doesn't mean well socialized kittens unfortunately, some of my tamest have been living outside and I'v...
by booktigger
Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Coco and Chanel dilemma
Replies: 209
Views: 4139

Re: Coco and Chanel dilemma

Well, I’ve been considering things a lot more when sat with them, and stopped trying to get ‘sneaky’ strokes of Chanel as she walks at the side of my chair, and I think it is paying off. A couple of times on ‘their night out’, I’ve got up at silly o’clock for a drink and as I’ve left the kitchen, ha...
by booktigger
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat on a diet
Replies: 9
Views: 74

Re: Cat on a diet

Lucy has 3 proper meals, 2 wet and one dry, with 2g in a treat ball as I leave for work. She prefers the 50g pouches, might be worth trying some to reduce to 2.5 pouches. Unfortunately her scavenging is human food, she will take cake out of my handbag if I forget!
by booktigger
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat on a diet
Replies: 9
Views: 74

Re: Cat on a diet

I would double check the hilife, not all their range is complete and I wouldn't feed their fish ones as an only diet. I also have an overweight lazy cat, who barely loses any weight on her tiny amount of food and if I reduce it any more, she scavenges! I use a great ball for part of her dry food. Sh...
by booktigger
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: New kittens help
Replies: 5
Views: 64

Re: New kittens help

It is normal for them to move them after 24-48 hours as in the wild, the blood etc would attract predators. I'd be tempted to keep them in one room if you can so she doesn't pick somewhere unsafe for them. Nursing mums do need up to 6 times more food, and kitten is best.
by booktigger
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Willow not eating - any ideas?
Replies: 24
Views: 262

Re: Willow not eating - any ideas?

I'm sorry to hear this.
by booktigger
Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Low potassium and the dire rear
Replies: 4
Views: 45

Re: Low potassium and the dire rear

I've never heard of mashed potatoes being high in potassium, personally I'd stick to the supplement especially as the most likely cause is her diarrhoea.
by booktigger
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: We have a big day today
Replies: 26
Views: 259

Re: We have a big day today

Buster enjoyed being at the vets, why stay at home alone when you can have vet nurses fawning over you!
by booktigger
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: We have a big day today
Replies: 26
Views: 259

Re: We have a big day today

Lucy is similar, can't brush her at home, but at the vets she just lies and accepts it, so now when we go for acupuncture, the vet hands me a brush and goes for a cigarette while I brush her - she is still vocal, but doesn't bite like at home. They are under no illusion of what she is like though, s...
by booktigger
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Furry thief!
Replies: 9
Views: 82

Re: Furry thief!

One of my neighbours cats (black and white male) loves used cotton buds. There might be something in the tabby thing though, a friend adopted a tabby and white male from me who hoards loads under her sofa, including her inhaler once! Might still have a pic of one of them! Lucy's are all food orienta...
by booktigger
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: We have a big day today
Replies: 26
Views: 259

Re: We have a big day today

Glad that her results are pretty much OK. Good luck with the urine sample, I still haven't got one for Lucy, nearly 3 years after her diagnosis!
by booktigger
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: 7 weeks old tiny kitten diarrhoea
Replies: 31
Views: 279

Re: 7 weeks old tiny kitten diarrhoea

Unfortunately, giardia is a very common reason for diarrhoea in kittens and can be fatal if not treated, although the chance of your family getting it is rare. I've never paid that amount for a fecal test though, so hopefully the new vet will be cheaper for other things as well, as unfortunately you...
by booktigger
Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: 7 weeks old tiny kitten diarrhoea
Replies: 31
Views: 279

Re: 7 weeks old tiny kitten diarrhoea

I think more frequent worming is needed in situations where larger numbers of animals are kept together - the Panacur reference sheet recommends monthly treatment for kennels, for example, but fewer treatments for cats less likely to pick up parasites. It is advisable when kittens haven't had the b...