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by Kay
Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Honey’s results
Replies: 94
Views: 598

Re: Honey’s results

a whole chicken cooked for 15 hours on low in a slow cooker practically disintegrates
by Kay
Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Chronic Upper Respiratory Infections for almost a year
Replies: 5
Views: 43

Re: Chronic Upper Respiratory Infections for almost a year

my late Tosker showed all the symptoms described by the OP - after a couple of ab treatments which provided only temporary relief, the vet advised to keep them for any time the bacterial side of it got really severe an xray showed his sinuses weren't draining properly, possibly due to a head trauma ...
by Kay
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: cat keeps disappearing ever since getting a dog
Replies: 3
Views: 41

Re: cat keeps disappearing ever since getting a dog

there used to be a scheme whereby certain vets offered neutering for only £10 at certain times, as part of a scheme set up by Cats Protection - you could try asking your nearest branch if it still exists, and if they can help if you could get the cat to the vet with help your mother would be unlikel...
by Kay
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Honey’s results
Replies: 94
Views: 598

Re: Honey’s results

Years ago I fed this food to two of my seniors https://www.miscota.co.uk/cats/josera/p ... C8EALw_wcB and they took to it readily
by Kay
Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Should I not pet/cuddle my outdoor cats? (worms/parasites human safety question)
Replies: 10
Views: 98

Re: Should I not pet/cuddle my outdoor cats? (worms/parasites human safety question)

I have an outdoor cat who won't let me near him - I put a monthly dose of Program in his food for fleas, and Panacur granules for worms and he doesn't seem to detect either
by Kay
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Insurance for elderly cat
Replies: 7
Views: 73

Re: Insurance for elderly cat

my suggestion in these circumstances is to take out a new credit card, with as long an interest free period on purchases as you can find, and keep it by in case of a big vet bill if you do incur a big bill, the payments to clear the card would very likely be less than insurance payments and any exce...
by Kay
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Sudden death of young cat
Replies: 3
Views: 89

Re: Sudden death of young cat

I'm so sorry you had to say goodbye to Charlie - the pain does fade in time, but the scar always remains I would just say though that before getting another kitten I would wait a month or so to see how Lola reacts to being an only cat - it is not at all unknown for a cat previously aloof to become a...
by Kay
Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Not an ordinary loss
Replies: 1
Views: 70

Re: Not an ordinary loss

I can see how sad, and indeed tormenting, this is for you, but don't despair - your neighbour may change her mind again, having done so before, and let Tinky out again, when she is sure to come to you I spent three years carrying my neighbours cat back and forth from his porch, because he wouldn't r...
by Kay
Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: NEED ADVICE! My Cat Has Stress Related Urinary Issues
Replies: 2
Views: 56

Re: NEED ADVICE! My Cat Has Stress Related Urinary Issues

I would certainly suggest you try Cystease, or one of the several similar products - they are supplements rather than drugs and can do no harm, and I have found them very useful for idiopathic cystitis they start to work after a few days, and can be continued indefinitely - best of all the capsules ...
by Kay
Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Any suggestions how to retrain 9yr old cats to use litter tray?
Replies: 6
Views: 38

Re: Any suggestions how to retrain 9yr old cats to use litter tray?

you could try a bag of garden compost - or builders sand, which cats seem to be drawn to

if the preferred area is next to a fence or wall, a fencing panel leant up against it makes a good shelter, at not much cost
by Kay
Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Needing Advice!!
Replies: 6
Views: 60

Re: Needing Advice!!

Could you be persuaded to pop into your nearest rescue and look at the kittens there - you would save a lot of money, and what you did pay would go to rescuing more cats

and you are sure to fall in love with at least some of them - most kittens are irresistible
by Kay
Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Cat Death (FLUTD) - my fault?
Replies: 7
Views: 670

Re: Cat Death (FLUTD) - my fault?

what a horrible trauma for you - no wonder you are devasted given the severity of his symptoms, and their sudden onset, I wonder if he ingested poison - but there are always 'what ifs' and 'if only I'd done this or that' when we lose a beloved pet, and these unanswered questions just make the grievi...
by Kay
Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Hyperthyroidism and swollen belly
Replies: 10
Views: 96

Re: Hyperthyroidism and swollen belly

I had this problem just over a year ago, though without the HT complication my 17 year old Tiffany had a very swollen belly although she was very bony - she could hardly get through the catflap, which is what made me take her to the vet, where a load of fluid was drawn off - because she had had a he...
by Kay
Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Help, 9wk kittens sudden poop problems!
Replies: 3
Views: 58

Re: Help, 9wk kittens sudden poop problems!

