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by Jacks
Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:41 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Hungry or bully?
Replies: 1
Views: 701

Re: Hungry or bully?

It sounds to me like Lottie wants to be dominant cat and is taking food opportunities to let Shelby know that she's the boss. Once they've sorted this out Lottie should be happy to let Shelby eat - as long as she gets her dinner first! Have a look at the advice on hierarchies on the site here - some...
by Jacks
Thu Jun 26, 2014 6:28 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Don't know what to do for the best
Replies: 9
Views: 3010

Re: Don't know what to do for the best

Hi Cills77, I think you might know what I am going to suggest, although it's not what you ideally want to do - but you're saying that your boy would really be suited to being an indoor solo cat... and having an alarm system in a house is not a problem - you can get an electrician to fit cat-friendly...
by Jacks
Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:43 am
Forum: HOMES OFFERED
Topic: Looking for second cat, Pontypridd, Wales
Replies: 2
Views: 1403

Re: Looking for second cat, Pontypridd, Wales

How lovely! Please do use this site to find rescues in your local area and discuss with them the type of profile cat that you need to match yours - rescues and fosterers generally have a really good idea about the sociability and characters of their residents, and it's important to find another kitt...
by Jacks
Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:37 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: New Addition
Replies: 10
Views: 2663

Re: New Addition

She is indeed gorgeous and you've done a great job integrating her! I'm sure as she gets more familiar with her new home she and Monster will start playing together - he is certainly young enough to want some chasey fun (which I imagine the 18 year olds are loathe to provide) and she is young enough...
by Jacks
Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:33 am
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Possible stray?
Replies: 6
Views: 2338

Re: Possible stray?

Hi DollyB, I have had similar dilemmas myself and my current no 4 cat was a probably un-neutered Tom who was spraying and chasing my other cats - again too scared to be touched - until after 5 months I trapped him successfully with the help of an RSPCA trap. The RSPCA (my local branch, lovely lady) ...
by Jacks
Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:30 am
Forum: LOST Cats
Topic: Missing Tabby cat - Bromley BR1 (Found!!!)
Replies: 4
Views: 1064

Re: Missing Tabby cat - Bromley BR1

Please read the guides on here and actively search for him - even after dark. if he's timid and not used to the outdoors he initially won't be far away but he'll be too scared to be exposed. I am trying to get close to a cat who has arrived in my garden who is obviously lost but has been outside for...
by Jacks
Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:16 pm
Forum: FOUND Cats
Topic: Black and White 'Felix' cat, seems lost, Enfield EN1
Replies: 3
Views: 1708

Re: Black and White 'Felix' cat, seems lost, Enfield EN1

Oh my, Honeychild - there certainly is some kind of magnetism going on here - our neighbour's cat comes for breakfast as well if she's too busy getting the kids ready for school to feed him... :roll: f2.jpg Felix is determined to become a feature and will come inside if I sit still, trying to get Je...
by Jacks
Tue Jun 24, 2014 3:49 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Diet
Replies: 3
Views: 1001

Re: Diet

Suzynick I don't know the brand you've mentioned here so I'm guessing you're not in the UK? I have certainly read a lot about wheat causing stomach irritation amongst other things and I think the idea of reading the ingredients and trying to keep cereals out of his food is a very good idea. They are...
by Jacks
Mon Jun 23, 2014 6:45 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat with sore paw not come home since last night
Replies: 17
Views: 3561

Re: Cat with sore paw not come home since last night

So glad you got him to the vet - poor Chompy. Hopefully he'll start to feel more himself soon and hopefully the toe can be saved. Don't feel to bad about keeping him in - you're doing it for his benefit and he'll soon be out and about again and will forget all about it!
by Jacks
Mon Jun 23, 2014 6:42 pm
Forum: FOUND Cats
Topic: Black and White 'Felix' cat, seems lost, Enfield EN1
Replies: 3
Views: 1708

