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by Lyn from Australia
Sat Sep 20, 2014 5:55 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Red eyes
Replies: 7
Views: 1209

Re: Red eyes

I'm glad to read he's on the antibiotic and anti-inflammatory drugs. Hopefully they will give him a chance to heal, what ever the problem may be. Have you and the vet checked him all over for cuts or abscesses? Are his eyes watery, or just red? My first thought was the flu for some reason - the fev...
by Lyn from Australia
Sat Sep 20, 2014 5:50 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Hairy worm or growth from feral cats shoulder
Replies: 30
Views: 8296

Re: Hairy worm or growth from feral cats shoulder

I feel the same about the ear tipping or nicks. I wouldn't mind betting too that if I had a GA and woke up with my ear tip missing that it would be painful! I do understand the need in some instances, but if the intention is ultimately home the cat rather than return it to a colony/outdoor life, th...
by Lyn from Australia
Fri Sep 19, 2014 11:02 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: cat collar wound
Replies: 26
Views: 5829

Re: cat collar wound

Thanks for the update. It's such an awkward place for a wound which would otherwise heal quite quickly. Rambo is such a brave boy so he could do with a bit of luck. Sending virtual (((((((((hugz))))))))) from me and my lot. Summer's wounds are nicely scabbed now but there was a bit of blood yesterd...
by Lyn from Australia
Thu Sep 18, 2014 5:19 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: My baby has FIP
Replies: 41
Views: 11526

Re: My baby has FIP

Henry's life has been far too short, but full of love and happiness. You're doing all you can and Henry knows this. He is so very lucky to have two loving humans to help him through this terrible illness and hold him as he falls asleep for the last time. This time will be very, very difficult for y...
by Lyn from Australia
Wed Sep 17, 2014 6:31 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: cat collar wound
Replies: 26
Views: 5829

Re: cat collar wound

Summer has recently had an injury under each armpit - my fault I'm afraid, as I was not careful enough while cutting out some large knots in her fur :( :( and I feel terrible. I spoke to the vet nurse initially and she gave me some "cat safe" antiseptic to bathe the wounds, but after improving a li...
by Lyn from Australia
Tue Sep 16, 2014 6:48 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: really need help!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 3665

Re: really need help!!!

Hi and welcome. This is such a common situation. Would you be able to "start over" with the cats, doing the introduction process as if you'd only just gotten Rosie? There is information about doing this successfully on the CC site, but basically it would involve keeping Rosie in a room with the doo...
by Lyn from Australia
Tue Sep 16, 2014 6:36 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Help! Advice about our missing girl
Replies: 10
Views: 1943

Re: Help! Advise about our missing girl

I understand perfectly how upset you must be. These funny little creatures are SO easy to fall in love with. You may not be able to keep spending as much time searching and calling for her as you have been, but don't give up altogether too soon. The sound of her food bowls clanging is of course fam...
by Lyn from Australia
Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:48 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Fleas... sigh.
Replies: 6
Views: 1877

Re: Fleas... sigh.

Don't know what it's called in the UK, but the Australian version is called "Comfortis" (Spinosad) - I believe it is approved for use in cats in the UK (only recently approved here) - it's a pill which kills all adult fleas on the cat within about an hour, and continues to kill them for a month. I ...
by Lyn from Australia
Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:41 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Dave.
Replies: 9
Views: 1908

Re: Dave.

Sounds as if you were made to be together!
by Lyn from Australia
Mon Sep 01, 2014 1:08 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: My cat is violently reacting to her own reflection
Replies: 9
Views: 1699

Re: My cat is violently reacting to her own reflection

Will look forward to that day. Keep us up to date with Willow's progress. :)
by Lyn from Australia
Sat Aug 30, 2014 10:43 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: meowing. a strange question
Replies: 4
Views: 1215

Re: meowing. a strange question

I've never really thought about this, but you are right -some cats are loud and boisterous, others like squeaky little mice. Seeing as purrs can range from silent (just a vibration you can feel) to as loud as a lawnmower, maybe meows are the same? My Jagger is VERY loud, and so is Summer, Rose soun...
by Lyn from Australia
Thu Aug 28, 2014 10:54 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: IKEA cat hacks...
Replies: 3
Views: 1274

Re: IKEA cat hacks...

