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by Kay
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: super skinny feline needs feeding up
Replies: 11
Views: 92

Re: super skinny feline needs feeding up

I too have an old girl (17) who has nearly halved her body weight over the past 18 months, and yet no evidence of any medical cause - these are my attempts to at least stop the rot she won't eat the high protein foods sold on Zooplus, and anything over 3% fat goes through her too quickly, so I have ...
by Kay
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: I-131 radioactive iodine aftermath
Replies: 3
Views: 40

Re: I-131 radioactive iodine aftermath

loose yellow poo could be pancreatic or liver issues - have you tried limiting her fat intake? older cats can struggle with fat without there being any disease as such present Tiffany has problems digesting fat but I have seen an improvement feeding Gourmet Perle as it is lower fat than most - unfor...
by Kay
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Best way to give your cat a tablet?
Replies: 7
Views: 63

Re: Best way to give your cat a tablet?

the best method I have found is to use soft treat sticks, such as Webbox - squish the tablet, or cut up tablet if it's large, into a segment and give it to the cat after a couple of undoctored segments, and follow up with a couple more - I find most cats swallow them whole and have no idea they have...
by Kay
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Newly diagnosed 12 year old Male cat with hyperthyroidism
Replies: 4
Views: 51

Re: Newly diagnosed 12 year old Male cat with hyperthyroidism

personally I'd be reluctant to go down the diet or medication route for a 12 year old cat, as that would mean the thyroid tumour would go on growing for perhaps 5 or 6 years - a long time to be on only one food, or on increasing dosages of pills the radioactive treatment is IMO the best option for a...
by Kay
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: loss of fur
Replies: 8
Views: 80

Re: loss of fur

I've noticed she scratches her neck quite often too, so I suspect the skin under the collar was inflamed - before she went to her last owner, who put her into the rescue I got her from, she belonged for some years to an elderly couple, who might well have used an old-fashioned collar. When the man d...
by Kay
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: loss of fur
Replies: 8
Views: 80

loss of fur

Pennypuss, my new rescue, has a distinct thin furless ring around her neck which I assume is loss of fur from wearing a collar - I have never used cat collars myself but would like to know from someone who has if the fur will grow back
by Kay
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Am I feeding my cat enough?
Replies: 2
Views: 46

Re: Am I feeding my cat enough?

weight alone is not a guarantee a cat is at the right weight - my cat is 3.9k and is definitely skinny

what food do you give him, and how much each day? and is he always lookihg for more?
by Kay
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Back from cattery
Replies: 4
Views: 101

Re: Back from cattery

you have reminded me of a time when my siamese cat had to go to a cattery for three weeks whilst I did some research in London - she was brought home by the cattery owner, and couldn't wait to get out of the carrier so she could be all over him - I was totally ignored :cry: but it was such a relief ...
by Kay
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Looking for a cat trap for local stray tom
Replies: 4
Views: 41

Re: Looking for a cat trap for local stray tom

this charity https://www.celiahammond.org/ does a lot of trapping and neutering around London, so may well be able to help
by Kay
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Hills y/d dried food
Replies: 3
Views: 46

Re: Hills y/d dried food

good idea - vets might well know of a cat diagnosed with HT whose owner is struggling to afford medications and special foood
by Kay
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat scared of me after vet visit - advice please
Replies: 8
Views: 70

Re: Cat scared of me after vet visit - advice please

how did he get into a fight? did another cat get into your house?

it could be whatever caused the fight, and hurt him, is making him fearful, rather than you
by Kay
Fri May 31, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Should I adopt a cat?
Replies: 6
Views: 81

Re: Should I adopt a cat?

the only way I could see this working is if you found someone who would live-in whilst you were away

I had a friend who made just such an arrangement with a mature student, who welcomed the chance to get away from her flat share for a few days whenever she could to be able to study in peace
by Kay
Fri May 31, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat Proofing
Replies: 33
Views: 569

Re: Cat Proofing

that looks very neat Dave - I reckon they'll soon sort that out when they all have access - I think you will find they will want to lie in the shade more than the sun, and I have found simple decking slabs make cheap and popular place for mine to lie on, and scratch too a water feature would give th...
by Kay
Fri May 31, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat Proofing
Replies: 33
Views: 569

Re: Cat Proofing

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this will give some idea, Dave - one clematis is a spring flowering one, and one a late summer one
by Kay
Thu May 30, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat Proofing
Replies: 33
Views: 569

Re: Cat Proofing

I put trellis panels diagonally over two corners in my enclosure, which allows me to put a high cat climbing tower underneath without fear of escape, and also allows me to grow clematis up the fence and over the trellis, which provides nice dappled shade for the cats
by Kay
Wed May 29, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Next Door's Cat Eating Our Cats' Food
Replies: 7
Views: 105

Re: Next Door's Cat Eating Our Cats' Food

as a quick solution for now I would invest in a couple of simple digital feeders like this https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cat-Mate-C20-Automatic-Feeder/dp/B0002YHUPC/ref=sr_1_5?crid=34H86CCUWVI01&keywords=automatic+feeders+for+cats&qid=1559120707&s=gateway&sprefix=automatic+feeders%2Caps%2C257&sr=8-5 and ...
by Kay
Mon May 27, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Dried food.... Won't eat wet..
Replies: 15
Views: 148

Re: Dried food.... Won't eat wet..

