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by booktigger
Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Feeding
Replies: 9
Views: 59

Re: Feeding

I wouldn't worry too much about using an indoor only dry food, and trying the other James Wellbeloved flavours would be better than Go Cat
by booktigger
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Are thrive treats meant to be like polystirene???
Replies: 6
Views: 28

Re: Are thrive treats meant to be like polystirene???

Lucy adores lemon drizzle cake, I remember once she was more desperate for my lemon drizzle cake than the fish cake I'd had first! :shock:
by booktigger
Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Are thrive treats meant to be like polystirene???
Replies: 6
Views: 28

Re: Are thrive treats meant to be like polystirene???

Yours certainly aren't the only ones who won't eat them, mine don't like them either. Struggled to crumble them too
by booktigger
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat anguish???
Replies: 2
Views: 39

Re: Cat anguish???

I would get a urine sample tested to make sure the stress hasn't caused a UTI and maybe a blood test to make sure her kidneys are fine. If that is normal, then look at number and position of litter trays
by booktigger
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: kitten kidneys failure
Replies: 2
Views: 30

Re: kitten kidneys failure

I would certainly be wanting more investigation, kidney issues are rare in such a young kitten and you need to make sure there won't be long lasting damage
by booktigger
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Pyelonephritis (Bacterial Infection of the Kidney)
Replies: 10
Views: 87

Re: Pyelonephritis (Bacterial Infection of the Kidney)

He was improving until yesterday afternoon. He is having seizers at the rate of 3 an hour. The intensity of the seizures has increased significantly. He is now vocalizing during them. The vet says that the infection has reached his brain. He said we could give him a shot of antibiotics to supplemen...
by booktigger
Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Still can’t find food cat will eat!
Replies: 42
Views: 243

Re: Still can’t find food cat will eat!

Lucy has to have a tablet once a week that requires 5ml of water stringing after it, she is very good at spitting the tablet out after 3ml! I have to hug her for 5 mins between tablet and water to prevent her bringing it back!
by booktigger
Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Still can’t find food cat will eat!
Replies: 42
Views: 243

Re: Still can’t find food cat will eat!

I temember taking one cat for a checkup on the last day of a course of abs, I turned up with a bandaged finger as she'd bitten me the day before, I asked the vet to do the final tablet, she looked at my hand, checked the cat and decided she could cope without it! She was a fantastic vet and apprecia...
by booktigger
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Anxiety cystitis
Replies: 3
Views: 42

Re: Anxiety cystitis

I'd speak to the vet, sounds like he might need something like Metacam to help with inflammation but it needs to be done today, cystitis in males gets serious very quickly and can affect kidneys
by booktigger
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Still can’t find food cat will eat!
Replies: 42
Views: 243

Re: Still can’t find food cat will eat!

Honestly, if you look at the ingredients, Felix and Gourmet arent that different, we just think Gourmet is due to the name and their marketing. If she likes Pate type, Felix do one called Meaty Loaf, which is pate type with chunks in pouches. Have you tried Mon Petit which seems different to Gourmet...
by booktigger
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Anyone know what mg’s prednisolone pills come in?
Replies: 10
Views: 63

Re: Anyone know what mg’s prednisolone pills come in?

Fingers crossed, I tried liquid renatadine thinking it would be easier but it wasn't
by booktigger
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Can you tell me what kind of breed is my cat?
Replies: 10
Views: 104

Re: Can you tell me what kind of breed is my cat?

I wouldn't say her eyes are sapphire blue though. I always thought colorpoints had blue eyes, but neither of mine have apart from in certain lights
by booktigger
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Can you tell me what kind of breed is my cat?
Replies: 10
Views: 104

Re: Can you tell me what kind of breed is my cat?

All cats have tabby markings, just most are ghost markings, I thought Lynx colorpoints have tabby stripes across all points. Coco and Chanel have elements of tabby in their faces, and Coco has a neck ring. I do always forget what colorpoints they are though. And as I've told some of you previously, ...
by booktigger
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: What is wrong with my kitten SERIOUSLY??!
Replies: 10
Views: 180

Re: What is wrong with my kitten SERIOUSLY??!

She definitely needs to see a vet, diarrhoea can be deadly in such a young kitten, especially one taken from their mum too young. It can cause neurological type issues due to an electrolyte imbalance. Fur loss isn't normal with diarrhoea, but also not a good sign, what is her background? Has she bee...
by booktigger
Sun May 31, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: WORMING A PREGNANT CAT
Replies: 2
Views: 31

Re: WORMING A PREGNANT CAT

I'd double check with your vet, it's a while since I've had a pregnant cat
by booktigger
Sat May 23, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Desperate to source some Eprex quickly
Replies: 4
Views: 71

Re: Desperate to source some Eprex quickly

I'm so sorry to hear that Mark, RIP Lukas
by booktigger
Fri May 22, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: FIV Questions & Answers
Topic: Newly rescued cat diagnosed with FIV - lots of questions...
Replies: 8
Views: 100

Re: Newly rescued cat diagnosed with FIV - lots of questions...

