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by booktigger
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Pet Insurance
Replies: 6
Views: 56

Re: Pet Insurance

I'd have been screwed if I'd used a savings account for Lucy, the second year I had her, she cost over 4k, although to be fair, £1.2k was only because petplan agreed to cover it. Now it's worth it just for her acupuncture, I'd have to save £50 a month to cover that! I am known for getting cats who d...
by booktigger
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Do you follow vet recommendations
Replies: 5
Views: 62

Re: Do you follow vet recommendations

I don't flea and worm as often as I used to, mainly because the only one of my three that goes out has kidney issues, so my vet is happy for her to be done less to reduce the strain on her kidneys. She is vaccinated, although we have now stopped FeLV. I do think some degree is essential, especially ...
by booktigger
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: super skinny feline needs feeding up
Replies: 11
Views: 92

Re: super skinny feline needs feeding up

I normally use seraquin, it's meaty flavour so popular. I understand the logic of him not eating due to pain but I wouldn't want my cat to just be put on anti-inflams without more investigation
by booktigger
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: super skinny feline needs feeding up
Replies: 11
Views: 92

Re: super skinny feline needs feeding up

Some never gain it again, just monitor to make sure they aren't losing. I'm surprised by the logic of putting him on metacam just in case it is his teeth. He's likely got some degree of arthritis at that age, I'd look at some supplements for that
by booktigger
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Transitioning indoor/outdoor cat to indoor
Replies: 4
Views: 32

Re: Transitioning indoor/outdoor cat to indoor

Would it be possible to time share to some extent - agree times that you will try to keep your cat in, and other times she will keep hers in another part of her home? Offer to contribute to blinds that she can pull down to hide your cat's visits? And start the process of getting the two cats more a...
by booktigger
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Transitioning indoor/outdoor cat to indoor
Replies: 4
Views: 32

Re: Transitioning indoor/outdoor cat to indoor

I think you need to explain to your neighbour that as much as you sympathise, your cats history means he isn't going to be happy being confined and as a cat lover, surely she would appreciate it isn't fair on him
by booktigger
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: I-131 radioactive iodine aftermath
Replies: 3
Views: 40

Re: I-131 radioactive iodine aftermath

No experience I'm afraid, but yellow would suggest liver to me. Might be worth speaking to the vets and seeing if they can do some kind of reduced price follow up, I assume the £250 includes tests as well as a consultation?
by booktigger
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Advice for adopting shelter cat
Replies: 27
Views: 610

Re: Advice for adopting shelter cat

As she is an older cat and you don't know much about her, you might be best using things like string as toys, very few cats can resist them, and they are more interactive than balls and feathers.
by booktigger
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Urinating in my house
Replies: 6
Views: 68

Re: Urinating in my house

Did the vet check a urine sample to rule out a UTI?
by booktigger
Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Best way to give your cat a tablet?
Replies: 7
Views: 63

Re: Best way to give your cat a tablet?

I use the kneeling on the floor method, Lucy's weekly meds hsve to be followed with 5ml of water, she's very good at letting you think it has been swallowed and bringing it up after 1ml of water! I am wary of the an injection, it is only licenced for certain things so shouldn't be offered for everyt...
by booktigger
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Coco and Chanel dilemma
Replies: 186
Views: 3264

Re: Coco and Chanel dilemma

Yes, that's what I thought when I was looking at them, the fact they are still so close after 2 years, means it would have been cruel to separate
by booktigger
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Coco and Chanel dilemma
Replies: 186
Views: 3264

Re: Coco and Chanel dilemma

One of the beds had been knocked on the floor yesterday, so this is what I discovered when I was sat with them after tea
by booktigger
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Coco and Chanel dilemma
Replies: 186
Views: 3264

Re: Coco and Chanel dilemma

Sorry Viv, was updating two forums and copied too much over! Messed up again yesterday morning, Lucy ran out of the room and got partway down the stairs before realising the girls were at the bottom. She ignored my plea to come back up, and ran towards them hissing, so Chanel flew, but Coco stood he...
by booktigger
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: X-Rays, Pain meds, & Bloodwork! Oh my!
Replies: 5
Views: 61

Re: X-Rays, Pain meds, & Bloodwork! Oh my!

