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by Kay
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: neighbours cat
Replies: 5
Views: 42

Re: neighbours cat

the clue, I suspect, lies with whoever lived in your house before you

can you contact them and ask how they interacted with the neighbour's cats?
by Kay
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: LOST Cats
Topic: My cat is missing (Elham SE Kent) FOUND !!
Replies: 4
Views: 38

Re: My cat is missing (Elham SE Kent) FOUND !!

what a relief chances are he didn't go very far at all -just hid somewhere because he was totally disorientated it's a bit of a myth that cats can always find their way home - some do over long distances but more get totally lost just a short distance from home if they are not used to roaming outside
by Kay
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Me again - how common are grain intolerances in cats? Honestly?
Replies: 10
Views: 76

Re: Me again - how common are grain intolerances in cats? Honestly?

if she is bringing up mostly bile early in the morning, is it before she's been fed? I had a cat that did this almost every day, but stopped when I bought a timed feeder, containing two small meals, which I set for 2am and 5am
by Kay
Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Help with neighbour trying to steal my cat
Replies: 1
Views: 63

Re: Help with neighbour trying to steal my cat

this sort of thing makes me so cross - when there are hundreds, if not thousands, of cats waiting in rescues for a new home, someone thinks they can help themselves to a cat who already has a good and loving home is there any way you can sit down with this neighbour and have a calm converstaion abou...
by Kay
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: My cat won’t eat properly
Replies: 3
Views: 32

Re: My cat won’t eat properly

I have found that my two garden cats leave the shredded bits in foods like Felix AGAIL, and Sheba, more than the bits in the basic foods, which are softer in particular Whiskas 11+ has smaller softer pieces which get mostly eaten even when the gravy and jelly is their main object to make up for any ...
by Kay
Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Still can’t find food cat will eat!
Replies: 42
Views: 245

Re: Still can’t find food cat will eat!

your stories remind me of when I took Tiffany for a blood test, and insisted she would have to be sedated, if not anaethetized - the vet was very dubious but agreed to my request

when I collected Tiffany later that day she admitted as soon as she opened the carrier she was totally convinced!!
by Kay
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: My baby died whilst I was away
Replies: 13
Views: 126

Re: My baby died whilst I was away

there is no easy way to lose a beloved cat, but your experience seems particularly hard - but as Mollycat says, whatever the circumstances there are always 'what ifs' - it's just something we, who live so much longer than our pets, have to deal with one thing I woud say is that it is instinctive in ...
by Kay
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat throwing up brown vomit - xrays/ultrasound/hydrolysed diets - inconclusive (image in thread)
Replies: 1
Views: 49

Re: Cat throwing up brown vomit - xrays/ultrasound/hydrolysed diets - inconclusive (image in thread)

What colour is his fur? because I think I can see dark fur in that vomit, and if he is dark then I would say that picture is of pretty typical hairball upchuck, and nothing to worry about
by Kay
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat nibbling at hind legs?
Replies: 3
Views: 56

Re: Cat nibbling at hind legs?

My Penny has always overgroomed her back legs since she came to me in April 2019 - she's around 12 now She isn't forced to be an indoor cat, but very rarely goes outside - perhaps twice a week for 10 minutes or so - and I don't think she's stressed as such - I have read somewhere that some cats get ...
by Kay
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: 1st time cat owner
Replies: 8
Views: 81

Re: 1st time cat owner

sound advice there as always from Mollycat

I'd just add that you might find feeding half a portion at a time means more will get eaten, and less wasted
by Kay
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Getting Broadline onto the hide vs. the fur
Replies: 4
Views: 62

Re: Getting Broadline onto the hide vs. the fur

I treated a very timid cat while he was asleep by parting his fur with a back scratcher

something like this, for example https://www.amazon.co.uk/Scratcher-Hand ... 02&sr=8-19
by Kay
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Can anyone recommend a wormer for ferals?
Replies: 2
Views: 31

Re: Can anyone recommend a wormer for ferals?

thank you - will certainly try the Panacur

can't argue with someone who has 18 cats!!
by Kay
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Can anyone recommend a wormer for ferals?
Replies: 2
Views: 31

Can anyone recommend a wormer for ferals?

I feed a couple of cats who live in and around my garden - they are not afraid of me but will not let me touch them. I de-flea them using Capstan and Program which I disguise in their food, and now need a wormer for round worms and tapeworms - a spot-on is no good - administering something via food ...
by Kay
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Anyone good at comparing nutrition in wet cat food?
Replies: 7
Views: 67

Re: Anyone good at comparing nutrition in wet cat food?

you could try Miamor pate -same consistency as Gourmet pate but better quality as a rule of thumb I check out the recommended daily allowance, as the cheaper stuff with the fillers are more than the better, meatier, stuff - Gourmet pate is 3-4 tins whereas Miamor is 2-3 tins - both makes are 85gms t...
by Kay
Sun Jun 21, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Moving 180miles with an elderly cat? Help!
Replies: 8
Views: 123

Re: Moving 180miles with an elderly cat? Help!

