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by booktigger
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Separating Kittens from mom
Replies: 5
Views: 51

Re: Separating Kittens from mom

Just my inexperienced thoughts but I wouldn't want any cat in a shelter unless it was absolutely necessary, and from what you've said so far I just don't see the need or use of doing that to them. Maybe there are circumstances why you can't keep hold of them? Going straight from their mother to a n...
by booktigger
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: How to help a new kitten
Replies: 3
Views: 22

Re: How to help a new kitten

Yes, you would definitely need to keep him indoors for quite a while, bear in mind a 3 month old kitten is the equivalent of a child, you wouldn't let a young child outdoors to figure things out. And depending on the socialising they've had, you could actually bring out feral tendencies.
by booktigger
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Adoption: shelter or private sale?
Replies: 7
Views: 82

Re: Adoption: shelter or private sale?

I was refused by a local charity for not having a cat flap, and refusing to have one. I like my cats to be in when I'm out in case anything happens and the cat I wanted was a 14 year old and there were 6 cats just on our street, never mind the others and this was before microchip cat flaps. It was s...
by booktigger
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Elimination Problems
Replies: 2
Views: 37

Re: Elimination Problems

If it only started recently, I'm wondering if they are reacting to your hormones? Could you shut them in one room overnight if that is the only time they do it?
by booktigger
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Jaundice
Replies: 13
Views: 141

Re: Jaundice

Glad she is bouncing back quickly - and yes, thank god for insurance
by booktigger
Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: “Feral” adoption, need advice
Replies: 5
Views: 58

Re: “Feral” adoption, need advice

I think you need to have a chat with the shelter as to why they have labelled him as feral - some will adapt, some won't. It also depends on what your home situation is like, depending on why he has been labelled depends on indoor or outdoor home. I fostered one cat who had been living as a stray wi...
by booktigger
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Blood in stool - Newly adopted cat
Replies: 6
Views: 89

Re: Blood in stool - Newly adopted cat

What anti-inflammatories did she prescribe? I know getting a diagnosis of early kidney failure is a shock, but it is very manageable, my cat was diagnosed at the age of 8, she is 11 now and we actually skipped her bloods this year as she is maintaining her weight and not showing many symptoms but he...
by booktigger
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Question on Spaying
Replies: 18
Views: 165

Re: Question on Spaying

When my kitten was spayed the vet said cats' skin is extremely loose and it's very unusual for stitches to tear, which is the big concern about keeping activity level down. But cats will be cats. Like when you're supposed to give soft food after 6 extractions and she comes home goes straight to her...
by booktigger
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Jaundice
Replies: 13
Views: 141

Re: Jaundice

Good luck getting the meds into her.
by booktigger
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Question on Spaying
Replies: 18
Views: 165

Re: Question on Spaying

If she wasn't sent home with a collar, she might not need one, very few vets use traditional stitches for spaying now, some use dissolvable, and some use glue, neither of which require a collar.
by booktigger
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Jaundice
Replies: 13
Views: 141

Re: Jaundice

Am glad that the scan didn't show any tumours, hopefully she will respond well to treatment. At least the vet is close if you want to visit her, Lucy had to be hospitalised at the main branch which is a 25 mile round trip! By the end of the 5 days, I didn't need the sat nav to get there or back!
by booktigger
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Jaundice
Replies: 13
Views: 141

Re: Jaundice

Fingers crossed the scan shows something treatable - is the vets quite close to you? When Lucy was hospitalised for 5 days, I had to go over every day (apart from the day she had the tests) to hand feed her, as she wouldn't eat at the vets. The vet nurse was pleased, as all she saw was grumpy Lucy, ...
by booktigger
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Question on Spaying
Replies: 18
Views: 165

Re: Question on Spaying

I've only had one spayed in season (I thought she had finished) and she seemed to take it harder than the others. Never had them sent home with pain meds
by booktigger
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Jaundice
Replies: 13
Views: 141

Re: Jaundice

Fingers crossed for her - you have acted promptly, which is always a good thing in these circumstances, and she is in the right place.
by booktigger
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Newly Adopted 2 Year Old Cat HATES ME
Replies: 11
Views: 177

Re: Newly Adopted 2 Year Old Cat HATES ME

But I think her need for affection was the driving force with her and she is only like that with me, as if she has that need met and doesn't see the value of putting the effort into trusting anyone else. My Lucy is a lot like that, she loves attention from me, but rarely bothers with other people -...
by booktigger
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Newly Adopted 2 Year Old Cat HATES ME
Replies: 11
Views: 177

