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by Kay
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Corona ... someone had to start it!
Replies: 24
Views: 237

Re: Corona ... someone had to start it!

Mollycat wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:29 pm
But no driving the dog to a local beauty spot for walkies and I'm pretty sure the lady riding her horse down the road yesterday shouldn't have been doing that either.
unless she was on her way to the nearest supermarket, of course
by Kay
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Help w Senior Cat + Litter Box
Replies: 7
Views: 91

Re: Help w Senior Cat + Litter Box

my mother had these problems with an elderly and very arthritic cat - I found the easiest way of coping with overhang splashes was to put those thin jiffy cloths around the tray, because they were very easy to rinse out and dried very quickly the best clumping litter I have ever bought was Golden Gr...
by Kay
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: our kitten all of a sudden today starting walking weird
Replies: 4
Views: 59

Re: our kitten all of a sudden today starting walking weird

booktigger wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:14 am
My first thought is her coming into season, especially at this time of year.
me too - classic signs - keep her away from any unneutered toms and see if vet can spay her sooner rather than later
by Kay
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: What to do with indoor cats if we get hospitalized for Corona?
Replies: 6
Views: 88

Re: What to do with indoor cats if we get hospitalized for Corona?

I remember seeing a video of a man in Wuhan who was doing the rounds on a bike feeding animals left alone, whose absent owners had contacted him via social media - I think he was doing it as a business perhaps you could try setting up a small network in your area of people who would help each other ...
by Kay
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Corona ... someone had to start it!
Replies: 24
Views: 237

Re: Corona ... someone had to start it!

I'm much the same, fcm - self-isolation is pretty much my way of life anyway stocking up on cat food is a bit of a worry though, as surely the manufacturing side of everything is going to be hard hit, and stuff is not going to out there to stock pile anyway time to train our cats to live off birds a...
by Kay
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Recently adopted shelter cat
Replies: 6
Views: 76

Re: Recently adopted shelter cat

my Penny, who I adopted last April aged 11, is still content to spend 99% of her time between two rooms, and has only stuck her head out of the back door when I have left it open, and the sun is shining - neither of which happens often round my way - she won't, by the way, eat any kind of wet food, ...
by Kay
Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Christopher Brodie stole our hearts..
Replies: 11
Views: 157

Re: Christopher Brodie stole our hearts..

giving an old cat comfort and love in its final weeks, months or years, is surely a very rewarding thing to do - I intend to do that when I no longer have the other-cat-hating Penny, as I am knocking on a bit myself, and can't guarantee being around for the lifetime of a youngster it seems to me too...
by Kay
Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Urgent advice needed
Replies: 6
Views: 94

Re: Urgent advice needed

I too found multi small meals worked for an HT cat who kept bringing up bile - I had a couple of timed feeders to provide half sachet meals during the night, and it made a big difference

and you would save a lot of money if you get a prescription for Felimazole from your vet, and buy it on the net
by Kay
Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: My baby boy, just 4 years old
Replies: 4
Views: 97

Re: My baby boy, just 4 years old

it is always a shock when they leave us suddenly, though you can never prepare completely to say that final goodbye

all we can do is love them and care for them while they are with us, and mourn them when they have to leave us

but it is hard
by Kay
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Veterinary Nursing Dissertation
Replies: 16
Views: 189

Re: Veterinary Nursing Dissertation

finding out initial preferences, and then whether actually seeing cats made a difference, would be interesting

I always thought shy cats who hid away were the hardest to rehome, regardless of any other factors
by Kay
Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Veterinary Nursing Dissertation
Replies: 16
Views: 189

Re: Veterinary Nursing Dissertation

I would think, for newbies and experienced cat owners, age is a much bigger factor than coat colour, followed by sex, when choosing a cat to adopt

it would be interesting to know if young black cats are regularly overlooked in favour of older gingers, for instance
by Kay
Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat with hyperthyroidism
Replies: 31
Views: 368

Re: Cat with hyperthyroidism

as I understand it, Langford (and Glasgow) are the only centres which take difficult cases as well as the more routine ones, such as cats with thyroid cancer, which requires much more powerful treatment and a longer stay, but there is no reason I can see why they would be better for less complex cas...
by Kay
Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat with hyperthyroidism
Replies: 31
Views: 368

Re: Cat with hyperthyroidism

I used Rowe to treat my cat, but there are more choices now than back in my day

my vet did the testing for Rowe, so I only had to make one trip to deliver him and another to collect a fortnight later, but he was a fairly straightforward case - every cat is different I suppose
by Kay
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat with hyperthyroidism
Replies: 31
Views: 368

Re: Cat with hyperthyroidism

other options for HT in cats are Felimazole, surgery or radioactive iodine treatment vets in the UK, especially older ones, aren't always au fait with the latest thinking, and Vidalta was the only option back then, so I would suggest you do some serious googling so you can become familiar with the o...
by Kay
Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Help With Outdoor Cat
Replies: 4
Views: 95

