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by Jacks
Wed May 24, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Number 8 arrives - Another unneutered Tom...
Replies: 24
Views: 3725

Re: Number 8 arrives - Another unneutered Tom...

UPDATE ** The probiotics have done wonders - alongside little and often - and Charlie is looking much better and all his deposits are normal. It's taken a couple of weeks, mind. Here he is on a little outing, looking for some food. I hope you can see the video: https://www.facebook.com/worldaccordin...
by Jacks
Fri May 12, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Number 8 arrives - Another unneutered Tom...
Replies: 24
Views: 3725

Re: Number 8 arrives - Another unneutered Tom...

UPDATE ON CHARLIE Well a week since his "Op" and Charlie is such a lovely lad. As you'll see from the pictures his face is healing up nicely and the wound on the back of his ear can't been really seen now. His poor little nose has been really beaten up though :cry: Charlie's biggest challenge was ge...
by Jacks
Wed May 03, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Number 8 arrives - Another unneutered Tom...
Replies: 24
Views: 3725

Re: Number 8 arrives - Another unneutered Tom...

Oooh yes, he's really like Frosty! What gorgeous semi-ferals you have, Janey! Little Charlie is looking better already tonight after being indoors for 24 hours, despite his op. He's looking brighter, his eyes are wider and his scratches are healing up. No more fighting for my little man, I hope. he ...
by Jacks
Wed May 03, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Number 8 arrives - Another unneutered Tom...
Replies: 24
Views: 3725

Re: Number 8 arrives - Another unneutered Tom...

Well, he wasn't chipped... but he will be. I'm going to keep him on trial - but my trials can last a long time... :lol: Charlie is no more than 4 years old but has been well beaten up in his time. He's otherwise in good shape, but doesn't know how to use a litter box. He's a gentle, loving lad - not...
by Jacks
Tue May 02, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Number 8 arrives - Another unneutered Tom...
Replies: 24
Views: 3725

Re: Number 8 arrives - Another unneutered Tom...

Bobby is chatty too - and he's black, coincidentally. Sophie meows when she wants things, but for Bobby it's just 'talking' and it's a 'yip, yip, yip-yippy yip-yip' type of talk, looking directly at you, He will come up to the patio doors and when I open it, tells me something - then goes off again....
by Jacks
Mon May 01, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Number 8 arrives - Another unneutered Tom...
Replies: 24
Views: 3725

Re: Number 8 arrives - Another unneutered Tom...

Ah.. I think it must be the time of the year to have new kids on the block! I hope you can sort out the conundrum of your lovely black visitor. Our big male, Socksie, is terrified of the newcomer having had a run in with him on his way home at night, and won't go outside!! Bobby is the brave one, fr...
by Jacks
Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Number 8 arrives - Another unneutered Tom...
Replies: 24
Views: 3725

Number 8 arrives - Another unneutered Tom...

Some of you will remember me posting intermittently and last announcing the decision to adopt the unneutered black Tom who had turned up in our garden. He i now my beloved Bobby Bob, who is a scatty little chunky monkey who is addicted to treats and trying to catch flies. I kept him in for 10 months...
by Jacks
Sun Jun 19, 2016 5:40 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: FYI It's not just cats that like Felix!
Replies: 12
Views: 1861

Re: FYI It's not just cats that like Felix!

We put scraps of Felix AGAIL on the bird table for the birds. Saves binning unused food and they love it - Magpies, Starlings and Pigeons in our case... We had a really scruffy skinny Magpie frequenting the garden who waited for his AGAIL every day. He's now looking much healthier and has a mate :-)
by Jacks
Sat Jun 18, 2016 6:46 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Ultima dry cat food
Replies: 3
Views: 2098

Re: Ultima dry cat food

Yes - we get it from Zooplus in bulk. We have both. The cats get wet food twice a day and biscuits if they are hungry, The two boys generally like the biscuit best and one favours the hairball - which is good as he's very long haired and can have problems with 'transit' - this does seem to help. We ...
by Jacks
Fri Jun 17, 2016 1:25 pm
Forum: LOST Cats
Topic: please help
Replies: 5
Views: 3475

Re: please help

So sorry - have you had any news?
by Jacks
Tue Jun 14, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: neutering ?? help please!
Replies: 3
Views: 1992

Re: neutering ?? help please!