I presume a hack is using a product and adapting it for another use for which it was designed? I really like what you are doing and I'm sure your cats will appreciate it too. Isn't it lovely to get into your own place and not be afraid to put up a painting or paint a room something other than off-w...
by Lyn from Australia
Wed Aug 27, 2014 6:14 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: How to ensure "indoor' cats are happy?
Replies: 4
Views: 1130

Re: How to ensure "indoor' cats are happy?

I moved to this rural area from Sydney for a variety of reasons, one of which was so my then only 2 cats could go outdoors relatively safely. These neighbours never told me they had problems with outdoor cats, blamed my two cats for every wildlife death in the area - when there are dozens of free-r...
by Lyn from Australia
Wed Aug 27, 2014 11:55 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: A quiet stray cat adopted me and became hard work - help!
Replies: 68
Views: 12173

Re: A quiet stray cat adopted me and became hard work - help

That purr is unreal!! I don't think I've ever heard such a loud one.
by Lyn from Australia
Wed Aug 27, 2014 11:51 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: My cat is violently reacting to her own reflection
Replies: 9
Views: 1699

Re: My cat is violently reacting to her own reflection

You obviously care for her very much and she'll come good in time. What's her name? When you work out how to post a picture we'd all like to see her. Cheers...
by Lyn from Australia
Tue Aug 26, 2014 6:49 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: A quiet stray cat adopted me and became hard work - help!
Replies: 68
Views: 12173

Re: A quiet stray cat adopted me and became hard work - help

Good idea and it's been done before - perhaps the younger people will remember the name of the show where all the cats in a particular English town were camera'd up and followed? It was very interesting and very funny!!
by Lyn from Australia
Tue Aug 26, 2014 6:36 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: My cat is violently reacting to her own reflection
Replies: 9
Views: 1699

Re: My cat is violently reacting to her own reflection

I was trying to find any reference to the outcome of Dr Harry's "mirror cat" and came across the suggestion elsewhere that it might be useful to try creating positive associations with the mirrored (covered areas) by using toys/catnip play in those specific areas, which makes sense. Also that this ...
by Lyn from Australia
Sun Aug 24, 2014 11:31 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: How to ensure "indoor' cats are happy?
Replies: 4
Views: 1130

Re: How to ensure "indoor' cats are happy?

When I had to change Lily and Poppy from indoor/outdoor to totally indoor cats, I was relieved that they adapted very quickly to the unexpected change. I wish I had adapted as quickly; I was SO angry with my neighbours! :evil: All these years later Lily still makes the odd unexpected dash for freed...
by Lyn from Australia
Sun Aug 24, 2014 11:47 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: My cat is violently reacting to her own reflection
Replies: 9
Views: 1699

Re: My cat is violently reacting to her own reflection

I remember seeing an episode of Harry's Practice with a young cat carrying on with her own reflection. As Dr Harry rightly pointed out she didn't know who it was, to her it was just another cat in her territory. From memory they covered the bottom halves of the wardrobe mirror doors with paper and ...
by Lyn from Australia
Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:19 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: A quiet stray cat adopted me and became hard work - help!
Replies: 68
Views: 12173

Re: A quiet stray cat adopted me and became hard work - help

When you wrote something like "they aren't gifts they are all hers" I thought you meant she ate them. At least if she kills them it is much better than cats that "torture" their victims and generally frighten them to death. Summer isn't a hunter, but she is attracted to birds as are all cats. Ages ...
by Lyn from Australia
Tue Aug 19, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: A quiet stray cat adopted me and became hard work - help!
Replies: 68
Views: 12173

