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by Lyn from Australia
Fri Aug 08, 2014 6:13 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Urghhh booster jab vet visit
Replies: 3
Views: 1162

Re: Urghhh booster jab vet visit

Beautiful pusses! Obviously well looked after. Except for one (out of 9), my cats are all indoors due to neighbour issues (in fact, the only reason I have 9 is because they are indoors and no-one's business except mine). I've been able to enclose a fairly large courtyard so they are all quite happy...
by Lyn from Australia
Fri Aug 08, 2014 6:04 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cheyenne a rare sighting
Replies: 8
Views: 1654

Re: Cheyenne a rare sighting

Thanks for the photo. :) She certainly looks bright, healthy and happy. You've obviously been very good for her, and I think that she's sat still enough for you to take a photo of her says a lot. Fusses from me.
by Lyn from Australia
Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:28 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Help
Replies: 3
Views: 1042

Re: Help

If there aren't any kittens available in your area, you wouldn't have to go far to find some I'm sure. While you no doubt have your reasons for preferring to adopt a kitten, adopting an older cat who might otherwise never find a forever home can be very rewarding and perhaps worth considering. Chec...
by Lyn from Australia
Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:16 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Chaotic Kitten
Replies: 19
Views: 3959

Re: Chaotic Kitten

Is that Jellybean with his head poking out of the bag? Such a cute cat and a cute picture - I wish I managed to get my lot in such cute poses! Most of the time it seems like they know exactly when to move their heads, just as I take the picture, and most of the time my pictures are of the backs of ...
by Lyn from Australia
Mon Aug 04, 2014 7:47 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Chaotic Kitten
Replies: 19
Views: 3959

Re: Chaotic Kitten

I agree, he sounds like a fairly normal kitten. If in fact he was too young to leave his mum he'll need lots of gentle reassurance. Try distracting him with play - "Da Bird" or a laser pointer to chase will probably tire him out and then he won't be so inclined to want to "attack" which is play beh...
by Lyn from Australia
Sun Aug 03, 2014 2:01 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Dilemma
Replies: 9
Views: 2620

Re: Dilemma

:lol: :D
by Lyn from Australia
Wed Jul 30, 2014 5:58 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Shelly update
Replies: 20
Views: 4231

Re: Shelly update

Just a note to say I've been following this thread, and I just had to butt in to express my disappointment at the vets in relation to finances? Surely if someone offers to pay off an account in installments it indicates their commitment to their pet and therefore to any debts they accumulate? Surely...
by Lyn from Australia
Sun Jul 27, 2014 10:24 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Stray with a lump
Replies: 9
Views: 2053

Re: Stray with a lump

I can't believe you actually got the RSCPA to accept the costs and then had vets still refusing to treat. They certainly wouldn't be getting my own business if I had any choice in the matter! :x Anyway, I'm glad all seems to have turned out for the best for the little girl. Thanks for taking care o...
by Lyn from Australia
Sun Jul 27, 2014 9:49 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Need help with Metacam dose.
Replies: 7
Views: 5794

Re: Need help with Metacam dose.

I think Metacam is a pain killer, not an antibiotic, though if she had this medication last time I wouldn't worry.
I looked up what my Tipsy had for back spasms a while ago and it was 0.5mL once per day. She weighs about 4.8kg.
If you are unsure, leave it until tomorrow.
Fusses to your puss.
by Lyn from Australia
Thu Jul 24, 2014 5:55 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: First time cat owner!
Replies: 13
Views: 2799

Re: First time cat owner!

Welcome. Barney is gorgeous. I'm sure he's going to really enjoy owning you. ;) :D
by Lyn from Australia
Thu Jul 24, 2014 8:36 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Shelly update
Replies: 20
Views: 4231

Re: Shelly update

I can't remember how old Shelly is, but if that is her in your avatar she looks far too young not to try to get to the bottom of what ails her and hopefully improve the situation. I will look forward to hearing of her progress.
by Lyn from Australia
Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:35 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Well that didn't take long, I got me a new cat...
Replies: 12
Views: 3167

Re: Well that didn't take long, I got me a new cat...

Mila is the sweetest little thing. She has such character in her face. Only last night I read an article in Cat's Protection Society's (Australia) magazine - they apparently led the charge here to introduce early de-sexing in cats - the operations are now done routinely at 6 - 8 weeks of age. It's ...
by Lyn from Australia
Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:25 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Newcomer
Replies: 9
Views: 2580

Re: Newcomer

Welcome to CC Lyndy. It seems you don't need to be a cat owner - cats own you instead. :D I can't think of a better reference.

Very interesting that your sister lives in the same region as Jacks and wouldn't it be fate on a plate if her cat turns up in her garden! Fingers x'd.
by Lyn from Australia
Mon Jul 21, 2014 3:58 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: My cat has been found after 7 months!!
Replies: 16
Views: 2910

Re: My cat has been found after 7 months!!

I don't have anything of value to add, but congratulations! You must be so excited. :lol:
by Lyn from Australia
Sun Jul 20, 2014 11:26 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Dilemma
Replies: 9
Views: 2620

Re: Dilemma

Personally I would take him in, get him cleaned up and seen to by the vet and just hang on to him. If he chooses to go "home", so be it, but if you encourage him inside to live and see to his needs and he's happy to say, let him stay. I doubt your neighbours could prove that the cat belongs to them...
by Lyn from Australia
Sat Jul 19, 2014 11:08 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Indoor Cat to outdoor cat - dilemma!
Replies: 8
Views: 1826

Re: Indoor Cat to outdoor cat - dilemma!

