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by Grinchy
Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Injection site lump on my kitten
Replies: 4
Views: 442

Re: Injection site lump on my kitten

Sorry, forgot to say it took about five weeks to go down from first jabs to second jabs.
by Grinchy
Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Injection site lump on my kitten
Replies: 4
Views: 442

Re: Injection site lump on my kitten

My kitten had one develop. I took her to see the vet and the vet checked it and said it was fine.

She didn't get a lump from the second round.

Her sister didn't get any lumps at all.
by Grinchy
Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:32 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: 22
Views: 4568

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

My Buffy didn't like the salmon and tuna flavours in the UK box.

I bought the duck/ lamb mix from zooplus and she eats all four flavours.
by Grinchy
Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Yet another cat litter advice request...
Replies: 7
Views: 160

Re: Yet another cat litter advice request...

Hi

I use cat's best too and it is fantastic for odour control and clumping.
by Grinchy
Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: I am moving. should I take him or give him to someone in the neighborhood
Replies: 4
Views: 133

Re: I am moving. should I take him or give him to someone in the neighborhood

I appreciate that it will be difficult for you with two moves on the horizon.

Would your neighbour just be taking care of your kitty until you are finally settled? Or did you mean for them to keep the fur baby permanently?
by Grinchy
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Feeding
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Re: Feeding

Trust me, my little minxes can smell a pork scratching I ate three hours ago at the pub.
by Grinchy
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: HELP CAT HISSING AT SISTER AND SON
Replies: 6
Views: 100

Re: HELP CAT HISSING AT SISTER AND SON

Are the males neutered?

I want to rule that out first. Neutered females can react badly and get aggressive to boys who aren't fixed.

If they are, then I'll post some questions up that might get you thinking about the reasons she could be doing this.
by Grinchy
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat Worming
Replies: 5
Views: 119

Re: Cat Worming

Hi, Not sure if it's more potent but they have a choice between drontal tablets or the Provender drops. The drops are only applied every three months. My cat-niece has to take a blood thinning pill every day (congenital heart issues). I'm looking after her solo, this week. I wrap her in a hoodie so ...
by Grinchy
Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat Worming
Replies: 5
Views: 119

Re: Cat Worming

Does your vet have drops? I use prodefender drops from the vet.

Also, the Cat's Protection League have a good video on how to administer a pill to a cat on YouTube.

I use some pate or butter to make it yummy for them. Then blow on their nose or rub their throat gently so they swallow the pill.
by Grinchy
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Successful introduction but now adult cat is being hassled.
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Re: Successful introduction but now adult cat is being hassled.

Thank you for your reply and advice

I'll also look at the threads you mentioned.
by Grinchy
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Successful introduction but now adult cat is being hassled.
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Successful introduction but now adult cat is being hassled.

Hi all, I have two kittens (15 weeks old) and an adult cat (5 years old). I've had the kittens since they were 8 weeks old and we took the introduction slowly. The process can be found on this thread: https://www.catchat.org/felineforum/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=9382 Last week, we allowed the kittens...
by Grinchy
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Help!
Replies: 7
Views: 401

Re: Help!

Unfortunately, cats find locked doors irresistible. It's a territory issue.
by Grinchy
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Passive cat and confident kitten fighting and hissing all the time
Replies: 4
Views: 121

Re: Passive cat and confident kitten fighting and hissing all the time

Hey,

I'm wondering if you're okay and things going well?

I'm going through the same.

Had a successful introduction. No fights or fur flying

But the new younger ones won't leave the resident adult cat alone.

Don't know how to stop them.
by Grinchy
Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Introducing two new kittens to resident cat
Replies: 37
Views: 701

Re: Introducing two new kittens to resident cat

Dear Mollycat and Ruth, I want to say a huge thank you for all your support and help. We have been free roaming this weekend - and it's been great! Buffy and Ferius have found their equilibrium. They're still learning about each other - but it's going to be a positive journey. I'm so grateful for yo...
by Grinchy
Wed Sep 09, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Introducing two new kittens to resident cat
Replies: 37
Views: 701

Re: Introducing two new kittens to resident cat

Thank you!

I actually did half an hour of free roaming yesterday - which went very well.

I stopped it because Ferius went under a chair and started stalking Buffy whilst Buffy was chilling. Then Buffy saw a paw dart from under the chair and went up slap it.
by Grinchy
Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Introducing two new kittens to resident cat
Replies: 37
Views: 701

Re: Introducing two new kittens to resident cat

Hi Ruth.

Thanks for your reassurance.

This weekend, the kittens would have been with us five weeks.

We're going to allow them to roam during the day now.

I'm nervous!!!

