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by Kay
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Question on Spaying
Replies: 16
Views: 129

Re: Question on Spaying

I had a siamese who insisted on shinning up the curtains two days after her spay, and that did delay the healing of the underlying tissues for a bit, but the wound itself did not reopen, and she removed the stitches herslef after five days. I suspect infection is the biggest thing to avoid.
by Kay
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Bungled cat rescue - advice needed please
Replies: 11
Views: 150

Re: Bungled cat rescue - advice needed please

have you tried putting a leaflet through your neighbours' doors asking if anyone has seen him, and could they contact you if they do? you might even find someone who has been feeding him too
by Kay
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Help appreciated! My usually affectionate cat is no longer!
Replies: 6
Views: 65

Re: Help appreciated! My usually affectionate cat is no longer!

I had a cat who behaved very much as you describe - I used to close the cat flap at night and he would perch in the gap where the upper window was open a little bit, until he was allowed out - and he wanted no contact with me the lure of the outside in his case was a house up the lane, which had a g...
by Kay
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Bungled cat rescue - advice needed please
Replies: 11
Views: 150

Re: Bungled cat rescue - advice needed please

I agree with Lilith - he may see you following him as an attempt to chase him away, when of course your intentions are anything but a cat who has become confused and wary isn't going to go back into full trust mode right away I reckon he'll find food if you keep putting it out - perhaps start during...
by Kay
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Bungled cat rescue - advice needed please
Replies: 11
Views: 150

Re: Bungled cat rescue - advice needed please

there's a good chance he knows the neighbourhood well enough to find you when he's ready - I fed a stray cat in my garden for several months, and one day I had a knock on the door from someone who lives a couple of hundred yards away, who had been feeding him regularly until one day he stopped comin...
by Kay
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Rescued cat has never used the litter box
Replies: 8
Views: 119

Re: Rescued cat has never used the litter box

good news - sounds as if you're almost home and dry!!
by Kay
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Best way to give a cat laxatone?
Replies: 9
Views: 74

Re: Best way to give a cat laxatone?

There are dried cat foods formulated to help with hairballs - have you tried any of them? this is one https://www.zooplus.co.uk/shop/cats/dry ... tion/14675 and there are others

if he'll eat them and they work, that would save the hassle and vet fees
by Kay
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Newly Adopted 2 Year Old Cat HATES ME
Replies: 11
Views: 176

Re: Newly Adopted 2 Year Old Cat HATES ME

cats don't really do hating - most adverse reactions arise out of fear my bet would be that when you enter 'his' room he can immediately detect the smell of your other cats on you, and gets all tensed up, reacting to any movement he'll get used to it given time, but I would strongly recommend you do...
by Kay
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Newly adopted cat query/going away for a few days soon
Replies: 8
Views: 59

Re: Newly adopted cat query/going away for a few days soon

even easier to use for someone who doesn't 'do' litter trays is very fine silica litter - the poo dries out completely and scoops up easily and wet patches just needs stirring around to mix them with the the dry litter - it doesn't smell at all, and if you set up a pedal bin with liner by the tray y...
by Kay
Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Potential FIV+, severe weight loss in senior
Replies: 11
Views: 87

Re: Potential FIV+, severe weight loss in senior

I've recently been down a similar path with my 17 year old Tiffany - loss of weight going on for over a year and increasing lethargy, but normal blood tests and in her case always hungry, but not tolerating fatty food after more than a year her stomach became full of fluid, which the vet initially p...
by Kay
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: He's gone
Replies: 14
Views: 145

Re: He's gone

I had to have Tiffany pts this afternoon, so Backy will be company for her at the Bridge
by Kay
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Clumping Or Non-clumping Litter?
Replies: 8
Views: 93

Re: Clumping Or Non-clumping Litter?

my favourite is a very fine silicate litter, because I find the bags of clay clumping litter just too heavy, and Tiffany hates anything that's not really fine grained, which rules out the ones made of corn husk, wood etc the silicate litter is very good at disguising smells, and the poo dries out re...
by Kay
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Help or advice needed urgently!
Replies: 10
Views: 93

Re: Help or advice needed urgently!

you could switch to a clumping litter so you could remove the clumps and top up without having to empty the tray(s) at all - then you could have the trays somewhere accessible to you and the cats - clumps could go into a lined bin by the back door alternatively try a very fine silica litter, which i...
by Kay
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Help or advice needed urgently!
Replies: 10
Views: 93

Re: Help or advice needed urgently!

have you tried any local cat charities to see if they can help? and as it's the school holidays, are there any local teenagers you know who might like to earn some extra pocket money? as an alternative, could you move feeding stations and litter trays, if you use them, on to places where you can acc...
by Kay
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Schesir alternative
Replies: 7
Views: 46

Re: Schesir alternative

I always feed Tiffany a half sachet otherwise she licks the gravy and leaves the meat. I don't really understand why she always eats all of a half sachet, and quite often immediately wants the other half, but it works. I buy the Chef Collection - I did buy the Gravy Delight as she likes the gravy so...
by Kay
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Wet Food Cemented on Kittens Face, HELP!
Replies: 5
Views: 46

Re: Wet Food Cemented on Kittens Face, HELP!

