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by Crewella
Sat Nov 19, 2016 4:33 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: diabetes and kidney disease!
Replies: 2
Views: 1831

Re: diabetes and kidney disease!

Modern thinking seems to be that it's the quality of protein that's important for cats with renal issues, rather than just the amount. Tanya's website is tough going, but a mine of useful information, especially on foods:

http://www.felinecrf.org/
by Crewella
Sat Nov 19, 2016 4:21 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Metrobactin
Replies: 13
Views: 5429

Re: Metrobactin

I don't know Metrobactin but I looked it up and it seems to be primarily Metronidazole, which is a very common antibiotic. Several of my cats have had it over the years with success and no issues.
by Crewella
Sat Nov 19, 2016 4:16 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Spaying
Replies: 23
Views: 6157

Re: Spaying

As Mark has said, the rescue often speys ferals and lets them straight back out, so I'm sure Ria will be fine. As to her coat, it took Buzz's coat about 5 months to grow back after I cut off his dreadlocks when he arrived ....... and you could still tell where the new hair was then so I'm guessing i...
by Crewella
Sat Nov 19, 2016 4:04 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Cat introduction
Replies: 2
Views: 2257

Re: Cat introduction

I have several elderly cats and have introduced them all to the gang over the years. Most important is to make sure that the incoming cat is sociable, and try to get one that's not too much of a live wire as older cats often don't appreciate attempts at boisterous play! The advice here is good: http...
by Crewella
Sun Nov 13, 2016 4:04 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Is ringworm often mistaken for a cut?
Replies: 12
Views: 2199

Re: Is ringworm often mistaken for a cut?

Sorry, I meant a UV/black light torch. Some people have them for checking bank notes or security markers.

This might help:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5j_B7yboY4
by Crewella
Sun Nov 13, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: My Boy...
Replies: 8
Views: 2061

Re: My Boy...

Wow, he really is a stunner! :D
by Crewella
Sun Nov 13, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Hot water bottle?
Replies: 18
Views: 6397

Re: Hot water bottle?

I use the Snugglesafe heat pads (heat in the microwave) for the outdoor cats on cold nights. They do hold their heat all night and are very good.

http://www.petsathome.com/shop/en/pets/ ... e-heat-pad
by Crewella
Sun Nov 13, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: LOST Cats
Topic: Sheffield: Lost grey and orange cat, S2 (Found)
Replies: 4
Views: 1789

Re: Sheffield: Lost grey and orange cat, S2

So pleased to hear you have her home safe. It would be a good idea to update the title with 'found', thanks. :)
by Crewella
Sun Nov 13, 2016 3:51 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Is ringworm often mistaken for a cut?
Replies: 12
Views: 2199

Re: Is ringworm often mistaken for a cut?

If you have a UV/black lamp or torch it will show up ringworm as many of the spores fluoresce under it. That looks to me a bit like one of my cats that used to react to flea bites in small scabby areas around the head and neck, but it could easily just be a scrape. Just keep an eye on it.
by Crewella
Sat Nov 12, 2016 7:34 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Bonded pair adopted by my niece
Replies: 8
Views: 1806

Re: Bonded pair adopted by my niece

Wow, it looks like she's got herself a real couple of stunners there = lovely pics! :)

I agree about not splitting bonded cats too. There are plenty of cats out there that need a home on their own.
by Crewella
Sat Nov 12, 2016 7:26 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Renal diet wet food
Replies: 0
Views: 3499

Renal diet wet food

When I've had cats with renal issues I've always had a real struggle to get them to eat the prescription diet foods and mostly ended up feeding a mixture of renal dry and senior wet. The most palatable, I've found, tend to be the RC and Hills pouches - the tinned version seems to be a gloopy grey pa...
by Crewella
Sat Nov 12, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Is it the end of the journey
Replies: 22
Views: 3611

Re: Is it the end of the journey

Must have been tough, it sounds like you did her proud. She was a lucky girl to have you - to be loved and cherished like that for her whole life really counts for something. I hope you can find some comfort in that.

Rest in peace little Tat, such a sweet cat. xx
by Crewella
Sat Nov 12, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat foood!
Replies: 13
Views: 3069

Re: Cat foood!

Jan, you probably know this but you can get a Senior version of Felix AGAIL, and the Senior foods are usually better for cats with renal issues. I found some renal foods recently that seemed a bit more palatable - I'll get the info and start a thread.
by Crewella
Sat Nov 12, 2016 2:16 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Is it the end of the journey
Replies: 22
Views: 3611

Re: Is it the end of the journey

I'm so very sorry, but it sounds as though you have made entirely the right decision for your lovely girl. Thinking of you. (((hugs)))
by Crewella
Thu Nov 10, 2016 1:14 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Does anyone have a Sureflap pet door? (The large one)
Replies: 20
Views: 3987

Re: Does anyone have a Sureflap pet door? (The large one)

Fingers crossed it gets there today. :) A couple of my fosters have been like Kasper. When I first get a new inmate in the outdoor run I leave the big door to their little house open for the first night, so they can see the bed, blankets and heater. Then, when they've found the bed I shut the big do...
by Crewella
Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:58 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat foood!
Replies: 13
Views: 3069

Re: Cat foood!

