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by Kay
Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: FIV cats - Rescue & Rehoming
Topic: I can take in an fiv cat. Northampton.
Replies: 3
Views: 20

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: 3
Views: 33

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: 64

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: 97

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: 97

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: 6
Views: 75

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: 81

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: 52

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: 133

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: 35

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: 90

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: 32

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?
by Kay
Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: My old cat went into a coma in her sleep
Replies: 23
Views: 232

Re: My old cat went into a coma in her sleep

it's difficult to stop the last few days or hours or minutes playing over and over in our minds when a beloved pet dies but you have 21 years of her life to remember and celebrate, and you will be able to let go of those final 2 hours in time, I promise you she was with you and you were with her as ...
by Kay
Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: New Spots Around Cat Ears
Replies: 5
Views: 57

Re: New Spots Around Cat Ears

cats can get freckles where there is scant fur covering - and that is rather what they look like in your photo

does she have direct access to the sun? I'm not sure if freckles can be formed by sun coming through windows
by Kay
Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Hair loss - part of a known health problem?
Replies: 5
Views: 65

Re: Hair loss - part of a known health problem?

I wonder if some cats experience some hair loss and thinning as a natural process of ageing, just like humans do it sounds as if her fur is gradually retreating rather than falling out - I copied this from an online article as I thought it might be a possible answer Hereditary Hair Loss Your cat los...
by Kay
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Lost my Oliver to FIP
Replies: 4
Views: 58

Re: Lost my Oliver to FIP

I'm so sorry - I lost a kitten to FIP at 5 months, and he had all the symptoms you describe - he was treated at a major veterinary hospital, so their diagnosis was not in doubt he got very anaemic as well as the other symptoms you describe, and rallied wonderfully when he was given a blood transfusi...
by Kay
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Help! Part 2
Replies: 2
Views: 78

Re: Help! Part 2

excellent advice there - I would just add that getting down and fronting her when she has nowhere to go is a big no no at the moment, but danging a toy such as da Bird along the floor where she can see it might be difficult to resist and you will find the pleasure you get out of gradually bringing h...
by Kay
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Red sore on kittens neck - advice would be appreciated!
Replies: 2
Views: 46

Re: Red sore on kittens neck - advice would be appreciated!

has he had an injection in that place, by any chance? I had a cat who developed a very similar bare sore spot when immunised

bathe it with salty water if it looks mucky, but otherwise I wouldn't think you need worry before the Friday vet visit, unless he seems to be ill or in pain
by Kay
Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: A cat I am attached to (not mine) was lost by irresponsible owner
Replies: 1
Views: 66

Re: A cat I am attached to (not mine) was lost by irresponsible owner

the dilemma between freedom and safety has always been an issue, and causes a lot of divisions the compromise if it is an option is to secure part of the garden/yard so a cat can be safe but free to wander within the enclosed space - this is what I have done - but I still prefer my cats to use a lit...
by Kay
Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat on a diet
Replies: 9
Views: 74

Re: Cat on a diet

I've often wondered about the grain thing, as in the wild cats would eat mice and birds, and mice and most birds would have grain in their stomachs, wouldn't they? I've got a litte tub rescue cat, who will not eat any wet food - I suspect treats may be her problem, as I think a lot of them are quite...
by Kay
Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: New kitten litter problems
Replies: 2
Views: 43

Re: New kitten litter problems

it's quite possible he is frightened by being put somewhere he doesn't want to go, rather than of the litter tray and litter I've never had to put kittens into the litter box, as they seem to know what it is and what it's for - I'd make sure he knows where it is and let him get on with it - if you c...
by Kay
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Willow not eating - any ideas?
Replies: 24
Views: 262

Re: Willow not eating - any ideas?

My Penny won't eat any wet food, but she will lap up the gravy from Gourmet and Sheba pouches, so I squeeze it out and feed the solids to one of my outdoor cats. I don't know how much nutrient is in it, but it looks quite rich.
by Kay
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Furry thief!
Replies: 9
Views: 82

Re: Furry thief!

I've probably told this story before, but I had a redpoint Siamese who was a real thief I once spotted her through the kitchen window on my neighbour's kitchen table tucking into a cooked chicken - and no, I didn't confess a worse event was when she came home with a dead budgie in her mouth - I had ...
by Kay
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Blood in stool - Newly adopted cat
Replies: 10
Views: 190

Re: Blood in stool - Newly adopted cat

this is all so sad, when you should have been enjoying life with your new companion he's had a lot of meds in the past few weeks, and I wonder if he needs a calm period on a bland diet of white fish and boiled chicken, perhaps with a bit of cooked chicken or lamb's liver to counter his blood loss a ...
by Kay
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat in heat - can't be spayed. What to do?
Replies: 4
Views: 79

Re: Cat in heat - can't be spayed. What to do?

has she been seen by a vet with particular experience of heart problems in cats? as I understand it, there can be more than one cause of a heart murmur, and some are more serious than others - only an ultrasound can tell which it is and I would have thought being on heat so much can't be good for he...
by Kay
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: 7 weeks old tiny kitten diarrhoea
Replies: 31
Views: 279

Re: 7 weeks old tiny kitten diarrhoea

personally I don't think many vets can find out too much about internal problems simply by an examination - and I find sometimes you have to push for blood tests, xrays, scans etc before you get a diagnosis - there's a bit of a tendency to shove antibiotics at you and hope for the best initially and...
by Kay
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Temporary home please for timid cat
Replies: 2
Views: 61

Re: Temporary home please for timid cat

a lack of outdoor access shouldn't be a barrier to you having him, because in a foster home for three months he would be very unlikely to be allowed outdoors
by Kay
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Help with cats diarrhoea, at wits end
Replies: 11
Views: 198

Re: Help with cats diarrhoea, at wits end

Hills z/d lists as its main ingredient grain, and as that made your cat worse I wonder if grain is the problem - though Hills d/d should have helped - I suspect your vet recommended the Hills, as many vets get a pay-off from the comany JWB contains rice, which is not usually a problem but could be i...
by Kay
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Help with cats diarrhoea, at wits end
Replies: 11
Views: 198

Re: Help with cats diarrhoea, at wits end

apart from the chicken, you don't seem to have tried a single source protein cat food, and that might just be worth trying I can recommend this one https://www.zooplus.co.uk/shop/cats/canned_cat_food_pouches/feringa_wet_cat_food/saver_packs/314409 which might well work out cheaper than Whiskas, as y...
by Kay
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Advice needed concerning new cat
Replies: 3
Views: 69

Re: Advice needed concerning new cat

I too think it could be a lot worse - you have to remember that the newbie has always known she could run away when anything bothered her outside, but she is now in an enclosed space with nowhere to go, so it is only natural she feels a bit threatened now and again. The fact that she still interacts...