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by booktigger
Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: HELP CAT HISSING AT SISTER AND SON
Replies: 6
Views: 28

Re: HELP CAT HISSING AT SISTER AND SON

I'm also surprised it has taken this long, mums naturally push their sons away once they hit sexual maturity, to prevent inbreeding. You may be lucky and find neutering him helps, but it may not, as mum/son is the worst combination unfortunately.
by booktigger
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: At last - kidney diet sampler pack!
Replies: 1
Views: 13

Re: At last - kidney diet sampler pack!

That is good, so far I've only seen Royal canin do one
by booktigger
Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Christopher Brodie is no more
Replies: 4
Views: 68

Re: Christopher Brodie is no more

I'm sorry to hear this, RIP little one
by booktigger
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Insurance for elderly cat
Replies: 7
Views: 73

Re: Insurance for elderly cat

I agree with others, insurance isn't as easy to get for oldies as it used to be. Some rescues have deals with places like Petplan to offer 4 weeks insurance to adopters and I know that does cover older cats who they don't normally cover, but fairly sure it is quite a limited policy. I agree about bl...
by booktigger
Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Triaditis ongoing issues - lymphoma after all?
Replies: 50
Views: 364

Re: Triaditis ongoing issues - lymphoma after all?

I try and time them for their vaccs, especially cats like Lucy, although she is better at going in the carrier now, I don't turn up bleeding anymore!
by booktigger
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Triaditis ongoing issues - lymphoma after all?
Replies: 50
Views: 364

Re: Triaditis ongoing issues - lymphoma after all?

I'm the kind of person who likes to monitor bloods with ongoing conditions regardless of vet wishes, I've had multiple cats who the vets didnt feel bloods were necessary based on symptoms yet they did indeed have conditions! Even healthy ones have bloods annually (I normally have senior cats) as I l...
by booktigger
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Help !!!
Replies: 2
Views: 37

Re: Help !!!

I'm shocked that vet isn't suggesting alternatives to stop him getting to the wound, like a baby gro over it or a comfy collar. I am surprised he's got the cone off 5 times though, I don't think I've ever had one get it off and I've known them get stitches out, but not staples.
by booktigger
Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Breed Knowledge
Replies: 6
Views: 80

Re: Breed Knowledge

I'm sorry, but how much research have you done on these breeds to not notice how completely different they are? That is the main reason pedigrees do end up in rescue, because people don't realise the grooming/exercise requirements of certain breeds. If you genuinely want pedigrees I'd go to a pedigr...
by booktigger
Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: New cat litter issues ?Guarding
Replies: 20
Views: 137

Re: New cat litter issues ?Guarding

Aww, glad to know she wasn't waiting long
by booktigger
Mon Aug 24, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: HOMES NEEDED
Topic: 2 adults and 4 kittens needing homes - HELP!
Replies: 5
Views: 65

Re: 2 adults and 4 kittens needing homes - HELP!

In theory, they can come in heat days after giving birth, I've only had one mum cat come into heat before being neutered, her kitten was 8 weeks old. However you have 2 unneutered cats which is why I said she could already be pregnant
by booktigger
Mon Aug 24, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: HOMES NEEDED
Topic: 2 adults and 4 kittens needing homes - HELP!
Replies: 5
Views: 65

Re: 2 adults and 4 kittens needing homes - HELP!

I'd ask cats protection for a voucher to get mum neutered, she may already be pregnant again.
by booktigger
Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: New cat litter issues ?Guarding
Replies: 20
Views: 137

Re: New cat litter issues ?Guarding

I'm sorry that you have had to make this decision, I've been in the same situation where the newcomer wasn't happy being confined and the existing cats weren't happy to the point my male cat was spraying daily- potentially my fault for coming home with a male rather than female, but when my female c...
by booktigger
Sun Aug 23, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cats peeing everywhere
Replies: 9
Views: 77

Re: Cats peeing everywhere

I'm sorry, I'm going to be a bit harsher. The likelihood of a pair of 13 year old cats, especially one being timid, finding another home is slim, and I can't see how you could consider giving them up after all this time in favour of a puppy you have recently got. I do think the first thing you shoul...
by booktigger
Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: 18yr old cat with Kidney Disease
Replies: 5
Views: 64