Actually, if you are also feeding dry food it would be easier to cut down on that. Dry food is much more 'calorific' than the wet food, and it often is the dry food that causes the weight gain.
by Crewella
Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:49 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Neighbours moved and left their cat
Replies: 24
Views: 5423

Re: Neighbours moved and left their cat

Such pretty pusses, both of them! Give them both a fuss from me. :)
by Crewella
Wed Nov 09, 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Autumn 2016 Newsletter
Replies: 1
Views: 831

Re: Autumn 2016 Newsletter

Thanks Jane - an uplifting read, as always. I particularly loved Sylvester's story. :)
by Crewella
Wed Nov 09, 2016 8:24 pm
Forum: LOST Cats
Topic: My cat is missing - Eastwick (Found)
Replies: 322
Views: 54219

Re: My cat is missing - Eastwick (Found)

Your poor boy, when you think of them wandering alone and in pain for all that time ..... it just doesn't bear thinking about, does it. :( Thank heavens you got him back and he is, hopefully, now on the mend. xx I cannot believe he was in such a bad way, and was alone all that time...but step by st...
by Crewella
Wed Nov 09, 2016 8:06 pm
Forum: LOST Cats
Topic: My cat is missing - Eastwick (Found)
Replies: 322
Views: 54219

Re: My cat is missing - Eastwick (Found)

Your poor boy, when you think of them wandering alone and in pain for all that time ..... it just doesn't bear thinking about, does it. :(

Thank heavens you got him back and he is, hopefully, now on the mend. xx
by Crewella
Wed Nov 09, 2016 7:58 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat foood!
Replies: 13
Views: 3069

Re: Cat foood!

My lot get Kitekat from parcels of food donated to the charity sometimes, and actually they all seem to like it - there are worse foods out there and it is complete. As has been said, the 4% refers to the named meat and not the total meat content, and if you're only feeding the KiteKat and no additi...
by Crewella
Wed Nov 09, 2016 7:46 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Tips for feeding
Replies: 12
Views: 2379

Re: Tips for feeding

To be honest, I think you're just going to have to accept that the cats won't be eating what they should be whilst you're away, and just concentrate on feeding one up and possibly putting the other on a diet when you get back. It's not ideal, but it's only for a couple of weeks and then you can real...
by Crewella
Wed Nov 09, 2016 7:32 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Dilemma Time
Replies: 9
Views: 2803

Re: Dilemma Time

She does indeed look a right little minx! :D

That all sounds pretty promising to me, I hope it continues that way. :)
by Crewella
Wed Nov 09, 2016 7:29 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Blind & deaf cat now has dementia
Replies: 4
Views: 1639

Re: Blind & deaf cat now has dementia

I've had several elderly cats, though none quite as old as your girl, and it's always difficult and heartbreaking to have to try and make those judgments. As you say, you seem to have things under control medically, it's just knowing how she's coping ..... and really you know her best. There will co...
by Crewella
Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Neighbours moved and left their cat
Replies: 24
Views: 5423

Re: Neighbours moved and left their cat

That sounds like quite a promising update. I really, really hope it all works out - she sounds like a lovely little thing! Bless you, for all your efforts. :)
by Crewella
Tue Nov 08, 2016 1:13 pm
Forum: LOST Cats
Topic: My cat is missing - Eastwick (Found)
Replies: 322
Views: 54219

Re: My cat is missing - Eastwick (Found)

Awwwww look at Bob there looking fragile, bless him. It's good to look at it knowing he made such a good recovery! :) Gosh, Basil's accommodation looks hideously cramped compared with Tilly's! However, because he had been wandering with a broken leg for several weeks, they had, in effect, to break i...
by Crewella
Tue Nov 08, 2016 1:57 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Taking in a stray
Replies: 10
Views: 2364

Re: Taking in a stray

As has been said, things may never go back to they way they were with your own cats, but that doesn't necessarily mean that they will be unhappy. Cat politics are an ever-changing negotiation, but it actually sounds as though your three are doing pretty well. All of my cats have had to go through th...
by Crewella
Tue Nov 08, 2016 1:38 am
Forum: LOST Cats
Topic: My cat is missing - Eastwick (Found)
Replies: 322
Views: 54219

Re: My cat is missing - Eastwick (Found)

I'm glad you've got him home. I did put a bed in for Basil at first, but he didn't seem to like it and chose to sit in the litter tray until I took it out again and just had a folded towel in there, as here. I tucked the water bowl in beside the litter tray. basilpen.jpg In the end, I found a flat s...
by Crewella
Mon Nov 07, 2016 7:11 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: So guys, I was diagnosed with eye pressure of 28 I'm terrified I'm going to go blind
Replies: 15
Views: 3907

Re: So guys, I was diagnosed with eye pressure of 28 I'm terrified I'm going to go blind

That sounds reassuring, you must be so relieved. Of course you're bound to worry, but by the sound of it the doc has it under control. I'm so pleased for you. xx