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by Camdengirl
Fri Nov 14, 2014 3:54 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Need advice for blind cat
Replies: 12
Views: 2568

Re: Need advice for blind cat

Anna has covered pretty much everything I think! The only thing I would add is that to begin with she may run into things from time to time. I adopted a cat who had just lost his sight and in the early weeks there were a few occasions when he got overexcited and ran full pelt into things like the do...
by Camdengirl
Fri Nov 07, 2014 5:09 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat may lose a leg. Any 'tripod' owners here? please advise
Replies: 31
Views: 4837

Re: Cat may lose a leg. Any 'tripod' owners here? please adv

Yes, it makes me very angry too. Hops' physical scars healed well but the mental ones are still with him, he is a terribly anxious cat and used to have nightmares, he'd wake up in the middle of the night terrified and disorientated, and would cry until I went and gave him a cuddle. Sometimes he was ...
by Camdengirl
Fri Nov 07, 2014 2:00 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat may lose a leg. Any 'tripod' owners here? please advise
Replies: 31
Views: 4837

Re: Cat may lose a leg. Any 'tripod' owners here? please adv

Hello, I also have a tripod cat, he had a front leg removed more than four years ago and it hasn't held him back at all. His remaining paws are also misshapen because he suffered damage to those too (the rescue he came from thinks he was used in dog baiting) and he can be a bit clumsy as a result, b...
by Camdengirl
Thu Oct 23, 2014 1:56 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Trigger has a mass
Replies: 40
Views: 6709

Re: Trigger has a mass

So sorry to hear this, Kay, I will be thinking of you and Trigger tomorrow. Gentle fusses to your lovely lad x
by Camdengirl
Wed Oct 15, 2014 10:51 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: A sad day
Replies: 30
Views: 5719

Re: A sad day

I'm so sorry to hear this news, Helen. Big hugs.

Sleep tight Minnie x
by Camdengirl
Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:15 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Alternative senior food - any suggestions?
Replies: 25
Views: 8725

Re: Alternative senior food - any suggestions?

I agree it is not wise to keep a cat on a very low protein diet for an extended period, but 'low' protein where cats with CKD are concerned is somewhere between 20% and 30% overall protein in a day. Rather than not being 'low', I think anything over 50% can probably be considered 'high' protein. Man...
by Camdengirl
Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:30 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Alternative senior food - any suggestions?
Replies: 25
Views: 8725

Re: Alternative senior food - any suggestions?

It needs to be worked out in terms of % dry weight as the more more moisture there is, the higher the relative protein content.
by Camdengirl
Wed Aug 13, 2014 3:18 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Alternative senior food - any suggestions?
Replies: 25
Views: 8725

Re: Alternative senior food - any suggestions?

Someone mentioned this thread to me so I popped in to have a look. It is important to remember that cats with dodgy kidneys need to have their protein as well as their phosphorus restricted. Lily's Kitchen foods are all quite high in protein (the 'chicken' dinner is lowest at 50%, the rest are at le...
by Camdengirl
Sat Aug 02, 2014 9:40 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: And then there were 7 .........
Replies: 117
Views: 15700

Re: And then there were 7 .........

I'm so so sorry Helen. I've not been on here for a while but someone told me about Peaches and I wanted to look in. Such an awful shock for you, and poor Daz must be lost without his playmate.

Hugs for you and cuddles for Daz.

Sleep tight Peaches x
by Camdengirl
Sun Jun 22, 2014 9:44 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Farewell
Replies: 1
Views: 1020

Farewell

After almost five years as a Catchatter I'm leaving the site. I don't want to be part of a community where a parochial few require everything to be sugarcoated and tell people who value a little honesty what they can or can't post. That is not what the site used to be about. Thank you to those remai...
by Camdengirl
Sun Jun 22, 2014 8:27 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Urgent advice needed for cat who was blinded yesterday
Replies: 24
Views: 4131

Re: Urgent advice needed for cat who was blinded yesterday

Really sorry to hear about Pip. Sleep tight little one.
by Camdengirl
Sat Jun 21, 2014 6:59 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: And then there were 7 .........
Replies: 117
Views: 15700

Re: And then there were 7 .........

Good luck with Teasel, you worked wonders with little Peaches. Here's hoping Daz doesn't neglect his leading lady in favour of 'the new girl'!
by Camdengirl
Sun Jun 08, 2014 1:55 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Dear Kitten
Replies: 4
Views: 1270

Re: Dear Kitten

Awww that is cute!
by Camdengirl
Sun Jun 08, 2014 12:08 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Anyone have any experience with Destolit?
Replies: 34
Views: 7600

Re: Anyone have any experience with Destolit?

I don't think there is such a thing as a normal cat!!

Pip quite often spits her pill out, but usually I spot it and she doesn't get away with it!
by Camdengirl
Sun Jun 08, 2014 3:17 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Anyone have any experience with Destolit?
Replies: 34
Views: 7600

Re: Anyone have any experience with Destolit?