Re: Help With Outdoor Cat

that does look very snug, and hopefully Sam won't be able to resist returning to it when his confidence improves - as the dogs are big I don't think raising it is na option, as it would have to be very high to be above their nose level better to work on keeping the dogs away - is a porch gate with s...
by Kay
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Help With Outdoor Cat
Replies: 4
Views: 95

Re: Help With Outdoor Cat

I have two strays living in my garden, and they have outdoor kennels - I have noticed that they are happier with the kennels which are open, so they can face outwards, and only use the ones with an inner hidden area when the weather is too bad for the open ones - I have always assumed this is becaus...
by Kay
Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Counter, Table and Stove Surfing
Replies: 3
Views: 75

Re: Counter, Table and Stove Surfing

I trained mine by shouting very loudly in their faces DOWN and pointing to the floor, and followed up with a safe but not gentle push down if the shouting didn't work - it didn't take long before there was a hasty scrabble to get down as soon as I appoached
by Kay
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: elevated liver enzymes
Replies: 24
Views: 361

Re: elevated liver enzymes

can you access Methimazole (Felimazole )? I administered these to my HT cat for three months before he went for radioactive iodine treatment, and they were very small, and could be split (I initially halved the amount prescribed by the vet), so I put half pieces inside soft treats (Webbox if you can...
by Kay
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat FIP
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Re: Cat FIP

I lost a 3 month old to FIP, but my understanding then was that a definitive diagnosis was only possible at a post mortem, so unless that has changed, I suppose it's always possible something else is going on FIP affected just about every organ with my poor lad, and although he picked up following a...
by Kay
Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Will he ever be tame?
Replies: 8
Views: 168

Re: Will he ever be tame?

has he been fixed?
by Kay
Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Under siege
Replies: 9
Views: 173

Re: Under siege

I am jealous - I only wish I had neighbours who would look out for other people's cats as well as their own I have arranged for someone to remove my own cat should I die or be taken into hospital unexpectedly, but there is no one who would look out for the two strays who live in kennels in my garden...
by Kay
Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat Litter
Replies: 1
Views: 69

Re: Cat Litter

the fact that smells are enclosed in a hooded box will make it worse, and some litters are better at containing smells than others - what type you using at the moment?
by Kay
Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Under siege
Replies: 9
Views: 173

Re: Under siege

much better than having to worry about one, or both, going missing

how do they know you are feeder-in-chief though?
by Kay
Thu Dec 26, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: elevated liver enzymes
Replies: 24
Views: 361

Re: elevated liver enzymes

can't really add much, except when I had a cat with Hyperthyroid his ALT levels were somewhere around the same, and neither my vet, nor the practice he went to for Radioactive Iodine therapy were the least bit concerned
by Kay
Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: cat treats
Replies: 10
Views: 200

Re: cat treats

she eats Zooplus' WIld at Heart Mollycat - all five varieties - it's a grain-free quality food - I've tried her with cooked chicken, raw minced steak, and most of the complimentary fish and chicken food like Applaws - all ignored she's 11 so needs to keep her water intake up - she drinks quite well,...
by Kay
Wed Dec 18, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: cat treats
Replies: 10
Views: 200

Re: cat treats

Sheba do creamy treats, but they are expensive, I think it was cheaper to buy human grade tinned salmon when I looked at them. A friends cat loves the cat soups but only if you mash the bits up well with the liquid. I've tried mashing, even pureeing in a blender, but then she won't go near it - and...
by Kay
Wed Dec 18, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: cat treats
Replies: 10
Views: 200

cat treats

I can't persuade my Penny to eat any wet food - she even leaves all the bits in cat soup - but she will eat squishy cat treats, so at least they offer a different texture

can anyone recommend any soft treats, apart from Felix and Whiskas ones?
by Kay
Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Relocating a litter tray
Replies: 7
Views: 123

Re: Relocating a litter tray

I think the 1+1 tray rule is good for kittens, who are still learning to be house trained, but I've always been able to get away with one large tray for two adult cats, although I used to put another out if I was going to be away for more than 10 hours, and then I put it alongside the usual tray - i...
by Kay
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: cat licking himself raw -- better advice
Replies: 5
Views: 167

Re: cat licking himself raw -- better advice

my Penny has licked herself bald on her inner thighs and tummy, and I too think it's just habit with her - she's been with me since April but stays just in two rooms, so is I think rather bored a lot of the time she doesn't make herself sore as far as I can tell so I haven't done anything to stop he...
by Kay
Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Neighbour is stealing my cat
Replies: 7
Views: 180

Re: Neighbour is stealing my cat

then I think you need to make these people realize how much his absences upset you - are you any good at turning on the tears? they sound basically good people, who are far more likely to be sympathetic to grief than anger, especially as they have a cat they love themselves I do wonder though if one...