Wish me luck.
by Grinchy
Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Introducing two new kittens to resident cat
Replies: 37
Views: 701

Re: Introducing two new kittens to resident cat

Hi Thank you for your excellent advice. I have a positive yet puzzling update. We are now feeding all cats 'semi-supervised'. This means I put the food down and go off but keep an eye out from the kitchen. This has been going well apart from one incident, which I will mention. All three of them now ...
by Grinchy
Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Introducing two new kittens to resident cat
Replies: 37
Views: 701

Re: Introducing two new kittens to resident cat

Hi, Hope all is well. I have a weird update. Feedings have been going well. There hasn't been much interaction because I'm on my own in the week, so I've played with Ferius on the shelves whilst throwing Buffy treats or playing with Buffy on the ground whilst Ferius plays with a toy. Today, Buffy da...
by Grinchy
Mon Aug 31, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Introducing two new kittens to resident cat
Replies: 37
Views: 701

Re: Introducing two new kittens to resident cat

Hi, Thanks for your advice. Buffy has upped her pace today. I have a phenomenal update! During the 6am feed, I led Kellen the excitable kitten away. Buffy came to their bowls to eat. She was eating six inches from Ferius!! After Ferius are, she walked past Buffy and groomed with her back to Buffy. B...
by Grinchy
Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Introducing two new kittens to resident cat
Replies: 37
Views: 701

Re: Introducing two new kittens to resident cat

Hi all, Hope you are all well and having a good weekend. A Buffy and kitten update... We are now at the point where they can all eat in the same room or play in the same room or the kittens can play and Buffy watches them. The problem now is the kittens... They don't respect Buffy's boundaries. For ...
by Grinchy
Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Introducing two new kittens to resident cat
Replies: 37
Views: 701

Re: Introducing two new kittens to resident cat

Another Buffy update! The kittens were playing in the sitting room and Buffy was asleep in the conservatory. One of them ran into the French doors and woke Buffy up! I got the toy out and starting playing with them while Buffy watched. She sat at the doors as if she wanted to come in. So I let her i...
by Grinchy
Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Introducing two new kittens to resident cat
Replies: 37
Views: 701

Re: Introducing two new kittens to resident cat

5pm feed. The gate was open half way. Buffy went completely into the kitten room to eat Ferius' food. I put more kitten food in it and she took her time to chomp it whilst I played with red dot with the other two. All was well. Buffy ate, walked off, hung around. Walked into my room. Ferius dashed f...
by Grinchy
Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Introducing two new kittens to resident cat
Replies: 37
Views: 701

Re: Introducing two new kittens to resident cat

Hi Mollycat, Thank you for that tip. I will look into that and I do think it's an issue that might present itself when the kittens have the run of the house. Thank you for that excellent tip. I hadn't even considered that the little chompers might go for her biscuits - which Buffy only eats for a re...
by Grinchy
Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Introducing two new kittens to resident cat
Replies: 37
Views: 701

Re: Introducing two new kittens to resident cat

Hi Ruth, Thank you for replying and your encouraging words. There are usually six bowls, each kitty has a wet and dry bowl. But for the sake of mutual feeding, I have five bowls out and keep Buffy's dry food elsewhere. Buffy was a stray for the first six months of her life and needs food reassurance...
by Grinchy
Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Introducing two new kittens to resident cat
Replies: 37
Views: 701

Re: Introducing two new kittens to resident cat

Hi Mollycat.

You'd be impressed with me... I have five bowls!

Buffy has her bowl of wet food.

The kittens have a bowl each of wet and dry.
by Grinchy
Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Introducing two new kittens to resident cat
Replies: 37
Views: 701

Re: Introducing two new kittens to resident cat

6am feed update! I left the gate half open. Buffy only looked up twice. Ferius finished first and walked off to groom. Then Buffy finished. Instead of walking off, she crossed the baby gate into their room then stopped! I pushed Ferius' bowl a bit closer to her. She ate, looked at Ferius, and hissed...
by Grinchy
Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Introducing two new kittens to resident cat
Replies: 37
Views: 701

Re: Introducing two new kittens to resident cat

Hi Mollycat.

Thank you for the ideas. Seeing your tips as made me a lot anxious about the next stage.

Buffy and the kittens ate today with the baby gate 1/3 open.

Buffy looked up a bit more, but other than that, no dramas!
by Grinchy
Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Introducing two new kittens to resident cat
Replies: 37
Views: 701

Re: Introducing two new kittens to resident cat

Hi Ruth

Thank you so much for your reply.

They all eat either side of a baby gate in full view.

I may go with 'baby steps' at first and try leaving the baby gate open an inch or two and proceed that way.

Thank you for help and support.
by Grinchy
Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Introducing two new kittens to resident cat
Replies: 37
Views: 701

Re: Introducing two new kittens to resident cat

Hi Mollycat, Yes you are absolutely right. And I won't do try the next step for a few days. I'm focusing on the positive experience that the mutual feedings are bringing to all three cats. But my question was about my ignorance of what happens next? I literally do not know how to implement the next ...
by Grinchy
Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Introducing two new kittens to resident cat
Replies: 37
Views: 701

Re: Introducing two new kittens to resident cat

Thanks for your reassurance. I am now looking ahead to the next stage and I don't know what to do. Do I make them play in the same room? Do I bring a kitten into the room where Buffy is. I don't know what my next step should be after shared feeding time. I've seen lots of articles but they're vague ...