Black and White 'Felix' cat, seems lost, Enfield EN1

A new cat has been attracted to my 'cat feeding station' - scared of humans, pretty social with other cats, very slim and hungry, living rough and now practically camped out in my garden. This is possibly a boy, the image of the 'Felix cat' - hence the name, with very distinctive facial marking. Oth...
by Jacks
Mon Jun 23, 2014 7:23 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: How do I cope with losing pets - long read, I need hep :(
Replies: 14
Views: 3610

Re: How do I cope with losing pets - long read, I need hep :

Dear Joe, I'm so sorry to hear about Anastasia and not only the heartache but the trouble you've had finding vets who care at least part as much as you do about your precious girl. You don't say what country you live in but your calenders on your web page are in a language I don't recognise, which s...
by Jacks
Sun Jun 22, 2014 1:06 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat with sore paw not come home since last night
Replies: 17
Views: 3561

Re: Cat with sore paw not come home since last night

Mmm, yes, I would check, and maybe your vet has an out-of-hours help line? It sounds like he's ripped the claw and it's become infected. If he goes off his food I would try to get him seen tonight, but certainly get an appointment first thing. x
by Jacks
Sun Jun 22, 2014 12:57 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat with sore paw not come home since last night
Replies: 17
Views: 3561

Re: Cat with sore paw not come home since last night

Splendid news Mollers! There you are - just like my little mischief - how they worry us! Try to get some salt water bathe on the toe if you can and no outdoor access at all until he's seen the vet tomorrow.

Please keep us up to date with his progress. Give the lad a head rub from me!
by Jacks
Sun Jun 22, 2014 12:54 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Bad Behaviour
Replies: 7
Views: 1362

Re: Bad Behaviour

Monster in the nicest possible way, of course :D I think you may have to concede and get her some outdoor space - with a nice view of a bird feeder perhaps! Cats have a way of getting what they want in the end - one of mine used to come over and knock things down around me, looking at me all the tim...
by Jacks
Sun Jun 22, 2014 12:50 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: cat urinating in various places indoors, never did before
Replies: 5
Views: 1522

Re: cat urinating in various places indoors, never did befor

When you say kick him outdoors, I'm thinking he has regular outdoor access, but generally still uses a litter tray - is this correct? Just like mine, in that case! Here is a very useful page from a vet about inappropriate weeing: http://voices.yahoo.com/inappropriate-urination-cats-veterinarian-give...
by Jacks
Sun Jun 22, 2014 12:38 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat with sore paw not come home since last night
Replies: 17
Views: 3561

Re: Cat with sore paw not come home since last night

Hi Mollers. Sorry to hear Chompy has gone missing but try not to panic. If he was eating and drinking happily in the evening he may well not be that hungry yet particularly as the weather is very warm. Keep an eye out for him and maybe go out into the garden and bang his food bowl, shake some treats...
by Jacks
Sun Jun 22, 2014 12:28 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Bad Behaviour
Replies: 7
Views: 1362

Re: Bad Behaviour

Hi Abby Mum! I don't know Abby as a breed - do you mean Abyssinian? If so: The Abyssinian is an affectionate intelligent cat, very people orientated, extremely active and a cat that thrives on interaction and play. They are not constant lap cats, rather, they need to know what you are doing; like to...
by Jacks
Sun Jun 22, 2014 11:32 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Young kitten nursing on arm
Replies: 10
Views: 2133

Re: Young kitten nursing on arm

I might also mention that Lara is quite a sparky little thing and can do serious damage with her claws if she's scared or upset, or even if she looses patience - as OH and daughter can confirm - but I can even reach an arm in to where she's hiding if she's been corned by Mr Socks, and lift out a sna...
by Jacks
Sun Jun 22, 2014 11:23 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Young kitten nursing on arm
Replies: 10
Views: 2133

Re: Young kitten nursing on arm

Ah - yes, I think opinion generally is that he's missing his mum. You are going to be substitute mum... ;) Some people find their cat will be happy with a fleecy blanket jumper for kneading - Lara (who is over two years old now) has been kneading and suckling on me at night since she was about 8 mon...
by Jacks
Sat Jun 21, 2014 7:03 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: And then there were 7 .........
Replies: 117
Views: 15587