Not all rescues test all strays, in fact, none of the 4 I volunteered for did. You will need to check the shelters policy, some do still PTS
by booktigger
Fri May 22, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Anyone had full thickness intestinal biopsy done on their furbaby?
Replies: 16
Views: 102

Re: Anyone had full thickness intestinal biopsy done on their furbaby?

Not as far as I know, although we stuck to tablets, vets prefer that for long term in case they develop anything else - my Molly needed a dental while on steroids and as you said, you can't use steroids and metacam together, so we had to stop steroids so she could have a dental, then wait for the me...
by booktigger
Fri May 22, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Anyone had full thickness intestinal biopsy done on their furbaby?
Replies: 16
Views: 102

Re: Anyone had full thickness intestinal biopsy done on their furbaby?

My Molly had steroids for what the vet initially thought was lymphoma but turned out to be IBD, I hid hers in chicken. If they are thinking IBD, its unlikely they will go down the injection route as the aim is the lowest dose possible, as there are side effects to steroids. We managed to get down to...
by booktigger
Fri May 22, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: FIV Questions & Answers
Topic: Newly rescued cat diagnosed with FIV - lots of questions...
Replies: 8
Views: 100

Re: Newly rescued cat diagnosed with FIV - lots of questions...

Most rescues advise FIV + cats should be indoor only, partly because of the risk of them passing it on, partly because they have a weakened immune system so things can affect them more than an average cat. There isn't actually a vaccination for FIV. I'd also be worried about what the lumps on his tu...
by booktigger
Thu May 21, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: FIV cats - Rescue & Rehoming
Topic: Rescued stray with FIV needing loving home
Replies: 1
Views: 53

Re: Rescued stray with FIV needing loving home

A positive snap test should be followed up with a lab test as there is a chance of a false positive. It is also possible to have an FIV+ cat as long as there aren't any fighters
by booktigger
Sun May 17, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: FIV Questions & Answers
Topic: Stomatitis
Replies: 1
Views: 36

Re: Stomatitis

Hi, what does he get steroid shots for?
by booktigger
Fri May 15, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat sick, blood test shows mast cells, not eating
Replies: 7
Views: 98

Re: Cat sick, blood test shows mast cells, not eating

It is a hard decision, I'd see if he can pick up over the weekend on the steroids but if not, I'd be questioning his quality of life
by booktigger
Fri May 15, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat sick, blood test shows mast cells, not eating
Replies: 7
Views: 98

Re: Cat sick, blood test shows mast cells, not eating

I'm sorry to hear this, what did the vet think his blood tests indicated?
by booktigger
Wed May 13, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: New rescue cat screaming all night and racing around kitchen
Replies: 2
Views: 63

Re: New rescue cat screaming all night and racing around kitchen

I've had this with some foster cats and my own, the only fix was to stop confining them to one room, but obviously that brings other issues, especially trying to integrate her with yours
by booktigger
Tue May 12, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: CKD / Diet dry
Replies: 2
Views: 42

Re: CKD / Diet dry

I would definitely try and change to a renal dry, one of my CKD cats didn't like wet food, I changed her dry to renal and her values went back into normal range in 3 months. If he likes Purina, they do a renal diet, NF, I get the wet for Lucy from vet UK,
by booktigger
Tue May 12, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Desperate to source some Eprex quickly
Replies: 4
Views: 71

Re: Desperate to source some Eprex quickly

Fingers crossed Mark, I was only thinking about you yesterday
by booktigger
Tue May 12, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Hector after his first vaccination and microchip
Replies: 5
Views: 72

Re: Hector after his first vaccination and microchip

That sounds a normal set of vaccines, trio is the cat flu vaccine and then the felv
by booktigger
Mon May 11, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Hector after his first vaccination and microchip
Replies: 5
Views: 72

Re: Hector after his first vaccination and microchip

How long have you had him? Normally kitten vaccs aren't started till 9 weeks old, unless he seems very lethargic and floppy, I'd give him 24 hours before ringing the vet
by booktigger
Mon May 11, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: My Simba diagnosed with oral cancer
Replies: 3
Views: 46

Re: My Simba diagnosed with oral cancer

I'm sorry to hear that. I assume it's a Squamous cell carcinoma, if so, Metacam can help, it's a Cox2 inhibitor and helpful with SCC.