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by lilynmitz
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Small Kidneys
Replies: 3
Views: 34

Re: Small Kidneys

I haven’t heard of this but it would be worth talking if through with the vet. It might mean that periodic bloods would be a good idea to check how they’re doing, so if there is an issue you can change her diet or even put her on meds. My Lily was on fortekor for years but I just hid it in a bit of ...
by lilynmitz
Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Stray cat aggressive when resident cat approaches to play
Replies: 4
Views: 29

Re: Stray cat aggressive when resident cat approaches to play

Hi, don't panic. 5 days is very very early days in this process. They had a promising start, it can just take a while for them to sort out the pecking order. They were both probably on their best behaviour to start with as it was so new, but now they're beginning to realise this is a permanent chang...
by lilynmitz
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Agressive play
Replies: 5
Views: 26

Re: Agressive play

I agree, try wearing him out with interactive toys, so he can see you as an alternative source of entertainment rather than constantly winding up Haz. That will help him burn off some energy and give Haz some peace. I've had this with young boy cats and slightly older females, and it can drive them ...
by lilynmitz
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: How do you support a grieving pet?
Replies: 5
Views: 65

Re: How do you support a grieving pet?

My cats have had very different responses to losing a companion. Ranging from deep depression to apparent indifference. In each case I’ve always talked to them a lot about what’s happened, given them extra love and attention, and mourned with them. Quite often it has seemed that they were looking af...
by lilynmitz
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: He's gone
Replies: 12
Views: 89

Re: He's gone

So sorry to hear this, but at least it was peaceful and natural, in the comfort of his own home. But it’s still a big shock to find them, and they leave such a big hold on our lives when they go. RIP little one
by lilynmitz
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Do cats get bored of certain foods?
Replies: 8
Views: 53

Re: Do cats get bored of certain foods?

I’m afraid she’s just being a cat. Most cat owners can relate to this. This explains why you often see cat owners agonising for hours in the cat food aisle in the supermarket over what their fluffy little darlings will deign to eat this week. It usually happens 2 days after you’ve done a massive bul...
by lilynmitz
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Why does Outside cat keep wanting to get inside my house
Replies: 1
Views: 25

Re: Why does Outside cat keep wanting to get inside my house

Perhaps she's finally realised it's more comfortable than living outside? Or perhaps a new cat has moved into her territory and she feels safer inside? Or perhaps she's decided she likes being with you. Hard to tell with cats. Take it as a compliment though.
by lilynmitz
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Clumping Or Non-clumping Litter?
Replies: 8
Views: 66

Re: Clumping Or Non-clumping Litter?

I used to use Worlds Best and it is really good, but changed to Cats Best which is cheaper and just as good. Slightly bigger grains, but clumps really well and keeps smells down. Tbh I don’t know why anyone uses non clumping, they smell terrible and you have to clean out the whole tray much more oft...
by lilynmitz
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Rescued Persian Cat Not Eating
Replies: 2
Views: 50

Re: Rescued Persian Cat Not Eating

Wow, that was a baptism of fire for your new puss. Look at it from her viewpoint, she’s taken by someone she doesn’t know to a strange house, is put in a bowl of water and washed, then blow dried with a hairdryer, (both of which are unnatural and quite frightening for most cats and may have contribu...
by lilynmitz
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: mite infestation
Replies: 4
Views: 41

Re: mite infestation

I wonder if they're harvest mites? If so, they're seasonal, and should be gone in the next two weeks.
by lilynmitz
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Adopted cat advice please
Replies: 3
Views: 62

Re: Adopted cat advice please

It really is very early days. She has a lot to learn about her new home and her place in the household. Show her kindness, let her learn to trust you, she will come round. If she just sees you as her playmate, she may not realise you can also be quiet and kind. Remember, she’s not there to entertain...
by lilynmitz
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Help or advice needed urgently!
Replies: 10
Views: 81

Re: Help or advice needed urgently!

That sounds promising. The other thing you could try, if there are weeks when your sitter can't come, it have an arrangement with other local sitters to come odd weeks to fill in.
by lilynmitz
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Playing chess with the reaper
Replies: 15
Views: 137

Re: Playing chess with the reaper

So sorry to hear this. What a hole they leave in our lives. Sleep well Boo. Take care Mollycat. xx
by lilynmitz
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Playing chess with the reaper
Replies: 15
Views: 137

Re: Playing chess with the reaper

I’m so sorry to hear of both Boo’s and your distress, there isn’t much anyone can say to make this easier. He knows he’s in his safe and familiar place with people who love him, and I know you only have him in your heart and mind, whatever decision you make tomorrow. I hope you can both have a peace...
by lilynmitz
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Animal communication
Replies: 13
Views: 219

Re: Animal communication

He couldn’t have asked any more from you, he’s so lucky to have someone who understands him so well, particularly at this difficult stage in his life. I hope knowing this brings both of you peace. Xx
by lilynmitz
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Animal communication
Replies: 13
Views: 219