I don't have much experience in this area, but I had a similar thing happen before I got my first cat. I was feeding a stray cat who emerged with a single kitten at one point (I hadn't realised she was pregnant - knew nothing about cats). The local Toms then came after her again and they were fighti...
by Jacks
Mon Jun 13, 2016 4:45 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Abandoned cat i think !!
Replies: 20
Views: 5628

Re: Abandoned cat i think !!

Well done for looking after this cat! Have you checked on www.animalsearchuk.co.uk - both for pets lost in your area and to post a picture and description of the girl? They work with Cat's Protection and do a good job of reuniting pets. If you cannot find a home, I'd let your boyfriend take her home...
by Jacks
Mon Jun 13, 2016 3:17 pm
Forum: LOST Cats
Topic: please help
Replies: 5
Views: 3475

Re: please help

Please also contact: http://www.animalsearchuk.co.uk/

They will be able to give you advice and might even be able to help you find her. All paws crossed that your little girl is soon home.
by Jacks
Fri Jun 10, 2016 10:51 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Rehomed cat very stressed and unhappy
Replies: 5
Views: 2924

Re: Rehomed cat very stressed and unhappy

I really have to agree with the others here. This poor little lad has had a totally confusing time and was let outside far too soon and had too many changes in his environment. It has left him skittish and frightened and yes, if allowed to stay outside he would probably turn quite feral - he doesn't...
by Jacks
Wed Jun 08, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Creating Positive Interactions
Replies: 5
Views: 2297

Re: Creating Positive Interactions

Good suggestion, Kay - and definitely the clothes change and hand wash! Just another thought - although he's young yet the boy will need neutering and the girl spaying, of course. Cats can start reproducing very young. The boy will start to smell like a 'Tom' and your older neutered girl will HATE i...
by Jacks
Wed Jun 08, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Creating Positive Interactions
Replies: 5
Views: 2297

Re: Creating Positive Interactions

Hello there - this is a very strange situation. If they are already eating together fine, it would seem your girl is not actively scared of them or aggressive towards the kittens. Normally if a cat really takes against newcomers they will make that perfectly plain in the proximity of the newcomer/s ...
by Jacks
Fri Jun 03, 2016 4:08 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: cat needs to put weight on
Replies: 13
Views: 3271

Re: cat needs to put weight on

Looking forward to the fluffy photo! http://www.bigwebpages.com/big/resize.html Select your photo, and set the height or width (whichever is longer) to 400 pixels. It will resize the picture which you can then download and upload it to your post here by clicking the 'attachment' tab underneath where...
by Jacks
Fri Jun 03, 2016 3:45 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat Fight Injury
Replies: 7
Views: 1990

Re: Cat Fight Injury

So glad you're looking out for this little lad, Smither. We took in a stray Tom middle of March and had him neutered - and wonderfully all his scars have healed up. They can't help the fighting when they're unneutered and I expect your neighbours would say 'he's just a cat' and suggest he's only doi...
by Jacks
Fri Jun 03, 2016 3:33 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Once a peaceful household - Now constant fights
Replies: 10
Views: 1897

Re: Once a peaceful household - Now constant fights

Great news about the progress! It sounds like Mia got her toes caught at the vet or in the carrier and she may need to have that looked at. You're doing the right thing taking things slowly and carefully - every good day will make the next good day more likely! Sounds like you've turned a corner. If...
by Jacks
Fri Jun 03, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: black cat going ginger!
Replies: 9
Views: 2182

Re: black cat going ginger!