Please be careful using a spoon to get water in a cats mouth, you need to do it from the side rather than the front or it could go in their lungs.
by booktigger
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Urinating in my house
Replies: 6
Views: 68

Re: Urinating in my house

Have you had him checked for a UTI? Maybe scoop the trays more often, I do mine at least 3 times a day
by booktigger
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Steroid help please
Replies: 5
Views: 44

Re: Steroid help please

Sadly, it is a tricky one. My first cat with intestinal lymphoma I was forced by the vet to make that decision as after 2 weeks of 2 tablets a day, she wasn't improving and the vet said that she would end up starving to death as she wasn't absorbing enough nutrients. As you aren't sure which helped,...
by booktigger
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Steroid help please
Replies: 5
Views: 44

Re: Steroid help please

Yes, you need to reduce, but you would normally reduce by half a day, then every other day, then every second day etc. Going from 1 every day to 1 every other might be too sudden, as steroids hinder your own system, so it needs a gentle reintroduction so you don't get a rebound effect. Maybe invest ...
by booktigger
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Coco and Chanel dilemma
Replies: 186
Views: 3264

Re: Coco and Chanel dilemma

Had a little breakthrough with Chanel last night, she was sat in one of the beds when I was scooping the tray and I told her I’d love to touch her leg, started waggling my finger while getting it closer to her, despite Coco hissing from the next bed, she looked surprised when I got to her fur but di...
by booktigger
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Steroid help please
Replies: 5
Views: 44

Re: Steroid help please

That is a tricky one if you aren't 100% sure which cat, although the likelihood is him. It could be that going from every day to every other day is too much of a shock to his system, you do have to reduce steroids gradually, although I know from experience half tablets are a lot more bitter to take!
by booktigger
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: loss of fur
Replies: 8
Views: 80

Re: loss of fur

I tried a collar on Lucy, gave up as the last time I tried, she got it off and hid it down the side of the sofa, I'd only been upstairs for 30 mins! If I had another black cat I would use a reflective collar
by booktigger
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: so...Milla kinda mated but her heat cycle is still going
Replies: 25
Views: 4820

Re: so...Milla kinda mated but her heat cycle is still going

That's really unusual, normally they keep their Tom cat face!
by booktigger
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Coco and Chanel dilemma
Replies: 186
Views: 3264

Re: Coco and Chanel dilemma

Yes, things are going well, and Lucy now automatically walks into my room for her supper, which is good. This morning, Chanel kept rolling over and purring while gazing at me, so cute! I think you are right, it probably is a combination of things. I am pleased Lucy didn’t get physical, only the othe...
by booktigger
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: so...Milla kinda mated but her heat cycle is still going
Replies: 25
Views: 4820

Re: so...Milla kinda mated but her heat cycle is still going

Just one small detail here in defence of the wait-to-neuter policy - I have only had two boys but both were late neutered for different reasons. The first was a walk-in and was fixed at 3 years old, the other is a retired stud fixed at 8 years old. Both of these boys have been incredibly sweet natu...
by booktigger
Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Coco and Chanel dilemma
Replies: 186
Views: 3264

Re: Coco and Chanel dilemma

Well, Chanel is now 2 years old! She has been less playful this past couple of weeks, which I think is due to getting older, but my neighbour thinks because of having access to the house more. Unfortunately she still hasn't got any better with being touched. On Friday, I made the mistake of letting ...
by booktigger
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: 3 Week Old Kitten Help Please
Replies: 11
Views: 81

Re: 3 Week Old Kitten Help Please

Fingers crossed for her. Hopefully you won't need it much longer, but cotton wool is always better than wipes.
by booktigger
Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: 3 Week Old Kitten Help Please
Replies: 11
Views: 81

Re: 3 Week Old Kitten Help Please

Sorry, rushed then. It's a different kind of poo at that age though because they should still be on liquid food.
by booktigger
Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: 3 Week Old Kitten Help Please
Replies: 11
Views: 81

Re: 3 Week Old Kitten Help Please

Are you sure of her age? I've never had kittens poo that young.
by booktigger
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Pebbles Famous 4 from Oz
Replies: 4
Views: 72

Re: Pebbles Famous 4 from Oz

Aww, I'm glad that she has a new forever home, but can imagine how bittersweet it is for you.
by booktigger
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Yumove - how fast to take effect?
Replies: 6
Views: 72

Re: Yumove - how fast to take effect?

Not used that one, but all the supplements I've used hsve required a leading dose (normally double) for a month before reducing to a maintenance dose.