One for a good vet nurse, I think
by Kay
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Schesir alternative
Replies: 7
Views: 46

Re: Schesir alternative

Zooplus sell Schesir, at a reasonable price - it's all supplementary though

Have you tried Gourmet Perle? It's lower in fat than most mainstream cat foods, so more easily digested by oldies
by Kay
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Schesir alternative
Replies: 7
Views: 46

Re: Schesir alternative

Zooplus sell Schesir, at a reasonable price
by Kay
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Advice about vomiting cat
Replies: 3
Views: 70

Re: Advice about vomiting cat

I would certainly go down the root of lots of small meals - my 17 year old has lost a lot of weight for no obvious reason, and has a very gurgly stomach - older cats need more food as they get older, but can't cope with fat so well, so I would stick with the Felix, as that is lower in fat than Gourm...
by Kay
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Carpet Scratching HELP!
Replies: 9
Views: 109

Re: Carpet Scratching HELP!

a dirt cheap coir doormat might deflect her, and you can move it around easily

scattering a bit of catnip on it would probably do the trick
by Kay
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: My gorgeous little cat was run over last week
Replies: 8
Views: 152

Re: My gorgeous little cat was run over last week

I've lost a cat to the road, and I do understand your pain so well - I was luckier than you because the person who hit him laid him by the side of the road, and a neighbour knocked and told me he was there I can understand the freezing if the bodies are kept for several days, and of course he would ...
by Kay
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Advice re: greedy wandering cat
Replies: 7
Views: 114

Re: Advice re: greedy wandering cat

it would be good if you and this elderly lady could come to some arrangement, as clearly he plays an important role in her life, but your concerns are very understandable I am assuming she doesn't have a cat flap, but if she would let you instal one it would mean he wouldn't get trapped in her house...
by Kay
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Time for a new start...
Replies: 18
Views: 212

Re: Time for a new start...

many moons ago I had a single kitten, and she was on her own for more than 12 hours a day, as I had a long commute - and I always felt I couldn't go out again in the evening or for any length of time at the weekends and leave her alone again and I did have safe access to the garden for her, so I thi...
by Kay
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cut head
Replies: 11
Views: 119

Re: Cut head

just to add I would keep him in until it starts to heal, to avoid any dirt getting in to the wound and if he won't let you clean it, there are pet wound solutions on the market which come in the form of a spray, and that would be easy to apply to his head - Vetericyn Plus is one, and if you happen t...
by Kay
Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: My Cat Keeps Going to the Neighbour's House
Replies: 5
Views: 119

Re: My Cat Keeps Going to the Neighbour's House

I really think you need to sit down with this pair and find out what they think about the situation with Erwin - do they think he needs them to fuss and feed him? or do they admit they need him more than he needs them? do they understand that it makes you sad to have so little of his company? ( I'd ...
by Kay
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Adopted cat behaviour issue
Replies: 8
Views: 104

Re: Adopted cat behaviour issue

I've never known an affectionate cat shun companionship when alone with one of a pair of owners, even if she favours one over the other when both are there. But it's likely that when she's spent periods alone with you she'll see you as her no 1 human. Do you make more effort to attract her attention...
by Kay
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: FIV Questions & Answers
Topic: Side FX of Tapazol/Methimazole
Replies: 1
Views: 25

Re: Side FX of Tapazol/Methimazole

side effects of HT medications seem to be mostly gastric, and your boy's problems seem to indicate some kind of allergy, which would indicate the food is the source I thought the Hills Y/D is recommended only when cats can't tolerate HT meds, or are impossible to pill - I've not heard of a vet recom...
by Kay
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Adopted cat - please help
Replies: 2
Views: 64

Re: Adopted cat - please help

she feels safer in the garden, I suspect, and wary about the people coming and going in the house - and maybe she was regularly chased out of the house by previous owners - I suspect time, and cooler weather, will bring her round, and meanwhile it's lucky it's summer and you have time on your side w...
by Kay
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Meowing
Replies: 2
Views: 63

Re: Meowing

my 17 year old sometimes decides she can't get into the house through the cat flap she's been using all her life - from the noises I hear she scrabbles at it and if it doesn't immediately open she doesn't try again - do you think it's possible your boy has found the flap doesn't open as easily as he...
by Kay
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Abandoned Cat
Replies: 11
Views: 241

Re: Abandoned Cat

I think you need a nice outdoor kennel - not just for this abandoned cat, but for any who needs shelter, because you have a good heart and are going to be constantly worrying about a stray or two I have two cats living permanently in my garden, outside the enclosure I have for my two cats - I have b...