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by booktigger
Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Joii - opinions please
Replies: 1
Views: 14

Re: Joii - opinions please

Unfortunately Animal Friends don't have a good reputation for paying out claims. Never heard of joii
by booktigger
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: our kitten all of a sudden today starting walking weird
Replies: 4
Views: 59

Re: our kitten all of a sudden today starting walking weird

My first thought is her coming into season, especially at this time of year.
by booktigger
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Abnormal things going on around here....
Replies: 4
Views: 62

Re: Abnormal things going on around here....

Unusual situation, cats are induced ovulators though, so only mate when in season. It would have to be a rubbish vet who wouldn't deal with an undefended testicle just because of him being a rescue, as there are health risks to leaving them. You would know though, they still have strong smelling uri...
by booktigger
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Happy Birthday, Tilly!
Replies: 2
Views: 31

Re: Happy Birthday, Tilly!

Happy birthday Tilly, hope you enjoyed your birthday tea
by booktigger
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: My vet has heard a grade 1 heart murmur in my cat – should my cat have further tests performed?
Replies: 5
Views: 59

Re: My vet has heard a grade 1 heart murmur in my cat – should my cat have further tests performed?

I wouldn't get tests done for a grade 1, especially as he gets stressed at the vets and if it is stage 1 there wont be much you can do anyway. Stress can cause it though
by booktigger
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Corona ... someone had to start it!
Replies: 24
Views: 237

Re: Corona ... someone had to start it!

I was also glad it meant the Grand National would be cancelled
by booktigger
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Corona ... someone had to start it!
Replies: 24
Views: 237

Re: Corona ... someone had to start it!

When I went last week, my vet told me their contingency plans, but they might have changed. I feel sorry for charities, the rescue Lucy is from have had to cancel their easter fair, and some volunteers were going to do the Manchester marathon for sponsorship, that has been postponed, so that is pote...
by booktigger
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Worlds Best Cat Litter
Replies: 18
Views: 196

Re: Worlds Best Cat Litter

I've never measured it, but I tend to use half the bag and keep the other half to top up if it gets a bit low
by booktigger
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Worlds Best Cat Litter
Replies: 18
Views: 196

Re: Worlds Best Cat Litter

I've not used Worlds Best, but I've used Cats Best, a cheaper alternative. With one cat using one tray, it can last 5 weeks. It does need to be a decent depth for the clumping effect
by booktigger
Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Where is everybody?
Replies: 4
Views: 69

Re: Where is everybody?

We started off at a retail park, still plenty of people about.
by booktigger
Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Where is everybody?
Replies: 4
Views: 69

Re: Where is everybody?

With self-isolation encouraged for the over 70s and shops all but deserted other than those still putting toilet rolls on the shelves, I would have thought we would have been busy on forums. But it's so quiet! Where is everyone? Wish shops were deserted, we nipped out earlier, Aldi had been decimat...
by booktigger
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Advice Please - Behaviour Problems
Replies: 6
Views: 118

Re: Advice Please - Behaviour Problems

Mollycats advice is pretty much spot on, this poor boy has had a lot of upheaval and just needs time, love and patience. The fact he is eating and using the tray is positive, I wouldn't be concerned that he isn't playing at his age. A home environment is preferable for both his age and being withdra...
by booktigger
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Have I got the kiss of death ?
Replies: 10
Views: 80

Re: Have I got the kiss of death ?

As Ruth says, it's the nature of these forums, always has been. All the forums I'm on, including this, do notify of responses
by booktigger
Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Potential fosterer - Yorkshire
Replies: 3
Views: 86

Re: Potential fosterer - Yorkshire

Do you have a spare room? I have mixed foster cats with my own but it isn't always a good thing and having proper space in case you get a problem cat is essential, plus the fact they would need isolating for at least two weeks to make sure they dont have anything like cat flu that can be transmitted...
by booktigger
Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Coco and Chanel dilemma
Replies: 245
Views: 5863

Re: Coco and Chanel dilemma

I don't think so, but one thing I find odd is that I sit with them multiple times a day for varying lengths of time, most of the time they take no notice of me, but if I've had a busy few days and not spent as much time with them, Coco is more hissy and a bit off with me, so she clearly appreciates ...
by booktigger
Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Coco and Chanel dilemma
Replies: 245
Views: 5863