Re: Newly Adopted 2 Year Old Cat HATES ME

Personally I don't recommend using treats to bribe him to come to you. It creates the wrong foundation for your relationship, all based on food. Let pleasant experiences being close to you be their own reward. It takes longer but it runs much deeper. That's interesting - I decided not to do that wi...
by booktigger
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Newly adopted cat query/going away for a few days soon
Replies: 8
Views: 60

Re: Newly adopted cat query/going away for a few days soon

I agree, I'd wait until after you get back before letting her out. If you trust your neighbours and she knows them, I'd leave her at home. I prefer to keep them in for 6 weeks
by booktigger
Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Potential FIV+, severe weight loss in senior
Replies: 11
Views: 89

Re: Potential FIV+, severe weight loss in senior

Some vets say it is hard to age by teeth, probably made harder by his history. Was he neutered before the rescue took them?
by booktigger
Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Potential FIV+, severe weight loss in senior
Replies: 11
Views: 89

Re: Potential FIV+, severe weight loss in senior

If they say FIV, then ask why they cant do an Elisa test, it's not 100% accurate but gives a result in minutes. Some will prefer to send straight to the lab for the accurate IFA, but that takes about a week. I'm puzzled why they would jump to FIV for those symptoms though, what do you know about the...
by booktigger
Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Potential FIV+, severe weight loss in senior
Replies: 11
Views: 89

Re: Potential FIV+, severe weight loss in senior

Sorry, I've edited my post, you might want to read my new comments. There is no definitive test for FIP sadly, if they have the wet form, then testing the fluid gives a fairly accurate answer, not sure about a biopsy.
by booktigger
Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Potential FIV+, severe weight loss in senior
Replies: 11
Views: 89

Re: Potential FIV+, severe weight loss in senior

I think you are getting your initials wrong, and thinking of FIP, it can happen in senior cats but very rare (well, it's very rare overall). I've never known blood tests to be able to rule out cancer though. Pica is definitely something to worry about, but it should show on a blood test. I'd think c...
by booktigger
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: He's gone
Replies: 14
Views: 155

Re: He's gone

Kay wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:52 pm
I had to have Tiffany pts this afternoon, so Backy will be company for her at the Bridge
I'm sorry to hear about that Kay, RIP Tiffany
by booktigger
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: He's gone
Replies: 14
Views: 155

Re: He's gone

I'm so sorry to hear this, so much harder when it is sudden, even though you were kind of expecting it. RIP little one
by booktigger
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Clumping Or Non-clumping Litter?
Replies: 8
Views: 94

Re: Clumping Or Non-clumping Litter?

I don't think there is a conclusive answer - depends on your preference and your cats. I'm lucky with my current 3 that they will use anything, one of my previous cats was very fussy and would use the floor if the litter wasn't up to his standards! Ironically one of mine uses clumping and the other ...
by booktigger
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Kitten feeding guidelines? Advice needed please
Replies: 2
Views: 48

Re: Kitten feeding guidelines? Advice needed please

I'd think that is a little low, it is only the equivalent of 2 pouches - how much was the breeder feeding him?
by booktigger
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Rescued Persian Cat Not Eating
Replies: 2
Views: 63

Re: Rescued Persian Cat Not Eating

Its normal for cats not to eat very much for the first couple of days in a new home, the diarrhoea and vomiting could be stress related. What injection did the vet give her? I'd put some bland food and water down and just let her settle, don't try forcing anything into her
by booktigger
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Playing chess with the reaper
Replies: 15
Views: 164

Re: Playing chess with the reaper

My vets have one of those candles too, I think ors a lovely idea
by booktigger
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Playing chess with the reaper
Replies: 15
Views: 164

Re: Playing chess with the reaper

I'm so sorry to hear this, RIP little one
by booktigger
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Normal SDMA, high creatinine- Is it chronic kidney disease?
Replies: 15
Views: 159

Re: Normal SDMA, high creatinine- Is it chronic kidney disease?

Yes, it is hard not knowing, although i knew before her initial tests that it was going to show something and when she had her calcium issues I knew from her behaviour. She was diagnosed in March 2016 and we just changed her diet, although her calcium issues mean she shouldn't have any renal, but be...
by booktigger
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Normal SDMA, high creatinine- Is it chronic kidney disease?
Replies: 15
Views: 159

Re: Normal SDMA, high creatinine- Is it chronic kidney disease?

Ah, thought you might be, also with the terminology as you use BUN and we use Urea. Not sure why doing fluids hasn’t been pushed over here. I have always been one for doing regular bloods etc, but my new vet is more relaxed about it, although I still don’t feel 100% happy about not having up to date...