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by lilynmitz
Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Obsessive head stretching
Replies: 2
Views: 96

Re: Obsessive head stretching

I agree, I really think a vet visit would be advisable, first thing Monday, but if he deteriorates before then, don’t delay in getting him to the surgery.
by lilynmitz
Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Aggression of other cat after vet visit
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: Aggression of other cat after vet visit

Just to say I agree with Mollycat, can't add much more to that. Keep calm, and they will both settle down again. Give both of them extra fusses to reassure each of them (including the "aggressor")
by lilynmitz
Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: My Cat's Butt has discharge
Replies: 1
Views: 103

Re: My Cat's Butt has discharge

Not sure about this. The clear discharge may just be normal secretions that help the poop pass through her gut, but the white bits may indicate worms.

How has she been since your post? If she's still hiding, and particularly if she's off her food, get her to the vet for a check up.
by lilynmitz
Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Pink spot under mouth
Replies: 3
Views: 182

Re: Pink spot under mouth

I know it’s an odd time of year for this, but could it be an insect sting?
by lilynmitz
Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Counter, Table and Stove Surfing
Replies: 3
Views: 117

Re: Counter, Table and Stove Surfing

I was going to suggest the water bottle, but it seems that hasn’t worked. I would persevere with that for a while if I were you, he may just get fed up with it eventually. With our lot we only have to shake the bottle now and they stop. Some cats are just more curious and interactive than others, an...
by lilynmitz
Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: undiagnosed cat illness
Replies: 1
Views: 102

Re: undiagnosed cat illness

I’m sorry to hear this, it sounds such a distressing to time for both you and your cat, but I can only suggest you discuss this in more detail with your vet and review again what your options are. Sometimes it’s easier to make the choice if you really understand what the problem is, what is it’s cau...
by lilynmitz
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Hard poo.
Replies: 6
Views: 187

Re: Hard poo.

Check with your vet whether a little olive oil on his food would help and/or be ok. My sister's cat had megacolon and this kept her moving, but I realise hard poo due to the effects of diuretics is a slightly different scenario.
by lilynmitz
Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat problem
Replies: 1
Views: 105

Re: Cat problem

This is a tough one, but all I can suggest at the moment is feeding them in separate rooms, making sure your boy has lots of places he can get away from the new cat (eg up on shelves etc) so he can observe her from a height and not feel so threatened by her, and make sure you give him lots of love a...
by lilynmitz
Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Rescue brothers - litter problems
Replies: 1
Views: 100

Re: Rescue brothers - litter problems

I'm sorry to hear about your problems with your two boys, and having had a piddler in the past myself, I know how distressing this is. A few things stand out for me. The first obvious one, are they neutered? If not, get them done. But otherwise this sounds very like stress behaviour. They are both v...
by lilynmitz
Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: URGENT HELP
Replies: 2
Views: 130

Re: URGENT HELP

I'm sorry you're in this very difficult position. It's clear you love your puss very much, and he is very lucky to have someone like you looking after him. Sometimes we can only do what we can in these circumstances. It is difficult to know what the problem is, but it sounds like it may be neurologi...
by lilynmitz
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Winston
Replies: 6
Views: 119

Re: Winston

“Winter is actually one of the best times for pruning, I've just done my pear tree, Acer, and Cotinus the other day, the plant is sleeping, the sap isn't rising and there is less chance of invection getting in the fresh cuts, but i would advise doing it during the day not at night.” Thanks for the g...
by lilynmitz
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Winston
Replies: 6
Views: 119

Re: Winston

8-) :lol: :lol: That made me smile! Little sod! Glad you got him though. Hope the garden recovers!
by lilynmitz
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Foster cat dilemma - your advice and opinions please
Replies: 14
Views: 310

Re: Foster cat dilemma - your advice and opinions please

To be honest, if she’s already integrated with your lot, and given what horrors you’ve already been through with her, I’d say you’re coping really well, and perhaps on that basis it wouldn’t be a huge leap to make her a permanent part of your household. All of the other options look tougher than sim...
by lilynmitz
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Healthy eating in almost fully grown kittens
Replies: 6
Views: 139

Re: Healthy eating in almost fully grown kittens

Agree with the others re dried food and kidneys, although I had a cat with chronic kidney disease who did well for a few years on “renal” dried food, (she wouldn't touch the wet version) but she drank water like a fish to make up for it. I’ve always free fed my cats, and none have ended up obese. Bu...
by lilynmitz
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Felix Wet Food Giving My Cat the Squitter-Squirts - Can Anyone Think Why?
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Re: Felix Wet Food Giving My Cat the Squitter-Squirts - Can Anyone Think Why?

I agree, rather than just blaming what he’s eating, it might be worth finding out if there’s a medical reason why he’s suddenly not tolerating food that he’s thrived on for years. My two have a diet of RoyalCanin dried and Felix AGAIL, and I haven’t noticed any dodgy tums lately, or at all, on this ...
by lilynmitz
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Which breed would you recommend?
Replies: 7
Views: 229

Re: Which breed would you recommend?

