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by booktigger
Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:16 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Blatant plea for sympathy
Replies: 153
Views: 2113

Re: Blatant plea for sympathy

So glad that she doesn't have a lump, what a relief
by booktigger
Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Blatant plea for sympathy
Replies: 153
Views: 2113

Re: Blatant plea for sympathy

Glad dog's check up went well, and fingers crossed for today. I think you did the right thing just chilling with her, I'm getting better at ignoring housework in favour of cuddling Lucy
by booktigger
Tue Mar 02, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: HOMES NEEDED
Topic: Cat needs a home
Replies: 2
Views: 29

Re: Cat needs a home

Have you had him checked for a microchip, or put posters up to make sure he is a stray?
by booktigger
Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:22 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Wahoo .. You lovely people.
Replies: 3
Views: 31

Re: Wahoo .. You lovely people.

So pleased to hear that
by booktigger
Sun Feb 28, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Femoral Head Removal (Ostectomy)
Replies: 1
Views: 20

Re: Femoral Head Removal (Ostectomy)

My cat Lucy had what I was told was a femoral head removal, but turned out to be femoral neck removal nearly 4 years ago. She needed room rest initially followed by limited access to the rest of the house for about 9 weeks, she didn't have a limp after (but did before, hence the surgery), but did ho...
by booktigger
Sat Feb 27, 2021 6:09 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Heart disease was a red herring afterall
Replies: 16
Views: 437

Re: Heart disease was a red herring afterall

It might be worth unplugging the plug in, I remember when my neighbour initially tried one, one of her cats became more aggressive, so maybe the pheromones are affecting her the wrong way?
by booktigger
Wed Feb 24, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Ok ... this is a self pitying moan
Replies: 10
Views: 105

Re: Ok ... this is a self pitying moan

If he won't contemplate fostering again, my only other suggestion is going volunteering at a rescue, hopefully it won't be too hard for you emotionally.
by booktigger
Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:56 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Ok ... this is a self pitying moan
Replies: 10
Views: 105

Re: Ok ... this is a self pitying moan

How about suggesting fostering to him?
by booktigger
Fri Feb 19, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Very poorly Alfie Cat, being PTS this evening
Replies: 31
Views: 249

Re: Very poorly Alfie Cat

I'm sorry to hear that, I think you need to think about his quality, I remember when I had a cat with IBD and my vet said it wasn't fair to keep her going when the steroids couldn't control the diarrhoea as she would be effectively starving to death as her body wouldn't be able to absorb enough nutr...
by booktigger
Fri Feb 19, 2021 7:50 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Distressing, unusual behaviour
Replies: 8
Views: 66

Re: Distressing, unusual behaviour

I'm really surprised a vet would dismiss urinating in an unusual place, especially with blood, as that is classic UTI and you could take a urine sample up to be tested without taking the cat. But I would be looking for a new vet
by booktigger
Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:34 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Hyperthyroidism & elevated SDMA
Replies: 7
Views: 81

Re: Hyperthyroidism & elevated SDMA

When I got Lucy 5 years ago, my vet offered me the chance to be included in testing but then when I turned up at the vets bleeding from getting Lucy in the carrier we changed our mind, but 12 months later, her CKD was picked up by the SDMA, she didn't really have symptoms, she'd just been sick once ...
by booktigger
Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Castrated Thursday - reduced eating on Saturday?
Replies: 5
Views: 46

Re: Castrated Thursday - reduced eating on Saturday?

Lucy's eating habits changed after her hip op, she wouldn't eat the wet food she'd eaten previously, so had a few weeks on more dry than wet (I gave her one meal of wet a day in the hope of tempting her), I then went and bought pretty much every brand of cat food in PAH, ironically the last one I tr...
by booktigger
Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:33 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Hyperthyroidism & elevated SDMA
Replies: 7
Views: 81

Re: Hyperthyroidism & elevated SDMA

I'm sorry to hear this, I know my vet doesn't like to get thyroid levels too under control when there are kidney issues, as the high blood pressure helps the kidneys. I disagree with SDMA not being reliable, it has been used for a few years now and as George's tests showed, picks it up before the cr...
by booktigger
Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Yucalm or Zylkene?
Replies: 4
Views: 46

Re: Yucalm or Zylkene?

Lucy had hands on reiki at the rescue, not sure how well she liked it seeing as she ended every session drawing blood on the volunteer - I think she had about half a dozen sessions, very impressed at someone persevering given what Lucy did - she's a large cat too so a lot of force behind her paws, t...
by booktigger
Mon Feb 15, 2021 7:33 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Coco and Chanel dilemma
Replies: 289
Views: 9774

Re: Coco and Chanel dilemma

Well, now they are my cats rather than charity cats, I don't clean as often as I had to, there is normally a blanket on that chair, I can't remember the last time I changed it and apart from the odd time when I've been getting Chanel to take treats off my knee, they don't bother about the chair, the...
by booktigger
Sun Feb 14, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Coco and Chanel dilemma
Replies: 289
Views: 9774

Re: Coco and Chanel dilemma

I ordered a new throw this week, neighbour suggested using it as a cover to see if it entices the girls to sleep on the chair. I'm not sure, not seen any evidence yet of them sitting on it, but it does look really nice on the chair, luckily I found 4 in a cupboard so can have one of those for over m...
by booktigger
Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Severe cat cystitis in my 7 year old male cat, been going on for 2 months now help!
Replies: 6
Views: 67

Re: Severe cat cystitis in my 7 year old male cat, been going on for 2 months now help!

