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by Kay
Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Help! Not sure how to respond to newly adopted cat's behaviour and very anxious
Replies: 3
Views: 41

Re: Help! Not sure how to respond to newly adopted cat's behaviour and very anxious

sounds to me as everything is coming along nicely - cats licking off jelly/gravy and leaving the bits is a very familiar problem on Catchat! I live in a very small one storey cottage which opens directly on to a country road, and I have found it very useful to have a couple of cat flaps on interior ...
by Kay
Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: HELP ME MY NEW CAT HASN'T EATEN FOR DAYS!
Replies: 6
Views: 49

Re: HELP ME MY NEW CAT HASN'T EATEN FOR DAYS!

because she hasn't been eaten she hasn't been poo-ing either, so may have been out of her comfort zone - but it is another sign she has been eating

I have read of cats who won't pee and poo in the same litter tray, though, so you may have to put a second tray down
by Kay
Thu Nov 26, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: My little star has gone
Replies: 3
Views: 26

Re: My little star has gone

I think most of us understand only too well what you are going through I really don't think you ended his life, though - from what you say and the vets said, you only saved him from perhaps a couple more days of suffering - he knew he was near his end and relied on you to spare him and because you l...
by Kay
Thu Nov 26, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: HELP ME MY NEW CAT HASN'T EATEN FOR DAYS!
Replies: 6
Views: 49

Re: HELP ME MY NEW CAT HASN'T EATEN FOR DAYS!

if it wasn't for the not eating, you'd have to say she is doing pretty well as well as the foods suggested, you might try cat soups - they are not a complete meal, but they do have bits of meat or fish in them, and might be a halfway house between drinking water and eating proper food - I wouldn't w...
by Kay
Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Help! Not sure how to respond to newly adopted cat's behaviour and very anxious
Replies: 3
Views: 41

Re: Help! Not sure how to respond to newly adopted cat's behaviour and very anxious

I wonder if his anxiety stems from going from the streets to being in a cage, which must have been a much more traumatic change for him than coming to you from the fosterer's, as being shut in seems to be his trigger if there is no danger of his escaping from the flat, I would be inclined to leave o...
by Kay
Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Advice please
Replies: 7
Views: 65

Re: Advice please

a new one on me - I've never had a cat afraid of radio or TV - most seem to understand it isn't 'real' noise - I have a photo somewhere of a long-deceased Siamese sleeping on top of TV (back when they were hefty objects) while Crufts dog show went on below her I think I'd be tempted to shut Rummy in...
by Kay
Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: I visited an old friend - and have some thoughts to share
Replies: 6
Views: 62

Re: I visited an old friend - and have some thoughts to share

some vets sadly are just not tuned in, or caring enough, to do the best by desperate owners, even if they care about animals because I booked Trigger's final end in advance I was able to have the vet I wanted, and with Tiffany I phoned the vet who had drawn off tons of fluid two days before to tell ...
by Kay
Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: I visited an old friend - and have some thoughts to share
Replies: 6
Views: 62

Re: I visited an old friend - and have some thoughts to share

having the vet come out to euthanise works best when planned, and when it's not an emergency - for Trigger, who had cancer, I booked a couple of days ahead, when metacam was not totally controlling his pain - for Tiffany, who had heart disease, the vet came out after the treatment she had given me a...
by Kay
Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: I visited an old friend - and have some thoughts to share
Replies: 6
Views: 62

Re: I visited an old friend - and have some thoughts to share

I very much agree with you - I'm sure if an edlerly cat could be consulted, he or she would want to be kept pain free, and no more it is difficult to watch a beloved friend slowly decline, and it is natural to want to do something, but all my cats have hated going to the vet, and being medicated, so...
by Kay
Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: recipe for cat gravy?
Replies: 3
Views: 96

Re: recipe for cat gravy?

Perhaps we should start a cat owners matching service - I have been feeding a stray for years on Whiskas meat or fish in jelly, and he eats all the meat but leaves all the jelly

but when I tried him with Whiskas in gravy, he lapped up all the gravy and left the meat

go figure!!
by Kay
Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: My best friend died today
Replies: 3
Views: 63

Re: My best friend died today

I know only too well how it is - the mind plays over and over again those final moments - or hours or weeks if illness is involved - like music on a loop a sudden death is always a bigger shock, but there is the consolation of knowing there was no suffering - watching a slow decline before the end a...
by Kay
Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: My best friend died today
Replies: 3
Views: 63

Re: My best friend died today

how awful for you, and your mum too there really is no way to hurry the grieving process, though I have found it helped to search out a special plant to mark the burial place, and to put together a collection of photos - looking through them brings happy memories to at least temper the bad ones the ...
by Kay
Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Help with feeding cat
Replies: 5
Views: 41

Re: Help with feeding cat

first food that popped into my mind was tinned pilchards - very smelly but most cats love it
by Kay
Tue Nov 10, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Needing advice on 4 strays
Replies: 1
Views: 23

Re: Needing advice on 4 strays

Cat Action Trust are the people to advise/help you best in this situation

http://www.catactiontrust.org.uk/
by Kay
Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: PLEASE HELP!!
Replies: 6
Views: 56

Re: PLEASE HELP!!