Of course, we all should have mentioned that. :) It's much safer for the cats if you can bring them in at night, and better for our peace of mind.
by Lyn from Australia
Sat Jul 19, 2014 11:00 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: I have to ask... so many times you hear about
Replies: 6
Views: 1097

Re: I have to ask... so many times you hear about

By far the strongest carrier I have is the one Jagger arrived in, which obviously is one which has been OK'd for air travel.
by Lyn from Australia
Sat Jul 19, 2014 10:41 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Indoor Cat to outdoor cat - dilemma!
Replies: 8
Views: 1826

Re: Indoor Cat to outdoor cat - dilemma!

If there is no way to make you garden less attractive to other cats - for example, are they attracted to a certain spot which they use as a toilet, which you could fix? - then perhaps you are right. Many cats survive for many years being indoor/outdoor, even in the middle of major cities and towns,...
by Lyn from Australia
Sat Jul 19, 2014 11:43 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Advice needed urgently please my cat may be PTS!! :( :( :(
Replies: 20
Views: 4406

Re: Advice needed urgently please my cat may be PTS!! :( :(

Ditto. If I were a cat in this situation I don't think I'd appreciate being put down without being given every chance first within my person's means. You may still have a hard decision down the road, but it will be much easier to live with than if you make that decision now, without trying. Please ...
by Lyn from Australia
Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:36 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Morris - Upper respiratory infection
Replies: 30
Views: 5387

Re: Morris - Upper respiratory infection

What a handsome man with a cheeky glint in his eyes. Always remember him this way. :)
by Lyn from Australia
Tue Jul 15, 2014 5:14 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Why does my cat show this aggressive behaviour?
Replies: 5
Views: 1391

Re: Why does my cat show this aggressive behaviour?

bobbys girl wrote: Something like this :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

Hee, hee :lol: - I can just see them now!!
by Lyn from Australia
Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:59 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Why does my cat show this aggressive behaviour?
Replies: 5
Views: 1391

Re: Why does my cat show this aggressive behaviour?

If you can't cat-proof your yard or a section of it, or a verandah perhaps, maybe you know someone who could knock up a large enclosure, or purchase one of the dozens you'll find on offer on eBay and online. You might even be able to install some sort of access from a window if you are inventive. I...
by Lyn from Australia
Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:06 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Morris - Upper respiratory infection
Replies: 30
Views: 5387

Re: Morris - Upper respiratory infection

Please know that my tears are mingling with yours on reading this thread. Poor old man :cry: You know Morris better than anyone - if you think some palliative care which means he can eat a little and is not in pain is something he can cope with, were I in your shoes I would go for it, in order to h...
by Lyn from Australia
Sat Jul 12, 2014 10:10 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Why does my cat show this aggressive behaviour?
Replies: 5
Views: 1391

Re: Why does my cat show this aggressive behaviour?

I believe this behaviour is called redirected aggression. He can't get at the cat who is in what he considers his territory, so he takes it out on the first thing he sees when he turns around, which is usually you or your bf. I guess you just have to thank heavens that he doesn't express his aggres...
by Lyn from Australia
Sat Jul 12, 2014 10:05 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat in cage advice please
Replies: 6
Views: 2116

Re: Cat in cage advice please

I agree. I had to keep my eldest girl cage-confined for 6 weeks AND during that time keep her as quiet as possible as I lived in a large block of flats where Siamese screeching would not have made me very popular! :roll: I spent a great deal of time lying on the floor stroking Lily, and even slept ...
by Lyn from Australia
Sat Jul 12, 2014 9:55 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Introductions
Replies: 6
Views: 1422

Re: Introductions

Hello and welcome to CC. I can't help you in regards to introducing kittens to rabbits :) but as your new girl is only 9 weeks old I would try letting them all see each other first, and then I'd imagine you may be able to gauge if there is mutual interest or a bit of aggression on either side and t...
by Lyn from Australia
Fri Jul 11, 2014 5:55 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: HOW CAN I TEACH BARNEY TO TOILET OUTDOORS ?!!
Replies: 8
Views: 2283

Re: HOW CAN I TEACH BARNEY TO TOILET OUTDOORS ?!!

It took Summer a good 6 months to realise that she could do her business outside. Now using a litter bowl is a fairly rare occurrence for her.
by Lyn from Australia
Fri Jul 11, 2014 5:52 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Trying to be top cat
Replies: 1
Views: 474

Re: Trying to be top cat

Do your older boys have places they can "escape" to? I think if you provide them with plenty of places up off the floor where they can't be cornered and are able to see all around that they will be happier. If they already have plenty of room I guess you need to wait to see if the diffuser helps. I...
by Lyn from Australia
Mon Jul 07, 2014 4:11 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: 13 week old kitten keeps digging water/milk out of bowl!
Replies: 7
Views: 1876

Re: 13 week old kitten keeps digging water/milk out of bowl!

I read somewhere that cats who "dig" at their water are often displaying a behaviour from the wild - when they used to drink from brackish ponds and puddles etc - the "digging" being to get rid of yucky debris etc on the surface of the body of water. Some of my cats do this, others not.