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by booktigger
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Coco and Chanel dilemma
Replies: 233
Views: 5078

Re: Coco and Chanel dilemma

It does, I thought it was me being off for Christmas, my neighbour thinks its them getting more time out of their room or it could simply be after over 2 years they feel they aren't going anywhere. Coco has stayed down a bit more in the morning, she let's me sit on the sofa and just watches me. Next...
by booktigger
Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Coco and Chanel dilemma
Replies: 233
Views: 5078

Re: Coco and Chanel dilemma

Tried sitting downstairs with the light on last night, Chanel was down within seconds! Not fazed by the light or seeing me, although she did show a lot of interest when a ferret was on the TV! She did have to be told off a few times for scratching the sofa, but did ask me to play with her. Coco was ...
by booktigger
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: High Temperatures
Replies: 1
Views: 25

Re: High Temperatures

I'd certainly be looking for answers - not sure where you live, but the FIV test is just a simple blood test and shouldn't be that expensive. I wonder if he is a Corona carrier, which again can be checked with a blood test, but would have to be done while he has a temperature, as it can lie dormant
by booktigger
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: How to bring our stray cat out of her shell?
Replies: 16
Views: 132

Re: How to bring our stray cat out of her shell?

Yes, if you read my post from Wed, having reared babies will have made her survival instincts stronger and harder to break, plus the fact she hasn’t been neutered, so still has extra hormones. She may indeed view you negatively as you trapped them all and took away her babies. I would definitely lea...
by booktigger
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: How to bring our stray cat out of her shell?
Replies: 16
Views: 132

Re: How to bring our stray cat out of her shell?

That is a good point, Allee has had a lot to contend with in 5 weeks and carrying her round is forcing her to do things on your terms rather than hers, which will be made worse by the fact that she isn’t comfortable being in a house yet, and could be having an effect on her cowering around people, c...
by booktigger
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: How to bring our stray cat out of her shell?
Replies: 16
Views: 132

Re: How to bring our stray cat out of her shell?

Being fearless outside when they are raising babies is completely different to being in a home environment around humans, and harder than taking in a stray, their survival instincts are much stronger and harder to break. As someone said about mine, they believe their coping methods have kept them al...
by booktigger
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Veterinary Nursing Dissertation
Replies: 14
Views: 156

Re: Veterinary Nursing Dissertation

You would be most rescues idea of the perfect owner! Sadly people like us are rare. It used to frustrate me when people would ring saying they would consider an older cat, but when you asked what they were thinking, the response would be 3 or 4! One of my best homings was a couple who wanted a pair ...
by booktigger
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: How to bring our stray cat out of her shell?
Replies: 16
Views: 132

Re: How to bring our stray cat out of her shell?

The comment about her being so docile might not be a good thing, I had a semi-feral mum and kittens and she was docile at the vet, but the vet said because of her leaving pawprints on the table meant she was very stressed, but was withdrawing into herself and should be homed as an outdoor cat. I did...
by booktigger
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: How to bring our stray cat out of her shell?
Replies: 16
Views: 132

Re: How to bring our stray cat out of her shell?

She is clearly too used to fending for herself to be able to trust humans too quickly, 5 weeks is early days, but if she seems depressed, I'd be tempted to release her again as long as she has been neutered.
by booktigger
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Coco and Chanel dilemma
Replies: 233
Views: 5078

Re: Coco and Chanel dilemma

Feels like we are just going from strength to strength this year, not sure if something has just suddenly clicked with them. I think I disturbed Coco playing yesterday, popped in for my kindle and she was near the door, then when I was in the bath I could hear playing. This morning neither were back...
by booktigger
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: elevated liver enzymes
Replies: 17
Views: 112

Re: elevated liver enzymes

You have just reminded me that thyroid meds can be made into a transdermal gel that is put on the ears, not sure how easy that could be done over there though. You do have to be careful with it, my neighbour has thyroid issues and using the gel on her cat affected her levels, we used plastic spoons ...
by booktigger
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Coco and Chanel dilemma
Replies: 233
Views: 5078

Re: Coco and Chanel dilemma

Happy new year to you too, it is such a shame about ths fires. Naughty pebbles, assume you are keeping her now? I think Coco was used as a breeding queen, she is quite comfortable with things like sofas. We know Chanel was born outside, I think the people who asked for help had little experience, fe...
by booktigger
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: elevated liver enzymes
Replies: 17
Views: 112

Re: elevated liver enzymes

Fingers crossed it continues going that well. I use a pill popper but very mixed success over the years. If I miss the first time i resort to fingers. I think you are right not to consider surgery, it requires careful aftercare in case of calcium issues so yeah, without an experienced vet I wouldn't...
by booktigger
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: elevated liver enzymes
Replies: 17
Views: 112