Re: 18yr old cat with Kidney Disease

I'm another one who has had multiple cats with kidney issues, my first was older than yours and ate very little wet, wasnt interested in renal wet so we changed her dry to renal and her numbers came down on her blood test 3 months later. Back then there wasnt the variety of renal wet. My eldest has ...
by booktigger
Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: 2 wild kittens
Replies: 5
Views: 107

Re: 2 wild kittens

If your local CP branch wont help with neutering, speak to HQ, they do help with vouchers to neuter ferals
by booktigger
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Kidney Disease.cat
Replies: 5
Views: 69

Re: Kidney Disease.cat

I've had cats whose values have improved purely by changing their dry to renal and leaving their wet as normal, so if she's eating dry, I wouldn't stress too much
by booktigger
Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Hyperthyroidism, Vitalda and side effects
Replies: 1
Views: 38

Re: Hyperthyroidism, Vitalda and side effects

Hyper-t can cause changes in temperament but as she has been on meds for 2 months, I'd get her checked by the vet in case it is something else
by booktigger
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Sudden wobbliness on back leg and couldn't jump anymore
Replies: 10
Views: 139

Re: Sudden wobbliness on back leg and couldn't jump anymore

Please don't reduce medication without speaking to your vet first
by booktigger
Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Tricolor Tabby?
Replies: 4
Views: 62

Re: Tricolor Tabby?

Just a word of caution, it isn't actually good for kittens to have check ups that young, luckily mum doesn't seem to have had an issue (too much interference can stop them nursing kittens), but they are at risk of picking things up that can affect their health. Also, please be careful photographing ...
by booktigger
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Is my kitten fading?
Replies: 8
Views: 97

Re: Is my kitten fading?

Thanks for the correction. Not necessarily, I've had kittens from 530g to 1.2kg at 9 weeks, my vet was happy to neuter etc as long as they were over 500g at 9 weeks
by booktigger
Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Is my kitten fading?
Replies: 8
Views: 97

Re: Is my kitten fading?

I'm surprised your vet is suggesting fading kitten syndrome, that normally happens a lot younger. Do you mean 1lb or 1kg, as 1lb is 2.2kg which is large for a 9 week old, I think the largest when I was fostering was 1.2kg (although one of his brothers was only 600g, they looked funny sat together!)....
by booktigger
Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Dry food toothless cat
Replies: 7
Views: 145

Re: Dry food toothless cat

That's true Ruth, the cat I used the food processor taught me a lesson about a month after doing that when I caught her eating my other cats biscuits!
by booktigger
Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Dry food toothless cat
Replies: 7
Views: 145

Re: Dry food toothless cat

I have used a food processor to grind cat biscuits to a powder, but found most can eat biscuits with little problem, they just swallow whole, smaller biscuits like James Wellbeloved are good
by booktigger
Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Purina renal food
Replies: 4
Views: 125

Re: Purina renal food

I cheat with Lucy's treats, Royal Canin do some that are like dreamies, so she gets those, hairball treats and arthritis treats!
by booktigger
Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Best way of giving liquid meds in syringe into mouth?
Replies: 22
Views: 186

Re: Best way of giving liquid meds in syringe into mouth?

When I have to syringe Lucy's water, I try and keep her head down so it doesn't end up in her lungs
by booktigger
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Best way of giving liquid meds in syringe into mouth?
Replies: 22
Views: 186

Re: Best way of giving liquid meds in syringe into mouth?

I did wonder if that would be an issue for you. Well, my problem is more having a temperamental cat!
by booktigger
Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Best way of giving liquid meds in syringe into mouth?
Replies: 22
Views: 186

Re: Best way of giving liquid meds in syringe into mouth?

I hide Lucy's liquid gabapentin in her wet food, as when she had liquid ranitidine it didn't work very well!
by booktigger
Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: spraying/peeing on wall
Replies: 5
Views: 127

Re: spraying/peeing on wall

I've never known a vet not be able to tell if a male has been neutered, I can tell just by looking with some males, and I've fostered 2 with undescended testicles and knew by feeling them! You would know though, as even with undescended testicles their wee has that strong unnetured tom cat smell. Ha...