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by Jacks
Sun May 11, 2014 5:51 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Another b****y stray
Replies: 5
Views: 1473

Re: Another b****y stray

Mmm, might not be too good an idea to try handling him at the moment... What about taking a picture of him and calling on a few neighbours and asking them if they know who he belongs too...
by Jacks
Sat May 10, 2014 7:05 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Another b****y stray
Replies: 5
Views: 1473

Re: Another b****y stray

There's a good chance he's not a stray - if he's healthy he could well be a new neighbourhood cat who has cottoned on to a new food source - cats are quick learners when it comes to food. We call our house the 'Cat Cafe' as because of our three girls and the real stray/feral we were feeding for a lo...
by Jacks
Sat May 10, 2014 8:22 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Help!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 1026

Re: Help!!!

Poor Pixie and poor you! It sounds like not only has this cat taken a dislike to Pixie but they like to prowl the same territories at the same time... He obviously wants to be out but is too frightened of the other cat to go anywhere. One thing that strikes me is it would be worth talking to the own...
by Jacks
Fri May 09, 2014 2:36 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cheyenne still nervous
Replies: 18
Views: 2860

Re: Cheyenne still nervous

We would love you too - in fact we demand you keep us updated ;)
by Jacks
Fri May 09, 2014 10:34 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat Flap Malarky - Hope for the Hopeless!
Replies: 4
Views: 1549

Cat Flap Malarky - Hope for the Hopeless!

:lol: Some of you will share my frustration with cats refusing to use their microchip cat flaps. We put ours in last spring and spent all summer and autumn trying to get the three little minxes to actually use it. It goes through the wall, so it's a tunnel rather than a simple flap, and took my husb...
by Jacks
Fri May 09, 2014 6:57 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat uses placemat as a toilet
Replies: 3
Views: 948

Re: Cat uses placemat as a toilet

It's odd and counter-intuitive behaviour but I suspect he's trying to make a statement that 'this is my food source, keep off' - which suggests you've got a bit of territorial or dominance rivalry going on there. I would suggest the first thing is to take some detailed interest in what's going on be...
by Jacks
Fri May 09, 2014 6:50 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Feral cat
Replies: 1
Views: 600

Re: Feral cat

If you are in the UK please get in touch with your local RSPCA and Cat's Protection and let them know of this poor cat's condition. One of them will be able to provide a humane trap to catch him and get him to the vet. If you're feeding him you will just need to put the food at the back of the trap ...
by Jacks
Thu May 08, 2014 10:53 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cheyenne still nervous
Replies: 18
Views: 2860

Re: Cheyenne still nervous

Dear little Cheyenne! I am thinking too that after 8 months, as long as there are no physical problems like lack of vision or hearing, you could do with forcing the issue as otherwise she's simply reinforcing her own feral behaviour. The problem is that she is 4 years old and patterns are harder to ...
by Jacks
Thu May 08, 2014 10:34 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: HELP !!! Fluid build up in Abdomen, then Liver Failure... :(
Replies: 3
Views: 1373

Re: HELP !!! Fluid build up in Abdomen, then Liver Failure..

Dear Kyary, I'm sorry I have no experience of this sort of heartbreaking situation, but I just want to say that I'm thinking of you and that maybe it's time to do what the vet suggests in terms of some tests, even if they are invasive, so that you know what you're dealing with. How terribly sad that...
by Jacks
Thu May 08, 2014 10:21 pm
Forum: LOST Cats
Topic: found
Replies: 1
Views: 792

Re: found

Wonderful news! Thank goodness he's home and your son must be over the moon. Glad he's being sorted now for injections, chip and chop - no more wandering for this young man!
x
by Jacks
Thu May 08, 2014 9:17 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Low white cell count
Replies: 83
Views: 12099

Re: Low white cell count

Great news! Dear Tips and Henry - if they are behaving normally this is a really important sign. You must be so relieved! Hope you have a peacefully, sick-free and cuddly night! x
by Jacks
Wed May 07, 2014 3:23 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Advice Sought Growing Grass For My Cats
Replies: 10
Views: 3475