if you can set up a room for her in the new house before doing any furniture shifting, with things she is used to, and then shut the door and post up a notice that it is not to be opened under pain of death, she should be OK - you will need of course a litter tray, and probably at her age you would ...
by Kay
Sun Jun 21, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat trauma
Replies: 1
Views: 34

Re: Cat trauma

She might well have been driven off by another cat - she is not young any more, and may feel flight is better than fight. Keeping cats in during the hours of darkness is always a good idea. as RTAs are far more likely at night. It's a bit of a myth that cats can always find their way home - some can...
by Kay
Sun Jun 21, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: My cat has disowned me
Replies: 10
Views: 144

Re: My cat has disowned me

Does he still come to you when the kitten is not with you? He might have been at the bottom of the pecking order in your uncle's house, and so with a new arrival he feels supplanted, and just accepts his lower status. Rather than him disowning you, he may see it as you disowning him in favour of a k...
by Kay
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Can you tell me what kind of breed is my cat?
Replies: 10
Views: 104

Re: Can you tell me what kind of breed is my cat?

the cat I have been feeding in my garden for years has siamese chocolate point markings, and blue eyes, with a siamese squint, but is much sturdier in the body than even the old-fashioned siamese I call her Tonka because she's most like a Tonkinese, but I suspect she is just one of those random alle...
by Kay
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat only eats Whiskas dry
Replies: 2
Views: 62

Re: Cat only eats Whiskas dry

will he eat cooked chicken? it would bump up his protein intake on top of the dry Whiskas
by Kay
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Our Star died hit by a car, is horrible!!
Replies: 3
Views: 57

Re: Our Star died hit by a car, is horrible!!

Dot may be looking for Star - perhaps they went over the road together without you knowing spayed female cats tend to stay in a much smaller area than toms, so you may find you can find a garden easy to make cat-secure - not much consolation but it will help that you know what you are looking for as...
by Kay
Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Our Star died hit by a car, is horrible!!
Replies: 3
Views: 57

Re: Our Star died hit by a car, is horrible!!

I really feel for you - I live in West Wales in a similar situation, only the draw is a farm opposit rather than a forest - don't blame yourself for wanting Star to enjoy the great outdoors - she chose her path, with tragic results, but her choice I lost a cat on a rural road outside, which isn't bu...
by Kay
Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: 2 weeks after spay
Replies: 2
Views: 38

Re: 2 weeks after spay

if there was any infection there would probably be a smelly discharge - a magnifying glass and your own nose might be useful
by Kay
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: malnourished kitten
Replies: 7
Views: 87

Re: malnourished kitten

you might want to check her for fleas too - in tiny kittens they can cause severe anaemia
by Kay
Sat May 30, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Advice about thyroidecomy
Replies: 8
Views: 82

Re: Advice about thyroidecomy

just a thought, but I wonder if there are any radioactive iodine centres in Northern France?
by Kay
Sat May 30, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Help! Newly adopted cat is aggressive
Replies: 6
Views: 57

Re: Help! Newly adopted cat is aggressive

I suspect you're right about his past - there may be good reason for him to fear approaching hands I think you'll need to bear in mind he might have been mistreated by children in the past, so you may need to shut him away when your nieces and nephews visit until you are satisfied they won't hurt or...
by Kay
Thu May 28, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Worried about kittens lip
Replies: 1
Views: 24

Re: Worried about kittens lip

I have no experience of such a thing, but wondered if you could take a photo and email your vet, as I would think it would be fairly easy for him or her to make an initial diagnosis just from an image
by Kay
Wed May 27, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: What is this on my cat's skin?
Replies: 1
Views: 58

Re: What is this on my cat's skin?

no direct experience, but my guess would be a healing abscess - these images look similar https://www.google.com/search?q=cat+abscess+burst&rlz=1C1CHBF_en-GBGB751GB751&sxsrf=ALeKk02gz2GVY582-fU9KHQbCcu0dxU8Tw:1590585069833&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjo4MmQj9TpAhXyQEEAHe3oA-AQ_AUoAnoECBAQBA...
by Kay
Sat May 09, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: CAT WITH ARTHRITIS - PLEASE HELP
Replies: 6
Views: 94

Re: CAT WITH ARTHRITIS - PLEASE HELP

agree with fjm - Metacam is widely used to treat pain in animals, and is, I suppose, the animal equivalent of paracetemol for humans

it can adversely affect the kidneys, but a possibly shortened life free of pain is really a no-brainer
by Kay
Wed May 06, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cattery for holiday
Replies: 6
Views: 98

Re: Cattery for holiday

I would be reluctant to leave a cat home alone for several weeks, as leaving her free to roam, or leaving her housebound without company, would both be risky, even with someone coming in. Do you know of anyone who would welcome the chance to live in your home for the duration? A relative, a mature s...
by Kay
Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Do I always need a litter box in a crate?
Replies: 6
Views: 89

Re: Do I always need a litter box in a crate?

could you contrive it so the crate's opening backs on to the opening in the door into the adjoining room, so the cat can leave the crate if she wants to? another thing which might work is a lead and harness - the sort that wraps around the body - which would allow the cat to wander safely on the bal...