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by MarkB
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Dry food toothless cat
Replies: 7
Views: 165

Re: Dry food toothless cat

I Have had two toothless cats over the years and they both favoured dry food. In both cases they started eating it the same day their teeth were removed as it was probably easier for them to swallow it whole than try to chew wet food. Bearing in mind that kibble is usually sprayed with the flavourin...
by MarkB
Sat May 23, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Desperate to source some Eprex quickly
Replies: 4
Views: 97

Re: Desperate to source some Eprex quickly

We managed to get some Eprex last week. Some amazing people from Stray Cats West Midlands did a 350 mile round trip to get it to us. He started the injections the following day (The Thursday) the vet said he was very poorly but it was worth a try. He had the 2nd shot on the Friday. On the Saturday h...
by MarkB
Wed May 13, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Desperate to source some Eprex quickly
Replies: 4
Views: 97

Re: Desperate to source some Eprex quickly

Thanks Desley.Very worrying time. He went downhiil over the course of a few days
by MarkB
Tue May 12, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Desperate to source some Eprex quickly
Replies: 4
Views: 97

Desperate to source some Eprex quickly

Hi all, I used to be a regular on here but haven't posted forages. One of my cats Lukas,whoI took in as a stray about 2 1/2 years ago has suddenly developed advanced kidney disease. We have hadhim on Fluids since Saturday but he has severe anaemia.The vet said some Eprex injections might help him.He...
by MarkB
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: understanding early kidney disease question
Replies: 7
Views: 329

Re: understanding early kidney disease question

Hi, I haven't been on this site for ages, but have had several cats with kidney disease over the years. As far as dry goes, the most palatable one I tried the cats on was Happy Cat kidney. I used to buy it from Zooplus but Amazon have it for the same price now. Worth a try. I tried everything over t...
by MarkB
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: applaws dry food alternative?
Replies: 7
Views: 1441

Re: applaws dry food alternative?

A good food that compares well with Applaws is Zooplus own brand food called Purizon. Mine love it.It has 70% fish and/or meat (depending on flavour) and is cereal-free. Quite expensive,but I guess you get what you pay for and they need less of it as it doesn't have cheap fillers. Might be worth try...
by MarkB
Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Zooplus wrong deliveries
Replies: 6
Views: 1044

Re: Zooplus wrong deliveries

Same as Desley and Kay. I have been ordering from them regularly for at least 10 years and never had a wrong delivery. I occasionally have had packs of litter split open due to bad packing/handling, but that is about it. I find them really efficient. I always make sure I spend over £39 to get free D...
by MarkB
Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: zooplus discount code
Replies: 9
Views: 1350

Re: zooplus discount code

I think they are unique one-use only codes. I have used Zooplus for around 10 years.the only times they have sent me an extra discount code is if I haven't ordered for a while. Oddly,for the last coupleof years I have only been offered an option to buy 3% off all orders fora year for a year. It usua...
by MarkB
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cloudy Jelly In Cat Food..?
Replies: 8
Views: 2364

Re: Cloudy Jelly In Cat Food..?

Not cloudy jelly, but in the past I have had blown up pouches (usually Felix) when I have phoned them, they ask for the codes and send a voucher. Used to be £10, but the last couple of times it has been for £5. Each time, they say that it is because a tiny bit of air must have got in the pouch befor...
by MarkB
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Purina One dry food 3kg for £6.59 at Zooplus
Replies: 0
Views: 730

Purina One dry food 3kg for £6.59 at Zooplus

All types. They are calling it 3kg for the price of 2 - I ordered the sensitive (wheat-free)

I usually buy 2 x 3kg for £18.99 which is already a good deal, but the £6.59 offer is incredible! (they charge £5.50 for 800g in The Co-op! and they only sell the regular one)
by MarkB
Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Coronavirus - Does shedding ever stop?
Replies: 4
Views: 664

Re: Coronavirus - Does shedding ever stop?

My only experience was when I was a volunteer for Canterbury Cats Protection. We took in a Siamese cat with a high titre of Coronavirus. Brigid who runs a Siamese rescue agreed to help. She said the cat needed to be kept in s stress-free environment for 6 months with no stress. She later said she re...
by MarkB
Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Meet Lukas
Replies: 27
Views: 5551

Re: Meet Lukas

He is looking even better now. These were taken just 24hrs after it was done. He is grooming well and can deal with any type of food.I am breaking it up smaller, but he is managing things like chicken no problem :D Desley - I think it might be because initially there could be a high concentration of...
by MarkB
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Meet Lukas
Replies: 27
Views: 5551

Re: Meet Lukas

Desley, she just said it wasn't worth taking the risk if they share dishes.
by MarkB
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Meet Lukas
Replies: 27
Views: 5551

Re: Meet Lukas

These were taken the morning following his dental
by MarkB
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Meet Lukas
Replies: 27
Views: 5551

Re: Meet Lukas

Sorry I haven't updated. Th big day was on Tuesday. The worst part (for me) was catching him. He went wild, but we got there in one piece with one very hungry and scared cat. It took a couple of hours to remove his teeth. The vet had planned to leave his canines, but one of them was badly diseased (...
by MarkB
Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Meet Lukas
Replies: 27
Views: 5551

