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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: 60

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: 12
Views: 91

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: 71

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: 82

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: 82

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: 43

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: 41

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: 43

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: 43

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: 54

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: 103

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: 6
Views: 102

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: 94

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: 190

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: 101

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: 106

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: 93

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: 22

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: 54

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: 59

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: 212

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...
by Kay
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: bowls for jelly/gravy lickers
Replies: 1
Views: 45

bowls for jelly/gravy lickers

I have just bought these bowls - the smallest size https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07B3RXLXH/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and they have made a huge difference when it comes to leaving lumps - the dishes have really steep sides, and the bottom is really small, so there nowher...
by Kay
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: new litter box
Replies: 1
Views: 56

new litter box

https://www.zooplus.co.uk/shop/cats/cat ... ker/741107

as it's a new design I thought I would share - have had to order one for Penny, who is still living in my bedroom, as I will find carrying her litter box outside for emptying so much easier
by Kay
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: super skinny feline needs feeding up
Replies: 11
Views: 146

Re: super skinny feline needs feeding up

I too have an old girl (17) who has nearly halved her body weight over the past 18 months, and yet no evidence of any medical cause - these are my attempts to at least stop the rot she won't eat the high protein foods sold on Zooplus, and anything over 3% fat goes through her too quickly, so I have ...
by Kay
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: I-131 radioactive iodine aftermath
Replies: 3
Views: 98

Re: I-131 radioactive iodine aftermath

loose yellow poo could be pancreatic or liver issues - have you tried limiting her fat intake? older cats can struggle with fat without there being any disease as such present Tiffany has problems digesting fat but I have seen an improvement feeding Gourmet Perle as it is lower fat than most - unfor...
by Kay
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Best way to give your cat a tablet?
Replies: 7
Views: 90

Re: Best way to give your cat a tablet?

the best method I have found is to use soft treat sticks, such as Webbox - squish the tablet, or cut up tablet if it's large, into a segment and give it to the cat after a couple of undoctored segments, and follow up with a couple more - I find most cats swallow them whole and have no idea they have...
by Kay
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Newly diagnosed 12 year old Male cat with hyperthyroidism
Replies: 4
Views: 76

Re: Newly diagnosed 12 year old Male cat with hyperthyroidism

personally I'd be reluctant to go down the diet or medication route for a 12 year old cat, as that would mean the thyroid tumour would go on growing for perhaps 5 or 6 years - a long time to be on only one food, or on increasing dosages of pills the radioactive treatment is IMO the best option for a...
by Kay
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: loss of fur
Replies: 8
Views: 105

Re: loss of fur

I've noticed she scratches her neck quite often too, so I suspect the skin under the collar was inflamed - before she went to her last owner, who put her into the rescue I got her from, she belonged for some years to an elderly couple, who might well have used an old-fashioned collar. When the man d...
by Kay
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: loss of fur
Replies: 8
Views: 105

loss of fur

Pennypuss, my new rescue, has a distinct thin furless ring around her neck which I assume is loss of fur from wearing a collar - I have never used cat collars myself but would like to know from someone who has if the fur will grow back
by Kay
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Am I feeding my cat enough?
Replies: 4
Views: 100

Re: Am I feeding my cat enough?

weight alone is not a guarantee a cat is at the right weight - my cat is 3.9k and is definitely skinny

what food do you give him, and how much each day? and is he always lookihg for more?