Mollycat wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 9:23 am


Anyone know if there is such a thing as soft dry foods like there is for dogs? Moist chunks or something?
I've seen this in Tesco but not tried it https://www.tesco.com/groceries/en-GB/p ... /291900262
by Kay
Mon May 27, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Dried food.... Won't eat wet..
Replies: 15
Views: 148

Re: Dried food.... Won't eat wet..

I took in a rescued 11 year old girl a month ago, and she won't eat any wet food either - but she will lap up the liquid from canned chicken and fish, so I am steeping it in extra water and giving her that to increase her drinking I buy a range of good quality dry food from Zooplus, and go for the o...
by Kay
Mon May 27, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: FIP .... is there any hope ?!
Replies: 9
Views: 68

Re: FIP .... is there any hope ?!

I lost a 5 month old to FIP, so I know how horrible this disease is, and feel your pain would your vet come out to you so that Geoff can go to the Bridge surrounded by love? I have always opted for that when I could, and it does make it easier for everyone, and leaves you with better memories than e...
by Kay
Fri May 24, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Kitten help
Replies: 5
Views: 69

Re: Kitten help

best advice I can give is to stop trying to stroke them and pick them up - at their age play, food and sleep will take precedence over their humans - you can join in the play by using interactive toys with them, and as they get older they will want more fuss fr om you be patient and you will get you...
by Kay
Sun May 19, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Hyperthyroid with my cat
Replies: 5
Views: 97

Re: Hyperthyroid with my cat

Hills make a food for HT cats https://www.zooplus.co.uk/shop/cats/dry ... ion/466962

the cat has to eat only this though, so has to like it, but you might care to try it
by Kay
Wed May 15, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Kitty's spaying op success
Replies: 22
Views: 176

Re: Kitty's spaying op success

It's a good job I don't know your address, otherwise I'd be seriously considering kidnapping Kitty - she really does sound the perfect cat
by Kay
Wed May 15, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Is it the right thing to re-home my kittens
Replies: 3
Views: 79

Re: Is it the right thing to re-home my kittens

I can't add anything really to Ruth's excellent advice, but just wanted to say that however it may seem as neither cat has chosen to wander off they must see your home as their home, and that is a good start on which to build
by Kay
Mon May 13, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Need help with my Tonkinese
Replies: 3
Views: 62

Re: Need help with my Tonkinese

On a much lesser scale I am in the same position with a 11 year old female cat I rescued a fortnight ago - one encounter with my resident 17 year old Tiffany, when she went beserk, has left Penny living, basically, on top of the wardrobe in my bedroom - she will come down when I am in the room, and ...
by Kay
Fri May 10, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: FIV Questions & Answers
Topic: FIV Boy has jaw bone infection - do antibiotics work?
Replies: 3
Views: 85

Re: FIV Boy has jaw bone infection - do antibiotics work?

how sad - but just think what his life, and his end, would have been without your intervention

you done good
by Kay
Fri May 10, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Practical ways to cope with incontinent cat
Replies: 4
Views: 91

Re: Practical ways to cope with incontinent cat

there are washable incontinence pads too, which might be cheaper and better for the environment a quick google brought up this https://www.incontinenceshop.com/chair-pads-washable-blue?gclid=CjwKCAjwwtTmBRBqEiwA-b6c_7w9KQY1I_1S1ZLYCBe7_GqtpBZXEwATpLn1n0bLXLcnLMqA9ZFvvRoCqdEQAvD_BwE but there are loa...
by Kay
Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Suspect lump
Replies: 9
Views: 174

Re: Suspect lump

my Trigger had a sarcoma at the very top of his leg, which made removal very difficult - he was 13 - as he hated vet visits I decided not to risk an operation, and kept him comfortable on regular Metacam he had a couple of good months lying out in the sun - September was wonderful that year - and wh...
by Kay
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: good cat food
Replies: 12
Views: 171

Re: good cat food

back in the 80s and 90s I fed a Siamese cat on a cooked meat diet for 14 years - nothing else at all - and she died quite suddenly of a pneumothorax, cause unknown but couldn't have been her diet it does make you wonder how much research and news stories about diet are funded by the pet food manufac...
by Kay
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Looking for a home for our 9 yr old cats boy and girl
Replies: 2
Views: 108

Re: Looking for a home for our 9 yr old cats boy and girl

how does that vet know if your cats wouldn't settle - much better with the owners they know than new ones, or a pen in a rescue

nor is 9 old these days - and personally I would be more inclined to take older cats with me than younger ones, as young cats are much easier to rehome
by Kay
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat Sitter
Replies: 6
Views: 149

Re: Cat Sitter

the only cattery near me has a minimum stay of 4 days, so to use it would mean paying for two unused days and then there is the problem of vaccination - my vet stopped it for Tiffany years ago when she kept getting a bigger and bigger sore patch on the injection site, and of course catteries won't a...