Re: Meet Lukas

I haven't actually tried Butchers Classic, but have been feeding him other cereal-free food. Lidl Premium pouches, Hi-life pouches and Purizon dry (70% meat and fish, cereal free) mainly.
by MarkB
Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Meet Lukas
Replies: 27
Views: 5551

Re: Meet Lukas

Sorry I haven't updated. As we expected really, he tested positive for Calici. Although the roof of his mouth is much better, his gums are still red. We are going ahead with removing most of his teeth on 9th Jan. The vet has recommended injecting his gums with Interferon while he is under to improve...
by MarkB
Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Meet Lukas
Replies: 27
Views: 5551

Re: Meet Lukas

So weird how he is hissy and skittish, as he hardly allows me time to lie down before he is on my chest, face to face and purring :lol: I think I need to get him tested for Calici as advised by the vet. I have been putting it off, but need to make an appointment soon. Dr Addie recommends 6 weeks on ...
by MarkB
Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Does anyone buy Catessy pouches from Zooplus?
Replies: 0
Views: 716

Does anyone buy Catessy pouches from Zooplus?

The jelly version is excellent, but over the last few weeks, they have put the price up for £2.99 to £3.99 a box! :o Anyway, for anyone that doesn't know, Lidl premium pouches are exactly the same food, but only £1.99 a box (not to be confused with their basics pouches than are £1.75) Even my vet ap...
by MarkB
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat Litter.
Replies: 22
Views: 3196

Re: Cat Litter.

I have tried quite a few over the years, but Sanicat professional clumping gold from Zooplus is the one I havebeen using for quite a few years now. You get 3 x 6L boxes for £13.99.It lasts ages.It clumps really well, and has a very subtle fresh smell.I ran out last week and was going to buy a box in...
by MarkB
Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Meet Lukas
Replies: 27
Views: 5551

Re: Meet Lukas

Thanks everyone. He is still very hissy and skittish.I have to stay still while he is eating. I have been clawed a few times, but nothing serious. The funny thing is, the minute I lie on the bed, he is on me purring. He will lie with his head on me shoulder - or even my face! :lol: No point even ris...
by MarkB
Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Meet Lukas
Replies: 27
Views: 5551

Meet Lukas

There has been a cat around for several years who was always after food. It often didn't show up at weekends, but other times, appeared a couple of time a day. We assumed it was owned, but no very well cared for. Its fur was always matted. We called it Lazalike (as it is black and long-haired like o...
by MarkB
Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Microchip Feeder - Anyone used one?
Replies: 8
Views: 1983

Re: Microchip Feeder - Anyone used one?

I keep forgetting that I won one of the cheaper ones in a Petplan prize draw early this year. I planned to use it during the summer, but never got round to it.
by MarkB
Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Dry Food Samples
Replies: 11
Views: 2245

Re: Dry Food Samples

Yes it was the same with Willow. She was quite ill with CRF by then and although it wasn't ideal, she still loved the Perfect Fit wet and then I couldn't get it any more. Must have been 2009. I remember a stall in our local market that sells short-dated food had loads of it really cheap. I bought al...
by MarkB
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Dry Food Samples
Replies: 11
Views: 2245

Re: Dry Food Samples

Perfect Fit is going down well here too (along with the old staple of Purina One sensitive) For a while now, Zooplus have been doing little 50g bags in their reward shop for one point. I have been putting 5 in the basket - the max they will allow - but I might trying doing it a few times over the ne...
by MarkB
Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: cat with kidney problems
Replies: 36
Views: 4209

Re: cat with kidney problems

I agree with Desley. I have had several cats over the years with CRD. None of them have been keen on renal wet, but senior wet is a good compromise. Felix senior pouches are lower in phosphorus and protein than the adult versions. One of mine managed for 5 years on renal dry and senior wet food. Thi...
by MarkB
Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: 'Remember me' but having to log in again?
Replies: 10
Views: 2769

Re: 'Remember me' but having to log in again?

I just tried in Safari and it remembered me - so in my case, it is only if I use Firefox. I'm really not a tech person. I don't have things like automatic email checker - in fact I must be the only person that has had a Smartphone for years and has never downloaded an app :lol:
by MarkB
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: 'Remember me' but having to log in again?
Replies: 10
Views: 2769

Re: 'Remember me' but having to log in again?

It happens to me every time, regardless of time of day

I use a Macbook Air with Firefox Browser, which is up to date IP 86.191.2.95. I allow cookies, and don't clear my browsing history.
by MarkB
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat Pee Question
Replies: 5
Views: 1841

Re: Cat Pee Question

It might be worth investing in a UV torch. The wee glows under the light - as does anything else organic.I think bleach might too. There are others, but this was the cheapest on Amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bihood-Flashlight-Tactical-Investigation-Batteries/dp/B01N9NPAIN/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=15...
by MarkB
Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: 50 pouches for £5 in Asda
Replies: 12
Views: 3779

Re: 50 pouches for £5 in Asda

I have ordered 2 boxes of Gourmet Pearl from asda to be delivered later. I will see if they are any more pleasing to my cats, if they I have discovered that Purina have an address in Dublin ! I wonder if it is them that make the "own brands ! Very likely. I thought the same, although the food is no...