How interesting! I have three tuxedo blacks - one has definitely a chocolate tinge to her fur and a gorgeous ginger-brown strip across her shoulders which you can see when she sits in the sunlight. Then there are the two all-blacks - the girl is jet black all over, but even for her when she's in the...
by Jacks
Mon May 30, 2016 9:52 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: What's Causing The Stomach Upsets?!
Replies: 3
Views: 768

Re: What's Causing The Stomach Upsets?!

Hope your little ones are feeling better soon and the pooh obsession can wane ;-) I'm sure your older girl will settle down eventually, especially is she's already peaceable with them. I think it can take quite a while before cats fully adjust to newcomers - at least 6 weeks and even then they're no...
by Jacks
Sun May 29, 2016 8:03 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Once a peaceful household - Now constant fights
Replies: 10
Views: 1897

Re: Once a peaceful household - Now constant fights

Dear Vanessa, I'm no expert, but two things - Buffy's change of behaviour with the other cats (which is intermittent to some extent) and the fact that she's tending to stay in one safe spot as if she's separating herself - make me wonder whether she could be ill and in pain? Have you taken her to a ...
by Jacks
Sat May 28, 2016 3:55 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: vaginal discharge from my female cat
Replies: 4
Views: 1139

Re: vaginal discharge from my female cat

Vet ASAP and if she responds well to antibiotics I would book her in to be spayed (I'm thinking she isn't) as this could be a very unpleasant infection for your girl and these things are much less likely if females are spayed.

As others have said, hope she's okay.
by Jacks
Tue May 24, 2016 9:27 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Irreversible bladder damage - what to do?
Replies: 2
Views: 898

Re: Irreversible bladder damage - what to do?

Dear Scastillos, I'm afraid I have no experience of any of this but I so feel for you about your lovely boy. It seems unthinkable that he should have got to this place in such a short time without any previous warning. You must be heartbroken, as well as out of pocket. One of my daughter's cats, abo...
by Jacks
Sun May 22, 2016 4:35 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Neutered Older Female yowling
Replies: 7
Views: 1147

Re: Neutered Older Female yowling

I'm afraid I'm at a bit of a loss if the vet has drawn a blank. I wonder how old she is, if you've had her for 8 years and she was stray before that. I have heard of cats yowling when they're going deaf. I wonder whether he checked her hearing?
by Jacks
Sun May 22, 2016 1:15 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Rescue cat - advice needed
Replies: 11
Views: 2156

Re: Rescue cat - advice needed

Oh just look at that gorgeous contented boy! Our latest boy, Bobby, was neutered on the 14th March and now, two months later the eating everything and begging for food every five minutes has completely stopped. He too was living rough and being fed outdoors by us before we caught him on the 13th Mar...
by Jacks
Sun May 22, 2016 1:09 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: cat has been very mean, hissing and scratching for the past week and a half?
Replies: 4
Views: 1061

Re: cat has been very mean, hissing and scratching for the past week and a half?

I'm going to say nicely what I think some people will say in an even more straight-forward way - that you should never be letting an unspayed female in heat outside! This poor girl has probably already been subject to the attentions of any wandering unneutered Tom (who should also have been fixed). ...
by Jacks
Sat May 21, 2016 9:45 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Is this normal, a lump under the stitches were cat was spade
Replies: 3
Views: 940

Re: Is this normal, a lump under the stitches were cat was spade

It could be that one of the internal stitches hasn't dissolved - you'll need to take her to the vet I think.
by Jacks
Wed May 18, 2016 9:36 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Tonic for Bobby - any ideas?
Replies: 13
Views: 1571

Re: Tonic for Bobby - any ideas?

This is good news! Yes, the fur will quickly grow back - it's generally not thick on the head anyway (no underfur) so should be quicker than body areas. Jessie's face hair grew back very quickly. x
by Jacks
Tue May 17, 2016 11:05 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Aggressive cat :( won't leave my cats alone.
Replies: 11
Views: 2347

Re: Aggressive cat :( won't leave my cats alone.

One thought - would it be possible to put a large heavy object against the outside of the locked cat flap at night, to stop Madam trying to break in when your girls are getting their beauty sleep?