Re: Advice Sought Growing Grass For My Cats

I think you'll find that nothing can ELIMINATE hairballs - especially if your cat likes grooming or is moulting - and some cat's hair just seems to come out more readily than others. These preparations help because they either provide fibre to help transit of the hair through the system or lubricati...
by Jacks
Tue May 06, 2014 8:47 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: OPINIONS PLEASE.....BARNEYS FIRST TRIP OUTDOORS !!!!
Replies: 32
Views: 5285

Re: OPINIONS PLEASE.....BARNEYS FIRST TRIP OUTDOORS !!!!

Remember too that Barney is a rescue with a history of abandonment - for him the idea of the big outdoors may not be an attractive option! Many cats are happy just looking out of the window and have no desire to actually go out there. When I got Sophie I was told she may never want to go outside bec...
by Jacks
Mon May 05, 2014 2:05 pm
Forum: LOST Cats
Topic: Missing black and white tom cat - Sheffield (S9)
Replies: 1
Views: 876

Re: Missing black and white tom cat

What a lovely boy - unfortunately because he's unneutered COMPLETELY at the mercy of his hormones and if he's smelt a female he's most probably gone off to fight for her. He may well come back if he hasn't travelled too far, once she's no longer in heat. If he does, and I hope he does, PLEASE get hi...
by Jacks
Mon May 05, 2014 1:54 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Advice Please, strays inside or ?....
Replies: 3
Views: 2431

Re: Advice Please, strays inside or ?....

Jeremiah, I think you've probably answered your own question in the sense that you are wanting to bring your outdoor three in and incorporate them - but this may not be an easy task. Cat dynamics always change anyway when you introduce new cats - and certainly if there's a huge chance in lifestyle. ...
by Jacks
Mon May 05, 2014 1:41 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: how long should i keep new cata in bonding room
Replies: 7
Views: 3024

Re: how long should i keep new cata in bonding room

Hi there Cookiecat! I took in a little feral kitten aged 4.5 months a year and a half ago - the similarity being that she had never been in a house before and could find tiny places I'd never even thought of! I kept her in the bonding room for 10 days until she was less scared of me and started to c...
by Jacks
Mon May 05, 2014 11:11 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Fluffy needs an operation!
Replies: 125
Views: 17736

Re: Fluffy needs an operation!

Good news! Poor Fluffy with the furball issue - we have the same problem with Sophie. They are just such fastidious little ladies they love licking all that lovely long fur...

Hope Pepsi and Fluffy enjoy some sunshine today.

Jackie
by Jacks
Sun May 04, 2014 9:05 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Low white cell count
Replies: 83
Views: 12099

Re: Low white cell count

Thinking of you Val, and your precious ones. Poor little Tips - if it's any consolation the fact that she is not at all well will probably mean she's not as 'aware' of the strangeness of her surroundings as she would be, and once she starts feeling better she can come home where she belongs. It's go...
by Jacks
Sun May 04, 2014 3:31 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: 2 cats - new litter tray problems
Replies: 9
Views: 1772

Re: 2 cats - new litter tray problems

There might be an issue with her feeling vulnerable in the litter box at the moment, as well as the smell. This is an interesting article about litter boxes and I wonder whether the big transparent plastic one would be a good thing to try for her - along with some litter that doesn't smell of other ...
by Jacks
Sat May 03, 2014 8:07 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Advice Sought Growing Grass For My Cats
Replies: 10
Views: 3475

Re: Advice Sought Growing Grass For My Cats

The instructions on my Catit senses pack said every couple of days, and not too much or the seed would rot. However I'm not a good person to advise as my seed (although it did sprout nicely) ended up rotting as I couldn't tell how wet it was. This was in the special fake soil they provide and the po...
by Jacks
Sat May 03, 2014 7:57 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: OPINIONS PLEASE.....BARNEYS FIRST TRIP OUTDOORS !!!!
Replies: 32
Views: 5285

Re: OPINIONS PLEASE.....BARNEYS FIRST TRIP OUTDOORS !!!!

