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by exlibris
Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat introductions
Replies: 6
Views: 269

Re: Cat introductions

Glad you've got them sorted for the hols - but you might want to google a review of this place? Hopefully it's just this one person, but such a lackadaisical attitude (and spaces magically appearing) wouldn't fill me with confidence. If you let your new boy out, would he come back (i.e. have you had...
by exlibris
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Watery right eye from few months
Replies: 5
Views: 375

Re: Watery right eye from few months

Vets! Can't live with them, cat's live without them. Unfortunately they have the most awkward of patients - ones that can't talk. A second opinion might be in order? However, it might just be that you need to leave it another few months and take her back again if there are other symptoms or it seems...
by exlibris
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Allergies in Cat - Help!
Replies: 2
Views: 144

Re: Allergies in Cat - Help!

Also, did you say it was always just his tail, never anywhere else? Very odd it hasn't spread beyond that area.
by exlibris
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Allergies in Cat - Help!
Replies: 2
Views: 144

Re: Allergies in Cat - Help!

Are you sure these injuries come from an allergy? Is it possible that Cooper is actually causing this himself? While you're out he might be getting really stressed out by something. He might have been fine for the last 4 years, but things sometimes just get triggered in cats. My Backy never marked a...
by exlibris
Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Tesco Kitten Complete dry food - actually complete?
Replies: 2
Views: 115

Tesco Kitten Complete dry food - actually complete?

Hi all, I read a post some time ago whereby someone was feeding their cat 'complete' food, but it turned out not to be. I'm a bit paranoid having read that. We're primarily feeding our two dry, with intermittent wet, chicken or tuna. So, if this isn't complete, then I'm not feeding them properly. Wi...
by exlibris
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Mysterious reduction in fur at the base of the tail
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Mysterious reduction in fur at the base of the tail

Hi, My work colleague is a bit concerned about her cat, it seems to be thinning near the base of the tail. He/she hasn't been over grooming or scratching, and the flea treatment is up to date. Based on this photo can anyone suggest a possible cause? She's booked into the vets, but if it ends up bein...
by exlibris
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Stupidest cat DIY
Replies: 10
Views: 361

Re: Stupidest cat DIY

Wow! I now feel positively normal - in fact I think I should step up my game!
by exlibris
Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Burmese and Brite kittens together?
Replies: 3
Views: 193

Re: Burmese and Brite kittens together?

I know how you feel - we got our 2 kittens after our beloved cats of 16 & 18 years died. We were expecting, after gaining trust, a loving cuddly relationship. The kittens are very close to each other, siblings with big brother looking out for his little sis. This closeness is probably why they w...
by exlibris
Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cats no longer getting along
Replies: 3
Views: 212

Re: Cats no longer getting along

I've found that older cats freak out with secondhand cat things (at 16 our Backy unhelpfully peed all over a donated cat bed, even though he was neutered). However kittens are too young to understand the implications of unfamiliar cat scent (ours are unfussed with Backy's old scratching post), which...
by exlibris
Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Stupidest cat DIY
Replies: 10
Views: 361

Stupidest cat DIY

Confession: I just carpeted the windowsill so the kittens didn't get cold paws whilst looking at birds.

Anyone else this daft?
by exlibris
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Thief!
Replies: 4
Views: 205

Thief!

Grrr!!!!
I go into Greggs to get lunch and for ONCE my partners favourite sandwich is in - huzzah!
Get home, turn my back for a moment, and Winston The Unstopable Stomach has licked it.
Bah!
Oooo, I'm so annoyed!

(My sandwich was fine ;) )
by exlibris
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Kitten chasing older cat
Replies: 8
Views: 303

Re: Kitten chasing older cat

That's a shame, you're probably missing the little fella, but he'll be rehomed quickly as a kitten. I dare say your old lady feels an awful lot better now.
by exlibris
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Neighbour is stealing my cat
Replies: 7
Views: 2008

Re: Neighbour is stealing my cat

is it a company thing, perhaps? are you out all day, and he wanders off looking for company? or perhaps as there are children in their house he likes being around them - some cats do I can never understand why obvious cat-loving families don't visit their nearest rescue and find a cat of their own,...
by exlibris
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat has small sores, what can I do?
Replies: 2
Views: 187

Re: Cat has small sores, what can I do?