Re: elevated liver enzymes

Honestly, sometimes we have to accept that just because we can, doesn't mean we should. I've had quite a few cats where I have decided that medicating would impact too much on their quality of life and that a shorter time would be better for them. You aren't failing her if you decide that, you are p...
by booktigger
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: elevated liver enzymes
Replies: 17
Views: 112

Re: elevated liver enzymes

Sorry to hear she is hyper-t, please do be careful about splitting tablets, there are risks to our health by doing that, and they are slow release tablets which are affected when split. I know you are a physician but I wouldn't tweak the dosage yourself without blood tests. We did have someone on he...
by booktigger
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Coco and Chanel dilemma
Replies: 233
Views: 5078

Re: Coco and Chanel dilemma

Good start to the year with them, when it was their night out on Sat, I didn’t feed them first, left the landing light on and then sat in the dark with just the TV on, Chanel came down really quickly. She was intrigued with the TV this time, and did sit on the rug near me for a while. When I went to...
by booktigger
Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat food - opinions?
Replies: 2
Views: 50

Re: Cat food - opinions?

The best food is the one they will eat! I've lost count of the amount of 'best quality' foods I've bought that they refuse to eat, yet i'm still that person who will try anything new just in case!
by booktigger
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Will he ever be tame?
Replies: 8
Views: 120

Re: Will he ever be tame?

I've been thinking a lot about this, especially as most know I have also had a lot of doubts about my own semi-ferals, but I think in this instance looking for a farm type home might be best. Yes, he may be safe, well looked after and fed, but bear in mind he has been taken from his family and put i...
by booktigger
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Temporary Pregnancy Prevention?
Replies: 3
Views: 45

Re: Temporary Pregnancy Prevention?

I'd definitely call around, I've never known a 3 month wait for a neuter - if possible, getting her done first would solve the situation, not him as males can still produce sperm for 6 weeks after.
by booktigger
Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Coco and Chanel dilemma
Replies: 233
Views: 5078

Re: Coco and Chanel dilemma

I did try a laser pen when I first got them, but Chanel seemed frustrated with it, so I stopped it
by booktigger
Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Coco and Chanel dilemma
Replies: 233
Views: 5078

Re: Coco and Chanel dilemma

Oh, forgot this from Mon, don't think they wanted me to leave :)
by booktigger
Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Coco and Chanel dilemma
Replies: 233
Views: 5078

Re: Coco and Chanel dilemma

Tried something new last night, I let the girls out, then sat in the front room in the dark with just the TV on. Chanel came investigating, so realised this would go better with a toy, so dug Lucy's Da Bird out, which made her come into the front room, although she didn't seem to like the TV! Coco d...
by booktigger
Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Seizures
Replies: 2
Views: 36

Re: Seizures

Have you spoken to your vet?
by booktigger
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Under siege
Replies: 9
Views: 117

Re: Under siege

Glad I'm not the only one who is trained by the neighbours cats as well as their own! My neighbours cats know I can hear them better than her, so cry on my doorstep to be let in their house!
by booktigger
Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Trying to find a queen for my 18 mo Persian male
Replies: 5
Views: 68

Re: Trying to find a queen for my 18 mo Persian male

While you are concerned he will be bullied if you have him neutered, you are more likely to have issues by leaving him unneutered, as there will be territorial issues (not to mention the house will be nicer without unneutered tom cat smell), which will be worse as they are all indoor only.
by booktigger
Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Trying to find a queen for my 18 mo Persian male
Replies: 5
Views: 68

Re: Trying to find a queen for my 18 mo Persian male

Can I ask why you want to avoid neutering? Not only will he be a happier cat without the raging hormones, but there are health risks associated with being unneutured.
by booktigger
Wed Dec 25, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 6
Views: 80

Re: Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to everyone. Chanel cant decide which toy to play with, and she has one to come yet! They have ignored their new bed mind.
by booktigger
Thu Dec 19, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Coco and Chanel dilemma
Replies: 233
Views: 5078

Re: Coco and Chanel dilemma

Well, I did try the hands on approach when I first got the girls, in the beginning, once you had pinned Chanel in a corner and she’d drawn blood, she would accept a fuss and would purr, but after a few days, you could touch her, but she was so rigid, you could tell she wasn’t enjoying it, then she s...
by booktigger
Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: cat treats
Replies: 10
Views: 131

Re: cat treats

There are some called Yum yums, think they are from the makers of lik-e-lix. Haven't seen proper semi moist food for years