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by Charbs
Thu Jul 30, 2015 12:37 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: how to deal with trauma related incontinence?
Replies: 7
Views: 1408

Re: how to deal with trauma related incontinence?

I am heartened but I now don't know if it was a fluke as it's not happened again. It's a bit of a rollercoaster as they said she may be able to come home in the next few days, but then when I called this morning they said they'll probably keep her for another week or so. I know it's for the best but...
by Charbs
Wed Jul 29, 2015 6:14 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: how to deal with trauma related incontinence?
Replies: 7
Views: 1408

Re: how to deal with trauma related incontinence?

Apparently she wee'd in the tray in the last 24hours! I don't know if it was by chance or on purpose but it's made me feel so much more positive!
by Charbs
Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:14 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: how to deal with trauma related incontinence?
Replies: 7
Views: 1408

Re: how to deal with trauma related incontinence?

Thanks guys! They say she wees on the vet bed which absorbs the moisture so she doesn't have to lay in it. As for whether it's a slow leak or not I really don't know, but by the sounds of it she's not wee'd in the tray since it happened. It sounds like even the vets aren't sure whether she can feel ...
by Charbs
Tue Jul 28, 2015 5:57 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: how to deal with trauma related incontinence?
Replies: 7
Views: 1408

how to deal with trauma related incontinence?

Hi, I'm after advice on how to look after my cat when she comes home from the vets. She was hit by a car 2 weeks ago and had surgery to repair a hole in her diaphragm which she's recovering well from. Unfortunately she's dragging her back leg and can't seem to feel it but the vets can't see any phys...
by Charbs
Wed Jul 15, 2015 12:50 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: ruptured diaphragm possible outcome?
Replies: 1
Views: 776

ruptured diaphragm possible outcome?

My little not-even-2-years-old black cat Cilla was hit by a car yesterday whilst I was at work and today I've been told that she has a ruptured diaphragm and is being operated on as we speak. Luckily I have amazing neighbours who took care of her and took her straight to the vets. It's apparently ex...
by Charbs
Mon Oct 06, 2014 4:25 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: How to comfort a bereaved foster kitten
Replies: 9
Views: 1758

Re: How to comfort a bereaved foster kitten

Just got home and he's not toileted all day. Hasn't even eaten the chicken I gave him at lunch time and he usually bites my hand off! Definitely gonna give him lots of cuddles tonight. Maybe with the lavender beans so that he associates the smell with nice cuddles. I so want to fix him, poor little ...
by Charbs
Mon Oct 06, 2014 1:23 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: How to comfort a bereaved foster kitten
Replies: 9
Views: 1758

Re: How to comfort a bereaved foster kitten

To be honest everything's on hold anyway until I get the results of the faecal sample they were testing. Just a case of wait and see for now. In the meantime lots of chicken and cuddles are the main priorities
by Charbs
Mon Oct 06, 2014 12:42 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: How to comfort a bereaved foster kitten
Replies: 9
Views: 1758

Re: How to comfort a bereaved foster kitten

She was 11 weeks old and was the runt. I carried her around in my dressing gown in the days before she died hoping it'd help her conserve her energy. There were ongoing investigations to find out what was wrong. Hoping it was just one of those things as I want her brother to thrive as he's also smal...
by Charbs
Mon Oct 06, 2014 11:53 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: How to comfort a bereaved foster kitten
Replies: 9
Views: 1758

Re: How to comfort a bereaved foster kitten

Oh that's good, I didn't know lavender worked on cats too! No there's no one who can pop in but my office is only a 15 minute drive away so I'm popping back at lunch to check on him and to warm the beanie up for him. I'll happily pop the radio on too if it helps him. There is talk of him getting a n...
by Charbs
Mon Oct 06, 2014 11:27 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: How to comfort a bereaved foster kitten
Replies: 9
Views: 1758

Re: How to comfort a bereaved foster kitten

I'm more affected by it than I expected to be that's for sure! I'd prepared myself last week but thought she was turning a corner so let my guard down!! I just want to comfort the poor little man, feel so bad leaving him all day but there's nothing I can do about that. I have a heated beanie toy but...
by Charbs
Mon Oct 06, 2014 10:48 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: How to comfort a bereaved foster kitten
Replies: 9
Views: 1758

How to comfort a bereaved foster kitten

I've been fostering for just under a year and yesterday I experienced my first foster kitten passing. Her name was Meg. I'm also fostering her brother, Mog. He was by my side all day yesterday but seems generally ok and is still eating so Im not too worried about him at the mo, but has anyone got an...
by Charbs
Mon Oct 06, 2014 10:46 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: How to comfort a bereaved foster kitten?
Replies: 2
Views: 1246

Re: How to comfort a bereaved foster kitten?

Ok will do, thanks!
by Charbs
Sun Oct 05, 2014 6:31 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: How to comfort a bereaved foster kitten?
Replies: 2
Views: 1246

How to comfort a bereaved foster kitten?

I've been fostering for just under a year and overnight I've experienced my first foster kitten passing. Her name was Meg. I'm also fostering her brother, Mog. He's been by my side all day but seems generally ok and still has a good appetite so Im not too worried about him at the mo, but has anyone ...
by Charbs
Tue Jul 29, 2014 7:46 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: New foster kittens not toileting
Replies: 4
Views: 1796

Re: New foster kittens not toileting

All fosterers for the charity use the same litter so it's the same as they had before. I tried the ol' belly rub last night a few times and they had a little dig in the tray but never actually used it. Fortunately overnight they've finally given in and it looks like they've both used the tray now. T...
by Charbs
Mon Jul 28, 2014 9:18 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: New foster kittens not toileting
Replies: 4
Views: 1796

Re: New foster kittens not toileting

Just realised I probably should've posted this in the behaviour section...?? Sorry!
by Charbs
Mon Jul 28, 2014 9:14 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: New foster kittens not toileting
Replies: 4
Views: 1796

New foster kittens not toileting

I collected foster cats 13 and 14 yesterday and they're starting to get used to me. The only problem is they've not used their litter tray at all. Not even a droplet!!! I mean after over 24 hours I'd be pretty desperate! I'm not too concerned at this point as I've heard of it before, but just wonder...