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by Crewella
Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: My furry babies ^^ May I see yours? ^^
Replies: 6
Views: 1629

Re: My furry babies ^^ May I see yours? ^^

Awwwww ..... just beautiful! :D

Sadly all mine came to me as oldies in need of a home, so I've no idea what they looked like as kittens! :)
by Crewella
Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Blue footed Booby
Replies: 5
Views: 907

Re: Blue footed Booby

Sorry, but that did make me laugh! :lol:

A miracle of cross-breeding - a Blue-Footed Booby with a Baboon's bum by the sound of it! Cats, gotta love 'em! :D
by Crewella
Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: LOST Cats
Topic: Lost Savannah cat
Replies: 2
Views: 1106

Re: Lost Savannah cat

Hi Nathalie, I'm sorry Mara has gone missing. If you'd like me to post the pic for you, then just email it to me at [email protected]
by Crewella
Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: LOST Cats
Topic: Missing Cat - Max, Ginger - Nork, Banstead, Surrey -UPDATE - RIP
Replies: 7
Views: 2154

Re: Missing Cat - Max, Ginger - Nork, Banstead, Surrey -UPDATE - RIP

I'm so very sorry to hear this, you must be devasted. My heart goes out to you.

Rest in peace beautiful boy.
by Crewella
Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Update on Ezri & Dax
Replies: 8
Views: 1996

Re: Update on Ezri & Dax

Oh I don't doubt that many cats would love their paws to be buttered, it's just I'm not sure it helps them find their way back to a new house after a move any better!! :D
by Crewella
Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Mental Stimulation for an Injured Cat Confined to a Crate?
Replies: 20
Views: 7127

Re: Mental Stimulation for an Injured Cat Confined to a Crate?

If you've read the other threads then you'll know that my Basil had to go through weeks and weeks of cage rest when he had a smashed leg after being hit by a car. I'm afraid the best advice I can give you is to harden your heart, to a degree. They DO adapt and learn to cope with the incarceration, h...
by Crewella
Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat has colon cancer - advice needed
Replies: 35
Views: 6854

Re: Cat has colon cancer - advice needed

I feel for both of you, but you're both doing the right thing in taking it one day at a time. xx I always keep some Recovery for poorly cats, but have you tried Hills a/d? It's a soft pate that's perfect for syringe-feeding, and it's highly nutritious so they need less of it than other foods. It mig...
by Crewella
Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Xanax ... anyone given this to their cat?
Replies: 7
Views: 1749

Re: Xanax ... anyone given this to their cat?

I've no experience, but fusses to lovely Blackie, and sending positive vibes. xx
by Crewella
Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Non recognition aggression problem between two siblings.
Replies: 2
Views: 781

Re: Non recognition aggression problem between two siblings.

It's a very common reaction to a cat coming home smelling of vets instead of their usual smell - cats rely on smell much more than sight. It should resolve itself as the smell goes and he starts to smell like himself again, but as Ruth says you can hurry it along a bit by rubbing him with something ...
by Crewella
Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Update on Ezri & Dax
Replies: 8
Views: 1996

Re: Update on Ezri & Dax

I have heard the butter on a cat's paws thing, but believe it to be an old wives' tale. Makes no sense to me, and in a new home I'm sure most people could do without the buttery paw prints! :D It's mentioned here, along with some sound advice. https://www.pets4homes.co.uk/pet-advice/rubbing-butter-o...
by Crewella
Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: What do you feed your old cat?
Replies: 10
Views: 1584

Re: What do you feed your old cat?

I have a houseful of older cats, and they all do seem to get fussier, and thinner, as they hit their late teens. I agree with what's been said, and I do find that feeding little and often seems to work better - even if you just take it away and give the same bowl back later. If you're really worried...
by Crewella
Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Foster Cats - update
Replies: 13
Views: 2701

Re: Foster Cats - update

I had one heck of a job catching Charlie and getting him in a basket, but at last I managed it and he went off to his new home yesterday. I spoke to the new owner today, and he's hiding under the sofa but will allow a stroke and has had his tea, so hopefully he'll be fine. :)
by Crewella
Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Foster cat with issues
Replies: 4
Views: 1075

Re: Foster cat with issues

I would certainly give her a few days peace and quiet to allow her to settle in to a new environment after such a dreadful experience. Then perhaps start by just spending time in the room with her, but not actually trying to make contact in any way, so she can see you're not a threat. I've had sever...
by Crewella
Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat wanting to go out/behaviour
Replies: 36
Views: 4665

Re: Cat wanting to go out?