I had a Siamese cat who re-opened her spay wound by insisting on shinning up and down the curtains

but it still healed up OK
by Kay
Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat won't eat redux
Replies: 4
Views: 56

Re: Cat won't eat redux

what have you tried him with? wet and/or dry? not everyone would agree with me, but I do think it is easier to deal with a finicky cat with a good quality, grain-free dry food, because it can be left down all day and night if necessary - and it's easy to weigh it out so you know if he is eating a fu...
by Kay
Thu Nov 05, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Ear mites
Replies: 6
Views: 70

Re: Ear mites

spot on treatments work much more effectively, and kill other beasties too I don't know what is available in the US - I have used Advocate with good results in the UK, but a vet prescription is needed to buy online, or can be bought (more expensively) directly from the vet they need sorting quickly ...
by Kay
Wed Nov 04, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Struggling to cope
Replies: 6
Views: 79

Re: Struggling to cope

the pain won't stop but it will recede, and let in happier memories of the joy she brought you sadly us animal lovers will have to say goodbye to more than one companion during our lifetimes - that's just the way it is - but the pain of saying goodbye doesn't negate the years of love and affection s...
by Kay
Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Advice please
Replies: 1
Views: 51

Re: Advice please

I have an outdoor cat too, and until recently two - I think the positioning of the outside kennel matters more than anything - wet is worse than cold I think, and you need the entrance facing in the direction the weather is least likely to come from - east and north for me I have put a Mr Snugs insi...
by Kay
Mon Nov 02, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat doesn't eat well after teeth extraction.
Replies: 15
Views: 103

Re: Cat doesn't eat well after teeth extraction.

you might not need a small kibble food once her gums have hardened - meanwhile, like any food the kitten kibble is only fattening if the cat eats too much - I would suggest you weigh it out and stick to a daily amount of around 50 gms for now the fact that she is able and eager to eat is a big step ...
by Kay
Mon Nov 02, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat doesn't eat well after teeth extraction.
Replies: 15
Views: 103

Re: Cat doesn't eat well after teeth extraction.

for really small kibble you need to get dry food for kittens - which is higher in protein than regular stuff, another plus while she's getting her strength back
by Kay
Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat doesn't eat well after teeth extraction.
Replies: 15
Views: 103

Re: Cat doesn't eat well after teeth extraction.

cats are well known for trying to eat dry food after having teeth extracted, although 28 is a very major event have you tried soaking her usual dry food until it's completely mushy? it wouldn't give her the texture she wants, but the taste would be familiar if her mouth is going to be sore for a whi...
by Kay
Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Chronic Upper Respiratory Infections for almost a year
Replies: 8
Views: 186

Re: Chronic Upper Respiratory Infections for almost a year

I found this Q and A which might be helpful Hi Bisolvon has been very helpful in treating my Persian cat who suffers regularly from blocked nose and sinuses which makes breathing very hard work for her. When asked our vet advised it was possible to keep her on Bisolvon on an ongoing daily basis, whi...
by Kay
Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Sick cat, bad vet
Replies: 3
Views: 179

Re: Sick cat, bad vet

did the vet do a thorough examination of her mouth and teeth?
by Kay
Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: For those who feed their cats Felix, has anyone noticed that their cats have stopped eating it?
Replies: 17
Views: 2804

Re: For those who feed their cats Felix, has anyone noticed that their cats have stopped eating it?

after years of feeding the cat who lives outside in my garden chicken, Gourmet and Felix AGAIL, and him leaving loads for the slugs and magpies, I find he eats up every scrap of tinned Tesco own brand and Whiskas in jelly - which is saving me a fortune and I am relieved not to have a bin full of unr...
by Kay
Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat sneezing
Replies: 5
Views: 141

Re: Cat sneezing

did either vet mention chronic rhinitis, as this is what it sounds like to me it's fairly common in cats, and not serious - if the discharge thickens or turns yellow or green, then a course of abs, or injections, will be necessary,, but the condition is incurable you might find she needs food which ...
by Kay
Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Suspected oral squamous cell carcinoma
Replies: 4
Views: 119

Re: Suspected oral squamous cell carcinoma

I have no experience of this particular cancer, but lost a cat to soft tissue sarcoma 6 years ago. It presented as a tumour in the pelvic area, which made removal very difficult. Because he hated leaving the house, I decided I would avoid all vet visits after the diagnosis, and concentrated on keepi...
by Kay
Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Concerns around a shelter in Cleobury Mortimer
Replies: 2
Views: 146

Re: Concerns around a shelter in Cleobury Mortimer

what a sad situation - while most animal rescuers are basically well-meaning, they don't all have the expertise or willingness to learn how to manage a rescue properly I am very glad to read that the end result for you and MIa has turned out so well despite all the expense and traumas - I shudder to...
by Kay
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Which prescription food for cat - urinary vs. kidney
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Re: Which prescription food for cat - urinary vs. kidney

I'd trust the vet on this one too - urinary crystals and kidney disease are both very common in cats, and every vet should be experienced in treating both.
by Kay
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Help with adopted semi feral cat
Replies: 1
Views: 92

Re: Help with adopted semi feral cat

What a lovely story. 6 months isn't that long for a cat to settle after such a long period of living alone outside. She is young enough to change quite a lot in the months and years to come. I'm not surprised she still feels at the moment uneasy sometimes if she things someone is getting too close, ...