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by booktigger
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat struggling to walk , may have nerve issues
Replies: 3
Views: 45

Re: Cat struggling to walk , may have nerve issues

I'm sorry to hear this, but you are right to be concerned about just stopping steroids, I've not had any for a while, but am sure after 3 days of full dose I had to taper it down. Can you get a second opinion?
by booktigger
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Abscess help - could kitty be causing it?
Replies: 3
Views: 37

Re: Abscess help - could kitty be causing it?

I suppose it is possible depending on your health issues, could you shut him out of your room?
by booktigger
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Fip in cattery
Replies: 4
Views: 77

Re: Fip in cattery

I'm sorry to hear this, it makes sense that the first two would get it if the mothers raised each others kittens. Have you had any new cats recently? Do you have your own studs? This might give you some help, it seems to indicate it could be the queen or the tom. In breeding catteries, eradicating c...
by booktigger
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Chronic diarrhoea help
Replies: 34
Views: 236

Re: Chronic diarrhoea help

Oh Lilith I love your stories and the way you deliver them! Have you thought about writing a book or some short stories of all these great characters and all the humorous wisdom you have collected? I thought I was funny on facebook this morning saying it seemed Bobby had either found the will to li...
by booktigger
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Chronic diarrhoea help
Replies: 34
Views: 236

Re: Chronic diarrhoea help

Glad there is a positive update - with my Molly, her lowest effective dose was half a tablet twice a week, hopefully his will be similar, so there isn't too much trauma about medicating.
by booktigger
Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Dinner is served milady
Replies: 16
Views: 189

Re: Dinner is served milady

Maybe fostering is what you need then, getting the companionship without the heartbreak, although letting fosters go is bittersweet
by booktigger
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Chronic diarrhoea help
Replies: 34
Views: 236

Re: Chronic diarrhoea help

Think that is a wise idea, no point buying him time with pills if he is miserable
by booktigger
Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Dinner is served milady
Replies: 16
Views: 189

Re: Dinner is served milady

I agree, you may feel like you aren't ready, but we don't always get a say in the matter! May be this is fate showing you that this is what you need to help grieve
by booktigger
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Chronic diarrhoea help
Replies: 34
Views: 236

Re: Chronic diarrhoea help

Yes, that is very true x
by booktigger
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Dinner is served milady
Replies: 16
Views: 189

Re: Dinner is served milady

I agree, you've done the best thing getting some proper nutrition in her and I'd worry about it when you need to, good on you for fostering her
by booktigger
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Chronic diarrhoea help
Replies: 34
Views: 236

Re: Chronic diarrhoea help

I'm sorry to hear it isn't more promising, hope the meds buy him some quality time
by booktigger
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Lump after vaccination
Replies: 12
Views: 79

Re: Lump after vaccination

Glad to hear it
by booktigger
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Thankyou to everyone for advice
Replies: 5
Views: 74

Re: Thankyou to everyone for advice

I certainly won't disappear Ruth B as I love hearing about everyone's cats and picking up hints and tips and I'm sure I'll be needing more advice in the months to come - the next pit stop at the vets is for her injections- we assume she hasn't had any - if her previous owners couldn't be bothered t...
by booktigger
Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Lump after vaccination
Replies: 12
Views: 79

Re: Lump after vaccination

Hi again Desley, hank heaven there are people like you who are prepared to take on the “problem” cats, give them each a fuss from me. Everyone said when I went looking for another companion for Elsie “get a Normal One this time!” I thought I had..... I hope Coco and Chanel come round eventually, bu...
by booktigger
Fri May 31, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Lump after vaccination
Replies: 12
Views: 79

Re: Lump after vaccination

Aww, bless! Well, the plan was for Lucy to be an only cat as she gates other cats, but fostered semi feral mum and daughter, who haven't come round, so had no option, but can't really integrate them. I also had to give up my voluntary work after 14.5 years. There is a thread somewhere about them, th...
by booktigger
Fri May 31, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Lump after vaccination
Replies: 12
Views: 79

Re: Lump after vaccination

It is quite common but think if it doesnt go after 10-14 days a call to the vet wouldn't hurt. Lovely to see you back, who have you got now? I now have three!
by booktigger
Tue May 28, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Recurring Fever in young cat.
Replies: 4
Views: 53

Re: Recurring Fever in young cat.

