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by Felis-Felidae
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: spraying/peeing on wall
Replies: 5
Views: 84

Re: spraying/peeing on wall

+1 Everything the people above said, but I'd also suggest that if you can't get your hands on a high-sided litter box quickly, you can just go to an office supplies store (or something of that ilk) to pick up a tall plastic box as a substitute. Something like this: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Really-Us...
by Felis-Felidae
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Advice for adopting 8-week-old kitten?
Replies: 6
Views: 92

Re: Advice for adopting 8-week-old kitten?

You too, how is the injection lump now? You're bringing this kitten into a multi-cat home aren't you? I don't think you have anything to worry about as long as the residents are kind and support you in its education. At 8 weeks your kitten is still wired for learning and will be for some months mor...
by Felis-Felidae
Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Advice for adopting 8-week-old kitten?
Replies: 6
Views: 92

Re: Advice for adopting 8-week-old kitten?

I'm old enough to remember when kittens were rehomed at 6 weeks, barely weaned. Less time with mum has disadvantages and advantages, if you give them plenty of time and take the place of mum in teaching them about dangers and good behaviour in the first few weeks, you are likely to have a strongly ...
by Felis-Felidae
Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Advice for adopting 8-week-old kitten?
Replies: 6
Views: 92

Re: Advice for adopting 8-week-old kitten?

Hi as you've taken kittens at twelve weeks before there really is no difference in caring for an 8 week old your kitten will be eating drinking using litter box just keep food to what it's used to and make any changes in diet slowly regular small meals and plenty of cuddles and playtime they're a l...
by Felis-Felidae
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Advice for adopting 8-week-old kitten?
Replies: 6
Views: 92

Advice for adopting 8-week-old kitten?

Good day, all. Someone is trying to find homes for a feral cat and kittens they've been feeding because they can't continue looking after them for much longer. The mother already has a taker, but the kittens aren't going with her. They asked if I want one of the kittens and I don't mind helping out....
by Felis-Felidae
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Adult cat bad toilet behaviour
Replies: 5
Views: 70

Re: Adult cat bad toilet behaviour

Lol, I have one of those as well, so I understand. In case you don't have one in your study yet, by the way, you may also consider setting up a litter box in there. And then, if that doesn't work, I think I would also try using a significantly different litter in 1-2 test litter boxes, to see if he'...
by Felis-Felidae
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Adult cat bad toilet behaviour
Replies: 5
Views: 70

Re: Adult cat bad toilet behaviour

I believe so -- I have one that develops curious attacks of stress-induced gastritis whenever we're apart for more than 20 or so hours. Hence, this cat has now been grafted semi-permanently to my shoulder and lap. That being said, I have to admit I've never had a cat that acted as you described. Sti...
by Felis-Felidae
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Adult cat bad toilet behaviour
Replies: 5
Views: 70

Re: Adult cat bad toilet behaviour

Quite a pickle, particularly if you've truly eliminated all of the possibilities. Is there a chance that there's something "just beyond your gaze", so to speak? I have a friend whose adult cat suddenly began urinating outside of the litterbox for no apparent reason either... until they discovered fr...
by Felis-Felidae
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Still can’t find food cat will eat!
Replies: 42
Views: 310

Re: Still can’t find food cat will eat!

Goodness, vent away! I can only imagine how exhausted you are. Will she absolutely refuse all food for an entire day or (and pardon me if this is a stupid question) will she deign to touch food she's refused before once she gets hungry enough and your eyes aren't on her? Because I have one cat who p...
by Felis-Felidae
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Getting Broadline onto the hide vs. the fur
Replies: 4
Views: 75

Re: Getting Broadline onto the hide vs. the fur

Find it much easier with two people one to hold the cat while the other parts some fur and can keep it parted to apply the spot on sometimes we put it on two separate spots to avoid so much on fur which seems to be wasted but it can take a fair bit of fiddling around to get a good patch of skin exp...
by Felis-Felidae
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Getting Broadline onto the hide vs. the fur
Replies: 4
Views: 75

Re: Getting Broadline onto the hide vs. the fur

Not a bad idea -- I'm not sure if it will work on her undercoat, but I'll try to get one of those nonetheless. Thank you for the tip, Kay!
by Felis-Felidae
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:04 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Getting Broadline onto the hide vs. the fur
Replies: 4
Views: 75

Getting Broadline onto the hide vs. the fur

This is a question for those with cats who have very dense coats and undercoats. Do any of you have tips for ensuring Broadline gets on the hide instead of the fur? The cat in question is small (2.6kg) and a Russian Blue. Even among my Russian Blues, her undercoat is a little... ridiculous, lol. Whe...
by Felis-Felidae
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Ever had a near-invisible but palpable lump on cat post-injection?
Replies: 5
Views: 73

Re: Ever had a near-invisible but palpable lump on cat post-injection?

Hah, you're right, it hardly touches on my situation :lol: Thank you nonetheless, Mollycat. It may still be useful in the future as I have 4 dogs too ;)
by Felis-Felidae
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Pilling cats - desperate for help!
Replies: 13
Views: 123

Re: Pilling cats - desperate for help!

I understand the frustration. My cat is on steroids right now too, you see, and foams from them as well. As I said, the cheese wrapping prevents direct contact with the pill for her. I made a mistake once and dropped it towards the middle of the tongue and she "chewed" it, but the cheese was so... s...
by Felis-Felidae
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Ever had a near-invisible but palpable lump on cat post-injection?
Replies: 5
Views: 73

Re: Ever had a near-invisible but palpable lump on cat post-injection?

Pardon me, I should have stated it! It was her vaccination for rabies. Yes, the lump is on the injection site, roughly around the point where a cat's latissimus dorsi approaches what I believe is their lumbar fascia. [I may be mistaken: I'm no vet :oops: ] And thank you for sharing that, ArgyllCat. ...
by Felis-Felidae
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat only eats Whiskas dry
Replies: 2
Views: 69

Re: Cat only eats Whiskas dry

Have you tried Orijen?
by Felis-Felidae
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Pilling cats - desperate for help!
Replies: 13
Views: 123

Re: Pilling cats - desperate for help!

If the foaming is the primary issue (and it sounds like it is), I believe that's what needs to be addressed first. Because as long as you get the pill far back down her throat and hold her head up with her mouth closed (using the stroke-her-throat-until-she-swallows technique), there's a fair chance...
by Felis-Felidae
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Lump on neck
Replies: 2
Views: 124

Re: Lump on neck

Going through this too, although mine has now been there for about 3 months! Is your kitty's lump visible? Would it be possible to see a photo of it, perhaps?
by Felis-Felidae
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Ever had a near-invisible but palpable lump on cat post-injection?
Replies: 5
Views: 73

Ever had a near-invisible but palpable lump on cat post-injection?

Hello everyone, I'm a new member. I'm posting because I'd like to know if anyone else here has had a cat develop a nearly invisible but palpable lump on their flank following an injection. I mean it when I say it's nearly invisible. I have to angle a light and use the shadow on her (already-shaved) ...
by Felis-Felidae
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Lump after vaccination
Replies: 14
Views: 2926

Re: Lump after vaccination

One of my cats had her annual vaccinations on the 5th (12 days ago) and I noticed a lump under her fur around the vaccination site last night. Obviously I'm worried about fibrosarcomas, but realise that it could be a vaccination lump. Do you think it's worth getting her checked out at the vets, or ...