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by Lallum
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Moving
Replies: 1
Views: 556

Moving

Hi! This is (humanly) complicated. We have bought a second house in preparation for the sale of our current house and the new family house being built. For a period (maybe 12 months) we will live in the second house then move to our permanent home. In preparation, I have been spending half of each w...
by Lallum
Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Meowing at night keeping family awake! Help!
Replies: 2
Views: 1091

Re: Meowing at night keeping family awake! Help!

You may not like my reply. We have had this for years with one of my cats. He has destroyed carpets. It got worse when we took in another cat. They both do this. The only answer we have found is an animal crate. I leave them out until they start to talk to me then they go into the crate where they h...
by Lallum
Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Sick cat
Replies: 5
Views: 1141

Re: Sick cat

Thank you all. Lola wasn't right. I spoke to the vet and they said give it time. They were right. Although she was sleepy and miserable and looking to hide, she brightened up this morning. She hadn't eaten anything (or kept it down) since Sunday but today she has been ok. She saw the vet today and h...
by Lallum
Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Wake-up call every morning...tried EVERYTHING!!
Replies: 36
Views: 6026

Re: Wake-up call every morning...tried EVERYTHING!!

Re noise from the cat crate. Amazingly Lola rattles the door briefly and Midnight just gets into bed and goes to sleep.Peace then reigns and the three human inmates get some sleep instead of all of us being jumped on, bitten, used as trampolines, used as battle field obstacles as they zoom over the ...
by Lallum
Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Sick cat
Replies: 5
Views: 1141

Sick cat

I'm upset. Yesterday the cats went out as usual in the morning. I left the front door open then popped out to buy a paper. My son was in. At cat lunch time , 2 of them came in. Not unusual. After an hour I went looking for Lola. I eventually found her in her night bed but something seemed wrong. Her...
by Lallum
Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Wake-up call every morning...tried EVERYTHING!!
Replies: 36
Views: 6026

Re: Wake-up call every morning...tried EVERYTHING!!

I tried everything. when I ignored them they tore up the carpet. I now have a solution. They each have a cat crate with water, a bed and cat litter. At the first sign of trying top wake me up, they go. They hate it but I need to sleep. I would prefer them to sleep next to me from midnight to 8am but...
by Lallum
Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Hungry cat
Replies: 9
Views: 2191

Re: Hungry cat

Food left in bowls? Never happens here. All 3 eat their meals faster than the speed of light. They then investigate each other's bowls in case someone left something behind. Midnight continues on his diet but the other two are ok weight wise.he gets 4g of dried cd twice each day and a pouch of cd tw...
by Lallum
Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Eating slugs
Replies: 5
Views: 1711

Re: Eating slugs

Midnight has been on a diet for 2 years. In the summers he eats slugs. I was horrified the first time he sicked one up. I spoke to the vet as I was worried about worms. She said she was more worried about slug pellets in the slug getting into his gut. I can't say he's never kept one down but he does...
by Lallum
Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Hungry cat
Replies: 9
Views: 2191

Re: Hungry cat

Midnight has been on a diet for 2 years. He was weighed this week and he is now just over 5kg. I've been told he needs to lose another half kg. It's been very hard work and he is constantly hungry. I feed him 4 times each day but it makes little difference. He steals food from the other 2 and dishes...
by Lallum
Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Please help! I am struggling to get drops into my cats eyes!
Replies: 5
Views: 1693

Re: Please help! I am struggling to get drops into my cats eyes!

Lola needed eye drops for the same reason. She's a feisty young lady and bites for no reason so I thought I'd wrap her in a towel ET style. Didn't stop the teeth. Even with help it was impossible. I took to dripping into her eyes from above. She still wasn't happy but it must have worked as her eyes...
by Lallum
Tue Jan 03, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cystitis
Replies: 24
Views: 2632

Re: Cystitis

Do you have a syringe? I keep giving Midnight a syringe of water every day. I can't guarantee the amount he drinks so everything I can get in to him keeps him hydrated. I also eat tin of tuna and give him the tuna spring water I pour off. He loves that. I'm so pleased he's home and eating. See how h...
by Lallum
Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cystitis
Replies: 24
Views: 2632

Re: Cystitis

Oh I'm so sorry to read this. 2 years ago at this time, Midnight was ill with cystitis. He had to be catheterised and that was a struggle. I was convinced he wouldn't make it. It was a long difficult road and he had to have his penis removed. I was heart broken. The good news is, touch wood, he has ...
by Lallum
Mon Nov 28, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Soft cat treats
Replies: 4
Views: 939

Re: Soft cat treats

Midnight has very few teeth. He swallows Dreamies whole. They don't touch the sides. Each cat gets three just before bedtime. They queue up waiting to be hand fed. Midnight struggles with dry food out of his bowl but seems to manage hand feeding much better. Isn't it funny that the cats sense food c...
by Lallum
Fri Oct 21, 2016 2:31 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: young cat biting
Replies: 7
Views: 1108

Re: young cat biting

Lola is a biter. She seems to use her mouth for other things. She carries her toy monkey from room to room and gets upset if monkey gets closed into the living room. As I sit in bed at night, I can hear her lugging monkey up the stairs. I think she was given her in a cattery as a substitute mum and ...
by Lallum
Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:00 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: This cat is too naughty!
Replies: 18
Views: 2817

Re: This cat is too naughty!

That explains a lot!

Magic kills anything but never touched the frogs. She seemed unsettled by the jumping.

So Lola the teenager is taking drugs? Explains why she sits in the kitchen bin. Explains why she hangs out down the pond. Explains why she's so stroppy.
by Lallum
Fri Sep 23, 2016 1:49 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: This cat is too naughty!
Replies: 18
Views: 2817

Re: This cat is too naughty!