I have no experience of worms or kittens, for that matter, so can't advise you, but am wondering if a rescue would give you the benefit of their experience, as the kittens' mother was a stray

they would likely have lots of experience of poorly kittens, so a quick phone call might be useful
by Kay
Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Introduction advice pls
Replies: 2
Views: 52

Re: Introduction advice pls

looking at it from her point of view, I think it is better the kittens don't alter her usual way of life more than necessary, so allowing her to come and go may be best would it be a good idea to let the kittens out separately for a couple of weeks, so as not to overwhelm her? and you may find it ea...
by Kay
Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Helping kitty find home
Replies: 3
Views: 57

Re: Helping kitty find home

can you call him from your door when he's out, even if he isn't ready to come in yet - then offer him a treat if he comes to you

as well as encouraging him to find the right door, it's always useful to train a cat to come when called
by Kay
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Hyperthyroidism and swollen belly
Replies: 10
Views: 96

Re: Hyperthyroidism and swollen belly

it could be a fluid build up through heart failure, which is not uncommon in older cats, regardless of other conditions

the vet should be able to check this very easily and it isn't a big deal for excess fluid to be drawn off, and kept at bay with diuretics, so don't think the worst yet
by Kay
Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: New timid cat yowls all night
Replies: 3
Views: 57

Re: New timid cat yowls all night

I'd be surprised if her timidity and yowling don't improve gradually if you just continue as you are doing - she is sussing you out when she hides away - she would probably be even happier if she could watch you from a high position, such as the top of a wardrobe, if you could arrange things to give...
by Kay
Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Did we make the right decision.
Replies: 7
Views: 98

Re: Did we make the right decision.

it sounds very much as if she had heart failure, and there is no cure for that, especially given her very old age the passing you gave her was almost certainly better for her than any other outcome - vets see cats at the end of their lives much more often than we do, and can be trusted to know when ...
by Kay
Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: scratching
Replies: 3
Views: 54

Re: scratching

and I would suggest moving the cat tree so it is right next to where he scratches the sofa most, even blocking it if possible

that worked for me when I had this problem
by Kay
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: very worried about my girls eyes
Replies: 12
Views: 183

Re: very worried about my girls eyes

I had a cat with HT 8 years ago, and did a fair amount of research then - I discovered that it was a widely-held belief that vets in the UK were less knowledgeable about the condition than in the US, and that they tended to start cats on too high a dose I had a vet then who was willing to go along w...
by Kay
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Help!!! 14 week old kitten scared of tumble dryer
Replies: 3
Views: 43

Re: Help!!! 14 week old kitten scared of tumble dryer

could you not simply shut the cats out of the utility room when the tumble dryer is on, while moving the litter tray out of the room temporarily
by Kay
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: very worried about my girls eyes
Replies: 12
Views: 183

Re: very worried about my girls eyes

some cats can't tolerate Vidalta, but there are other drugs available - ask your vet about Felimazole

also 68 is not that high, so she may have been started on too high a dose - better to start low and build up if necessary
by Kay
Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Introducing new wet food
Replies: 28
Views: 153

Re: Introducing new wet food

I feed two cats living in my garden, and have been trying to get them to eat the ground up type of tinned food, as they have mouth problems - and I hate the waste problem of pouches anyway - I have tried them on Feringa and Animonda Carne and Granitapet and Catz and Grau and a few more too, and they...
by Kay
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Please help lol
Replies: 7
Views: 147

Re: Please help lol

certainly looks as if he has an extreme reaction to catnip - some cats seem to be completely indifferent to it, while others get spaced out - your boy gets turned on in a rather different way :?

better not grow any or he might attack every plant in sight
by Kay
Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Dry food toothless cat
Replies: 7
Views: 145

Re: Dry food toothless cat

years of coping with several cats who like dry food, and like bringing it up again, convinces me they all swallow it whole anyway, and that it is the texture rather than the taste which makes them favour it my current cat won't put even the tiniest morsel of any wet food in her mouth, even though th...
by Kay
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Best way of giving liquid meds in syringe into mouth?
Replies: 22
Views: 186

Re: Best way of giving liquid meds in syringe into mouth?

how about putting it into liquid rather than food - blended chicken liver or pilchards or tuna for instance - if she is more likely to lap than eat
by Kay
Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat with kidney disease
Replies: 12
Views: 401

Re: Cat with kidney disease

a full analysis including phosphorus is given for a lot of the foods sold by Zooplus, as a lot of them come from the continent just at random I have copied a link to just one food so you can see what info is available https://www.zooplus.co.uk/shop/cats/canned_cat_food_pouches/feringa_wet_cat_food/m...
by Kay
Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Post op behaviour
Replies: 6
Views: 127

Re: Post op behaviour

I think it is a side effect of the drugs - I had a cat who had 8 teeth removed, and came home with a leaflet explaining how he would likely be rather drowsy for 24 hours Instead he was super active for the next 12 hours - rushing round the house, in and out of the cat flap a dozen times during the n...
by Kay
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Crazy bird?
Replies: 9
Views: 184

Re: Crazy bird?

I have a magpie which actually shares the food alongside my outdoor cats - he/she is as big as they are, and bolder by a distance

they look a bit askance at the interloper, but make no move to shoo it away - and I am happy to have a bird eat their leavings rather than a load of slimy slugs