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by Kay
Thu May 13, 2021 8:53 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: 2 new kittens from different litters fighting
Replies: 6
Views: 537

Re: 2 new kittens from different litters fighting

engaging them together in play is your best bet, in my experience - a wand type toy or just a long piece of string will do

it works as a distraction, of course, but also teaches them to realise how much fun they can have playing together
by Kay
Sun May 02, 2021 11:31 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: House move - cat having problems with neighbourhood cats
Replies: 2
Views: 38

Re: House move - cat having problems with neighbourhood cats

any chance the previous occupant of your house was feeding one or both of the cats who sit outside your door?
by Kay
Tue Apr 27, 2021 2:43 pm
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: 29
Views: 6231

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

my outdoor feral prefers Tesco's own pouches more than anything else, especially the gravy ones I don't think his teeth are in good shape, and he can't cope at all with the solid bits of meat in the more expensive foods, but the reconstituted lumps in the basic food are softer for him he has one mea...
by Kay
Sat Apr 24, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Overwhelming grief
Replies: 17
Views: 6723

Re: Overwhelming grief

I too live alone and don't have much life outside the home We are all different, and I can only say what has worked for me when I have found myself alone after a cat has died - I go to the rescue and offer a home to the cat most in need of one, not as a means of comfort for me, but simply because I ...
by Kay
Thu Apr 22, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Advice please: getting a new kitten for our bereaved kitten
Replies: 17
Views: 184

Re: Advice please: getting a new kitten for our bereaved kitten

fantastic - do keep us up to date with how it goes
by Kay
Thu Apr 22, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: My rescue cat will not use litter tray and doesn't p&p all day...
Replies: 9
Views: 116

Re: My rescue cat will not use litter tray and doesn't p&p all day...

have you any reason to think he wouldn't use the tray if he was desperate? my 13 year old girl only pees twice in 24 hours, and poos around every 36 hours, so there may be nothing to worry about

the important thing though is to make sure he has access to a tray 24/7 if he needs it
by Kay
Mon Apr 19, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat sits at water -no drinking
Replies: 5
Views: 118

Re: Cat sits at water -no drinking

perhaps the cat's original Egyptian ancestry prompts them to pause over their water bowls in case a Nile crocodile is lurking just beneath the surface of the water
by Kay
Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Hyperthyroidism behaviour - is this normal?
Replies: 10
Views: 115

Re: Hyperthyroidism behaviour - is this normal?

it sounds to me as if you haven't yet got the dosage of the felimazole quite right yet - 2.5 in two doses is quite a low dose, and it is right to start low, but it may be it needs increasing a bit I would say hang on in there for a bit longer, as she may well settle - hormonal imbalances can cause a...
by Kay
Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Aggression getting worse- need help ASAP
Replies: 6
Views: 133

Re: Aggression getting worse- need help ASAP

it is very unusual for a cat to show a lot of aggression towards his owner, especially in a one on one situation for months at a time are you sure his attacks are aggression, and not him trying to engage you in some interaction because he's bored - do you play with him much? If he is clinging on to ...
by Kay
Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Insurance Recommendations
Replies: 7
Views: 127

Re: Insurance Recommendations

I insured an 11 year old rescue cat with Tescos 2 years ago - premiums are currently £30.12 a month which isn't bad for a now 13 year old, though I have never had to claim so far, which I expect makes a difference this is for their top of the range Premium cover, which gives a maximum of £4000 vet f...
by Kay
Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: How to keep opened wet cat food?
Replies: 9
Views: 142

Re: How to keep opened wet cat food?

wasn't Arthur's the new name for Kattomeat? and before either there was just KIt-e-kat in a single, fishy flavour - I bet it had better ingredients than in most cat foods these days though I have given up on wet cat food for my outside cat now, though, as he cannot manage the tough bits of meat in t...
by Kay
Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: First time kitten owner advice
Replies: 5
Views: 89

Re: First time kitten owner advice

if she is to go outside, you might want to consider how comfortable you'd be calling her name out loud in earshot of the neighbours :)

and cats are supposed to be most tuned in to ssss sounds - Essie perhaps?
by Kay
Fri Apr 02, 2021 9:17 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Food suggestions for Pippin
Replies: 8
Views: 123

Re: Food suggestions for Pippin

nothing smellier than pilchards in tomato sauce - probably too salty but high protein and dirt cheap, and most cats love it
by Kay
Thu Apr 01, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Old and Long Term Homeless
Replies: 7
Views: 121

Re: Old and Long Term Homeless

Nigel is such a lucky boy to have you looking out for him, whatever the outcome giving an oldie in poor health comfort and care in whatever time they have left is so worthwhile, and the years of living rough and then sitting unwanted in a rescue makes him such a deserving case if only there were mor...
by Kay
Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Old and Long Term Homeless
Replies: 7
Views: 121

Re: Old and Long Term Homeless

I would suspect his behaviour almost certainly stems from a health problem, one which accounts for his bad smell - and I would further suspect that his kidneys are failing, and most of the time he feels rotten perhaps his initial enjoyment of finding himself in warm and loving surroundings made him ...
by Kay
Mon Mar 29, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Night time routine and front door gate questions
Replies: 4
Views: 91