Sorry Mark, only just catching up on this. I hope Laz is feeling better today. What did his T4 come back as? Pip's liver enzymes go up every time her T4 starts to climb (before it goes above the high end of normal), it was actually the factor that made the vet repeat the thyroid test before she was ...
by Camdengirl
Thu Jun 05, 2014 7:37 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Felix Tokens
Replies: 7
Views: 2293

Re: Felix Tokens

I have mine all cut out ready for you Ria!! Just need to remember to bring them round...
by Camdengirl
Sat May 31, 2014 9:57 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat attacking its tail
Replies: 3
Views: 1158

Re: Cat attacking its tail

I think what lilynmitz is thinking of is phantom limb syndrome, it's a kind of physical hallucination. Hops often tries to use his missing leg (particularly in the litter tray/when scrapping with Pip) although fortunately it doesn't seem to bother him. Phantom limb pain can be treated in humans but ...
by Camdengirl
Wed May 21, 2014 10:19 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat has allergies, don't know what to do
Replies: 8
Views: 3554

Re: Cat has allergies, don't know what to do

She just goes mad. She'll be lying on my lap in the evening, and then all of a sudden she cries, runs off and starts scratching/grooming and goes nuts. Just don't know what to do to help her. This doesn't sound so much like a food allergy, has the vet considered hyperesthesia? My Hops has this and ...
by Camdengirl
Wed May 21, 2014 9:01 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat has allergies, don't know what to do
Replies: 8
Views: 3554

Re: Cat has allergies, don't know what to do

Poor Millie :( I do feel for you and her, Clay had terrible skin (and latterly digestive) issues with food, and for months he was scratching and chewing his skin to bits (and he couldn't have regular steroids because he was FIV+). The first thing to share is that Clay responded terribly to the RC se...
by Camdengirl
Tue May 20, 2014 4:50 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cheyenne going AWOL
Replies: 57
Views: 8904

Re: Cheyenne going AWOL

Really pleased to hear you're keeping Cheyenne around, and that she's made herself comfortable in the shed, it's probably just the bed she wanted! You may well find that when the weather cools down later in the year (and the days get shorter) she starts coming back in for longer stretches again. I w...
by Camdengirl
Tue May 20, 2014 5:59 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cheyenne going AWOL
Replies: 57
Views: 8904

Re: Cheyenne going AWOL

It is also Cheyenne's life, Jacks, and I don't agree with encouraging someone to give up on a feral cat so soon. Eight months might seem like a long time, but a feral cat can take much longer than that to come around, especially if it isn't pushed to interact. I have a formerly feral RSPCA reject (t...
by Camdengirl
Mon May 19, 2014 9:36 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cheyenne going AWOL
Replies: 57
Views: 8904

Re: Cheyenne going AWOL

I agree with Hunny, animals aren't just homewares we can return if they aren't what we wanted. And it doesn't sound as if Cheyenne is the one that is unhappy with the current situation. I don't think returning her to the RSPCA will work in her favour at all, they are often all too quick to pts cats ...
by Camdengirl
Sun May 18, 2014 11:54 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Vibes for Molly please
Replies: 48
Views: 9808

Re: Vibes for Molly please

I'm so sorry. Sleep tight little lady Molly x
by Camdengirl
Fri May 16, 2014 3:25 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Vibes for Molly please
Replies: 48
Views: 9808

Re: Vibes for Molly please

Really sorry to hear that it's not better news. Everything crossed it turns out not to be a tumour, for a long time I expected the worst with Pip, but she's been having seizures for over two years now and is doing fine. She does odd things too, she will scratch frantically at her ear from time to ti...
by Camdengirl
Fri May 16, 2014 8:02 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Vibes for Molly please
Replies: 48
Views: 9808

Re: Vibes for Molly please

Any news on Molly?
by Camdengirl
Tue May 13, 2014 8:51 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Vibes for Molly please
Replies: 48
Views: 9808

Re: Vibes for Molly please

Thinking of you and Molly, I know what a worry it is, I had the exact same fears when Pip's seizures first started. Fingers crossed it's not a sign of something serious.
by Camdengirl
Mon May 12, 2014 6:58 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: At my wits end - do I have my 7 year old put to sleep?
Replies: 22
Views: 3810

Re: At my wits end - do I have my 7 year old put to sleep?

Don't give up on Teddy just yet, see how it pans out with the treatment. Another Catchatter had a cat that was diagnosed with a heart condition and not given long to live, and he survived for years! Even if Teddy only has a year or a year and a half, that's a lot of time for a cat to be loved. Finge...
by Camdengirl
Sat May 10, 2014 9:29 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cheyenne still nervous
Replies: 18
Views: 2959

Re: Cheyenne still nervous

I agree with Crewella. Cats with no/little experience of humans are frightened of the unknown simply because it's unknown. When it happens, their immediate response is panic, but when nothing bad happens to them it becomes a bit less unknown and a bit less scary. It takes a long time to overcome tha...
by Camdengirl
Thu May 08, 2014 11:24 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Happy Gotcha Day Scholes!
Replies: 11
Views: 2343

Re: Happy Gotcha Day Scholes!

I remember him too, gorgeous lad! Happy gotcha day to you and Scholes :)

(Hope a special tea is on the cards?)
by Camdengirl
Thu May 08, 2014 11:22 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cheyenne still nervous
Replies: 18
Views: 2959

Re: Cheyenne still nervous

Presumably the bathroom is not part of the open-plan layout though? If she's sleeping in the bath, can you not spend some time in the bathroom with her each day? I know it's not anyone's first choice of location for hanging out, but twenty minutes here and there should be doable?