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by Jacks
Tue May 17, 2016 11:03 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Aggressive cat :( won't leave my cats alone.
Replies: 11
Views: 2344

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

Oh my! The little Madam! :o :o :o :o As you say a disappointment in some respects but thank goodness you know who she belongs to (and she was chipped) and maybe you can arrange something with the lady so that she can keep her inside a bit more - especially if your girls want to go out - arrange a so...
by Jacks
Tue May 17, 2016 8:23 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Aggressive cat :( won't leave my cats alone.
Replies: 11
Views: 2344

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

Fantastic news! Please let us know the outcome! When we post responses on the forum we're always dying to know what happens next. Well done for the trapping and let's hope you get some answers now.
by Jacks
Mon May 16, 2016 5:14 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: males and spraying
Replies: 2
Views: 806

Re: males and spraying

It is a possibility, because unneutered males spray to claim territory, and once the habit is achieved they may continue to do it inside as well as outside even if they're neutered if they feel threatened or insecure about something. I have a male who was living rough and not neutered until he was 4...
by Jacks
Sun May 15, 2016 8:48 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Tonic for Bobby - any ideas?
Replies: 13
Views: 1567

Re: Tonic for Bobby - any ideas?

Poor Bobby! I'm afraid I don't know about boosting immunity in cats, but I do give them their daily Licky lix (or equivalent from Miamor) which is a low calorie cream snack full of vitamins and minerals cats need.... Sounds like what Jessie did when she was bitten on the face - four deep puncture wo...
by Jacks
Sat May 14, 2016 3:13 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Kala has pretty bad diarrhea with lots of straining and little poop coming out
Replies: 14
Views: 1185

Re: Kala has pretty bad diarrhea with lots of straining and little poop coming out

Excellent news, Joe - and congratulations on getting your little family back together and Casper reintegrated again. They must be such a joy to you and we know you look after them with loving care.
by Jacks
Sat May 14, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Nervous Cat Urinating
Replies: 6
Views: 712

Re: Nervous Cat Urinating

Mmm, Front door and back window - this doesn't sound like random weeing to me. Do try weaning her into weeing into something appropriate in these spots, then moving them a little. I've not heard of weeing in these places because of separation anxiety, but that means I couldn't discount it either, bu...
by Jacks
Sat May 14, 2016 10:54 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: To operate, or not to operate...
Replies: 13
Views: 1381

Re: To operate, or not to operate...

This sounds a difficult dilemma - what does your vet advise, and what is the prognosis regarding the tumour (if it is a tumour)? I'm wondering too whether he should do a biopsy to see if the tumour is malignant or not. Having a general anaesthetic at any age is risky for small animals, and she's an ...
by Jacks
Wed May 11, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Aggressive cat :( won't leave my cats alone.
Replies: 11
Views: 2344

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

You're doing the right thing - please let us know how you get on with this cat!
All the best for the trapping!
by Jacks
Wed May 11, 2016 8:41 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Nervous Cat Urinating
Replies: 6
Views: 712

Re: Nervous Cat Urinating

Oh what a shame for you and poor anxious little Jess. I've heard of cats weeing by front doors before when some other cat has been spraying on the other side of the door - I wonder whether this would be possible? How does Jess get on with the older cat in the home - is she anxious around her, or avo...
by Jacks
Wed May 11, 2016 11:39 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Aggressive cat :( won't leave my cats alone.
Replies: 11
Views: 2344

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

To be honest with you I'd borrow a trap from the RSPCA, local Cat's Protection or local rescue (you can look for them on this website) and catch him or her, take to the vet to see if there is a chip and whether it's an unneutered male. My guess would be it is. We had three spayed females who were pe...
by Jacks
Wed May 11, 2016 8:04 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Kala has pretty bad diarrhea with lots of straining and little poop coming out
Replies: 14
Views: 1185

Re: Kala has pretty bad diarrhea with lots of straining and little poop coming out

This sounds very hopeful, Joe - if she is drinking and still energetic and starting to pass a motion again, even sloppy, it sounds like you're doing the right things with the chicken and the probiotics. It's good you can be around and watch her too, poor little girl. Let's hope it was the litter but...
by Jacks
Tue May 10, 2016 10:23 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Kala has pretty bad diarrhea with lots of straining and little poop coming out
Replies: 14
Views: 1185

Re: Kala has pretty bad diarrhea with lots of straining and little poop coming out

Poor little Kala! It sounds dreadful for her and I'm shocked the vet has not been more helpful. It sounds like she's got a really inflammed digestive tract and she needs some help. I'd also make sure she's getting only very simple food - chicken and pumpkin (helps with diarrhoea) and rice are good -...
by Jacks
Tue May 10, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: New cat / old cat situation worsening: what now? Is all hope lost?
Replies: 2
Views: 395

Re: New cat / old cat situation worsening: what now? Is all hope lost?

I can't remember if I said this before, but I have 6 cats and one of them (my big lad) chases the smallest female and she's scared of him, so for the last couple of years he's stayed in the back of the house overnight (we have doors from lounge into kitchen and a couple of other rooms) and she stays...
by Jacks
Tue May 10, 2016 8:14 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: New cat/old cat
Replies: 7
Views: 932

Re: New cat/old cat

I would suggest you bring in the older cat and keep him inside until he re-establishes himself in his home. You will need litter trays (if he normally goes outside) and he hard hearted. The longer you leave him outside to make his own decision the more he will just reinforce his pattern of staying o...
by Jacks
Sun May 08, 2016 11:48 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Re-introducing Casper to his mom and sister - let's see if we can get this done right
Replies: 42
Views: 4391

Re: Re-introducing Casper to his mom and sister - let's see if we can get this done right

So happy for you Joe - Milla now has her family back together and all are happy.

Hope you can get the spaying/neutering issue sorted out before there are any problems.

Well done for your patience and doing the right thing. Casper is home for good. x
by Jacks
Wed May 04, 2016 11:59 am
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Cat in garden - Help!!
Replies: 22
Views: 4905

Re: Cat in garden - Help!!

Hello MoggyMad - your unneutered visitor sounds very like my Bobby - and would make someone a wonderful pet. If you can coax him into a carrier get him to a vet to see if he is chipped. If he is, then problem solved hopefully and he can go home. If not he will need to be found a home. I suggest you ...
by Jacks
Mon May 02, 2016 7:32 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: rehomed cats.
Replies: 2
Views: 776

Re: rehomed cats.

It's a wonderful and kind thing you've done, and I'm sure with patience and time these two will absolutely blossom. I agree entirely with Crewella - sit and read to them, let them get used to your voices and they will start to relax. I'm guessing they are handleable, as you've taken them to the vet ...
by Jacks
Mon May 02, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Cat in garden - Help!!
Replies: 22
Views: 4905

Re: Cat in garden - Help!!

Well done and congratulations on Severus! We took 5 months to trap a similar wild boy over 2 years ago, and 8 months after neutering he moved in. He will always be a bit of a wild lad but the others have accepted him now and he's part of the family. He likes strokes unless he's feeling hissy fitty, ...
by Jacks
Wed Apr 27, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: LOST Cats
Topic: Lost Cat Smarts Green Cheshunt EN7
Replies: 10
Views: 2952

Re: Lost Cat Smarts Green Cheshunt EN7

So sorry your beautiful Charlie is still missing. I would think someone might have taken him, as he is adorable. Let's hope he gets taken to a vet at some time and the chip checked. Cats can turn up years later and with no news at all I'd still keep hoping. Please let 2016 be the year he comes home....
by Jacks
Wed Apr 27, 2016 12:57 pm
Forum: LOST Cats
Topic: ginger cat missing Cambridge CB4 2NG
Replies: 3
Views: 838

Re: ginger cat missing Cambridge CB4 2NG

So glad you've found the totally adorable Marmalade! Too many cats who go missing are actually trapped close to their home. Thank goodness the outcome was good for Marmalade and the other cat. I hope his wanderings are safe from now on and that he's back eating well too. If you have any concerns get...
by Jacks
Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:23 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Can i have a cat and work full time?
Replies: 8
Views: 9159

Re: Can i have a cat and work full time?