Re: Night time routine and front door gate questions

I'd certainly recommend putting a chain on the front door, so you can open it just a crack if someone rings - if you then need to open it you can move her away before doing so - good security anyway for you too to check out callers if yours is a terrace house, then there is more of a problem when yo...
by Kay
Mon Mar 29, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Screams in distress before drinking water
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Re: Screams in distress before drinking water

maybe try something like this to put the whiskers theory to the test? https://www.viovet.co.uk/Ancol-Sippy-Water-Bottle/c12249/?quick_find=116955&utm_source=sag&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=surfaces_UK&gclid=Cj0KCQjw9YWDBhDyARIsADt6sGb4o1E5jTj0p-8jHicJCcZZOYh17vfeBwTV59_GizYfnwbnJ...
by Kay
Fri Mar 26, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Unhomable cat - out of ideas :(
Replies: 23
Views: 2924

Re: Unhomable cat - out of ideas :(

Having a plan is a positive in itself, so good luck with it My cat doesn't sit at the rear windows, where she could see other cats in my garden, and the front windows face a road, so very rarely are there any cats to be seen there, and as I said she only goes out throuogh the cat flap in the back do...
by Kay
Fri Mar 26, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Unhomable cat - out of ideas :(
Replies: 23
Views: 2924

Re: Unhomable cat - out of ideas :(

I have a cat who is petrified of other cats, to the extent she will not go out into my enclosed patio during daylight hours but she will go out when it's dark, and no other cats are around, and this might also be true for your problem girl how does she see other cats? have you tried confining her to...
by Kay
Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: house trained but want to use litter tray
Replies: 7
Views: 102

Re: house trained but want to use litter tray

can you dig an outdoor pit for them, as near the house exit point as possible? I had a cat who hated using a tray, and I lifted a patio slab for him, dug it out and filled it with compost - I dug it over every week and removed any obvious poo bundles an alternative to compost is builder's sand, whic...
by Kay
Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat will starve but will not eat cat food
Replies: 38
Views: 4440

Re: Cat will starve but will not eat cat food

Sorry but this is no closer to providing a balanced diet and should definitely NOT be touted as a solution to the problem of a cat refusing to eat a balanced diet. Your kitten might be eating and ok for a while but this is not a long term healthy diet. I know this is the received wisdom, but I do h...
by Kay
Tue Mar 23, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: clumping litter works too well
Replies: 9
Views: 182

Re: clumping litter works too well

I would certainly recommend a metal litter scoop for granite lumps - much much sturdier than plastic I've given up on clumping litter for the last two years, as age is catching up with my back - I now buy a very fine silica litter, which weighs nothing and is excellent at masking smells - I had thre...
by Kay
Mon Mar 22, 2021 12:48 pm
Forum: FOUND Cats
Topic: Found, Crockenhill, Ginger male cat
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Re: Found, Crockenhill, Ginger male cat

you have posted on a UK forum, so I'm afraid it's very unlikely you'll get any positive response

he's a very distinctive looking cat though, and I do hope someone will recognize and claim him - though if they don't a new home must be a possibility, as gingers are always popular
by Kay
Sun Mar 21, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Bewitched, bothered and ...
Replies: 15
Views: 237

Re: Bewitched, bothered and ...

nothing to add, but just wanted to say how delighted I am that there are two cats out there who don't know how lucky they are going to be
by Kay
Mon Mar 15, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat vomiting every few weeks for 2 months
Replies: 6
Views: 157

Re: Cat vomiting every few weeks for 2 months

looks like sweetcorn to me - does he go outside?

the obvious fur though suggests to me he's vomiting because of it, and I don't think I'd be too worried if it was my cat, as long as this was the only symptom
by Kay
Sat Mar 13, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Advice Welcome! Referred 60 miles away in lockdown and no car...
Replies: 3
Views: 133

Re: Advice Welcome! Referred 60 miles away in lockdown and no car...

I used an animal courier to take a cat 150 miles for specialist treatment - a big advantage was that the van had an inner caged area much bigger than a carrier with room for a bed and litter tray I don't know your financial situation beyond what you have said, but is taking out a new credit card a f...
by Kay
Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: 10 week Kitten does not like his wet food
Replies: 9
Views: 218

Re: 10 week Kitten does not like his wet food

I would suggest you weigh him regularly - once a fortnight as he's so young - that will show you if he is gaining weight and as long as he is you can stop fretting over how much, or how little, he eats
by Kay
Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Ok ... this is a self pitying moan
Replies: 10
Views: 273

Re: Ok ... this is a self pitying moan

just a thought, from someone who has been caring for an outdoor cat for some years now - the arrangement is I provide food and shelter in my shed, and he agrees not to hiss at me as long as I don't get too close - although unneutered he doesn't seem to stray beyond my garden do you have a garden whi...
by Kay
Sun Feb 21, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Kitten with Megacolon
Replies: 1
Views: 72

Re: Kitten with Megacolon

Have you seen this https://www.vetfolio.com/learn/article/ ... on-in-cats

there was a poster on here who had considerable success with the Royal Canin Fibre Response mentioned in this article