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by Grace56
Wed May 29, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Should I give in ?
Replies: 19
Views: 302

Re: Should I give in ?

Talking of cats being shut out of certain rooms. I went away over night at the weekend leaving a friend to come and feed my three furries. When I got home, the sitting room door had been closed tight and my babies were upstairs and I could tell they were upset. I was very angry. :evil: My cats have ...
by Grace56
Wed May 29, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Squamous Cell Carcinoma SCC Feline newly diagnosed
Replies: 10
Views: 262

Re: Squamous Cell Carcinoma SCC Feline newly diagnosed

I am so sorry to read this. SCC is a beastly thing, I know because my beautiful boy, Dave had it on his nasal plenum. It started as a small spot and I was told it was ok. It started to get bigger and we tried all sorts until one of the practice vets suggested we try cryotherapy. It made not a scrap ...
by Grace56
Wed May 29, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Recurring Fever in young cat.
Replies: 4
Views: 90

Re: Recurring Fever in young cat.

Thank you Booktigger and Lillith. It’s nice to be back and seeing some of the names I remember. Bertie seems ok at the moment and is charging around as a 7 month old kitten should do. :P After my Dave was PTS a year last February, I decided to adopt again and I contacted the CPL and met brother and ...
by Grace56
Mon May 27, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Recurring Fever in young cat.
Replies: 4
Views: 90

Recurring Fever in young cat.

I have a seven month old neutered male. About a month ago, I noticed he was lethargic and miserable. Still eating a little (wet and dry food) and drinking. Visit to vet and he had very high temperature and she suspected a dose of cat flu. So Bertie had antibiotic and anti inflammatory injections and...
by Grace56
Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Dave Update.
Replies: 8
Views: 1480

Dave Update.

Hello all. I haven’t been on here again much lately as my Dave took up much of my time and everything was neglected. Sadly, I had to have my dear boy PTS on Tuesday afternoon. The squamous cell carcinoma on his poor nose had spread and he was very poorly. His wonderful vets did everything they could...
by Grace56
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: I don’t know what to do!
Replies: 8
Views: 1008

Re: I don’t know what to do!

Thank you so much everyone. :) Dave had a bad day yesterday and when he has one, so do I; but I have to try and hide it and suppress the sobs so as not to upset him. :cry: But he had a good sleep curled up with me in bed last night. I will look for a holistic vet in Norwich as I honestly don’t think...
by Grace56
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Had to say goodbye to our Beautiful Boy
Replies: 24
Views: 4168

Re: Had to say goodbye to our Beautiful Boy

I am so very sorry for your loss, Bobbi. I know that all the things you are feeling are very normal when grieving. Guilt, relief, the what ifs etc. I know that all the wonderful people here will empathise with your grief and sadness, as I do. And you will be supported along the way. I have a cat, Da...
by Grace56
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: I don’t know what to do!
Replies: 8
Views: 1008

I don’t know what to do!

As most of you know, my Dave has SCC on his nose. He has had cryosurgery but I don’t know if it’s done much good tbh. The thing I’m now struggling with is when to have my boy PTS. He’s still eating well, washing and going out to the loo. But I honestly don’t know if he’s in pain or just in discomfor...
by Grace56
Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Prescription and ordering online.
Replies: 4
Views: 433

Prescription and ordering online.

As my vet charges over £25 for a medium bottle of Metacam, I was thinking of ordering online as I see it’s so much cheaper. However, I don’t know what the procedure is; do I request a prescription by email from the vet and attach it to the order, or does one use ‘snail mail’ and send the script by p...
by Grace56
Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: my white cat
Replies: 3
Views: 494

Re: my white cat

As he is a white cat, I’d have a vet check your boy out ASAP.
Hopefully, it is something easily treated but I’d err on the side of caution.

Good luck and let us know how it goes with the little guy.
by Grace56
Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Best food for Cat with cancer
Replies: 15
Views: 1751

Re: Best food for Cat with cancer

:lol: :lol:
I’ll do that right away Lilith and Red Wine Lady. ;)
by Grace56
Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Moving House - Advice Required
Replies: 3
Views: 693

Re: Moving House - Advice Required

Hi Jewelz and welcome, When I adopted my cat Dave who was a stray, I was very worried about letting him out. So I kept him in for about a month. When I did let him out, I stayed with him and watched all exits to the courtyard (complete with a large sweeping brush :lol: ) He soon worked out where he ...
by Grace56
Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Best food for Cat with cancer
Replies: 15
Views: 1751

Re: Best food for Cat with cancer

Hi fjm in line with Red Wine Lady, sending you & Dave +ve thoughts & to let you know we’re thinking of you both. Booktigger posted support in your first post. Did the vet give any advice other than giving the diagnoses? Fusses to Dave. No, Mayday, to be honest it’s like they’ve seen that it’s termi...
by Grace56
Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Squamous Cell Carcinoma on nose
Replies: 5
Views: 638

Re: Squamous Cell Carcinoma on nose

Thank you Book Tigger and Lilith. :) I am so very sad that Dave has got this wretched disease. But I am doing everything to make him as comfortable as possible. I have had him with me for just over 3 years and he’s been such a lovely companion for me and so loving. It seems so unfair that he has thi...
by Grace56
Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Best food for Cat with cancer
Replies: 15
Views: 1751

Best food for Cat with cancer

Can anyone recommend a good commercial food (possibly a raw food) for a cat fighting cancer. At the moment, Dave eats Sheba or Gourmet or Whiskas but I want to give him the best. I have read that a high protein, low carbohydrates diet is best, with the very best being home cooked or raw food. Also, ...
by Grace56
Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Squamous Cell Carcinoma on nose
Replies: 5
Views: 638

Squamous Cell Carcinoma on nose

Hello everyone, I haven’t been on the forums for a while and I’m sorry for that. I’ve had so many issues to deal with in the past year. As some of you remember, I adopted Dave, a stray cat from Ipswich in 2014 and brought him home on the train. He’s been such a Godsend and so affectionate with me. I...
by Grace56
Thu Oct 13, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Chemotherapy for GI lymphoma
Replies: 24
Views: 4461

Re: Chemotherapy for GI lymphoma

Awww, Hollihedge I am so sorry. She must have been such a brave girl.