Re: A quiet stray cat adopted me and became hard work - help

Goodness, and she eats it too!! Is bird hunting something cats do at dusk and overnight? I thought birds "disappeared" at those times? I are you referring to the other little beasties who emerge as the sun goes down?
by Lyn from Australia
Tue Aug 19, 2014 12:29 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: A quiet stray cat adopted me and became hard work - help!
Replies: 68
Views: 12173

Re: A quiet stray cat adopted me and became hard work - help

That's a wonderful story! Feral colonies regulate themselves and have a definite place in nature, even in the modern world and even in cities. I read ages ago that a feral colony's population, even when most have not been neutered, tends to stay fairly static due to the high morality rate of newbor...
by Lyn from Australia
Tue Aug 19, 2014 4:52 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: A quiet stray cat adopted me and became hard work - help!
Replies: 68
Views: 12173

Re: A quiet stray cat adopted me and became hard work - help

Well, so much for that theory! :) I won't make myself popular with my opinion that despite this that cats catching birds doesn't bother me all that much. I too would stop my cats if I could (if they were outdoor cats) because I don't want any animal to suffer, but at some point we all have to do wh...
by Lyn from Australia
Mon Aug 18, 2014 1:25 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: A quiet stray cat adopted me and became hard work - help!
Replies: 68
Views: 12173

Re: A quiet stray cat adopted me and became hard work - help

The pigeons look pretty safe to me. Chances are that if Arnie ever catches one it will be because it is sick, or just a baby. Sad of course if it's a baby, but that's just nature at work, and if the bird is sick, once again that's life. Healthy adult birds don't have too much to fear from cats, dom...
by Lyn from Australia
Sun Aug 17, 2014 7:58 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: A quiet stray cat adopted me and became hard work - help!
Replies: 68
Views: 12173

Re: A quiet stray cat adopted me and became hard work - help

I have occasionally felt like those fairy tale characters, for the life of me can't remember who (Hansel and Gretel maybe??) who follow a trail of crumbs (somewhere?? - sorry, I'm such an old lady!!!) ...... except I follow a trail of poop with a wet cloth on a wooden floor. Or even worse, trying t...
by Lyn from Australia
Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:37 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: A quiet stray cat adopted me and became hard work - help!
Replies: 68
Views: 12173

Re: A quiet stray cat adopted me and became hard work - help

Where is Jackson Galaxy when you need him!!?? You sound like a lovely chap and Arnie is very lucky to have found you. I'm wondering, with all the fighting going on, has Arnie been tested for FIV and any other nasties, and had vaccinations for everything he can be vaccinated for? I agree, Belka may ...
by Lyn from Australia
Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:21 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: How can they do this
Replies: 7
Views: 2325

Re: How can they do this

Ditto. At least the poor little darling experienced your love and care in his last days. My heart aches for him and for you. People like these so-called breeders don't look at animals as fellow beings with a right to live free of pain and suffering. It's almost like they don't realise that all anim...
by Lyn from Australia
Sun Aug 10, 2014 5:31 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Black panther spotted in Herts!
Replies: 13
Views: 2246

Re: Black panther spotted in Herts!

Gorgeous boy. Only one difference between him and a panther after all!
by Lyn from Australia
Sun Aug 10, 2014 5:07 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat with leg trapped through his collar :(
Replies: 9
Views: 1942

Re: Cat with leg trapped through his collar :(

Hopefully you won't need courage to take the collar back, seeing as you probably saved the cat's life!! :) There needs to be more education about cat collars - I've owned cats for many years and it's only relatively recently I've found out about safety collars, thanks to my friends on this site. I ...
by Lyn from Australia
Sun Aug 10, 2014 5:02 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Poor Dave
Replies: 19
Views: 3451

Re: Poor Dave

Lovely thread. I'm so glad you decided to take him home with you. I'm sure he'll be fine - considering (I assume) he's more or less fine at your niece's place when you are at home. Do you have any idea how old Dave might be? Apologies if I've missed this. If he's getting on a bit he might have a bi...