Re: Coco and Chanel dilemma

Really pleased, last night Chanel actually ate part of her supper biscuits from my hand and this morning she came and rubbed my legs while I was dishing out breakfast, cant remember the last time she did that, and ate a couple of her breakfast biscuits off my hand. It was funny last night, Coco was ...
by booktigger
Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Coco and Chanel dilemma
Replies: 245
Views: 5863

Re: Coco and Chanel dilemma

It was, I just have to watch myself for pushing her too much now, or it might be another 2 years! Funny you should say that about hissing, Lucy and Coco hiss at me daily, I see it as a term of endearment and respond to Coco by saying I love you too! Lucy hisses most when I go to let her out, stems f...
by booktigger
Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Coco and Chanel dilemma
Replies: 245
Views: 5863

Re: Coco and Chanel dilemma

Had a little breakthrough today, look what Chanel has just let me do! I gave her some treats as a reward and she ate them off my hand, which is a rarity. I'm fully aware she may be wary of me and not allow this again for a while, but so proud, especially as she has been hissing more recently, includ...
by booktigger
Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Urgent advice needed
Replies: 6
Views: 94

Re: Urgent advice needed

I used to get Felimazole on prescription, just wait till you've got the right dosage
by booktigger
Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Christopher Brodie stole our hearts..
Replies: 11
Views: 157

Re: Christopher Brodie stole our hearts..

I'm so pleased to hear that, while there may be times you wonder why, just remember that feeling this morning :D you are all lucky, cats like that need a special kind of person. I'm going back to my oldies when something happens to Lucy, as I'll need a friendly cat
by booktigger
Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Teeth Ckeaning
Replies: 3
Views: 63

Re: Teeth Ckeaning

I've had cats that age have dentals, one was really poorly (severe untreated hyper-t) and Molly needed a dental at 18 and treatment for an abscess at 19, all fine. I'd do bloods first and drop before, during and after to help flush the anaesthetic out of his system quicker. Bad teeth can affect kidn...
by booktigger
Sat Mar 07, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Urgent advice needed
Replies: 6
Views: 94

Re: Urgent advice needed

He is clearly destined to be with you! Out of curiosity, if you are fostering him, aren't the rescue covering his medical Bill's? Unfortunately it isn't really possible to say if his dosage will go up or his life expectancy. He may stabilise quickly, he may need lots of adjusting. 79 doesn't seem hi...
by booktigger
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Homing a kitten with cat flu
Replies: 14
Views: 143

Re: Homing a kitten with cat flu

I'm glad the manager was supportive and they wouldn't normally home a cat that has shown symptoms with an existing cat. While she is right that you cant guarantee another cat won't, the difference is you wouldn't have done it knowingly. As he has a history of over grooming, it would be obvious if he...
by booktigger
Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Homing a kitten with cat flu
Replies: 14
Views: 143

Re: Homing a kitten with cat flu

Mollycat has a very good point, older cats and single kittens aren't always a good match, when I was homing it wasn't something I advocated (mainly the reason my neighbour adopted 3!), for the reasons mentioned. While Walter may have been fine with Toes, that was likely age and temperament, a kitten...
by booktigger
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Homing a kitten with cat flu
Replies: 14
Views: 143

Re: Homing a kitten with cat flu

Taking on cats who have had flu is a gamble unfortunately, my neighbour took 3 siblings from me who had cat flu, one has a regular weepy eye, one has had to have teeth removed and the third has had nothing! And your vet is right, isolating initially is no guarantee, stressful times are more likely t...
by booktigger
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Hyperthyroid and not eating
Replies: 13
Views: 2495

Re: Hyperthyroid and not eating

I'm so sorry to hear that, RIP little one. I've never heard of a cat dying from thyroid meds side effects though. 14.5 isn't too old for anaesthesia in this day and age though, I've had 19 year olds under with no issues.
by booktigger
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Veterinary Nursing Dissertation
Replies: 16
Views: 189

Re: Veterinary Nursing Dissertation

That's a very interesting thought Mollycat, there is definitely something in the nature v nurture train of thought too, I've had kittens born here that were skittish because mum was untrusting but kittens come at 7 weeks with little interaction who were fine because they saw mum enjoying a fuss. I t...
by booktigger
Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Veterinary Nursing Dissertation
Replies: 16
Views: 189

Re: Veterinary Nursing Dissertation

That does happen Kay, I may have mentioned once someone rang in October wanting a pair of tabby kittens. At the time we had a 5 year old black, a 7 year old tortie and an 11 year old tabby, they actually went for the tabby, I was shocked as I expected her to be the hardest of the three, but it was t...