Sleep well little Pumpkin. xxx
by Grace56
Thu Oct 13, 2016 5:01 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Dave's results!
Replies: 7
Views: 1357

Dave's results!

Hi everyone. I got Dave's biopsy results back today, and apparently the lesion on his nose could be some kind of infection. But it could also be a tumour, however, the chances of it being malignant are very slim. So that sounds a bit positive. :) That sounds as though they're not sure what it is rea...
by Grace56
Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:21 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Dave has had biopsy.
Replies: 8
Views: 1729

Re: Dave has had biopsy.

Hi Grace, Poor old Dave, give him a fuss from me. I feel especially close to your Dave - it's my OH's name. :D I hope you don't have to wait too long for the results and we are ALL keeping our fingers and paws crossed that it is nothing nasty. My Dave sends his best wishes and sympathises as he has...
by Grace56
Tue Oct 04, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Dave has had biopsy.
Replies: 8
Views: 1729

Re: Dave has had biopsy.

Hi Lilith. The vet said the results could be in a week or less. So it's just a waiting game now. 'Sigh'. Ah well, whatever the outcome I shall do whatever for Dave. Do thank Shahi for me :D He sounds like a beauty. I love snakes of all kinds. Fusses to all your little ones and thank you. G&D xxx :)
by Grace56
Tue Oct 04, 2016 2:42 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Dave has had biopsy.
Replies: 8
Views: 1729

Dave has had biopsy.

Dave had his needle biopsy today on his poorly nose. He was such a good boy but his nose looks ever so sore now. :( I thought he would have to have been sedated or something but it was done in a jiffy in one of their treatment rooms. Anyway, he is now upstairs recovering from his ordeal, poor little...
by Grace56
Mon Oct 03, 2016 7:46 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Persistent Vomiting...Support & Advice needed!
Replies: 74
Views: 7702

Re: Persistent Vomiting...Support & Advice needed!

I am sorry to hear that, Vic. Poor Daisy and poor you. I know how you must be feeling right now. You say the test results for the pancreas were clear and the kidney disease is minimal. So, I'm sorry to ask, but is it definitely a tumour? Or wouldn't they know without exploratory surgery. I ask becau...
by Grace56
Wed Sep 28, 2016 8:10 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Persistent Vomiting...Support & Advice needed!
Replies: 74
Views: 7702

Re: Persistent Vomiting...Support & Advice needed!

Awww! Poor baby, and poor you. I know how ghastly it is when you're worried about fur babies. Its horrible. No, Googling is a bad idea but I've done it myself lately re' my Dave. You always think the worst. I hope you soon get Daisy sorted. My thoughts are with you both for today and paws, fingers a...
by Grace56
Sat Sep 24, 2016 1:13 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Scratching and biting when cuddling
Replies: 9
Views: 1719

Re: Scratching and biting when cuddling

That sounds exactly like my rescue cat Dave, Cassandra. He has always been very affectionate and loving, but like you, my chest and shoulders were covered in scratches in the early days. :? He would tuck his head under my chin with his paws around my shoulders. So lovely but often turned quite painf...
by Grace56
Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:20 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Dave vet update.
Replies: 17
Views: 2005

Re: Dave vet update.

OHWS wrote:Any comment from the vet about the Advocate?
I mentioned his reaction, but all she did was ask me when I'd administered it. I told her Wednesday and that was it really.
by Grace56
Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:34 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Dave vet update.
Replies: 17
Views: 2005

Re: Dave vet update.

Well, the vet thinks the lesion is looking better and 'flatter' so that's good. I now have to put some mild steroid drops on his nose once a day as well as bathing it once a day. Oh, joy of joys!!! :shock: I have to do that for a week and if not much improvement, he may have to have a needle biopsy ...
by Grace56
Sun Sep 18, 2016 11:36 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Advocate and bad reaction
Replies: 6
Views: 1461

Re: Advocate and bad reaction

Thank you folks. Yes, I thought that it might be the fleas last stand( :lol:) making Dave uncomfortable. But the lethargy was a bit worrying.
I shall speak to the vet' tomorrow when he goes for his nose check. :)

Cheers!

Grace xx
by Grace56
Sun Sep 18, 2016 7:04 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Advocate and bad reaction
Replies: 6
Views: 1461

Advocate and bad reaction

I used Advocate on Dave on Wednesday after buying from the vet. On Wednesday evening, the poor little soul didn't know what to do with himself. Scratching, twitching, licking and very restless. I was combing fleas off him at 3am. :o And for the last two or three days he has been very lethargic and s...
by Grace56
Thu Sep 15, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Would love a kitten but.....
Replies: 7
Views: 1146

Re: Would love a kitten but.....

Thank you for your wise advice everyone. I think, after reading your posts and giving it some thunk, I'll give up the idea of a kitten. Because Dave was a stray and because he settled very well with me, I don't want him to feel ousted in any way. As you say, LittlePen, Dave is an Alpha male in tempe...