Interesting that he gets relief from antibiotics, as the majority of cystitis cases aren't caused by infection. Have you been advised to change his diet? As his bladder is thickened, I'd also try something like cystease, which is designed to soothe the lining of the bladder, you can buy it online wi...
by booktigger
Fri Feb 12, 2021 8:30 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: meds online
Replies: 5
Views: 79

Re: meds online

I've used a couple in the past, when I had a cat with hyper-t, the vet very kindly did me a 3 month prescription so I got more for the prescription cost. Think my friend currently uses PetDrugs online, my vet charges about £15 (ironically last time I had to get a prescription from my vet, I went to ...
by booktigger
Wed Feb 10, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Steroid tapering
Replies: 2
Views: 48

Re: Steroid tapering

I think it depends what they are being used for, so best to go off vet guidance.
by booktigger
Tue Feb 09, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Coco and Chanel dilemma
Replies: 289
Views: 9774

Re: Coco and Chanel dilemma

Think they may be happy they are here rather than outside today!
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by booktigger
Tue Feb 09, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Spayed Over Active Kitty
Replies: 3
Views: 32

Re: Spayed Over Active Kitty

I fostered cats for 14 years so had over a hundred cats neutered, and I can count the amount of issues post surgery on one hand, my first foster cat jumped 6 foot high straight after surgery - like you, I removed things, but she jumped on the wardrobe instead. I had a similar experience to Mollycat,...
by booktigger
Sun Feb 07, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Coco and Chanel dilemma
Replies: 289
Views: 9774

Re: Coco and Chanel dilemma

I feel like that about Lucy Kay, I remember a friend came round shortly after I got her, and we were upstairs having a heated debate, Lucy walked round downstairs crying (she came from a domestic abuse household), so dread to think what she'd have been like even with a couple, never mind a family. P...
by booktigger
Fri Feb 05, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Coco and Chanel dilemma
Replies: 289
Views: 9774

Re: Coco and Chanel dilemma

I'm finally starting to think that adopting the girls was the right thing to do, this is in part due to a recent post by Ruth in response to someone asking if their cats were happy (posted as a reminder) A happy cat will walk around the house confidently, tail held high. They will come to you demand...
by booktigger
Fri Feb 05, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Protentional dangers of chemo drugs to pregnant wife/other cat
Replies: 9
Views: 99

Re: Protentional dangers of chemo drugs to pregnant wife/other cat

It must be different in the US, but in the UK, part of the reason for the chemo to be given by the vet is to have bloods done first, to ensure that the cat is healthy enough to be given it (her cat went monthly). Yes, it is an added cost, think my friend paid £4k for the treatment - her cat also had...
by booktigger
Thu Feb 04, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Protentional dangers of chemo drugs to pregnant wife/other cat
Replies: 9
Views: 99

Re: Protentional dangers of chemo drugs to pregnant wife/other cat

My friend's cat had chemo following surgery, she had to take her cat to the vet for the chemo pill to be administered, as bloods have to be taken before each tablet, and it was for 6 months I think
by booktigger
Thu Feb 04, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Too old to adopt
Replies: 6
Views: 111

Re: Too old to adopt

That is a very good point Kay, I remember being asked by a colleague how I could only adopt oldies, knowing that my time with them was limited, but for me, it was them having a warm, loving home environment for the end of their life, rather than ending their life in a rescue
by booktigger
Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Too old to adopt
Replies: 6
Views: 111

Re: Too old to adopt

When I was homing cats, I wasn't put off by people's ages, the main priorities were being sensible about the type of cat - there isn't just an age thing to think about if you adopt kittens, but if you can cope with the boundless energy, a couple of volunteers in their 50's ended up with kittens afte...
by booktigger
Tue Feb 02, 2021 7:19 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat Hepatitis advice - please don’t judge
Replies: 5
Views: 112

Re: Cat Hepatitis advice - please don’t judge

While going without food for a few days can cause liver issues, it normally shows quite quickly, did you tell the vet about it? The liver can regenerate, so one of the better organs to have an issue, but it does depend on the underlying cause.
by booktigger
Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Blatant plea for sympathy
Replies: 153
Views: 2113

Re: Blatant plea for sympathy

Poor Poppy, one more issue! Fingers crossed you can manage it without surgery
by booktigger
Tue Jan 26, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: TNR - Did I do something wrong?
Replies: 11
Views: 273

Re: TNR - Did I do something wrong?

I'm so glad he has come back