Personally, I would wait and give him some more time to settle in too.
by Crewella
Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat tail missing fur on tip
Replies: 3
Views: 1684

Re: Cat tail missing fur on tip

I agree with Lilith and would speak to the vet again. Always best to check - good luck.
by Crewella
Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Kitty Diarrhoea - Worried
Replies: 17
Views: 2842

Re: Kitty Diarrhoea - Worried

@LittlePenBigHeart Thanks for explaining. :)
by Crewella
Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: LOST Cats
Topic: LOST CAT - N11 BOUNDS GREEN AREA, NORTH LONDON - NOW FOUND!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1590

Re: LOST CAT - N11 BOUNDS GREEN AREA, NORTH LONDON - NOW FOUND!!!

Gorgeous boy! So pleased you have him home safe! :)
by Crewella
Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: So how does your cat show you love
Replies: 9
Views: 1249

Re: So how does your cat show you love

Yes, happy retirement Vivian! :) I thought of Gracie immediately, Sue, as I know how much of a daddy's girl she is. And I know Bob's a mummy's boy! :D Most like us well enough but I agree a lot of it is knowing which side their bread is buttered, and liking a warm lap! I have had a couple who defini...
by Crewella
Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: So sad - my cousin died last week, leaving 2 cats behind
Replies: 14
Views: 1808

Re: So sad - my cousin died last week, leaving 2 cats behind

Wishing you all the best with your plans, Vivian. xx
by Crewella
Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Senior cat food - is it worth while?
Replies: 25
Views: 4309

Re: Senior cat food - is it worth while?

I'd actually not tried feeding raw egg ....... but if I had a cat that would only take it raw in milk, then, personally, I think I might try it with mostly yolk and just some of the white, and perhaps less often? So often, with older cats and especially ones with renal issues and fussy appetites, yo...
by Crewella
Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: HOMES NEEDED
Topic: homes for kittens despratly needed ip30 area
Replies: 2
Views: 786

Re: homes for kittens despratly needed ip30 area

As Lilith has posted. You might also be able to get vouchers to get them neutered if you contact Cats Protection. Good luck!
by Crewella
Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Neglected cat.
Replies: 9
Views: 3253

Re: Neglected cat.

Oh gosh, bless you for your concern. What area are you in? It's difficult, as you don't want to fall out with your neighbours, but equally you don't want the cat to suffer. Does the cat look ill or underweight at all?
by Crewella
Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: New user - Cat with squamous cell carcinoma
Replies: 72
Views: 7813

Re: New user - Cat with squamous cell carcinoma

I can only echo what Ruth has said and congratulate you on the love and care that you have given your cat. Like Ruth, I have been where you are now on several occasions, though for different reasons, and all I can say is that you know her best and you WILL know when she starts to lose interest in th...
by Crewella
Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: My cat will not stop meowing
Replies: 1
Views: 381

Re: My cat will not stop meowing

This is one of the few problems I don't seem to have had, but I know that several people on here have had similar issues. The advice does always seem to be to ignore it, I'm afraid - if you get up and react, in any way, you are teaching him that his meowing will be rewarded by your attention. He is,...
by Crewella
Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: So sad - my cousin died last week, leaving 2 cats behind
Replies: 14
Views: 1808

Re: So sad - my cousin died last week, leaving 2 cats behind

It is such a tough situation, for everybody involved, but I'm glad that things do seem to be getting sorted out. You're right about splitting up cats that are not truly bonded - sometimes it does turn out to be the best option. Having just taken on an elderly cat who's owner had passed away, your fa...
by Crewella
Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Senior cat food - is it worth while?
Replies: 25
Views: 4309

Re: Senior cat food - is it worth while?

If you can get him to eat eggs in any form they are very good for cats with renal issues - a high quality protein that is easily digestible, and the egg white also serves to soak up phosphorus in the same way that binders do.
by Crewella
Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Kitty Diarrhoea - Worried
Replies: 17
Views: 2842

Re: Kitty Diarrhoea - Worried

I was confused about what was wrong with the Purina One too, as it seemed to have worked. In my view 'absolute rubbish' is mainly wheat cereals .... which it doesn't have.
by Crewella
Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Kitty Diarrhoea - Worried
Replies: 17
Views: 2842

Re: Kitty Diarrhoea - Worried

My old Minnie gradually became more and more intolerant of certain foods as she got older. Cereals, fish and dairy were big no-nos. I had the same thing with her a couple of times - she'd be fine on a certain food and the suddenly she'd get the runs again. The cat food companies do seem to tweak the...
by Crewella
Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Fussy Eater
Replies: 7
Views: 1744

Re: Fussy Eater

Most of mine are ex-strays, but mine all seem to be pigs that will eat absolutely anything. Apparently it tastes better if it's stolen, too! ;) I'm like Ruth and tend to feed on a 'take it or leave it' basis. I feed a wide variety and never the same thing twice in a row, so there will usually be som...