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by Alice
Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: House move
Replies: 4
Views: 82

Re: House move

A friend had a slightly different idea to let her cat enjoy the garden - instead of tying the rope to a tree she tied it to her washing line, which ran the length of her garden, giving the cat plenty of room to play. It all depends on the size and layout of the garden.
by Alice
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Rescued cat has never used the litter box
Replies: 8
Views: 171

Re: Rescued cat has never used the litter box

I can really sympathise and can't add to the suggestions offered, but for a behaviourist you could email catchat's own, for advice without charge.....

[email protected]
by Alice
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Time for a new start...
Replies: 18
Views: 299

Re: Time for a new start...

Me too! I tried various local charities, looking for just one black cat, having had a white one which shed white fur very liberally on my mostly dark coloured trousers, and everything else. No black cats to be found and after some persuasion I ended up with a pair of long haired, light coloured Ragd...
by Alice
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Weeing on my bed
Replies: 15
Views: 277

Re: Weeing on my bed

I've not been in Asda recently, but I have seen mattress protectors there at very reasonable prices, probably available online if you're not near a branch - worth a look. I seem to remember someone on here recommending them from Asda, too. I hope you can soon resolve the situation and get Inky to us...
by Alice
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Letting out for the first time
Replies: 8
Views: 179

Re: Letting out for the first time

Yes, Ruth, when I took on my two Ragdolls, aged 5 and 6, and always kept indoors, I'd read that they'd no sense of danger and weren't streetwise. After a time my vet advised me to try letting them out and they really love being in the garden, mine or next door's, but don't roam, thankfully, and cert...
by Alice
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: tips on reducing aggression between my two cats?
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Re: tips on reducing aggression between my two cats?

I can't improve on the advice you've been given, but will just mention that CatChat has a behaviourist who can be consulted without charge at

[email protected]

Good luck with them. I hope they will learn to live together amicably, even if never best friends.
by Alice
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: What food?
Replies: 3
Views: 106

Re: What food?

I agree that Butchers Classic is both cheap and decent quality, but if you have some left don't waste it or let it go off - empty it out into a poly bag and freeze it for another day. That's what I do and it works well. I'm not sure about the quality of it, but as cheap occasional 'treat' mine love ...
by Alice
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: loss of fur
Replies: 8
Views: 173

Re: loss of fur

My two Ragdolls had worn collars for years before they came to me and their fur soon grew back, so you'd never guess that they'd collars on. Similarly, years earlier when I took collars off two moggies their fur soon grew back, so I think you can be optimistic for Pennypuss.
by Alice
Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Paid Help Wanted - Experienced Cat Owners/Veterinary Nurses
Replies: 11
Views: 260

Re: Paid Help Wanted - Experienced Cat Owners/Veterinary Nurses

Is there a local branch of an animal charity, Cat's Protection, etc, who'd be able to offer the help you need in return for your donation?
by Alice
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat howling and pawing at door during the night
Replies: 6
Views: 199

Re: Cat howling and pawing at door during the night

When I had two cats which didn't get on well together I used to keep one in my bedroom at night, with the door closed to avoid possible fights, and kept a litter tray in the room (and an aerosol spray handy in case of 'fragrance' from it!) That worked well, but I'd done it from one being a kitten. A...
by Alice
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Andrex Cat? Loo-dicrous!
Replies: 11
Views: 246

Re: Andrex Cat? Loo-dicrous!

Between the unrolling and the re-rolling someone has turned the toilet roll round, but well done puss!!
by Alice
Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: My new fridge magnet
Replies: 18
Views: 419

Re: My new fridge magnet

Reminds me of a friend's fridge magnet 'If you want to find the warmest place in the house, look for the cat' - how true! I used to visit a friend who was in cat rescue, and often had about 20 cats living in the modest 3 bed house. She'd invite me in and say 'Sit down'. I'd look round thinking 'Yes ...
by Alice
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 3919

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

In today's local paper the local branch of RSPCA features 3 kittens, all siblings, male and female, looking for new homes. They're 12 weeks old and all have been neutered already.
by Alice
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Neighbours Cat - What to Do !!
Replies: 53
Views: 1106

Re: Neighbours Cat - What to Do !!

If you can get hold of a big polystyrene box from a butcher or fishmonger you could cut a piece out for an entrance, use the lid as the floor, with an old towel or similar to lie on, to provide shelter for Paul. I'd put a brick or stone on top to prevent it being blown about by the wind, and place i...
by Alice
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: My Georgie Is Using The Litter Tray Backwards!
Replies: 6
Views: 183

Re: My Georgie Is Using The Litter Tray Backwards!