Re: Animal communication

I've tried learning to "speak cat", basically mimicking the way they communicate with each other; communication is a two way thing, and while they learn some of our language (at least body language and tone of voice), I feel we can both gain so much more by us doing the same for them. We need to rea...
by lilynmitz
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Eating Mice
Replies: 12
Views: 111

Re: Eating Mice

Could you keep him in a bit later in the morning? Mice are nocturnal/crepuscular feeders, and less likely to get caught in daylight. You could also try fittings a safety collar with a couple of bells - that would reduce the kill rate a bit. Do make sure you worm him regularly too - mice are a common...
by lilynmitz
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Playing chess with the reaper
Replies: 15
Views: 137

Re: Playing chess with the reaper

It's so hard when you lurch from one medical crisis to another, but I'm pleased to hear this one was quickly dealt with. I hope you will continue to have happy times together for a good while yet.
by lilynmitz
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Blood in urine and faeces
Replies: 9
Views: 64

Re: Blood in urine and faeces

Everything crossed for helpful results tomorrow
by lilynmitz
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Advice re: greedy wandering cat
Replies: 7
Views: 94

Re: Advice re: greedy wandering cat

It sounds like you're coming to a good arrangement there, and good to hear his onlymproblem is his weight. I had a cat who got fed up with her boisterous feline companion and semi moved in with neighbours. We eventually became good friends, and so long as she always came hime for her food and they l...
by lilynmitz
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Blood in urine and faeces
Replies: 9
Views: 64

Re: Blood in urine and faeces

Good to have a diagnosis for the urine issue, hope the treatment works quickly. But do keep liaising with the vet re the Pooh problem, rather than just randomly trying different foods - too much variation in diet can have the effect of upsetting their tummies, which will just confuse the issue even ...
by lilynmitz
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Blood in urine and faeces
Replies: 9
Views: 64

Re: Blood in urine and faeces

I only used a tiny bit of mashed potato to bulk it out a bit, but the cat hated it, I remember the expression of complete incredulity when I “ruined” some perfectly good venison by adding potato :lol: Do talk any diet changes through with your vet first. There may be a few more options you can try. ...
by lilynmitz
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Kitten third eyelids
Replies: 1
Views: 30

Re: Kitten third eyelids

HI and welcome to the forum. If she has a weepy eye and the third eyelids have been showing for this long, and if she's got loose stools, I feel she needs to see the vet again, as these are all signs of poor health. Cats are very good at hiding when they're ill, so by the time we see the signs you k...
by lilynmitz
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat's strange behaviour
Replies: 3
Views: 47

Re: Cat's strange behaviour

Just to add to LIlith and Mollycat's replies, if your puss isn't familiar with the street, it could be cats outside setting him off. We keep ours in at night but our younger male cat goes bonkers if he sees a cat in the garden.
by lilynmitz
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Blood in urine and faeces
Replies: 9
Views: 64

Re: Blood in urine and faeces

Hi, and welcome to the forum. If they've both gone down with this, they're either ingested something to affect their digestive system, or they've got a bug. Have you changed their food lately? Have you (or your neighbours) been using pesticides, weedkillers, creosote or other potentially toxic treat...
by lilynmitz
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Wet Food Cemented on Kittens Face, HELP!
Replies: 5
Views: 41

Re: Wet Food Cemented on Kittens Face, HELP!

I agree, if you can't get anywhere with soaking it off as others have suggested, it might be best to get a vet nurse to deal with it. They may have to sedate her slightly to make it less stressful. But it does seem odd that she hasn't cleaned this off herself, so have a word with the vet to see if t...
by lilynmitz
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Limping kitten
Replies: 10
Views: 78

Re: Limping kitten

I'd keep an eye on her tonight, and if there's no improvement try to get an appointment in the next day or so. Cats are prone to soft tissue injuries (sprains and strains), I had one all action hero who was always hurting himself leaping out of trees, or occasionally getting hit by a car :o (he surv...
by lilynmitz
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Carpet Scratching HELP!
Replies: 9
Views: 103

Re: Carpet Scratching HELP!

I’ve found putting mats on the floor can be part of the problem, because they love scratching the carpet right next to the rug! They do like making us work...
by lilynmitz
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Carpet Scratching HELP!
Replies: 9
Views: 103

Re: Carpet Scratching HELP!

Hi Lilynmitz, Good idea to mention the 'Car-Pet' hair remover... did you know we sell those on the Cat Chat webshop? We have them available singly, in orange or pink, or as a Twin Pack (Save £1 if you buy two). So thought I would nip in here with a link: https://www.catchat.org/shop/index.php?route...
by lilynmitz
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Help with my over protective cat!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 74

Re: Help with my over protective cat!!!

I agree with Ruth, rather than protecting you, she is very fearful of what the people will do to her and is defending her “safe space”, ie your home. I also agree that having visitors completely ignore her is the best way to go. Try to get them to behave in a calm relaxed way whenever she ‘s around,...