You wouldn't think she was so naughty.

Today she caught a frog. It's now on the loose in the house. Lola checked the bin but it want there.
by Lallum
Tue Sep 20, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: This cat is too naughty!
Replies: 18
Views: 2817

Re: This cat is too naughty!

I adopted her in January. My daughters friend was moving and couldnt take Lola with her. Lola was bought, as a kitten, from a pet shop in Sunderland so I don't think she has ever had to look after herself. Abby gave us a copy of a film clip of Lola attacking (and I mean attacking) a piece of orange ...
by Lallum
Tue Sep 20, 2016 10:29 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: This cat is too naughty!
Replies: 18
Views: 2817

This cat is too naughty!

I have three cats. Midnight and Magic are 9 years old. They are brother and sister from the same litter. Midnight will eat any food he can find if it's left on work surfaces. Magic looks on disapprovingly but hoping for any crumbs. Neither of them have ever been very naughty or destructive. In Janua...
by Lallum
Sun Sep 18, 2016 11:02 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Door Scratching!
Replies: 11
Views: 2557

Re: Door Scratching!

I like sharing my bed with them but they would prefer I sleep on the floor. I'm restless, move around and, sometimes, won't go to sleep until late having read books and papers whilst not respecting their sleeping habits. I then refuse to feed them on demand and ask them to leave the bedroom insistin...
by Lallum
Mon Sep 12, 2016 11:25 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Door Scratching!
Replies: 11
Views: 2557

Re: Door Scratching!

I had this problem for years. What I noticed is that it got better when the cats came back from cattery. It finally ended when I went on holiday leaving the cats with my two adult kids. They ignored them and now I don't get woken any more. I also would say the scratching was less in winter when it w...
by Lallum
Tue Sep 06, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: How to soften up dry food?
Replies: 20
Views: 15479

Re: How to soften up dry food?

Midnight eats CD food for his bladder problems. He lost most of his teeth before he got sick. He eats the dry CD food whole. He swallows it/ gulps it down. Occasionally he is sick afterwards. I tried softening them in water with a few drops of cranberry juice. Eventually they soften up but it was lo...
by Lallum
Tue Aug 30, 2016 10:24 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Up all night...
Replies: 4
Views: 948

Re: Up all night...

My boy cat has been a night pest for years. What really annoyed me was when he was fed at 11pm then wanted more food at 2am then slept until midday. He was howling and scratching the bedroom door. If he was in the bedroom he ripped up the carpet. I put him with his bed, water and litter in the bathr...
by Lallum
Fri Aug 19, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Wet food, cereal free
Replies: 25
Views: 4444

Re: Wet food, cereal free

Sorry. Mis info. It's James Wellbeloved Grain free.
by Lallum
Fri Aug 19, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Wet food, cereal free
Replies: 25
Views: 4444

Re: Wet food, cereal free

I might get this wrong but when I was in Pets at Home they were selling a Wainwrights grain free cat food for £6 for 12 sachets but it is in gravy. I prefer jelly as it's easier to get out of the sachet. I'm getting a bit fed up of three cats with three different diets. Midnight (bladder problem), M...
by Lallum
Tue Aug 09, 2016 4:16 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: so worried - sudden-onset kidney problems GOOD NEWS
Replies: 27
Views: 3977

Re: so worried - sudden-onset kidney problems GOOD NEWS

So pleased for you. What a great relief. I don't want to worry you but keep a close eye on him. When Midnight came home I was so happy but although he wee'd normally at the hospital, Hedidn't do anything here which caused htimo go back within hours of release. Keep the litter very clean so you can b...
by Lallum
Mon Aug 08, 2016 1:04 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: so worried - sudden-onset kidney problems GOOD NEWS
Replies: 27
Views: 3977

Re: so worried - sudden-onset kidney problems

I can only talk about bladder problems. Midnight weighs about the same but he suddenly developed an inability to pee. I couldn't associate it with stress. It just seemed to happen. The vet sent him to cat hospital where he was catheterised.he seemed to improve and came home but that evening he got s...
by Lallum
Thu Aug 04, 2016 12:26 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Hills Prescription C/D dry food query
Replies: 9
Views: 2855

Re: Hills Prescription C/D dry food query

When I struggle to get cd pouches (I've just come back from holiday and we are just about out awaiting the delivery tomorrow), I give him Felix as good as pouches with additional water. Midnight has perked up since he fell in love. Lola came to us in January when she was facing being put down. It wa...
by Lallum
Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:05 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Hills Prescription C/D dry food query
Replies: 9
Views: 2855

Re: Hills Prescription C/D dry food query

I use the dried cd and the diet pouches for Midnight. He gets a pouch at bedtime and breakfast and 4grams of dried at lunchtime and tea time. I was bemused that he didn't drink any water ever so I, for a while, I was giving him water with a syringe each meal time. I recently found some cheap cat sou...
by Lallum
Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:11 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: My cat needs to go on a diet :(
Replies: 6
Views: 1374

Re: My cat needs to go on a diet :(

My male cat, Midnight, has always been a big boy. 18 months ago he had a very bad bout of cystitis and had the op. He weighed 6.5 kilos but ate exactly the same as his sister who was average weight. Whilst I think he was probably meant to be a big cat, I couldn't watch another bout of cystitis. I ha...
by Lallum
Sun Jun 26, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: OVERWEIGHT CATS
Replies: 10
Views: 1520

Re: OVERWEIGHT CATS

I weigh out 4 grams of dried cat food (Hills CD prescription dried food). Midnight has diet cd food. As an aside, my two girls get different food.(Lola:Felix as good as it gets plus 8 grams of Wainrights dried cat food. Magic: Wainrights Mature cat food and 8 grams of Wainwrights mature dried cat fo...