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

Yes, good luck with Teasel - I like the Teddy in her 'nest'! We have a 'nest' under our bed that Jessie made and will still run to if scared, and it's populated with stolen socks, a woolly hat and woollen toys. They do like little confined spaces for security, and if she's used her litter tray that'...
by Jacks
Sat Jun 21, 2014 3:33 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Advice please re feral kittens
Replies: 3
Views: 1405

Re: Advice please re feral kittens

Very good advice from HunnyBunny - another 'toy' you can try is a stick with a string on the end - very simple - I use the wand from 'daBird' which has lost the 'toy' - even my wild-boy adult finds it irresistible just trailed or jiggled on the floor. The dog crate is an excellent idea. Good luck wi...
by Jacks
Sat Jun 21, 2014 2:33 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: HELP! Kitten and Cat meeting for first time
Replies: 1
Views: 1002

Re: HELP! Kitten and Cat meeting for first time

Hi, sorry I missed this post - I'm guessing they've met by now, and it did all sound very positive. Any updates for us?

Sorry again for not replying earlier.
by Jacks
Sat Jun 21, 2014 1:37 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Dilemma - Advice needed
Replies: 32
Views: 5785

Re: Dilemma - Advice needed

'Tumbling around' - even with the occasional squeak - is play, and youngsters need to do this to learn boundaries. You'll probably find that Whisky will initialise it. If they are hissing, growling or yowling before they 'engage' in the tumble it's not friendly and a sharp hand clap or puff of air w...
by Jacks
Sat Jun 21, 2014 12:19 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Dilemma - Advice needed
Replies: 32
Views: 5785

Re: Dilemma - Advice needed

Oh my word! A little brother for Comet! Well you were well and truly taken for a ride by these people - even fleas! Disgusting! Thank goodness Whisky has fallen on HIS tiny feet and I'm sure they will soon get used to each other. You will just need to make sure he has a clean bill of health. I'm rea...
by Jacks
Fri Jun 20, 2014 12:52 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Dilemma - Advice needed
Replies: 32
Views: 5785

Re: Dilemma - Advice needed

Will be thinking of you - either way she'll be safe with you by the end of the day, the little darling. I know she's not from a rescue, but she's still been rescued by you - EVERY little kitten deserves a loving home :-)

Hang on in there Whiskey, your mum is on the way... x
by Jacks
Fri Jun 20, 2014 12:36 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Dilemma - Advice needed
Replies: 32
Views: 5785

Re: Dilemma - Advice needed

These things happen - it's a sad fact that many people are not honest in life, especially where money is involved. You are committed to this little baby, you are experienced with young kittens - I would get her home with you ASAP, especially with the weekend coming up, monitor her, get her vet check...
by Jacks
Fri Jun 20, 2014 12:30 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cattery - family or individual pens?
Replies: 3
Views: 1362

Re: Cattery - family or individual pens?

Personally I think the cattery owner is right and they would probably be okay in the same pen, particularly if it's bigger, nicer and with some welcome shade. You could ask the owner to promise that if they really don't get on she/he would move them, but from what I've heard cats generally understan...
by Jacks
Fri Jun 20, 2014 12:24 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: She's gone
Replies: 12
Views: 3227

Re: She's gone

I'm so sorry, your poor little girl. It was the kindest thing - I absolutely think you're right - she was telling you she didn't want to take any more. She is at peace now and you gave her a happy loved life. She will always be in your heart. xxx
by Jacks
Fri Jun 20, 2014 10:27 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Sofina
Replies: 1
Views: 721

Re: Sofina

Oh bless her, how very distinctive! I wouldn't think it's anything to worry about - a white patch shows a lack of pigment in the bump, but why not phone up your vet for reassurance? If he thinks it's worth it, he can take another look and if he's concerned removing a small wart like bump shouldn't b...
by Jacks
Fri Jun 20, 2014 10:23 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Brother & Sister, fighting
Replies: 2
Views: 568

Re: Brother & Sister, fighting

I am thinking that something has happened between them and has promoted a very negative dynamic, which is hard to break without separating them for a time. I think the idea of putting the boy Jeffrey in a cattery whilst you are away is a very good one. Let your girl Judy regain her confidence and ke...