There are a few causes for high temps, I think the only option is bloods and see what that shows. Fingers crossed
by booktigger
Mon May 27, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: FIP .... is there any hope ?!
Replies: 9
Views: 64

Re: FIP .... is there any hope ?!

I'm so sorry to hear that but glad he made the decision for you, it does make it easier. RIP little one
by booktigger
Sun May 26, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: FIP .... is there any hope ?!
Replies: 9
Views: 64

Re: FIP .... is there any hope ?!

I'm so sorry they were indicative of FIP, deciding when is never an easy thing
by booktigger
Sun May 26, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Dried food.... Won't eat wet..
Replies: 15
Views: 138

Re: Dried food.... Won't eat wet..

LindaKat wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 4:26 pm
Thanks.
I figure if I buy a decent quality food that he likes and he is drinking enough water then he should be okay. :D
I agree, if they only like dry, make sure it is the best quality that he will eat.
by booktigger
Sun May 26, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: FIP .... is there any hope ?!
Replies: 9
Views: 64

Re: FIP .... is there any hope ?!

I'm so sorry to hear this, I do hope his tests show something else - are they testing the fluid in his abdomen? FIP has a very distinct, straw coloured fluid. Fingers crossed it shows something else.
by booktigger
Sun May 19, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Kitty back to vets
Replies: 15
Views: 126

Re: Kitty back to vets

Glad the vet was happy with her, I wouldn't bother with the cone, after 7 days everything will be fairly well healed, they normally come out after 10 days anyway. I had one female who took a couple out after 6 days and the vet said everything was healed enough not to require extra stitches.
by booktigger
Tue May 14, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Best flea treatment??
Replies: 11
Views: 99

Re: Best flea treatment??

The POM (Prescription Only Medicine) ones are generally far more effective, stopping the fleas breeding as well as eventually killing them, and often protecting the cat against other parasites as well. It is very important to avoid using dog flea medicines on cats - they often contain permethrin wh...
by booktigger
Tue May 14, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Kitty's spaying op success
Replies: 22
Views: 163

Re: Kitty's spaying op success

I don't think the needle for chips is that big as I had very few react while being chipped (I did rescue work for 14.5 years). We did neuter/vac/chip at the same time, while it may be a lot in one go, it does mean they don't have to go twice in the same week. I am a firm believer in early neutering,...
by booktigger
Tue May 14, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Best flea treatment??
Replies: 11
Views: 99

Re: Best flea treatment??

The ones you buy in the shops aren't very strong, so don't always work, and in some cases, can cause bad reactions in your cat, so I'd stick with either the vet stuff, or buying from an online site like VetUK, although you have to be careful with theirs, they also sell cheap unreliable ones, we use ...
by booktigger
Fri May 10, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - Chapter 3
Replies: 55
Views: 451

Re: Mia - Chapter 3

Wow, an extra 2 kittens - the only thing you may find is that adopting a pair of siblings mean they might not play with Hendrix as much as a single kitten would, but there is something wonderful about a bonded pair of cats. Am so glad Mia is continuing to improve.
by booktigger
Tue May 07, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Chronic diarrhoea help
Replies: 34
Views: 236

Re: Chronic diarrhoea help

Please be careful using human brewers yeast in cats, I can't remember offhand but I had issues using it years ago.
by booktigger
Sun May 05, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Chronic diarrhoea help
Replies: 34
Views: 236

Re: Chronic diarrhoea help

Molly initially had an injection, but I was told they prefer tablets for long term, assume it is easier to adjust the dosage. I had to hide hers in chicken, I couldn't tablet her daily, it could take 3 days to get a flea treatment on her. I wouldn't want to use antibiotics though, can't see they'd b...
by booktigger
Sun May 05, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Chronic diarrhoea help
Replies: 34
Views: 236

Re: Chronic diarrhoea help

I had a cat with suspected Intestinal Lymphoma (turned out to be IBD), she had steroid tablets, we started off daily but then reduced to the lowest dose that kept it under control, and she had that for 3 years until something else entirely forced me to make that decision, we did so bloods every 6 mo...
by booktigger
Sat May 04, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Does 25yr old cat need pain meds for CKD and ear cancer
Replies: 5
Views: 83

Re: Does 25yr old cat need pain meds for CKD and ear cancer

I'd have said some kind of liver issues rather than kidney failure from those values - raised urea isn't indicative of CKD without raised Creatnine, as raised Urea is often related to inflammation, so could be related to her SCC instead. I had a cat with a liver disease and when I asked the vet if s...