I've been there - no money for the vet. See if you can get to your local PDSA, go here to see if you're eligible, the rules have changed a bit, so it's worth checking www.pdsa.org.uk/taking-care-of-your-pet/eligibility. If you can stomach horrible pictures, google cat skin complaints and look at the...
by exlibris
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Jaw Spasm and unable to Groom
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: Jaw Spasm and unable to Groom

I know what you mean about the long drive and panic attacks - I didn't bring our Whisper to her third neutering check up for the same reason. But she had checked out fine on her second appointment and we watched her very closely. Failure to groom is not a good sign, nor is suddenly peeing on the bed...
by exlibris
Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat's strange habit
Replies: 12
Views: 557

Re: Cat's strange habit

If you're worried about losing your hard-won trust if you get your chap neutered, then don't be. We've had problems bonding with our two kittens and we were worried that we'd take a step backwards by bundling them off to the vet. But it made no difference, they've not started hissing or hiding or an...
by exlibris
Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Kitten chasing older cat
Replies: 8
Views: 303

Re: Kitten chasing older cat

Thankfully that doesn't sound like the kitten is aggressive, just playful and relentless. So your old lady needs to find out a way of coping with him. If he was a bit smaller she'd probably just put a paw on him to hold him down until he learned she wasn't going to play like that :) It might be that...
by exlibris
Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Kitten chasing older cat
Replies: 8
Views: 303

Re: Kitten chasing older cat

I second booktigger's question - if he's not neutered that's a big part of the problem. If he is, then you're probably looking at excessive energy. I don't know if your kitten is challenging RC or just wanting a good game of chase (and RC is telling it to get lost, she's an old lady). Maybe you coul...
by exlibris
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Porcelain princess
Replies: 6
Views: 211

Re: Porcelain princess

And while we're on the topic of watery hazards, I got one of those videos come up the other day of a cat lying in the clothes in the washing machine and the owner turns the drum by hand, cat tumbles around, hahaha, it's all fun and games. But I knew someone whose cat got into the washing machine wh...
by exlibris
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Porcelain princess
Replies: 6
Views: 211

Re: Porcelain princess

Yes, my soulmate Misha. Always had to keep the toilet seat lid down. But she would be on the side of the bath when I got in it, was always playing with the taps, and would only drink from a dripping tap, never a water bowl. When Backy was a kitten he used to sit on my chest when I was in the bath. ...
by exlibris
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Porcelain princess
Replies: 6
Views: 211

Porcelain princess

Whisper is obsessed with the toilet! I catch her wandering around on the seat. If she's on the floor and you go to flush it, she rushes up to put two little paws on the seat and peeks over the side. She's not using it, or anything like that. I'm dreading the day she pods in soaking wet. Has anyone e...
by exlibris
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat's strange habit
Replies: 12
Views: 557

Re: Cat's strange habit

Hormones can send any animal to do crazy stuff (just watch bands of roaming teenage humans!). The best course of action is to neuter, then see how things pan out. It might solve everything, it might not. But at least you won't be contending with uncontrollable urges to act erratically. When things c...
by exlibris
Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: I am starting to feel depressed again
Replies: 5
Views: 451

Re: I am starting to feel depressed again

Hi, There is no definitive end point to grief, nor how deeply it is felt. Don’t feel that you are wrong to still be effected by this. When our Twitch died I was heartbroken, but Backy comforted me. I was calmed and able to meet her again in dreams. When we lost Backy this year I was heartbroken agai...
by exlibris
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: My baby went wobbly last night and was acting out of character
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Re: My baby went wobbly last night and was acting out of character

Hi Laura, You must going through absolute hell. It painful to see your once agile feline being clumsy and confused. My Twitch got to about the same age and began to be confused and fell over. It might be neurological - has she exhibited any behaviour that seems odd, confused? Behaviour that has been...
by exlibris
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Progress! Kittens finally accepting us :)
Replies: 3
Views: 172

Progress! Kittens finally accepting us :)

Anyone who has seen my posts recently will know how frustrated we've been with our new kittens. We are experienced cat owners (we thought!) and our last cats we had from kitten to elderly, and my partner has 42 years of living with cats. This pair just kept running away from us, totally happy to pla...
by exlibris
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Help, our neighbours have nails all over their fence
Replies: 4
Views: 633

Re: Help, our neighbours have nails all over their fence

I sympathise with both you and your neighbour. We had our neighbour's kids constantly climbing into the garden (even though we repeatedly said we had no problem sending the ball back over), our worry was that they'd fall and severely injure themselves and no-one find them for ages. We've also had ou...
by exlibris
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Tactical error
Replies: 3
Views: 229

Re: Tactical error

Ruth B wrote: Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:27 am Up to that point i had never thought that lacing leather items could count as an 'extreme activity'
:lol:
by exlibris
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: New cat stealing other cats food
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Re: New cat stealing other cats food

Have you ever read Inga Moore's delightful children's book 'Six Dinner Sid'? The cat in question visits every house on the street and pretends to be their pet and is eating his fill at every house. You might find that your 'Sid' is playing this game. If so, careful monitoring of his food intake won'...
by exlibris
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: New cat stealing other cats food
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Re: New cat stealing other cats food

At the moment he's probably still in "eat what I can, not sure when the next meal will be" mode. There's a chance he'll calm down when he realises he doesn't have to fend for himself anymore - how long has he been like it? If no-one is getting obese you might just let him keep eating until...