I have never, ever, gone home with the type of cat I had in mind. Just go to the rescue centre with an open mind, and you won’t regret it. Very often the cat chose me. They are surprisingly perceptive, trust in that. I’ve had cats older than I’d wanted (but they outlived all the young ones), younger...
by lilynmitz
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: How to bring our stray cat out of her shell?
Replies: 16
Views: 313

Re: How to bring our stray cat out of her shell?

I agree that docility can be a sign of fear. Certainly what you describe when you put her down (ie going “floppy”) is very much a fear reaction. We had a Siamese when I was young who was terrified of thunder, and she would go like a limp rag, incapable of much movement, till it was over
by lilynmitz
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: How to bring our stray cat out of her shell?
Replies: 16
Views: 313

Re: How to bring our stray cat out of her shell?

I agree that 5 weeks is VERY early days for a feral cat to adjust, even such a young one. She has probably had little or no experience of humans and has a lot to learn. She only feels relaxed enough to play when you’ve all gone to bed. Is there any reason you don’t let her have free run of the house...
by lilynmitz
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat licking lips help
Replies: 1
Views: 82

Re: Cat licking lips help

Several things spring to mind. Cats often lick their lips when they’re about to be sick, but excessive salivating can also suggest she’s eaten something toxic. It may also suggest difficulty swallowing, possibly due to an obstruction. If I were you I’d give your vet a call and be prepared to take he...
by lilynmitz
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Veterinary Nursing Dissertation
Replies: 15
Views: 542

Re: Veterinary Nursing Dissertation

I agree with Ruth, I chose the black cat as I love black cats, butI was strongly tempted by the other cats simply because their body language was better. Perhaps you could find a nicer pic of a black cat to even the odds? Otherwise this will artificially skew your results
by lilynmitz
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Veterinary Nursing Dissertation
Replies: 15
Views: 542

Re: Veterinary Nursing Dissertation

Survey done. Good luck processing the varied responses you’re going to get!
by lilynmitz
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Veterinary Nursing Dissertation
Replies: 15
Views: 542

Re: Veterinary Nursing Dissertation

JoDe, this is a cat lovers website. Please take your spam elsewhere

Edit - I note the offending spam post re dog toys has now been removed by the Mods. Unrelated to the survey!
by lilynmitz
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Catawalling being noisy at silly o'clock
Replies: 6
Views: 187

Re: Catawalling being noisy at silly o'clock

Lily wasn’t really showing much symptoms, I can’t honestly remember why I took her in, it was a while ago now. No cats like going to the vet, but sometimes you really do need to just tough it out, reminding yourself that you’re doing this because you love them, and they will ultimately benefit from ...
by lilynmitz
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Catawalling being noisy at silly o'clock
Replies: 6
Views: 187

Re: Catawalling being noisy at silly o'clock

My best guess is that given his age it’s possible he is hyperthyroid, which can result in the cat calling more than usual. Blood tests at the vet will confirm whether or not this is the case, and it can be treated either with surgery and/or drugs. My old girl Lily had it for years, and we managed it...
by lilynmitz
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat FIP
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Re: Cat FIP

I’m so sorry to hear about your girl’s diagnosis. I don’t have any experience of this distressing condition, and can only suggest you take your vets guidance on treatment, even if it's just palliative care. Do speak to your vet, they will have seen how this condition progresses and may be able to of...
by lilynmitz
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Kitten hides under bed for attention ?
Replies: 5
Views: 140

Re: Kitten hides under bed for attention ?

I agree with fjm. She’s just found somewhere quiet that she likes to use as her sleeping den. If you’re a “new” cat owner, do read Vicky Hall’s Cat Confidential, a really good intro into cat psychology.
by lilynmitz
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Will he ever be tame?
Replies: 8
Views: 233

Re: Will he ever be tame?

Please don’t give up. I know of people who have had totally feral cats who eventually became cuddle bums, but it takes a lot of time and patience, and for a cat this scared you have a long way to go yet. Do you play with him at all? Interactive toys like feathers on sticks or wand toys (ie stick and...
by lilynmitz
Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: NEW CAT PLEASE HELP!!
Replies: 6
Views: 180

Re: NEW CAT PLEASE HELP!!

Good suggestions from Ruth, so I don’t have a lot to add. But yes,do let your resident cat mainly have free access to the rest of the house, but feeding them near each other at the same time will be helpful. You may find the suggestions in this link helpful too. https://www.catchat.org/index.php/new...
by lilynmitz
Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: My cat keeps scratching the kids
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Re: My cat keeps scratching the kids

You need to look at the world through your cat’s eyes. You say she won’t go out - this suggests to me that by nature she is a timid cat. As a kitten she was around lively toddlers, who can behave unpredictably, and loudly (!) which could spook even a docile cat, so it’s given your cat some negative ...
by lilynmitz
Thu Dec 26, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Help - garlic marinade
Replies: 7
Views: 168

Re: Help - garlic marinade

:lol: she’s a cat! Human rules don't apply in her world :lol: