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by Lyn from Australia
Sat Nov 22, 2014 9:45 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Acute Kidney Failure
Replies: 117
Views: 21466

Re: Acute Kidney Failure

I don't have any words of wisdom to add, I just wanted to say your boy is gorgeous and I can tell he'll get the best of care with you. Gentle fusses from me to Jimmy.
by Lyn from Australia
Sun Nov 09, 2014 2:47 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: meowing at night
Replies: 9
Views: 1198

Re: meowing at night

Poor sweet girl. I can relate exactly to her problem!! Did your vet say there is nothing to be done? Are her bloods (esp thyroid levels) all normal? Human adults with dementia can be helped (not cured of course) with certain meds and diets, perhaps the veterinary researchers have come up with theor...
by Lyn from Australia
Sat Nov 01, 2014 10:53 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: My 10 week year old kitten keeps weeing behind the tv!
Replies: 16
Views: 3374

Re: My 10 week year old kitten keeps weeing behind the tv!

Hi Tara, if your kitty is 10 weeks old now and you have had him for a "few weeks", it is likely he was too young to be taken away from his mother and perhaps she did not have time to teach him the ropes in regards to using litter. If you are not scooping the waste out of his tray often enough he ma...
by Lyn from Australia
Fri Oct 24, 2014 3:52 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Pet's Sibling Passed Away - How to Help her Cope
Replies: 8
Views: 1323

Re: Pet's Sibling Passed Away - How to Help her Cope

Does she normally not sleep with someone in the house, or did she snuggle with her sister? Perhaps letting her into a bed at night to snuggle might help her. Or a new bed which she doesn't associate with Strippy. Apart from another cat - a laid back older cat rather than a kitten I think - I can't ...
by Lyn from Australia
Wed Oct 22, 2014 4:55 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: meowing at night
Replies: 9
Views: 1198

Re: meowing at night

I hope all is normal again - and then the investigating for what is causing the behaviour gets really difficult when there's not a physical reason. :roll: Behavioural issues are so much harder to diagnose and fix. Fusses to your girl.
by Lyn from Australia
Mon Oct 20, 2014 5:34 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: meowing at night
Replies: 9
Views: 1198

Re: meowing at night

There are a number of reasons that you cat may have started this behaviour, but in an older cat the first thing I would do would be to get her to the vet for a thorough check, including bloods, especially to check her thyroid function. Thyroid issues are one of the major reasons that older cats sta...
by Lyn from Australia
Mon Oct 20, 2014 5:29 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Kittens and nightime roaming
Replies: 3
Views: 983

Re: Kittens and nightime roaming

I have 9 cats and always sleep with anywhere between 1 and 6 of them - and would love it if they all joined me!! I agree that getting him into a routine will probably work, but I wouldn't mind betting that the little darling will eventually find himself miraculously sleeping with your son. :D Of co...
by Lyn from Australia
Mon Oct 20, 2014 5:12 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: i need to write this down
Replies: 5
Views: 955

Re: i need to write this down

Do you know why he prefers the neighbour's house? The food, other pets, more or less interaction with the person/people? Or is it something that only the cat himself would know? If the reason is something you could easily duplicate, like the food for example, perhaps you could try to "bribe" him,bu...
by Lyn from Australia
Mon Oct 20, 2014 5:05 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Baxter - what a difference a week makes!
Replies: 26
Views: 4229

Re: Baxter - what a difference a week makes!

What a gorgeous boy. You must be thrilled that he is doing so well :)
by Lyn from Australia
Sun Oct 12, 2014 10:30 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Feel there is a movement against cats in the media lately
Replies: 5
Views: 5110

Re: Feel there is a movement against cats in the media latel

You ought to try living in Australia!! http://optimail.com.au/berrime/wildcats.htm#ref" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; I read this article recently, which is fairly well-balanced with for and against cat arguments, but I find the most significant argument is at the beginning "The dis...
by Lyn from Australia
Sun Oct 12, 2014 10:09 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: cat collar wound
Replies: 26
Views: 5849

Re: cat collar wound

Summer has completely healed now, on both sides, and her fur is growing back. Rambo still has quite a big wound, but it's nice and clean and CERTAINLY doesn't look as if it bothers him. I hope it starts scabbing up soon - that's when you'll know he's really out of the woods. Fusses to Rambo xx
by Lyn from Australia
Sat Oct 11, 2014 3:10 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Poo partly in and out of the litter box.
Replies: 8
Views: 1423

Re: Poo partly in and out of the litter box.

Kids!! Oh well, let's hope Sophie lives to a grand old age and that there are pictures of him at your daughter's 21st birthday party and jokes about her stubbornness (your daughter's, not Sophie's). Take some pictures of Sophie wearing something really gay, with a sign that says "My name is Sophie ...
by Lyn from Australia
Fri Oct 10, 2014 6:42 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Poo partly in and out of the litter box.
Replies: 8
Views: 1423

Re: Poo partly in and out of the litter box.

Let's hope so!!! Why not re-name him? - pick something simple, beginning with an "S" would probably make things easier, but it doesn't really matter, and use his new name HEAPS over a week or so and you'll find he'll respond. I re-named my darling Ruby at the age of about 18 months because I didn't...
by Lyn from Australia
Thu Oct 09, 2014 4:34 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Help! Noisy kitten problem!!
Replies: 18
Views: 3002

Re: Help! Noisy kitten problem!!

Dear Ruth, I sincerely apologise for upsetting you so much (and I really do mean that - it was not my intention). In my defense, if there is one, I didn't get the impression that he was getting to spend so much of the day with you from what I was reading, just that you can't really have him in the ...
by Lyn from Australia
Wed Oct 08, 2014 11:37 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Help! Noisy kitten problem!!
Replies: 18
Views: 3002

Re: Help! Noisy kitten problem!!

I am not a breeder, and I don't know Siberian cats, but I do know kittens and this strikes me as being VERY strange advice. Tiger is just a baby and is just behaving like most kittens on their own would - he's just been separated from his mum, brothers and sisters, and now it seems no-one wants him...
by Lyn from Australia
Wed Oct 08, 2014 11:15 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Summer's first insurance claim....
Replies: 11
Views: 1470

Re: Summer's first insurance claim....

Hope your claim goes through without a problem Sarie - I never imagined in a million years that there was any reason for them not to pay mine though, so you don't know until you've actually got the money back. My cats do have a bank account Crewella which I pay into regularly - there's money in ther...
by Lyn from Australia
Wed Oct 08, 2014 11:06 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Help! Noisy kitten problem!!
Replies: 18
Views: 3002

Re: Help! Noisy kitten problem!!

What a magnificent cat, and congratulations on the tree, well done! He obviously loves you both and he's so very young - get his op over and done with asap and reassess his behaviour after a couple of months, then have a huge rethink about your options before jumping straight to rehoming him. I don'...
by Lyn from Australia
Wed Oct 08, 2014 8:52 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: skin issues of unknown cause
Replies: 18
Views: 5365

Re: skin issues of unknown cause

Has the vet done a skin scraping or used sticky tape to get a sample from the lesions to put under the microscope? I've read the whole thread, but very quickly, and may have missed that this has been done - but if he or she hasn't I would do that before going off to a specialist. It certainly sound...
by Lyn from Australia
Wed Oct 08, 2014 8:43 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Help! Noisy kitten problem!!
Replies: 18
Views: 3002

Re: Help! Noisy kitten problem!!

If it were me in the same situation, which obviously isn't yours, I would let him into my work area - perhaps keep the bedroom cat-free - but I certainly wouldn't keep him from me if I were in the house during the day. I would get a second cat or kitten. I would also make sure that he has lots of t...
by Lyn from Australia
Wed Oct 08, 2014 8:33 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Summer's first insurance claim....
Replies: 11
Views: 1470

Summer's first insurance claim....

I can't afford to insure all my cats, but I included Summer in the cats I decided to insure because she spends most of her time outdoors. I recently lodged her first claim, and spent quite a bit of time getting her history together so that from now on her file is up to date. About 6 weeks ago, much...
by Lyn from Australia
Wed Oct 08, 2014 8:16 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Say hello to Magic!
Replies: 48
Views: 6958

Re: Say hello to Magic!

She is so beautiful and has certainly landed in the right place. I wouldn't mind betting that she was the only mostly black cat in the litter and she's just been thrown out for that reason - but we'll never know of course. It's so great that she knows how to use her litter!
by Lyn from Australia
Tue Oct 07, 2014 10:14 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Baxter - what a difference a week makes!
Replies: 26
Views: 4229

Re: Baxter - what a difference a week makes!

Are you sure Baxter still wasn't stoned from the anaesthetic? Just kidding, I know love when I hear about it!!!
by Lyn from Australia
Sun Sep 28, 2014 6:15 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Kittens home alone
Replies: 10
Views: 2746

Re: Kittens home alone

Personally if I had to be out at work all day I would get at least two, if not three cats or kittens. If for any reason I could definitely only have one pet I'd then adopt an older cat that the rescue has some sort of history for, going for a cat who is used to time alone.
by Lyn from Australia
Sun Sep 28, 2014 6:11 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Baxter - what a difference a week makes!
Replies: 26
Views: 4229

Re: Baxter - what a difference a week makes!

Poor little boy, he must have been so frightened, but lucky little boy falling into you loving hands. He's soon going to realise the world isn't always a scary place after all. :)
by Lyn from Australia
Thu Sep 25, 2014 7:01 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Help! Elderly cat pooing outside the litterbox
Replies: 10
Views: 1599

Re: Help! Elderly cat pooing outside the litterbox

I agree that a trip to the vet is the best thing at this stage - cats with thyroid issues can sometimes be quite vocal, so there are a few things that need to be checked. Best of luck and gentle fusses to your old man. Keep in touch.
by Lyn from Australia
Thu Sep 25, 2014 6:54 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Little Georgia
Replies: 13
Views: 2295

Re: Little Georgia

That is one lucky little black cat! What a sweetie!
by Lyn from Australia
Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:30 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: New kitten
Replies: 10
Views: 1760

Re: New kitten

Last year I lost two cats within 2 weeks of each other, and ended up adopting three "replacements" and six months later bought my Sphynx boy Jagger - I like to think that Ruby and Lily2 would approve - the new cats don't subtract one iota from my love for them and I still miss them dreadfully and t...
by Lyn from Australia
Mon Sep 22, 2014 5:34 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: My baby has FIP
Replies: 41
Views: 11586

Re: My baby has FIP

I'm so very, very sorry. Enjoy the sunshine at the bridge Henry. Ruby and all her friends will look after you xx
by Lyn from Australia
Sun Sep 21, 2014 6:51 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Excessive grooming/pulling hair
Replies: 10
Views: 2173

Re: Excessive grooming/pulling hair

Keep an eye on the grooming - if the over grooming persists and the fur starts to thin or she gets bald spots it could be "psychogenic alopecia" - this is a condition where grooming to calm herself becomes an "obsession" with resulting major fur loss (this is the short version). My Lily suffers fro...
by Lyn from Australia
Sat Sep 20, 2014 5:59 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Help! Advice about our missing girl
Replies: 10
Views: 1947

Re: Help! Advice about our missing girl

Congratulations. What wonderful news. I agree, I love happy endings like this. I've been through this type of thing myself and the feeling of relief is the best thing ever.