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by Kay
Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: 10 week Kitten does not like his wet food
Replies: 8
Views: 62

Re: 10 week Kitten does not like his wet food

I would suggest you weigh him regularly - once a fortnight as he's so young - that will show you if he is gaining weight and as long as he is you can stop fretting over how much, or how little, he eats
by Kay
Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Ok ... this is a self pitying moan
Replies: 10
Views: 105

Re: Ok ... this is a self pitying moan

just a thought, from someone who has been caring for an outdoor cat for some years now - the arrangement is I provide food and shelter in my shed, and he agrees not to hiss at me as long as I don't get too close - although unneutered he doesn't seem to stray beyond my garden do you have a garden whi...
by Kay
Sun Feb 21, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Kitten with Megacolon
Replies: 1
Views: 31

Re: Kitten with Megacolon

Have you seen this https://www.vetfolio.com/learn/article/ ... on-in-cats

there was a poster on here who had considerable success with the Royal Canin Fibre Response mentioned in this article
by Kay
Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: LOST Cats
Topic: Lost Ginger Tom in Cornwall (Found)
Replies: 2
Views: 72

Re: Lost Ginger Tom in Cornwall

it looks as if he got himself shut in somewhere - you must have been over the moon when he turned up

perhaps you need to explain to him that lock down doesn't apply to cats
by Kay
Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Very poorly Alfie Cat, being PTS this evening
Replies: 31
Views: 249

Re: Very poorly Alfie Cat

will he eat raw meat and liver to boost B12? ground into a liquid paste perhaps?
by Kay
Fri Feb 19, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Very poorly Alfie Cat, being PTS this evening
Replies: 31
Views: 249

Re: Very poorly Alfie Cat

you can find EPI supplement online - Amazon could get it to you by Sunday
by Kay
Thu Feb 18, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Can I get my cat to stop sleeping in my room?
Replies: 2
Views: 53

Re: Can I get my cat to stop sleeping in my room?

I too think heat is the way forward - I had a cat who slept right up next to me every night for 14 years

until I had a multi-fuel stove put in, and put her bed next to it - she never so much as visited me in bed again
by Kay
Wed Feb 17, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Would my cat benefit from a new kitten friend?
Replies: 5
Views: 71

Re: Would my cat benefit from a new kitten friend?

I'm with Ruth - introducing another cat is always a risky business, but in my now fairly long experience, I think a male of roughly her age, who has always lived indoors, and who was neutered at the usual 4-6 months, is most likely to be accepted by her.
by Kay
Wed Feb 17, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: TNR - Did I do something wrong?
Replies: 11
Views: 273

Re: TNR - Did I do something wrong?

Amazing how forgiving they are when there's food at stake!!

Now that his male hormones are no longer driving him, he clearly sees your garden as home, and you as his provider - not too many steps now between that and his becoming your pet
by Kay
Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:51 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Coco and Chanel dilemma
Replies: 289
Views: 9774

Re: Coco and Chanel dilemma

Mollycat has reminded me I sent my Trigger off for his HT treatment with a t-shirt I had been wearing for a couple of days
by Kay
Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Adopted a cat. Almost regretting. Meows all night. (Literally)
Replies: 7
Views: 123

Re: Adopted a cat. Almost regretting. Meows all night. (Literally)

she's a teenager in human terms, and teenagers aren't known for going to bed early and never making their presence felt and being a cat her instinct is to hunt during the hours of darkness rather than sleep you are tuned in to her meouwing now, and it will get to you when others might not notice so ...
by Kay
Fri Feb 12, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: meds online
Replies: 5
Views: 79

Re: meds online

I have used Viovet in the past, with a vet prescription - the advantage with these online vet pharmacies is that you can deposit the prescription with them and then simply order repeat meds my vet is good about giving prescriptions, as they know I don't have a car and can't get to them easily - I su...
by Kay
Wed Feb 10, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Adopt ed cat
Replies: 3
Views: 67

Re: Adopt ed cat

just move all your expectations forward a couple of weeks, and start to worry if none of them are being met by then

acclimatization to a new home and new people naturally takes time, and nothing you can do to hurry the process, so be patient and take pleasure in each step forward she takes
by Kay
Mon Feb 08, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: wont go in shelter after another cats visit
Replies: 2
Views: 33

Re: wont go in shelter after another cats visit

I'd go down this route too - I have a cat flap in the shed for my outdoor cat, and have put two Mr Snugs inside in case one gets occupied by another cat - I like the idea of being able to offer a refuge for a needy cat in winter it also helps to have two kennels because however dry you try to keep i...
by Kay
Sun Feb 07, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Coco and Chanel dilemma
Replies: 289
Views: 9774

Re: Coco and Chanel dilemma

I've had to revise a lot of my previous beliefs about what makes cats happy since I had Penny I was told she had spent her first 11 years with an elderly couple, and had regular access to outdoors, but she has shown virtually no interest in going out into my enclosed garden since she came to me 21 m...
by Kay
Fri Feb 05, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Adopting neighbors cat
Replies: 1
Views: 71