Yes. My own suggestion would be to go to as many rescues as will rehome to your area and look for either a single cat, or a pair that have come in together from a previous household. Although this will limit your choice you can be sure that they actually DO like each other, unlike cats who have been...
by Jacks
Sun Apr 10, 2016 9:41 pm
Forum: FOUND Cats
Topic: FOUND Black unneutered male - Enfield EN1 4NN - *NOW ADOPTED*
Replies: 11
Views: 3184

Re: FOUND Black unneutered male - Enfield EN1 4NN - *NOW ADOPTED*

I told you some years ago you would become a cat lady..they wont stop coming x Thank you, honeychild! My husband seriously hopes they will (stop coming that is)! :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: 4 weeks today since we caught him and 3 weeks since we started 'integration' and it's not going too badly...
by Jacks
Sun Mar 27, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Last chance for cat harmony! HELP!
Replies: 1
Views: 636

Re: Last chance for cat harmony! HELP!

Dearlouise, I really admire your dedication to your kitties and your caring attempts to bring them a happy home. I have had 5 cats for the last two years and am now introducing a 6th - a second male. I have 4 girls and a male currently, and the male has a thing against my smallest cat and like your ...
by Jacks
Sun Mar 27, 2016 2:50 pm
Forum: LOST Cats
Topic: lost cat Edinburgh (Found)
Replies: 2
Views: 729

Re: lost cat Edinburgh

Great news! Thank you for letting us know - it always gives hope to others when a precious cat is found safe and well.
x
by Jacks
Thu Mar 24, 2016 8:24 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Advice needed, Cat refuses to use litter tray (for poos), hates men and might have a mental condition
Replies: 9
Views: 1802

Re: Advice needed, Cat refuses to use litter tray (for poos), hates men and might have a mental condition

Oh my! So sorry you lost your 'old man' - they are all totally irreplaceable aren't they. So glad though that your little girl has now sorted out her litter box problems. Hopefully now your husband will no be stepping in it, literally, and things will improve. It's funny about men - we have 6 cats n...
by Jacks
Wed Mar 23, 2016 7:30 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: How long for the hormones to subside? Bobby is going 'cold turkey'
Replies: 3
Views: 629

Re: How long for the hormones to subside? Bobby is going 'cold turkey'

Thanks, Booktigger - he keeps weeing in the girl's trays as well as his 'own' - little darling! His choice is just inside the opening in the covered trays (we have a lot of variation in trays :roll: ) Fortunately the litter is ant-bacterial but I have a new one to try in his room :-) We had to use s...
by Jacks
Wed Mar 23, 2016 2:43 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: How long for the hormones to subside? Bobby is going 'cold turkey'
Replies: 3
Views: 629

How long for the hormones to subside? Bobby is going 'cold turkey'

I've recently adopted a young 4 year old unneutered male (Bobby) who turned up in the garden as a stray and after the statutory period of searching and advertising no-one came forward and a chip check was negative - so I've adopted him and had him neutered. He undoubtedly landed on us because he'd r...
by Jacks
Wed Mar 23, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: New rescue cat upsetting older cat's Chi :(
Replies: 10
Views: 942

Re: New rescue cat upsetting older cat's Chi : advice please?

Dear Ducky, Your Hugo sounds an absolute darling and no, he can't go back to the rescue now. I have a feeling she will never love him, but she'll get used to him. I have 6 cats now, all rescued at different times - some coming to me, and my decision was to let fate deal me what it had and love these...
by Jacks
Sun Mar 20, 2016 1:37 pm
Forum: FOUND Cats
Topic: FOUND Black unneutered male - Enfield EN1 4NN - *NOW ADOPTED*
Replies: 11
Views: 3184

Re: FOUND Black unneutered male - Enfield EN1 4NN - *NOW ADOPTED*

Well here we have Bobby - having a little snuggle in his 'safe' room, and then yesterday evening - his first day out of the safe room - relaxing in Mr Sock's spot on the sofa! He is quite a vocal little lad, doing a lot of male calling, although this has settled a bit today - it's a week tomorrow si...
by Jacks
Wed Mar 16, 2016 5:59 pm
Forum: LOST Cats
Topic: LOST TABBY CAT PRESCOT/ ST HELENS AREA
Replies: 4
Views: 708

Re: LOST TABBY CAT PRESCOT/ ST HELENS AREA

Oh dear, I'm so sorry your Gypsy has gone missing - please check out the advice here on CatChat. There's a good chance she's in someone's shed or similar, so leafleting local homes is essential I think - it helped me twice at least to get my wandering girl back. I hope you find her soon. x