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by Kay
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: elevated liver enzymes
Replies: 17
Views: 112

Re: elevated liver enzymes

can you access Methimazole (Felimazole )? I administered these to my HT cat for three months before he went for radioactive iodine treatment, and they were very small, and could be split (I initially halved the amount prescribed by the vet), so I put half pieces inside soft treats (Webbox if you can...
by Kay
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat FIP
Replies: 2
Views: 54

Re: Cat FIP

I lost a 3 month old to FIP, but my understanding then was that a definitive diagnosis was only possible at a post mortem, so unless that has changed, I suppose it's always possible something else is going on FIP affected just about every organ with my poor lad, and although he picked up following a...
by Kay
Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Will he ever be tame?
Replies: 8
Views: 120

Re: Will he ever be tame?

has he been fixed?
by Kay
Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Under siege
Replies: 9
Views: 117

Re: Under siege

I am jealous - I only wish I had neighbours who would look out for other people's cats as well as their own I have arranged for someone to remove my own cat should I die or be taken into hospital unexpectedly, but there is no one who would look out for the two strays who live in kennels in my garden...
by Kay
Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat Litter
Replies: 1
Views: 42

Re: Cat Litter

the fact that smells are enclosed in a hooded box will make it worse, and some litters are better at containing smells than others - what type you using at the moment?
by Kay
Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Under siege
Replies: 9
Views: 117

Re: Under siege

much better than having to worry about one, or both, going missing

how do they know you are feeder-in-chief though?
by Kay
Thu Dec 26, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: elevated liver enzymes
Replies: 17
Views: 112

Re: elevated liver enzymes

can't really add much, except when I had a cat with Hyperthyroid his ALT levels were somewhere around the same, and neither my vet, nor the practice he went to for Radioactive Iodine therapy were the least bit concerned
by Kay
Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: cat treats
Replies: 10
Views: 131

Re: cat treats

she eats Zooplus' WIld at Heart Mollycat - all five varieties - it's a grain-free quality food - I've tried her with cooked chicken, raw minced steak, and most of the complimentary fish and chicken food like Applaws - all ignored she's 11 so needs to keep her water intake up - she drinks quite well,...
by Kay
Wed Dec 18, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: cat treats
Replies: 10
Views: 131

Re: cat treats

Sheba do creamy treats, but they are expensive, I think it was cheaper to buy human grade tinned salmon when I looked at them. A friends cat loves the cat soups but only if you mash the bits up well with the liquid. I've tried mashing, even pureeing in a blender, but then she won't go near it - and...
by Kay
Wed Dec 18, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: cat treats
Replies: 10
Views: 131

cat treats

I can't persuade my Penny to eat any wet food - she even leaves all the bits in cat soup - but she will eat squishy cat treats, so at least they offer a different texture

can anyone recommend any soft treats, apart from Felix and Whiskas ones?
by Kay
Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Relocating a litter tray
Replies: 7
Views: 63

Re: Relocating a litter tray

I think the 1+1 tray rule is good for kittens, who are still learning to be house trained, but I've always been able to get away with one large tray for two adult cats, although I used to put another out if I was going to be away for more than 10 hours, and then I put it alongside the usual tray - i...
by Kay
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: cat licking himself raw -- better advice
Replies: 5
Views: 130

Re: cat licking himself raw -- better advice

my Penny has licked herself bald on her inner thighs and tummy, and I too think it's just habit with her - she's been with me since April but stays just in two rooms, so is I think rather bored a lot of the time she doesn't make herself sore as far as I can tell so I haven't done anything to stop he...
by Kay
Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Neighbour is stealing my cat
Replies: 7
Views: 140

Re: Neighbour is stealing my cat

then I think you need to make these people realize how much his absences upset you - are you any good at turning on the tears? they sound basically good people, who are far more likely to be sympathetic to grief than anger, especially as they have a cat they love themselves I do wonder though if one...
by Kay
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Neighbour is stealing my cat
Replies: 7
Views: 140

Re: Neighbour is stealing my cat

is it a company thing, perhaps? are you out all day, and he wanders off looking for company? or perhaps as there are children in their house he likes being around them - some cats do I can never understand why obvious cat-loving families don't visit their nearest rescue and find a cat of their own, ...
by Kay
Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Plz help figure out kittens gender
Replies: 4
Views: 65

Re: Plz help figure out kittens gender

if that photo is upside down, then I would say female - they have a slit whereas males have a round hole

http://www.pet-informed-veterinary-advi ... ttens.html
by Kay
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: At the end of my patients
Replies: 6
Views: 132