Re: Adopting neighbors cat

what a lucky girl to have such a good neighbour it seems to me you will have no problems as long as the incoming neighbours are willing to co-operate - is there going to be a gap between the current ones moving out and the new ones moving in? how long will they keep the cat flap closed? a couple of ...
by Kay
Thu Feb 04, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Too old to adopt
Replies: 6
Views: 111

Re: Too old to adopt

I'm older than you, and my current cat came to me aged 11 - if I outlive her I will look for another perhaps even older cat, as I know I can offer an ideal home for an oldie wanting a quiet life - in particular I shall look for a cat who has been in rescue for far too long because most people want a...
by Kay
Thu Jan 28, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Why don't cats have vets?
Replies: 5
Views: 105

Re: Why don't cats have vets?

I suspect it comes down to breeding too - I wonder how many of the dogs registered are pure bred - most probably unregistered mongrels might well be closer to the unregistered moggie number - and as spaying and neutering must be a major reason for registering cats, the fact that rescues do this is a...
by Kay
Thu Jan 28, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: cat bald patch (ringworm)
Replies: 25
Views: 319

Re: cat bald patch (ringworm)

I don't know if you have a cat flap, but for the benefit of anyone who does reading this thread, years ago I had a cat who had recurring bouts of ringworm, until I twigged that I needed to give the cat flap a thorough cleaning
by Kay
Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: TNR - Did I do something wrong?
Replies: 11
Views: 273

Re: TNR - Did I do something wrong?

great news - does he look thinner? if not it means he has been finding food somewhere else, which would be one less worry for you
by Kay
Sun Jan 24, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Feline owner newbie...are these ear mites?
Replies: 2
Views: 43

Re: Feline owner newbie...are these ear mites?

I'm no expert on ear mites, or indeed any other cat's ear problems, but I did once have a rescue cat with bad mites, and the muck looked to be much deeper in the ear canal than in your pictures, and he scratched his ears constantly if your boy doesn't seem bothered, and there is no evidence of any i...
by Kay
Sat Jan 23, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Neuturing cost
Replies: 3
Views: 66

Re: Neuturing cost

top cost in my neck of the woods (West Wales) is around £60, so £240 sounds just wrong

so unless she has a health condition which complicates what is usually a routine op, I would certainly query it
by Kay
Sat Jan 23, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Naughty Cat
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: Naughty Cat

would she not have been doing a lot of these things when you aren't there to see? I would suspect the only difference is that you are there to see her

have a google at 'wall platforms for cats' and look at the images for ideas on making your home safer and more exciting for her
by Kay
Sat Jan 23, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: SICK CAT
Replies: 2
Views: 75

Re: SICK CAT

I don't know if you've been to the vet yet, but if not place her near steam if you can, in an enclosed space if possible
by Kay
Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: TNR - Did I do something wrong?
Replies: 11
Views: 273

Re: TNR - Did I do something wrong?

you absolutely did the right thing, and I would be very surprised if he doesn't turn up again in the next few days - most feral cats have several bolt holes, and although you were clearly his favourite, he is probably licking his wounds, and his pride, in one of them if it is your intention to event...
by Kay
Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Second cat
Replies: 3
Views: 89

Re: Second cat

I think age is less important than background - if you can find a cat who has lived happily with another cat without being territorial, or being bullied, that would be a good sign the advantage of bringing in a kitten is that in my experience they ignore any hostile behaviour by the resident cat - t...
by Kay
Mon Dec 14, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Hiding & not eating. Normal for 2nd day in New home
Replies: 9
Views: 202

Re: Hiding & not eating. Normal for 2nd day in New home

perhaps you could take a few photos for your vet to look at?
by Kay
Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: CAT UTI / need advice
Replies: 6
Views: 91

Re: CAT UTI / need advice

I was writing this as you were posting, booktigger - great minds really do think alike!! as blockages have been ruled out, I wonder if his bladder problems are stress-related it might be worth trying him on one of the bladder support supplements, which can be bought online - Cystaid is probably the ...
by Kay
Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Kitty outdoors
Replies: 7
Views: 134

Re: Kitty outdoors

you might be able to enlist the help of the people whose gardens she goes into - asking them to scare her in the direction of home is probably something they'd be glad to do I have used neighbours to scare a cat from going in the direction of a busy road, and she soon learned to avoid that route at ...
by Kay
Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Anger, denial and longing.
Replies: 6
Views: 161

Re: Anger, denial and longing.

I know - we all know on here - how much it hurts to lose a beloved cat - and it rarely happens without the torment of all sorts of what ifs, and self blame, and anger that it happened at all what time does is gradually shift the mind away from the end, replaying over and over in a loop, and bring to...