Perhaps move it gradually, so little that she doesn't notice, until it's been moved the full 90 degrees?
by Alice
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Urinary tract health cat food advice
Replies: 1
Views: 88

Re: Urinary tract health cat food advice

I've no experience of urinary problems/diet, but I wonder where you're buying the Royal Canin? Looking on the Zooplus website, which many of use, to feed a mix of wet and dry RC urinary food would cost about £1 a day for a medium size cat, only about 33p if you keep to dry only (£5.55 per kilo buyin...
by Alice
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 3919

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

There's an article here about training cats/kittens not to bite you - hope it may help.....

https://www.purina.co.uk/cats/behaviour ... aign=aug18
by Alice
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Resident Cat chasing New Cat Issues
Replies: 10
Views: 256

Re: Resident Cat chasing New Cat Issues

This is what you wanted, Lil :roll: ....
[email protected]
by Alice
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat with sun allergies
Replies: 4
Views: 221

Re: Cat with sun allergies

You'll find help with posting photos here.... https://www.catchat.org/felineforum/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=227 One of my Ragdolls has very thick, long fur and loves to find any sunny spot indoors, but when he goes in the garden he sensibly lies in the shade. Look forward to seeing your pics and I hope t...
by Alice
Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat suddenly scared of house
Replies: 4
Views: 302

Re: Cat suddenly scared of house

I've never heard of anything like this. You obviously need to be able to get him into the house by some means. Is there really no other door which you can open for him? How would you escape in an emergency? If not, could you open a ground floor window wide enough to 'post' him through or where there...
by Alice
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Male or female
Replies: 4
Views: 355

Re: Male or female

I'm no expert, but I'm fairly confident that the top one, the tabby, is a girl, and the black one a boy.
Anyone agree or disagree?

This page may help.....

http://www.pet-informed-veterinary-advi ... ttens.html
by Alice
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Adopting a Cat
Replies: 44
Views: 1809

Re: Adopting a Cat

I'm with Ruth on insurance; I've never paid it for any of mine, and am well in pocket, though it is a matter of luck, of course.
by Alice
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Adopting a Cat
Replies: 44
Views: 1809

Re: Adopting a Cat

Good to hear that you'll soon have Mia home with you. Before trying her on a lead in the garden I suggest you consider the type of garden you have. I once tried a cat on a longish lead in my back garden - he loved it, and soon ran around various bushes and shrubs, getting the lead wonderfully tangle...
by Alice
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cattery for Non vaccinated cats
Replies: 6
Views: 1289

Re: Cattery for Non vaccinated cats

Could you possibly persuade/encourage/bribe any of your family/friends/neighbours to have your cats for the few days covering your removal?
by Alice
Thu May 17, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Obsessive carpet pulling following loss of litter mate
Replies: 5
Views: 330

Re: Obsessive carpet pulling following loss of litter mate

Just a couple of suggestions to consider - you say that the carpet scratching is mostly in corners, so perhaps you could put down wide, double sided sticky tape, if you can keep it away from the area you step on. Cats hate the feel of it under their paws. I've used it in various areas with great suc...
by Alice
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat only poops if litter is brand new
Replies: 3
Views: 540

Re: Cat only poops if litter is brand new

I'd try adding a layer of fresh litter on top of the original litter, so that it smells fresh to her. When I've taken anything out of the trays here I always sprinkle some more on, hoping to make it smell more appealing.
by Alice
Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Wet food, cereal free
Replies: 25
Views: 3537

Re: Wet food, cereal free

Lilith - Lucky cats! And you can smile at the price - yours works out at £3.46 for 12 x 85g cans, but it's £5.25 for the same at Sainsburys. I looked up the Canagan, recommended on here, but it's £13.99 for 12 x 75g cans. It would cost more to feed one cat on that than I spend on a healthy diet for ...
by Alice
Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Warning about feeding a raw meat diet
Replies: 3
Views: 649

Warning about feeding a raw meat diet

This is the opening of an article about the risks of feeding raw meat to pets... Owners are warned they are putting their pet cats and dogs at risk by feeding them raw meat because it may contain deadly bugs A study finds that raw meat often contains food poisoning bugs Cats have died after eating r...
by Alice
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Wet food, cereal free
Replies: 25
Views: 3537

Re: Wet food, cereal free

Zooplus have Felix cans, too - 6 for £3.99 or 24 for £14.99, but the packs are single flavour, not assorted. You'd need to be confident about them liking a flavour to order 24 of the same! :roll:

http://www.zooplus.co.uk/shop/cats/cann ... felix#Cans
by Alice
Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: I like to see others cats
Replies: 2
Views: 439

Re: I like to see others cats

You might consider helping a charity by fostering a cat which is waiting for a home. That way you could see how you get on with a cat in your home, before committing to taking one, or better two, permanently. Hopefully that would convince you to become a cat slave, like us all on here! :) Best of lu...