Re: At the end of my patients

do you shop online? if you do, have you come across Zooplus, who sell many more foods than are available in the shops

they offer trial packs too, which you might find useful https://www.zooplus.co.uk/specials/cats/trial_specials
by Kay
Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Jaw Spasm and unable to Groom
Replies: 3
Views: 65

Re: Jaw Spasm and unable to Groom

I'd suggest too getting a few photos of her jaw spasms to show the vet
by Kay
Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Second cat query
Replies: 3
Views: 67

Re: Second cat query

personally I'd go for another male around the same age, who has been neutered a while back (I assume Milo is too) and preferably who has been living in a home environment so has not learned to be terratorial or fight for food but if you fall in love with a cat who has had a rough time living as a st...
by Kay
Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: FIV cats - Rescue & Rehoming
Topic: I can take in an fiv cat. Northampton.
Replies: 4
Views: 73

Re: I can take in an fiv cat. Northampton.

I'd let your local vets know too - who knows someone may bring in a cat with FIV to be euthanized
by Kay
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: 5 cats, different diets
Replies: 5
Views: 108

Re: 5 cats, different diets

can't advise generally, but a 16 year old losing weight but eating normally or more than usual is quite often a signal for hyperthyroid, so I would suggest blood tests for him

some timed feeders might help the lunchtime feeding
by Kay
Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Drastic behavior change
Replies: 6
Views: 114

Re: Drastic behavior change

he sounds like a cat who is not well - his scabby bumps might have nothing to do with what is going on with him, and an exterior examination can only go so far - I would recommend you go back to the vet and ask for a complete check - blood tests, urine test, xrays etc - it will cost more and may not...
by Kay
Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: ALternative proteins
Replies: 17
Views: 191

Re: ALternative proteins

my Trigger had a lot of the problems Molly has - the only thing that made a huge difference was Metacam, which he had for three months when he had a cancerous growth it was a huge relief that he could eat anything for those months, as he never lost his appetite I suppose the Metacam soothed inflamma...
by Kay
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: ALternative proteins
Replies: 17
Views: 191

Re: ALternative proteins

check out the ingredients in GranataPet

https://www.zooplus.co.uk/shop/cats/can ... wet/584450
by Kay
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: 4 yr Old Cat Litterbox Issues?
Replies: 7
Views: 140

Re: 4 yr Old Cat Litterbox Issues?

another thought - have you tried her with an open tray? she might feel uneasy pooping where she can't see the kitten
by Kay
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: New kitten.. advice needed please!
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Re: New kitten.. advice needed please!

I think you're finding out the hard way why it's often recommended to home two kittens rather than just the one!

If that is something you could consider, I can thoroughly recommend it, as not only would they use up a lot of energy on each other, but you would have hours of fun watching them do it
by Kay
Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: cat's pee!
Replies: 3
Views: 95

Re: cat's pee!

can't vouch for it personally, but an awful lot of people in the States do https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CKFL93K?aaxitk=-5sewR06UL6nDCUxeJwJsg&pd_rd_i=B00CKFL93K&pf_rd_p=44fc3e0f-4b9e-4ed8-b33b-363a7257163d&hsa_cr_id=7460956440101&sb-ci-n=productDescription&sb-ci-v=Rocco%20%26%20Roxie%20Supply%20Prof...
by Kay
Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: My Mouse - Spring 2002 - Oct 28 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 201

Re: My Mouse - Spring 2002 - Oct 28 2019

Oh Lilith, I'm so sorry to hear this - Mouse was a real CatChat cat, and will be sorely missed by us all, though of course not as much as by you

it sounds as if you managed a good passing for her, which is all any of us can ask
by Kay
Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Please help, my 2 year old cat will not leave the kitten alone.
Replies: 1
Views: 48

Re: Please help, my 2 year old cat will not leave the kitten alone.

I think from what you say it would be best to make your bedroom the kitten's room, and exclude your other boy from it. That will immediately solve the litter and food problem. At only 2 months old he is too young to cope with an boisterous older cat, but he will grow - if you keep him in the bedroom...
by Kay
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Is scented or unscented cat litter better?
Replies: 10
Views: 152

Re: Is scented or unscented cat litter better?

Who knows what's in any of them? Personally I favour a litter which doesn't cling to paws to get licked off, and has the least dust to be breathed in
by Kay
Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat eaten chicken bones
Replies: 2
Views: 47

Re: Cat eaten chicken bones

I'm afraid you are right to be worried - see discussion here https://www.mumsnet.com/Talk/the_litter ... her-to-vet

small bones would presumably be worse

is there an emergency vet number you could ring to discuss the situation?