I think it really depends on his history - he's had 6-7 months indoors but probably longer that he was in rescue and if he's generally fairly nervous he will be overwhelmed by smells, sounds, the breeze, etc. After 7 months indoors with us Sophie, who had been an 'experienced stray' like Edgar, saun...
by Jacks
Sat May 03, 2014 1:51 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: My cat is giving up :(
Replies: 23
Views: 3757

Re: My cat is giving up :(

So sorry to hear this - but please get her to a vet ASAP - she may have an infection or another reason why she is not eating, and not drinking is definitely dangerous for a cat (if it's not eating any wet food). At 14 she should have many happy years ahead of her unless there is a serious health pro...
by Jacks
Sat May 03, 2014 11:16 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: What litter do you use?
Replies: 12
Views: 3278

Re: What litter do you use?

:-) Always worth a try! I've got half-bags in the alley of stuff that has been rejected, or made too much mess, or gone soggy, or turned into concrete glue with Lara's offerings (clumping!). :? Sophie BTW is very fluffy especially round her rear end and this stuff never gets stuck - even when she ro...
by Jacks
Sat May 03, 2014 9:30 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Happy got ya day Lou Lou
Replies: 8
Views: 2203

Re: Happy got ya day Lou Lou

Happy Gotcha day Lou Lou from Sophie, Jessie, Lara and Mr Socks! Mr Socks is especially pleased as he's only recently got a home again and is loving being indoors as much as possible ;-) Have a lovely day little lady xx
by Jacks
Sat May 03, 2014 9:28 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Feeding once a day
Replies: 2
Views: 1066

Re: Feeding once a day

How interesting! When you say at night, do you mean in the middle of the night, or in the evening? With my troupe it depends how much they have available overnight to some extent - but only one really tucks in at breakfast most days - and I wouldn't say it's a huge amount. They prefer the bulk of th...
by Jacks
Sat May 03, 2014 9:22 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: What litter do you use?
Replies: 12
Views: 3278

Re: What litter do you use?

I used to use wood pellet but Sophie developed a hate for the smell the pine releases and it was deposits in the bath or shower until I discovered Sanicat Oxygen Power Clean Non-clumping Cat Litter. It's magic. We have it in all 4 trays now, and you lift out the hard stuff, tip it away from a wee an...
by Jacks
Sat May 03, 2014 9:14 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Fluffy needs an operation!
Replies: 125
Views: 17736

Re: Fluffy needs an operation!

Excellent news, Fluffy you are a star! That was a close call with the Bank Holiday coming up - two of mine have been a bit runny, one after another, but this morning we seem to have intact 'deposits' (shhh, Poogate threatens) which is a relief. The attempts at burying otherwise... okay, we won't go ...
by Jacks
Fri May 02, 2014 3:49 pm
Forum: LOST Cats
Topic: lost - Orpington, Kent (Found)
Replies: 7
Views: 1395

Re: lost - Orpington, Kent

Is he used to being outside, or is this his first foray? Have you had him long enough to get properly settled? Don't give up hope - he either knows what he's doing and will come back or he's not far away. Keep looking x
by Jacks
Thu May 01, 2014 10:37 pm
Forum: LOST Cats
Topic: lost - Orpington, Kent (Found)
Replies: 7
Views: 1395

Re: lost - Orpington, Kent

Unfortunately if he's 9-10 months and not neutered there's a good chance he's gone after a female. I do hope he comes back soon and if he does please get him done ASAP to avoid wandering and unwanted kittens. And please get him microchipped at the same time. Fingers crossed it won't be long before h...
by Jacks
Thu May 01, 2014 10:34 pm
Forum: LOST Cats
Topic: Lost Grey & White Male Cat from London N15 area (Found)
Replies: 4
Views: 1341

Re: Lost Grey & White Male Cat from London N15 area (Found)

Delighted for you - what a gorgeous cat - and you give hope to others, which is equally important. x